Things To Do

AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon Is Saigon’s Biggest Mall, With Affordable Japanese Meals & Endless Clothing Brands

Things to do at AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon

Overpopulated with small townhouses lining the narrow streets, Ho Chi Minh City doesn’t look like the kind of place where you can find a huge one-stop shopping complex where you can dedicate half a day to visiting. However, those kinds of malls do exist. 

Tucked away in the outer part of the expansive Tan Phu District and 45-minute ride away from the city center, AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon is the biggest mall in the city where you can shop to your heart’s content. 

Location and history of AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon

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Located on 30 Tan Thang Outer Road, Son Ky Ward in Tan Phu District, AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon is Vietnam’s first one-stop shopping mall. 

Image adapted from: Món Ăn Đường Phố

Opened on 11th January 2014, the mall has over 200 stores selling all manners of items, modern facilities, as well as an affordable dining venue compared to most sit-down Japanese restaurants.  

Spanning 70,000 square meters, the mall consists of 4 levels of shops, and a spacious parking area that can accommodate 10,000 bikes and 2,000 cars. On top of all, the place has a separate entrance for visitors to walk with their pets.

How to get there

AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon is one of the very few malls in Saigon to offer a free shuttle bus service from District 1 to the mall, located in Tan Phu District.

Image adapted from: AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon 

The bus service has a time table for certain locations in District 1. Time your visit accordingly, as the last bus from AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon departs at 7PM sharp. All you have to do is to wait at the bus pick-up point at the front entrance of the mall. 

Despite the unpredictable traffic in Saigon, AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon bus drivers are punctual to a fault based on our personal experience. 

What to eat at AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon

Affordable meal boxes from VND5,000 (~USD0.22)

AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon houses a number of eateries selling a myriad of meal boxes containing Japanese and Vietnamese food at affordable prices.

From sushi to ramen to donburi to Vietnamese noodle soup, to sweet dessert soups, these tasty snacks are sold at the surprisingly low price point of VND5,000 to VND40,000 (~USD0.22-USD1.73) per portion.

After choosing from the meal boxes, bring the items to the nearest cash register to make payment.

For hot dishes and lunch boxes, you can ask the staff of each eatery to help you heat up your items.

After making your payment, you can collect single-use tableware as well as sauces at the self-service counters.

There are plenty of seating options here, so you can choose to sit wherever you’re comfortable.

Sushi are among some of the most popular snacks here. After savouring a variety of sushi here ourselves, we have to say that the prices are pretty good for the quality, if not cheaper than expected. You can buy extra wasabi for an extra VND1,000 (~USD0.04) per packet.

If you work in the area and are looking for a place to grab a quick and affordable lunch, this is the place to be. 

Location: Ground floor

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart

If you still have time for some afternoon tea over tasty dessert, drop by Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart on the same floor for some decadent cheese tarts and cheese ice cream.

Location: Ground floor

Marukame Udon – authentic Japanese delicacies

Image adapted from: Marukame Udon Vietnam

Delicate yet savory in flavor, udon is an iconic Japanese dish. 

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Set in a spacious and ambient dining space, Marukame Udon dishes out a good selection of traditional Japanese udon such as clam udon, beef curry udon, teriyaki-flavored chicken udon, as well as tempura on the side.  

Location: Ground floor

Crystal Jade Kitchen – authentic Cantonese food

Image adapted from: Crystal Jade Kitchen Vietnam

To savour finely cooked Cantonese cuisine in a contemporary Eastern-style setting, visit Crystal Jade Kitchen.

Image adapted from: Crystal Jade Kitchen Vietnam

Originating from Singapore, and founded by a Hong Konger, this celebrated global brand offers signature Cantonese dishes such as steamed chicken feet in black bean sauce, deep-fried dumplings, and roasted Peking duck.  

You can either order from the a la carte menu or go for full-course meals, with options ranging from VND1,880,000 (~USD81.51) per person. 

