On June 6, 2023, an extraordinary moment unfolded as the Michelin Guide bestowed its prestigious stars upon restaurants in Vietnam for the very first time. This historic occasion signifies a remarkable milestone for the country's culinary scene.
Renowned globally for its unparalleled expertise in the world of gastronomy, the Michelin Guide will now honor select restaurants in the captivating cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with its esteemed stars. This recognition serves as a testament to the exceptional culinary offerings and the dedication of talented chefs in Vietnam.
This remarkable milestone heralds the historic inclusion of Vietnamese restaurants within the prestigious Michelin Guide and marks the inaugural presentation of Michelin stars in Vietnam.
Michelin stars restaurants in Vietnam (Photo by vnexpress)
Commencing from December 1, 2022, a dedicated team of seasoned professionals, comprising culinary experts, restaurant service connoisseurs, hotel specialists, and highly skilled chefs from 15 different countries, embarked on an exhaustive exploration of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Their meticulous efforts aimed to identify and recognize the most exceptional dining establishments in these vibrant cities.
These are 4 Michelin starred restaurants in Vietnam
Address: 4B Yen The street, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Opening hours: 11.00 - 14.30 and 17.00 - 21.30
Tam Vi restaurant captures the nostalgic ambiance of a bygone era, reminiscent of a traditional Northern Vietnamese tea house. Its charming setting is adorned with characteristic Chinese-style furniture and adorned with hand-written signs, transporting guests to a truly authentic atmosphere.
Renowned for its diverse culinary offerings, Tam Vi presents a delectable array of dishes hailing from the North, Center, and South of Vietnam. Among the standout creations recognized by the esteemed Michelin Guide are the exquisite Chả Ốc, a tantalizing combination of Vietnamese ham with conch, served alongside fragrant herbs and vermicelli doused in fish sauce.
Vietnamese foods in Tam Vi restaurant
Another culinary gem is the Canh Cua Mồng Tơi, a delicately flavored ceylon spinach crab soup with a subtle infusion of crab essence and a refreshing broth. These exceptional dishes exemplify Tam Vi's commitment to showcasing the rich flavors and culinary traditions of Vietnam.
Location of 3 Michelin stars restaurants in Hanoi
Address: 61 Van Mieu street, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tuesday - Thursday: 18.00 - 21.00
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11.30 - 13.30 and 18.00 - 21.00
Nestled on Van Mieu Street, Gia restaurant draws its name, "Gia," from the Vietnamese word "Gia dinh," meaning family. This choice reflects the heartfelt nostalgia experienced by Chef Sam Tran and his partner, Long Tran, during their years of working abroad. Immersed in their memories, Gia embraces the essence of family and the profound connections it represents.
Inspired by the nearby Temple of Literature, the restaurant's décor, as acknowledged by the Michelin Guide, pays homage to this cultural landmark located just across the street. The rich history and architectural beauty of the Temple of Literature serve as a captivating muse for Gia's design.
Ingredients at Gia restaurant
Chef and co-founder Sam Tran expressed, "Our journey from today will undoubtedly unfold in new and exciting ways. Nevertheless, two steadfast elements remain unchanged. Firstly, our name, Gia, derived from 'Gia dinh,' has always been and will forever be the foundation upon which we build all the values at Gia—those rooted in the notion of family. Secondly, Vietnamese cuisine has consistently been our source of inspiration and exploration, a powerful instrument through which we narrate stories about Vietnamese culture and life." With these words, Sam Tran encapsulates the profound philosophy behind Gia and its commitment to showcasing the essence of Vietnamese culinary heritage.
Address: 11 Le Phung Hieu str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. ( Inside Capella Hotel)
Opening hours: 11.30 - 13.30 and 18.00 - 22.00
Among the esteemed establishments listed, Hybana by Koki stands as the exclusive representative of Japanese cuisine. Tucked away in the basement of the Capella hotel, this hidden gem offers an intimate setting with a mere 14 seats, where Chef Hiroshi Yamaguchi skillfully crafts intricate and flavorful teppanyaki dishes.
Great foods at Hybana by Koki restaurant (Photo by Vietnamnet)
The Michelin Guide acknowledges Hybana by Koki for its menu that exudes a distinctly luxurious taste. This reputation is further elevated by the utilization of premium ingredients, meticulously imported twice a week from Japan. The culinary delights served here include delicacies such as abalone, lobster, sea urchin, Yaeyama Kyori beef, and Hokkaido hairy crab, all carefully chosen to enhance the exceptional dining experience.
Hybana by Koki delights guests with the mastery of Chef Hiroshi Yamaguchi, elevating Japanese cuisine to new heights within the Vietnamese culinary scene. The restaurant's commitment to premium ingredients and precise craftsmanship sets the stage for an extraordinary and unforgettable teppanyaki journey.
Address: 89 Ton That Dam street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: From 17.00 till late ( Close on Monday)
Location of Anan restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city
Situated in the vibrant city of Saigon, Anan restaurant, with its name meaning "eat, eat," finds its place within the lively Cho Cu (Old market) on Ton That Dam Street. This locale, nestled within a bustling wet market, adds to the charm and authenticity of the dining experience. Chef Peter embarks on a culinary journey that transcends street food and traditional dishes, elevating them to the realm of fine dining.
Chef Peter's approach revolves around utilizing fresh local ingredients, carefully selected from the market's abundance. While honoring the essential flavors intrinsic to Vietnamese cuisine, he masterfully incorporates French culinary techniques, infusing the dishes with a unique and refined touch. This harmonious fusion of influences allows Anan restaurant to present a truly exceptional dining experience, where guests can savor the best of both worlds.
Foods at Anan restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city
Anan restaurant captures the essence of Saigon's culinary tapestry, where traditional meets modern, and street food transforms into a sophisticated exploration of flavors. With Chef Peter's dedication and vision, Anan takes Vietnamese cuisine on an exciting journey that showcases its heritage while embracing innovation and creativity.
In addition to the four Michelin-starred restaurants, the shortlist also boasts a plethora of other remarkable dining establishments that are well worth exploring. Among them are the Michelin Selected restaurants, meticulously recommended by the esteemed Michelin Guide. These establishments showcase exceptional culinary experiences that have caught the attention of the discerning inspectors.
Selected Restaurant by Michelin in Hanoi
Selected Restaurants by Michelin in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)