Vườn Ốc Wongnai, home to Thai seafood at affordable prices


Boasting vibrant flavors and a harmonious combination of sweet, salty, and sour tastes, Thai food is popular in Vietnam. 

If you’re on the lookout for a feast of Thai stir-fry dishes and mind-numbing hotpot at affordable prices, check out Vườn Ốc Wongnai

Home to over 300 seafood dishes cooked in Thai style and a casual, fun atmosphere, here’s what the restaurant has to keep you coming back for more.


It’s spacious enough to accommodate up to 700 guests



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Vườn Ốc Wongnai is a seafood restaurant situated behind Big C Supermarket on 268 Tô Hiến Thành Street in District 10. 

Boasting a spacious outdoor dining area that can accommodate up to 700 guests, the place is fit for large gatherings.

It also has a giant retractable roof that can cover the whole seating area, so visitors won’t have to worry about sudden downpours.


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With a relaxed ambience, Vườn Ốc Wongnai is popular among local foodies, especially beer drinkers who crave an airy, bustling place to get stuck in and have beer with a broad selection of spicy and hearty dishes.


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Because of its roomy and airy space, this restaurant is also a popular spot for celebrations of all sorts. 


Over 300 seafood dishes to choose from



A sumptuous hotpot featuring an assortment of seafood and meat
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Headed by a Thai chef, Vườn Ốc Wongnai dishes out a dizzying array of 300 seafood dishes cooked in Thai style. 

From spicy som tum, a classic Thai salad dish mixed with well-seasoned prawns or crab meat, to rubbery raw squid to comforting hotpots, Vườn Ốc Wongnai has everything for everyone.


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Boasting a sweet, sour, and spicy flavor, a bowl of salad clams (VND199,000, ~USD8.78) mixed with lemongrass, ginger, and garlic, makes a mouthwatering appetizer for two.

Moist and savory, balut stir fried with sweet and sour tamarind (VND24,000, ~USD1.06) is an equally tasty treat to whet your appetite. 


Prawn noodles
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For a flavorful main, check out the succulent blood clam noodles (VND199,000, ~USD8.78) or prawn noodles (VND199,000, ~USD8.78).


Boiled apple snails
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Calling all fans of escargot – a plethora of snail dishes here is whipped up in multiple styles from VND80,000 (~USD3.53) per portion.


Snails soaked in buttery sauce
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From chewy boiled apple snails served with spicy fish sauce to tangy melo melo mixed with shredded mango and lemongrass, every dish packs a flavorful punch.


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If you have a vociferous appetite and strong stomach, feel free to mix and match your orders by having snails, shrimps, and clams all on one plate.


Octopus soaked in chilli sauce
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If you’re in for a challenge, we recommend you give rare octopus (from VND50,000, ~USD2.21) a try. You can have the squids with kumquat-flavored vinegar sauce, or have your dish well-done by dipping the squid into a steaming pot of kimchi soup. 


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For a more bizarre dish, try the iconic Thai street dish goong ten, which means dancing shrimp salad. Featuring raw shrimps served with fresh herbs, this dish is definitely not for the faint of heart.


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There’s a self-service counter where you can find seven types of homemade dipping sauces, from the super spicy ones filled with chilli to the lemony, fresh herb sauce to jazz up your dishes. 

Our only advice is that you should check with the wait staff about the dishes before placing your order, because many of these are medium-cooked and not suitable for all. Besides, most of these dishes are seasoned with chilli and hot spices, so don’t hesitate to tell the wait staff about your preferences if you have a low threshold for spicy stuff.

For tasty drinks to combat the spiciness and beat the heat, check out the restaurant’s mildly sweet fruit beer, which costs VND149,000, (~USD6.57) for 1.5 litres.


Why you should visit Vườn Ốc Wongnai


Boasting an eclectic display of flavorful Thai seafood dishes and a spacious venue, a place like Vườn Ốc Wongnai is not easy to come by.

Drop by this airy joint any evening to get your fill of an overwhelming array of tasty dishes and recharge in a casual, bustling atmosphere. 

Address: BigC 268 Tô Hiến Thành, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
Opening hours: 9AM-11.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 090 3159 911

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