Location: Ground floor

Texas Chicken, McDonalds, and KFC

Image credit: Texas Chicken Vietnam

If you’re looking for a switch to the crispy texture and punchy flavor for a change, you can always switch to fried fast food. 

Image adapted from: KFC

Right on the same floor, you’ll find the outlets of Texas Chicken, McDonalds, and KFC where you can savor finger-licking good fried chicken, buttery potato wedges, and juicy burgers. 

Location: Ground floor

Pizza Hut – unskippable spot for pizza lovers

Image adapted from: Pizza Hut VN

Families or groups of friends looking for dishes to share might want to check out the classic pizza options at Pizza Hut. 

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From mouthwatering slices of shrimp pizza to cheese-crusted seafood supreme pizza, Pizza Hut has plenty to offer groups of any size. 

Location: Ground floor

Meet Fresh – fresh Taiwanese dessert bowls

Image adapted from: Meet Fresh Vietnam

For classic Asian desserts filled with fresh tasting herbal grass jelly, soft taro balls, colorful beans, and flavorful syrup, drop by Meet Fresh.  

Image adapted from: Meet Fresh Vietnam

Originating from Taiwan, Meet Fresh delivers creative and fresh bowls of sweet goodness to quench your thirst. 

Location: Ground floor

Shopping for clothes and shoes

At AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon, you’ll find the latest seasonal trends among diverse clothing lines, from sporty Decathlon gear to feminine ao dai.

Decathlon – a myriad of activewear and sports equipment

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Fans of sports clothes can get ready to load up their carts with the extensive assortment of activewear and sports accessories at Decathlon

Image credit: Decathlon Vietnam

Aside from sports clothes and shoes, you’ll find plenty of equipment such as bikes, soccer balls, and camping gear here. 

Location: Level 1 (F) – F57A

Đan Châu – affordable classic pieces

Ladies on the hunt for sophisticated pieces should head right into Đan Châu, a local brand that’s been around for over 20 years.

Image adapted from: Thời trang Đan Châu

You’ll find elegant blouses, chic skirts, and flattering A-line dresses, from as low as VND200,000 (~USD8.67), that mix perfectly with any items for a polished office look. 

During December and January, you can even find a good selection of ao dai here. 

Location: Level 1 

Mango – stylish clothes for work or leisure

Image credit: Mango Vietnam

From chic blazers for office workers to elegant strappy dresses for social butterflies, Mango has long been the popular go-to spot for Vietnamese adults going for a mature and sophisticated look.

Image credit: Mango Vietnam

You can also find a wide selection of charming accessories here, including bags, scarves, ties, belts, and even face masks. 

Image credit: Mango Vietnam

Levi’s – durable and chic denim

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Denim lovers definitely should check out Levi’s, one of the world’s most classic and trusted brands when it comes to jeans.

At Levi’s, you’ll find a range of cool and durable jackets, pants, and shorts made from 100% cotton denim.  

Location: G65

GAP – casual and comfortable styles

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If you’re going for a casual, comfy, yet confident look, don’t hesitate to drop by GAP.

Image credit: Gap

What’s great about GAP is that the brand has options for people of all ages, from stylish jeans to soft jersey tees to stretchy hoodies for adults and toddlers.

Image credit: Gap

Location: GF-58

Cotton On – trendy basics

Image credit: Cotton On Vietnam

Be it stretchy tops, edgy crops, comfy pants, or occasion-ready skirts, Cotton On has an expansive range of fashionable items that take your everyday wear up a notch. 

Image credit: Cotton On Vietnam

You’ll also find a myriad of fashion sets in cute prints and all types of colors for men, women, and kids.

Location: Level 1

ALDO – feminine footwear and bags

Image adapted from: ALDO Shoes – Vietnam

At the outlet of ALDO, a global Canadian chain with shoes and accessories, you’ll find an abundance of shoes, purses, and backpacks of various styles.

