Dining with a View in Hochiminh city – Saigon
Saigon Saigon Bar, 9th floor, Caravelle Hotel, 19 Lam Son Square, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City. +84 8 3823 4999. After revelling in the eight-course extravaganza of the hotel’s restaurant Reflection, guests move to the rooftop Saigon Saigon Bar of the hotel. Panoramic views of the city. 11am till Late. email
Signature Restaurant, 23rd floor, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, 88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. +84 8 3827 2828. Pan-Asian. Starwood.
Outdoor Wine Bar, 23rd floor, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, 88 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. +84 8 3827 2828. Outdoor rooftop bar. Great views. 4pm – 12 midnight. Starwood.
Rooftop Restaurant, 10th floor, Que Huong Liberty 2 Hotel, 63 – 65, Ham Nghi, Blvd., Dist 1, HCMC, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City. Specializes in Vietnamese dishes, particularly seafood.
Champagne Restaurant, 10th floor, Que Huong Liberty 2 Hotel, 129 – 133 Ham Nghi Blvd, Dist 1, HCMC +84 38 224 922. View the skylines of the city.
Gio Noi Restaurant, 9th floor, Que Huong Liberty 2 Hotel, 129 – 133 Ham Nghi Blvd, Dist 1, HCMC. +84 3836 5172. Terrace dining area.
Top of the Town Bar & Restaurant, 25th floor, Windsor Plaza Hotel, 8 An Duong Vuong, District 5, China Town, Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City. Top of the Town Restaurant. Continental and Vietnamese cuisine. 6pm to 11pm. Virtual Tour
Renaissance Club Lounge, 18th floor, Marriott Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. +84 8 3822 0033. Club Lounge Members.
Pool Bar, Marriott Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. +84 8 3822 0033. Sweeping views over the Saigon River. Open for lunch and dinner. Weekend BBQ which is on Friday and Saturday nights (weather permitting).
Penthouse Bar, The Metropole, 148 Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1 – Pham Ngu Lao, Tay Balo, Ho Chi Minh City.
Shri, 23rd Floor, 72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Centec Tower, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. +84 8 3827 9631. Japanese. Amazing panoramic views from nearly every table
Dining with a View in Hanoi
The Rooftop Bar and Restaurant, 19th floor, Pacific Place, 83B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoàn Kiem District, Hanoi. +84 4 3946 1902. Located on the corner of Ly Thuong Kiet and Phan Boi Chau, opposite the offices of the UNDP. email facebook
Summit Lounge, Sofitel Plaza Hanoi, 1 Thanh Nien Road, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi 10000. Renowned for having the best view in Hanoi with spectacular panoramic views of the city skyline. 4.30pm till 12 midnight.
The Level Executive Lounge, 20th floor, Melia Hanoi Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi. +84 3934 3343. Guests can enjoy picturesque views over the rivers, parks and lakes of Hanoi from this lounge. email
The Sunset Bar, InterContinental Hotel, 1A Nghi Tam, Tay Ho, Hanoi 00000. This is the place to be for cocktails and a romantic experience that’s unmatched anywhere. To get here you’ll take an evening stroll along a torch-lit bridge and drink in the dramatic view as you head toward this bar set on its own island in Westlake.
Lake View Sky Lounge, 18th Floor, Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, 360 Kim Ma, Hanoi. +84 3831 5000. Extension: 3225/3045/3400. Daily 5.30pm – 1am. Admire the sweeping panorama by day, or the wonderland of twinkling lights by night. email
Park View Restaurant and Lotus Bar, Top floor, Ocean Hotel, 48 Tran Nhan Tong Street, Pho Hue/Hom Market, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine in this elegant roof-top restaurant. Overlooks Hanoi’s biggest park as well as the stunning Thien Quang Lake.
Sky View Restaurant and Bar, 10th floor, Star View Hotel, 120 Quan Thanh Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. +84 4 3715 0555. Lovely resturant located on the top floor with a stunning view over Hanoi and West lake. Close to Hanoi’s Old Quarter and some Hanoi attractions such as the One-Pillar Pagoda, the Museum of Vietnamese Art, Temple of Literature, the Ho Chi Minh Complex as well as Westlake. Qu
Elegance Cafe & Restaurant, 12th floor, Hanoi Elegance Diamond Hotel (formerly Hanoi Elegance Hotel 5), 32 Lo Su Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi 10000. +84 4 3935 1632. Panoramic views of the Hoàn Kiem Lake, the Red River & Long Bien Bridge. email
Terrace, Quan Bia Minh, 7 Pho Dinh Liet, Hanoi. +84 4 934 5323. View life from the picturesque 2nd floor balcony.
City View Cafe, 5th floor, 7 Pho dinh Tien Hoang, Hanoi, Vietnam. +84 4 934 7911. One of the best spots for picture-taking is this rooftop City View Cafe, a few doors from the water puppet theater. Get a window table on the terrace with a view of the lake or the rush-hour traffic.
Puku Cafe, 1st floor, 60 Hang Trong, Hoàn Kiem, Hanoi. Popular Rooftop cafe. Along western Hoàn Kiem Lake.
Festa (Ly Quoc Su) Rooftop Terrace, 39C Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi. +84 4 3243 1589. Three floor Italian restaurant. email
Hoabinh Palace Restaurant
Scenic City Restaurant, Bar and Cafe, 8th floor, Hoabinh Palace Hotel, 27 Hang Be Street, Hoàn Kiem, Hanoi. +84 4 3716 4132, ext 103. Overlooking Sword Lake, Red River, and spectacular Hanoi by night
Dining with a View in Hoi An
Sky Bar, 7th floor, Pacific Hotel, 321 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An, Vietnam. +84 510 392 3777. Panoramic view.
Cham Restaurant, Pacific Hotel, 321 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An, Vietnam. +84 510 392 3777. Panoramic view over Hoi An town. 6.30am – 11pm. The artistic Cham show performed nightly from 7.30pm to 8.30pm.
Dining with a View in Da Nang
The Beach House, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District,
Danang, Vietnam. +84 511 398 1234 Idyllically located right on the beach with uninterrupted views over the sea to the Son Tra Peninsula. 5.30pm – 10.30pm.
The Pool House, Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa, Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang, Vietnam. +84 511 398 1234 Adjacent to the main resort pool with spectacular sea views and a large outdoor dining area. This relaxed open-air restaurant is the perfect place to while away the afternoon with a cocktail and delicious Vietnamese and Western cuisine. 10am to 7pm.