For Tuan Le, Ho Chi Minh City isn't just inspiring; it's a vibrant hub brimming with opportunities fueled by its creative and ambitious residents.

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Que by Kaarem

Bar
118 Phạm Viết Chánh, Phường 19, Bình Thạnh, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Que by Kaarem

"I like to go to a bar called Que by Kareem. It’s by a fashion designer — Kareem — who opened a little bar above his studio. He makes his own sourdough bread; he makes his own butter; he has natural wine. And a lot of artists and creators go there and grab a nice, chill drink. Very casual."

Tuan LE

Mangetsu Shochu Bar

Japanese restaurant
15/3 Đ. Lê Thánh Tôn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Mangetsu Shochu Bar

"In terms of food, I like to go to Japan Town. It's a neighborhood in Le Thanh Ton. There's a couple of bars around — one called Mangetsu. It's like a Japanese izakaya. It’s really great food, and cheap. It's always crowded, so you have to come early or book a table."

Tuan LE

ABOUT LIFE COFFEE BREWERS

Coffee shop
151B Hai Bà Trưng, Phường 6, Quận 3, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
ABOUT LIFE COFFEE BREWERS

"There's a coffee shop called ABOUT LIFE. It's inside a pizza shop called Pizza 4P’s — that's a great place to eat as well. ABOUT LIFE is a brand from Japan, and Pizza 4P’s actually brought that over. That's a cool spot. Man, there's so many. Saigon is so exciting."

Tuan LE

Ươm Art Hub

Art cafe
42/58 Hoàng Hoa Thám, Phường 7, Bình Thạnh, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Ươm Art Hub

"Check out Ươm. It's an art hub. It has a coffee shop and a tattoo parlor. It’s run by young creatives, and they host a lot of festivals and weekend markets. It's a cool spot. It's a little bit far from the center, so you just need to travel a bit, but it's cool."

Tuan LE

Bakes Pasteur

Bakery
244 Pasteur, Phường 6, Quận 3, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Bakes Pasteur

"For coffee, Saigon has a really cool, growing scene. A new place I just opened is called Shadow. It's a café and exhibition space, so we highlight a lot of local designers, a lot of local artists there."

Tuan LE

Quince

Modern european restaurant
37bis Đ. Ký Con, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Quince

"If you want something a little bit more fancy — that you might not think Saigon has — you can try to go to Quince. They're really good, like international Mediterranean fare."

Tuan LE

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