Image adapted from: ALDO Shoes – Vietnam

ALDO’s footwear collection boasts a great assortment of heeled pumps and flats, which are great choices for shoppers going for a feminine and professional look.

Don’t leave the store without checking out the range of handbags and clutches here to complete your outfit. 

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Famous for their delicate craftsmanship and up-to-date designs, ALDO’s handbags come in various colors and sizes. 

Location: G-12B

FitFlop – footwear supporting your soles with triple-density Microwobbleboard technology

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From slip-ons to sandals to sneakers, visitors will be spoiled for choice when visiting the outlet of FitFlop, a popular footwear brand from the UK.

FitFlop shoes’ midsoles are made using triple-density Microwobbleboard technology, which helps to reduce underfoot pressure and lend extra comfort during a long walk. 

Image credit: FitFlop

Tips on making payments at AEON MALL CELADON Tan Phu

Customers get 50% off their purchases at Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart when using VNPAY

Try to use VNPAY, a mobile banking app, to make payments for your purchases at the mall, as a majority of stores here offer promotions to customers paying with VNPAY. 

Entertainment activities at AEON MALL CELADON Tan Phu

With plenty of game zones designed for children as well as families, endless hours of fun await.

You and your kids can play interactive games and hop on the merry-go-round at Molly Fancy, or enjoy challenging arcade games and drawing sessions at Tiniworld

While much of AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon’s recreation zone is dedicated to children, adults can still entertain themselves with these self-service karaoke booths.

From only VND30,000 (~USD1.30), you can sing to your heart’s content and even download the recording files to your phone immediately to post on social media if you so wish. 

Movie geeks can head straight to level 3, where CGV cinema is open till 2AM. The cinema has 8 screens, 1,000 seats, and convenient screening times, letting you kick back and enjoy the latest blockbuster movies in comfort. 

Free services

Not only AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon boasts a broad range of brands and products, but it also features a variety of free services. These are a few useful things to note before you head down to the mall.

Free shuttle bus service

As mentioned earlier, AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon offers free shuttle bus services between District 1 and the mall.

Free parking

Image credit: AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon

AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon is one of the few, if not the only malls in Saigon that offers free parking for both car drivers and motorcyclists.

Image credit: AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon

With plenty of parking lots outdoors and in the basements, the mall can currently accommodate 10,000 bikes and 2,000 cars. If you’re looking for a place for a weekend hangout without having to fight with large crowds over parking lots, this is the place for you. 

Free WiFi

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Even though most modern malls in Saigon offer free WiFi, knowing that you can conveniently get online while checking out this enormous mall and taking photos is still a big perk.  

Free phone charging stations

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AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon is the kind of place where you’ll want to spend at least half a day to fully explore its facilities. 

Don’t worry if your phone is low on battery and you’re still far from done exploring. You can always take a break and charge your phone for free at the many charging stations dotted across all levels.  

Free infant strollers

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Caregivers who need help pushing an infant around with ease can go to the information desks at gate C and gate D to borrow a stroller for free.

Free wheelchairs

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If you’re with a family member or friend who needs a little help moving around, don’t hesitate to go to the information desks to borrow a wheelchair for free too. 

Free children’s playground

Image credit: AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon

All children’s playgrounds and game zones in AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon charge entrance fees. However, you and your children can still have fun for free at a public playground on level 1 in the food court area. 

AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon

From trendsetting clothing brands to recreation zones to affordable Japanese food, AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon has a lot to offer. 

With over 200 stores under its belt, well-designed and amply lit shopping space, and professional services, AEON MALL Tan Phu Celadon is where you can hit up all the mega stores and savor all types of food in one trip. 

Address: 30 Bo Bao Tan Thang street, Son Ky Ward, Tan Phu District, Ho Chi Minh city
Opening hours: Mon – Fri, 10AM-10PM, Sat – Sun, 9AM-10PM 


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