Duong Tan Hoai famously transformed Vietnam’s restaurant scene when he opened the street-food–chic Quan An Ngon in Saigon. Now, he’s taken his concept to a new level at Hai San Ngon. At this sprawling, traditional-meets-modern eatery, towering light fixtures with lampshades fashioned from fishing baskets cast a glow on gleaming slate-tiled pools, while the culinary spotlight focuses on the country’s beloved hai san, or seafood. Seated alfresco on the terracotta-lined terrace or in the more formal, glassed-in dining rooms, groups of Vietnamese families and friends share plates like sautéed prawn in tamarind, decadently deep-fried seafood spring rolls and hunks of soft, grilled squid served with sweet, hot chili sauce.
199A Nghi Tam,
Telephone: +84 4 3719 3169