Restaurants of fame
Restaurants of fame
A view of
Givral Restaurant in downtown HCM City
For restaurants, elements
that are factored in for success are not only good food, but also their fame.
Givral and Vietnam House under Bong Sen Corporation in HCMC have both, and that
is the reason why they are among the frequented venues by many visitors from
different walks of life.
Both restaurants are located
on Dong Khoi Street in the heart of the city, which is deemed the most beautiful
street in the southern commercial hub of the country. At the eateries, guests
can enjoy good food, good views, good services, and good tales about their
Givral Restaurant could be
seen the oldest one in the city, and has been so famous in the past 60 years. It
is the place where the British writer Graham Greene gave birth to a well-known
book named �The Quiet American,� which was turned into a movie in 2001. Now, the
70-seat restaurant serves specialties from Europe, Asia as well as kinds of
cakes and coffee.
For food, Givral not only
serves local and international specialties, but also is a well-known venue of
pastry, which has become quite familiar to city dwellers for many years.
The restaurant owner, having
conducted a survey among patrons, has just introduced a new menu with over 100
international and Asian specialties. Courses are often well prepared and
displayed nicely before serving. Diners may also run into rapture at the mere
sight of different types of pastries well arranged in glass cabinets inside the
restaurant. All foods and drinks are served within minutes upon orders.
Givral Restaurant, by
choosing the motto �Hospitality from the Bottom of the Heart�, sends a message
to customers that it commits itself to the best quality of food and services
provided to the customers.
If Givral Restaurant is
famous with �The Quiet American,� the Vietnam House restaurant is also famous
with well-known politicians and dignitaries. The restaurant has been the venue
of choice for many elite people, including President G.W. Bush Sr., former
Philippine President Aquino, and other famous politicians, who went there to
experience the specialties from the three regions of Vietnam.
Apart from the typical
interior decoration that conveys a sense of luxury, coziness and attraction of
Vietnamese traditions, Vietnam House also boasts a menu with selected dishes
prepared by Vietnamese skilful chefs. That could be a point making customers
remember it for years.
The two restaurants belong
to Bong Sen Joint Stock Co., and have just received the title Standard Tourist
Service from the HCMC Service of Tourism.
169 Dong Khoi Street, Dist.1, HCM City.
93-95 Dong Khoi Street, Dist.1, HCM City.