Map &

Been here?
Rate it

Top Tours

Full-Day Bike Tour to Can Gio Eco Reserve from Ho Chi Minh City
From $196.00
Day Trip to Vam Sat Mangrove Forest from Ho Chi Minh City
From $95.00
Private Half-Day Can Gio Forest Tour by Speedboat from Ho Chi Minh City
From $175.00

Bo Tung Xeo Tips (4)

Bo Tung Xeo: Awesome Beef

This is an awesome restaurant if you want to go somewhere in Vietnam where a lot of locals eat as well as tourists. It is famous for the dish the restaurant is named for Bo Tung Xeo which is a bbq beef dish that you get to cook yourself after the waiters bring a little stovetop contraption to your table. It reminds me a lot of bulgolgi (the Korean bbq beef dish). One order is definitely enough for 2 to share. Very tasty beef that is marinated in a soy and garlic sauce prior to being bbq.

If you are a little more adventuresome, since this is a restaurant that caters to a lot of the locals as well as tourists, there are many outrageous dishes that you can order from too. I finally know where they came up with some of the eating options on the show Fear Factor. I so wished I had my camera while I was in the restaurant so that I could take a picture of a sign that hangs on the wall with a menu for scorpions, cow and goat johnsons, field rat (I guess as opposed to city rat), and worm. My husband and I imagined if we had too of the dishes listed which would we be willing to try first.

Favorite Dish The Bo Tung Xeo is very tasty and one order has a lot of beef. Definitely enough for a couple to share. I also loved the garlic rice. The rice was fried rice really done Vietnamese style. Be careful though, it isn't like the typical fried rice that you get in a Chinese Restaurant and if you don't like garlic don't order it. Their fried spring rolls were good too.

neurochic's Profile Photo
Mar 24, 2006

Bo Tung Xeo: Great restaurant

The Bo Tung Xeo is a HUGE open air place and totally packed, predominantly with locals, which is not surprising since the food here is terrific and inexpensive.

Favorite Dish Try salmon sashimis (3 $), trout baked in a claypot (4 $), grilled squid (2 $) or the huge king prawns (8 $).


AndreSTGT's Profile Photo
Oct 24, 2005

Bo Tung Xeo: BBQ at your table!

This is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with great food. In the picture you can see the recommended dish, which is called Bo Tung Xeo! It is deliciously marinated tender beef steak pieces (plenty of garlic), which you barbecue yourself at your table. The waiter seemed worried about my cooking skills and intervened, but it was all part of the fun. The service is good here and the staff speak English. The locals tend to fill this place up, which is a good sign. You can park your motorbike in the restaurant!!

Favorite Dish The restaurant is named after its most famed dish - BBQ beef. It's delicious and fun.

worldkiwi's Profile Photo
May 03, 2005

Bo Tung Xeo: Dont skip scorpions!

Big hall in two floors, hundreds of seats, noisy, living, crowded and amazing amount of service stuff!
The food is extremely good, service is fast and polite and the prices are dirt cheap compared to quality of food and size of the dishes. Extremely good value, also mentioned in Lonely Planet book.

Favorite Dish Well, you really have to try almost anything. Scorpions tastes like pop-corn, really! You can eat the whole scorpion, cause the poisonous parts has been removed. The body of the scorpion isnt as good as the other parts, so eat the the legs and siccors first...

kimmo_v's Profile Photo
Nov 08, 2002
Sponsored Listings

Hotels Near Bo Tung Xeo

59, Hai Ba Trung Street, Ben Nghe Ward , District 1
Show Prices
15 - 17 Cao Trieu Phat, Hung Phuoc 1, Phu My Hung, District 7
Show Prices
165 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, 7
Show Prices
4 Cao Ba Quat st, Dis 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Show Prices
53 - 55 Co Bac St., Cau Ong Lanh Ward, District 1 - Pham Ngu Lao / Tay Balo
Show Prices
18 Bui Thi Xuan Street, District 1
Show Prices

Top 5 Ho Chi Minh City Writers

bpacker's Profile Photo


"Saigon Saigon !"
View Member
JonnyVN's Profile Photo


View Member


View Member
SirRichard's Profile Photo


"Former Saigon"
View Member
balhannah's Profile Photo


"Ho Chi Minh City 29/3/08 - 3/4/08"
View Member

Things To Do Near Bo Tung Xeo

Things to do

Bitexco Financial Tower

I simply love the BHD Cinema Experience. And they have the best Caramel Popcorn in town! Also for girls who love UK Shopping Brands, they have TopShop, TopMan, Warehouse, etc. over here. For a...
View More
Things to do

Post Office

This 19th century building is another great example of the legacy of French colonial architecture left in the City. its still an active post office and the inside is as ornate as the outside and not...
View More
Things to do

Fito Museum of traditional Vietnamese medicine

While I confess I'm in the Minchin school when it comes to 'alternative' medicine, the Fito Museum of traditional Vietnamese medicine is worth a trip away from the centre. Set over four floors of an...
View More
Things to do

Cholon Mosque

The Cholon Mosque in Saigon's Chinatown is representative of the city's small Malaysian and Indonesian Muslim communities. Built in 1932, the blue and white house of worship is an island of simplistic...
View More
Things to do

Diamond Plaza

Not exactly a classic Saigon landmark, but it's a favorite with expats. Inside is a mall that's indistinguishable from an American mall, until you look closely at the products on the shelves. Upstairs...
View More
Things to do


Temple in Cholon (Chinatown). Thien Hau, the lady of the sea is known as Matzu in China and is the chief diety of this temple which sits in the Chinatown of Saigon near the benh thanh market area in...
View More

Getting to Bo Tung Xeo


81 Ly Tu Trong Street


  • Sunday 09:00 to 22:00
  • Monday 09:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday 09:00 to 22:00
  • Friday 09:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 22:00