Bong Sung Vegetarian Food - District 1

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86 Nguyen Du, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Fine dining Vietnamese restaurant providing vegetarian vegan cuisine since 2015. Upstairs locations, spacious interior with plenty of seating. Food is all vegan apart from dairy option. Example of choices include rice paper rolls, curried vegetables, baguette, fried tofu, mushrooms and tofu in pepper sauce, and fried rolls. Open Tue-Sun 7:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese, Take-out, Vietnamese

62 Reviews

First Review by Lucie63

shortcownyc

Points +36

Vegan
29 Sep 2019

The smell is overwhelming - Edit

The smell in the restaurant is not pleasant. The menu is expansive with many options but was not impressed given all the raving reviews.

Pros: Menu with pictures

Cons: Staff does not speak English, Vegan items are not clearly marked

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preppyvegan

Points +117

Vegan
21 Sep 2019

Good Food in nice setting - Edit

Went here a couple of times on a recent trip to HCMC. Great vegan options and homemade sodas. Large menu with pictures. It’s not on the main street but instead up a little side alley.

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BuffyCracknell

Points +33

Vegetarian
07 Sep 2019

Tasty food! - Edit

Very happy to have stumbled upon this restaurant. Tasty food, good atmosphere, would visited again.

Pros: Lots of options, Helpful staff

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Seablueinfinity

Points +148

Vegan
20 Aug 2019

Value for money - Edit

Great food and always consistent this is my third visit in 4 years and the quality of the food has never changed. This is a mid priced Restaurant and deserves $$ not $$& in the ratings as this is 1/2 the price of another famous restaurant in Saigon. The decor is great, atmosphere is buzzing but can be a bit too much if you want a quieter experience.

Pros: Choices galore, Nice decor, Fantastic food

Cons: Difficult to communicate limited English

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amberk13

Points +204

Vegan
14 Aug 2019

Great little find - Edit

Discovered this restaurant while walking to Notre Dame cathedral. Don’t be put off by the “fine dining” as it’s great food in a nice restaurant. I chose to sit outside and I’m glad I did. Nice view with a great lunch. I especially loved the fresh lemonade. Tons of options made it difficult to decide but that’s always a good thing. 😊

Pros: Tons of choices, Loved the outdoor seating , Great tasting food

Cons: None

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Bloublou

Points +17

Vegetarian
05 Aug 2019

Worst restaurant in Vietnam - Edit

Terrible service. We ordered 2 main dishes and a starter. For some reason they served us one of the main dish first. We had to wait 45 minutes for the starter and the second main dish to come. No apologies from the staff who seemed to think it's normal practice. The food wasn't great neither. Worst restaurant experience in Vietnam

Pros: Vegetarian

Cons: Terrible service (the worst I've ever had) , Food tasted flat

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Roo

Points +29

Vegetarian
30 Jun 2019

Delicious - Edit

Really enjoyed our meal here. Really flavoursome food and generous portions. Lovely friendly staff and nice atmosphere

Pros: Lots vegan/vegetarian choices , Relatively cheap

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tmb

Points +33

Vegetarian
01 Jun 2019

Great place, great food! - Edit

The restaurant is not easily visible as the entrance is inside the alley. Do look out for the signboard hanging on 2nd storey. Walked through the alley and took a short flight of stairs, we reached this nice and cosy restaurant. Menu is descriptive and the pictures help loads! We ordered 2x rice rolls. cracker with mushroom, curry mushroom and 2 fresh coconuts, total 360k. Food is fresh and tasty. Service is good. Overall, its value for money!

Pros: Great food, Value for money

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AppleLin

Points +145

Vegan
13 May 2019

So many options and very affordable - Edit

The restaurant itself was very clean and seemed to attract the locals. The menu was extensive with almost too many options! We ordered 7 dishes between two as we couldn't narrow down what we wanted.

The portions ended up being really big and so yummy. We didn't finish the meal as our eyes are probably bigger than our bellies!

Really flavourful and highly recommend!

Pros: Lots of options , Huge portions , Full of flavour

Cons: Didn't have one option we asked for

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Kieran92

Points +20

Vegan
24 Apr 2019

Huge selection, decent price - Edit

Tons of veggie and vegan options with pictures giving you a clear idea what you'll be getting. We were a party of 3 who had appetisers and mains and shared everything. We struggled to decide as there was so much choice. Quick service and very reasonable prices. Highly recommend!

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Hattiebluebell🌱

Points +117

Vegan
23 Apr 2019

Fine dining at a reasonable price - Edit

Posh restaurant on 1st floor of building, slightly hard to find but there are signs outside. Extensive menu with lots of appetisers and mains. My first choice for appetiser: veggie pate was not available so had the Taro rice balls-which were okay but quite dry. We also ordered a mushroom dish with rice crackers which was delish. . For mains we had Seitan with chilli , and aubergine (eggplant) hotpot. Both were good but there was way too much Seitan for me! Good value for money for nice restaurant, but pricier than most local places in Saigon.

Pros: Fine dining, Huge choice of menu in English, English spoken

Cons: Large portions

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AbbyKais

Points +73

Vegan
21 Apr 2019

Lots of choices - Edit

The menu is extensive, staff told us everything is vegan on menu. The serving sizes are quite generous so best to go with group to try few dishes. Good service and nice drinks, a couple of the dishes were hit and miss (fried spring rolls and curry) but overall very good food and very tasty food. You will be spoilt for choice here. Its not as cheap as some of the other places around Saigon but it is a proper restaurant and not expensive by any stretch.

Pros: Extensive menu, Clean , Great service

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dedeenxo

Points +48

Vegan
20 Mar 2019

Delicious! - Edit

Highly recommend.

