TRE Eatery & Bar, Saigon: hidden Asian restaurant-tapas bar

Saigon is full of hidden gems where you can have unique food and drinks. TRE Eatery & Bar is a noticeable spot of this kind.

Here, you can chill out with your friends in a cosy and calm space while enjoying tasty food inspired by Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine, especially original pheasant dishes.

It is run by a well-known bartender

TRE - Restaurant
The dining space of TRES Eatery & Bar.
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Located on the first floor of a building in downtown Saigon, TRE Eatery & Bar has been an instant hit among gourmets and bar-lovers across the city. It was run by Tâm Minh Phạm, a celebrated bartender behind several well-known bars such as ATM bar, Alley Bar, and Liquid Room.

TRE 2nd floor
The restaurant-tapas bar is on the first floor of this building.
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The owner of this place took inspiration from bamboo, a plant commonly found in Japan and Vietnam. That’s why you can spot many Vietnamese and Japanese dishes on their menu.

You can taste pheasant dishes here

TRE Oyster Tapas
Miyagi oysters are great tapas to enjoy with your drinks.
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In fact, you can find many Asian food and drinks, especially the Vietnamese and Japanese ones, when browsing the menu. For Japanese dishes, the ingredients vary from Japanese kingfish to Hokkaido scallops to Miyagi oysters.

Banh Tam - TRE
You may like this bánh tằm, a savoury Vietnamese side dish served here.
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Meanwhile, the signature pheasant consommé is a nice twist on the common French soup with distinctive Chinese ingredients, namely bok choy and wonton, and top-notch Western specialties such as truffle and foie gras. Also, the flavourful roasted pheasant with turmeric fermented tofu sauce deserves a shoutout as well.

It has a jazzy tapas bar

Filled with dim yellow light and jazzy music, this bar will be a great space for your friendly chit-chat.
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TRE Eatery & Bar has a tapas bar next to the dining space. Though quite small, the bar is designed to give off a vintage atmosphere, with moderated yellow light warming up the surroundings, and jazz music playing in the background, ideal for your chats with friends. On Fridays and Saturdays, the bar also features live performances by the city’s indie bands.

Da Me - TRE
Đá me, or tamarind juice, is a signature drink at TRE Eatery & Bar.
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Currently, you can enjoy a Free Flow deal, meaning 50% off on selected tapas, cocktails, beers, sparkling drinks, and wine, when visiting this place from 5pm to 8pm on weekdays.

TRE - jazz performances
Jazz shows usually take place on Fridays and Saturdays.
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The bar provides a wide range of drinks from Vietnamese tamarind and sugar cane juice to French wine to Japanese sake. Here, you can also enjoy Vietnamese craft beers from brands such as Pasteur, Rooster, and Tê Tê.

TRE Eatery & Bar

If you need a change from the noisy and bustling bars commonly found in Saigon, try Tre Eatery & Bar’s distinctive Japanese seafood and Vietnamese pheasants with your friends the next time you want to chill out with your friends or colleagues in the sound of jazz music.

TRE Eatery & Bar
Address: 12J – 1st floor – Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street, Đa Kao Ward, Hồ Chí Minh City
Opening hours: 5pm-1am, Daily
Telephone:0907 890 268
TRE Eatery & Bar Facebook page

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Cover image adapted from TRE, Nai Nguyen, and TRE  

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