Nam Son restaurant

Restaurant 188 Nam Kỳ Khoi Nghia, dis1 Published on: 13-11-2015

06:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5.00 - 10.00 USD

Nam Son restaurant is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
Nam Son restaurant serves affordable steak in a simple setting. Local steak, other beef dishes imported Canadian fillets and even cholesterol-friendly ostrich are on the well-priced menu.

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Why Nam Son restaurant is special ?

You likely won’t be coming to Nam Son Beefsteak for the setting; you’ll come for the beefsteak. Nam Son knows what they do well; their menu won’t confuse you with an endless list of options. Instead, you’ll only have a handful of choices, most of which revolve around the kind of beefsteak you want. The more common, and cheaper, picks are the plain beefsteak, beefsteak with fried egg and the beefsteak special, consisting of an additional sprinkling of sausage, meatballs and pate.

For a little extra you can also get imported American or Canadian beef, as well as a slab of ostrich. Your meal is brought to your table sizzling on a cow shaped skillet with a variety of extras, like baguettes, French fries, lettuce and tomato, provided at a nominal charge. The cuts of meat are thin but tender — thankfully since you have to cut them with butter knives — and large by Vietnamese standards. Dishes are shockingly cheap: a basic beefsteak is 55,000 VND and imported meats don’t get above 100,000 VND.

Must try dishes:

Nam Son Beefsteak

Beefsteak with fried egg

Meatballs and pate.

American or Canadian beef

A slab of ostrich.


Selling points

  • The real LOCAL steak place
  • Great value
  • Cheap and cheerful
  • Best cheap steak in HCMC
  • Good food, Excellent value


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Budget
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast YES
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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186.98 USD
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Tips for you

  • There are english description on each of the items in the menu
    What to know
  • Near the palace of reunification, this restaurant is hidden from the street, away from the sound of traffic and horns, under a pergola which protects from the sun.
  • Nam Son is consistently packed with locals
  • If things get too crowded, or you’re looking for more grilled meat options, you’re only a short drive from Barbecue Garden where you still can watch your meat get cooked but you’ll pay a higher price.
  • If you want to eat good meat and do not spend too much, it is an excellent solution.
  • If you’d rather have fish you’re also not far from Cha Ca La Vong, the Saigon home of the legendary Hanoi restaurant of the same name.
    Things nearby
  • If you’d rather get off the street and enjoy a little luxury you could head to Bobby Chinn’s, where you can get a good cut of meat for a much higher price.
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TripAdvisor View more

Great little hidden place for steak and eggs. The $3 price cannot be beat. French fries were given to us instantly when we sat down. French baguette and a few veggies were on the side with the steak and eggs. Oil and juice from the steak is great to dip the baguette in. Just don't burn yourself on the sizzling dish they serve it in.

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I am a meat eater supreme and this is just right local place to chow down. It's not Morton's ok. It's local, it's oily, it's sizzling, it's great. I have been here only 3 times in 30 months I've lived here and I enjoyed every time. Now the locals just love this place. If you want to take them out for steak here is where you want to be. A real local steak institution.

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