These restaurants are Anan Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, and three in Hanoi, namely Gia, Hibana by Koki, and Tam Vi. They were granted one star as "very good restaurants.”


At the ceremony to announce Michelin Guide's list

Apart from the restaurants receiving Michelin’s Star Awards, the event also revealed 70 other restaurants awarded Michelin Selected, three individuals winning Michelin Guide Special Awards, and 29 restaurants named Bib Gourmand (restaurants with quality cooking at moderate prices).

According to culinary experts, Michelin’s list in Vietnam has officially opened up a new era for Vietnamese cuisine. It marks not only a historic achievement of the Vietnamese culinary industry but also a milestone for the culinary tourism industry of the two Vietnamese biggest cities.

General Director of Sun Hospitality Group Nguyen Vu Quynh Anh speaking at the event

Director General of the Vietnam National Tourism Administration Nguyen Trung Khanh highlighted the leading brand Michelin Guide and stressed that Michelin Guide-rated restaurants from all over the world have actively promoted their status and been more attractive to dinners.

Director Khanh said that the announcement of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh restaurants receiving Michelin awards was a turning point for Vietnamese restaurants to raise their brands to host more tourists, especially international ones.

The administration will popularize these restaurants in roadshows, international fairs, theme programs on Vietnamese cuisine and culture, particularly in target markets so that more people will know about Michelin Guide-rated Vietnamese establishments and visit the country, he added.

Addressing the Michelin Hanoi ceremony, General Director of Sun Hospitality Group Nguyen Vu Quynh Anh hoped that more Vietnamese restaurants will receive Michelin awards in the time to come thanks to the great efforts of chefs and those engaging in the culinary industry throughout Vietnam. “Vietnam will be a high-class culinary destination that every international tourist needs to visit once in a lifetime,” Anh hoped.

Translated by Mai Huong