Food · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Buffet Dinner @ Hotel Nikko Saigon

Many hotels have their buffet lunch or buffet dinner in their restaurant, but not all of them has a good food given the high price they charged. One of the restaurant that has a good review is Hotel Nikko Saigon. My husband has tried it before and he said the food is delicious, so I was interested to try it as well. We went there 4 days ago to celebrate his birthday.

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The buffet dinner is at 2nd floor of the hotel. There is a reception table where you will be asked if you have reservation there. We didn’t make any reservation, but luckily they still have table for us. (Note to self : next time need to make reservation to make sure we have table). They gave us a small table for 2 persons, then asked us what drink would we want; red wine, white wine, beer, soft drink, champagne. We both ordered white wine. The waitress then offered us which way of cook for lobster we would have; steamed, grilled, or grilled with cheese. The lobster is apparently most favorite dish here.

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Grilled Lobster

My husband ordered grilled lobster. It was grilled with butter. So good! So yummy! This one is only half of lobster.

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Grilled Lobster with Cheese

I ordered this one. Yummy as well~! The lobster was a bit hard. I don’t know if it’s because they cooked it for too long or that’s how lobster is. I never ate lobster before.

We ended up order another portion of lobster. We were not sure if the lobster free of charge (because this is an all-you-can-it buffet) or need to pay separately if we order more. For lobster, we have to order it from table, directly to the waiter. It came in full lobster divided by 2. Yummy! And the best part is it’s inclusive in the buffet price, no extra charge when we checked our bill. It means you can eat as many lobster as you can, as long as you can finish it!

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It was Thursday night and this restaurant is so packed. Many reserved table as well. There was live music which makes the dinner more cozy.

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Seafood counter

Seafood counter where you can order sashimi, nigiri sushi, and hand-roll sushi. Also to get shrimps, crabs and bring it to grill counter next to it. I love the salmon sashimi. It’s fresh and delicious. The tuna sashimi is bad though, I don’t like it.

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Salad counter

I’ll be honest. I didn’t visit this counter >_< They look fresh and delicious though.

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Appetizer counter

At the end of this counter, there are mussels and oysters. I like the oyster! Fresh and delicious.

There are also counter for hotpot, pasta, beef, and dessert. A huge variation of food and most of them are delicious. I don’t like the beef though. Their pasta is good! I wanted to order more but my stomach couldn’t handled it. Too full.

And so the most important part is how much is the price for buffet dinner in Hotel Nikko Saigon. It’s 1.100.000 vnd per person (plus 5% service tax and 10% VAT). If you have member card, you can get 15% discount. Not bad for a 5-star hotel.

Will you go there to enjoy all-you-can-eat lobster? or just to celebrate something special? Worth it 😉

Food · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Swiss House Saigon

There are many good restaurants along Le Thanh Ton street Ho Chi Minh City but mostly are Asian restaurant. So we went to eat Asian food most of the time since we live near that area. Last Friday, we wanted to try something different. My husband interested in Swiss Restaurant at Le Thanh Ton street, just before intersection with Hai Ba Trung street. I saw this restaurant many times during my dog walking with my dog. It’s a 2-level small restaurant.

Swiss House Saigon

He saw the review was good so we decided to try it. We sat at 2nd floor, no one was around by the time we came. They have a great choice of food, but the price a little put me off. They are expensive! 😦

We ordered Pumpkin Soup, Pork Cordon Bleu, and Veal Sausage. The waiter asked us if we want to share the food. We said yes ( we were thinking to share the food as well but using our plate, and he offered a proper sharing food! Didn’t know we can do this in a fancy restaurant ).

Pumpkin Soup Swiss House
Pumpkin Soup

I’m not a fan of pumpkin soup because of its sweetness, but my husband like this soup. They gave us a small bowl to share the soup, but I only took a small portion of it. Actually this one is nice, not too sweet.

Pork Cordon Bleu Swiss House
Pork Cordon Bleu

I love this one! Best pork cordon bleu I’ve ever eaten. The meat was tender, and the cheese filling is just right. The edge part was crispy. It’s just perfect. Very recommended!

Veal Sausage in Onion Sauce
Veal sausage with onion sauce

Another one from Traditional Swiss Menu was Veal Sausage. I like this one as well. The sausage is nicely made. And the onion sauce added more flavor to the sausage. That potato side dish also good. This one also recommended.

On the other table, there was 2 Japanese men who were most likely a regular since everyone there welcomed them. They ordered cheese fondue for starter. Maybe next time (on special occasion) I will try that, because it’s not cheap 😀

The total bill for us was 850.000 vnd. I think it’s very expensive, but the food quality is awesome. Have you tried this restaurant before? Do you want to try it? Let me know on comment below 😉