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Vietnamese cuisine usually recalls a very rustic Vietnam, but Secret Garden 131 Calmette is very modern thanks to its harmonious and elegant design. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating. The inside area is adorned with chic furniture and rustic bamboo, and the outside area offers a quiet, peaceful space in a lovely garden. Guests can discover unique Vietnamese cuisine that combines traditional dishes with a modern flair. Besides the many traditional Vietnamese dishes there is also a fusion menu that includes: spring rolls with grilled chicken, avocado and brown rice, seafood and mushroom salad, stir-fried pho, and stir-fried udon with roasted duck.

The Chef and the Brigade

“I spent many years working in several 5-star hotels and restaurants in Vietnam. My cooking style focuses on cooking authentic Vietnamese and Asian style dishes. Here at Secret Garden Restaurant 131 Calmette, I oriented the menu to serve fusion and modern cuisine to compliment the restaurant’s design and ambience.”

“Located in the heart of Saigon, this restaurant has a large courtyard, and serves modern Vietnamese cuisine in a relaxed beach-side like setting.”
Kim, the discoverer.


Hidden in an alley in downtown Saigon, it is impossible to guess from the outside that this space has a bamboo roof structure, green mosaic bar, plants, a garden with two peacocks, a pond and a very large black stone Buddha statue. The restaurant has a distinctively relaxing beach resort feeling.


The extensive menu serves Vietnamese cuisine with a modern touch. The chef has re-invented traditional dishes with modern presentations. Sample everything from classic spring rolls to banana leaf sesame beef to deep-fried tofu with salty egg.

Facilities and Highlights

Secret Garden 131 Calmette highlight
  • WifiWifi
    Air ConditioningAir Conditioning
    Champagne TaittingerChampagne Taittinger
    Wine CellarWine Cellar
    Indoor DiningIndoor Dining
    Private DiningPrivate Dining
    Locally Sourced ProduceLocally Sourced Produce
    Traditional CuisineTraditional Cuisine

Useful Information

Opening time:
7.00 am – 10.30pm

Closing period:
Weekly Closing: none

Annual closing:

Time zone: (GMT+07:00) Hanoi
Currency accepted: VND
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:
in District 1, walking distance from Ben Thanh market (15mn walk).
Airport: Ho Chi Minh International Airport (SGN) - 8 km
MRT Station: Ben Thanh Station - 1 km

131 Calmette street, Nguyen Thai Binh ward, District 1 - HCMC.
No Dress code.


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