In Saigon we are spoilt for choice when eating out. Visitors to the city may be surprised at the abundance of options available to diners. Sushi? Pizza? British-style fish and chips? Acaii bowls? Pad Thai? You name it, Saigon has it. The one thing missing was an African restaurant and the newly opened ‘Sara Ethiopian Restaurant‘ is the perfect fit for this gap.
The restaurant is in the heart of Saigon, an area of the city many expats choose to avoid because of its ‘touristy’ nature and chaotic feel throughout the day and night. For us, it made for a nice change of pace. We rarely venture into the notorious Bui Vien backpacker area. Sara is situated down a little alley, so its quiet and once you are inside you forget where you are entirely.
It’s an unassuming, no-frills place but the food is phenomenal. We had built up expectations and all of them were met and exceeded ten-fold.
The flavours are on-point and the portion sizes are good value for money. We were also impressed with the friendly and attentive service. We had a green salad, hummus, vegan platter and beef tips.
Sara is your classic hold-in-the-wall style establishment and is a great place to enjoy some different food. Its fabulous for groups as Ethiopian food is designed to be shared. Also a vegetarians paradise. You can find them on facebook or locate them here.