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ghostgumtrees

Points +458

Vegan
09 Mar 2019

Favourite Saigon Vegan - Edit

The food at Bong Sung is fresh, delicious and generous. Consistently excellent food and drinks, lovely setting. Great opportunity to eat vegan options of Vietnamese dishes that are not accessible to vegetarians/ vegans. The use of mushrooom and tofu is so delicious. Minimal amounts of wheat or gluten substitutes used. Favourite dishes are the Mi Quang noodles and the mushroom/ herb appetiser dish with the rice cracker, there is a photo on the menu and it is one of the most ordered dishes on the menu. Great atmosphere and really friendly service, this is one of my very favourite places to eat 💙

Pros: All vegan, Generous portions and great setting, Delicious flavours

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Ellatraveling

Points +42

Vegan
01 Mar 2019

Food [censored] - Edit

Do I need to say more??? GOD DAMN

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AlexKolb

Points +272

Vegan
17 Feb 2019

Lots of choice but a bit pricier than usual - Edit

Some lovely flavours and great vegan options. Had a lovey last supper in Vietnam here. Drinks were great, curry could have been better with rice not bread. Pho was good but fresh rolls let it down. Staff were friendly.

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dtvegan

Points +60

Vegan
01 Feb 2019

Nice menu and good food - Edit

A large English menu with good variety and pictures of most dishes.
Food and service were good and we enjoyed our meal. Good modern feel at a true sit down restaurant, but items are priced higher than other places.

Pros: accurate english with pictures

Cons: exoensive relative to other places

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Ranger5004

Points +44

Vegan
11 Jan 2019

Delicious - Edit

Good vegan options. Food was good but not stellar

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MelissaMW

Points +54

Vegan
30 Dec 2018

Amazing vegan food - Edit

Our favourite place we went to, ended up going several times.

Great selection and large serves.
Have bar for alcoholic drinks too.

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tantantan

Points +432

Vegan
13 Dec 2018

Fancy place - Edit

Nice atmosphere and delicious food. This is an upper scale restaurant but the quality is worth it! Portion was big. I got the vegetarian curry (90,000) it was absolutely delicious! Big menu with lots of exciting items

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tevety

Points +86

Vegetarian
17 Nov 2018

Flavor galore in Eggplant dish - Edit

The eggplant ginger was amazing. We paired it with the Amazing 8 rice, or maybe it was Amazing 7. Whichever, together this was delicious. The passion fruit soda wasn’t very flavorful. The service was fine. They had WiFi!

Pros: Delicious , English menu, Beautiful scenery on outside balcony

Cons: Charged for napkins

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DitaCarlita

Points +421

Vegan
03 Sep 2018

Lemongrass yaaaas - Edit

Came twice while in Saigon. Loved it both times. We had absolute feasts each time and enjoyed everything. My favourite dish was rice paper rolls. The lemongrass mushroom soup was excellent. No complaints.

Pros: Great food, Nice decor and atmosphere

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animal_lover

Points +44

Vegan
21 Aug 2018

Rushed... - Edit

We arrived to eat here at around 9:05pm. The restaurant closes at 10am. When we arrived we were seated on the balcony outside which was pleasant. We were provided with menus and literally had someone hover over us whilst we went through the menu to decide what to eat as they were apparently closing the kitchen, even though it was an hour before closing time and they’d accepted us as guests to eat. All food was brought out together, despite the fact that we chose entrees and mains. We were served cold tea and weren’t given a chance to order other drinks as they were so keen to remove the menus. At 9:55, we were still eating but were approached with the bill and told, we had to leave as they needed to close at 10. So we ended up having to ask for food in plastic containers. Really disappointing service. If you had to close that quickly, it would be suggested next time to simply not take customers.

Pros: Food seemed nice enough albeit rushed to eat .

Cons: Made to feel unwelcome , Staff hovering over us

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Arechandoro

Points +23

Vegetarian
06 Jun 2018

Very pleased - Edit

We just found it wandering around the Post Office. Already a favourite in my account. Great service, huge variety and a true delight for vegans/vegetarians. Slightly more expensive that one might be accustomed to in Vietnam though definitely worth it. Probably the cleanest toilets I have seen in our whole trip too. Their homemade sodas are superb and the curry, albeit not spicy, had the perfect mix of spices and flavour. Also served with bread, for all those afraid of rice. We also had some seitan anda also think it’s terrific.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Many dishes and variety , Relax atmosphere

Cons: A bit hidden

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Veganville

Points +36

Vegan
07 Mar 2018

Sensational - Edit

This was one of my favourite places to eat whilst in HCMC. Absolutely delicious!!

We had heaps of food. (Don’t judge us)
Rice spring rolls
Vegan pate
Pineapple rice
Shredded mushrooms in coconut milk
Eggplant in ginger

And each dish was truly delicious!

I can not recommend this place enough!!

Pros: Heaps of choice, Amazing taste , Vegan

Cons: We are too much - purely self inflicted

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Milipili

Points +317

Vegan
28 Feb 2018

wonderful - Edit

It was so delicious. I loved my dish: mushrooms with tofu in Pepper sauce. ❤️

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rosiepeacockx

Points +116

Vegan
23 Jan 2018

Tuscany style - Edit

Very good service, the best so far, extremely attentive although since we had two waiters, 2 of our sides were forgotten but appeared on the check. The menu is very extensive so I don’t exactly remember what we had..oyster mushrooms were amazing, everything was. And the food was presented nicely. Definitely sit outside at night, looks like an Italian restaurant there.

Pros: huge menu, very tasty, good service

Cons: forgot 2 side dishes

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