‘Top Choice 2015’ conducted by leading Chinese tourist website Lianorg.com has recognised and ranked Five Oysters restaurant at 234 Bui Vien St., D.1, HCMC among the most preferred dining destinations in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam.
Lianorg.com is an authentic and professional tourist information website, committed to offering the most comprehensive travel information to Asian tourists through its annual independent restaurant survey valuation.
Five Oysters is the only Vietnamese restaurant in the backpacking area to have featured in this topnotch tourism site. In fact very few restaurants in Saigon have made it to the Top Choice 2015 awards.
“Your exquisite menus and friendly services have received positive reviews by our judges and Asian visitors leading to the successful qualification in our ‘Top Choice’ ranking system,” lianorg.com Communications Manager Rita Chen noted. Following the award, the restaurants are to be promoted via Lianorg’s media, in forms of network, video, books and tourist guides.
Five Oysters restaurant is located in the Phan Ngu Lao area surrounded by many other eateries. What it makes Five Oysters different is that unlike most of its neighbouring restaurants, which are owned by foreigners, Five Oysters is owned, managed and run 100% by Vietnamese. A huge menu covers Vietnamese food from North to South, also specialising in seafood. It has been open for almost two and a half years and its rooftop is very popular in the evenings, not only for food, but for drinks, which are very cheaply priced.
Starters and salads are priced between VND 35,000 and VND 70,000, with a great selection of vegetarian food with prices starting at VND 30,000. Most if not all main courses don’t exceed VND90,000 and, commensurate with the neighbourhood, prices of local beers start at a mere VND10,000. Portions sizes are generous and service is fast.
Five Oysters offers a very friendly atmosphere and service, with tasty food and good prices. And watch out for promotions – for example, every Friday evening you can get fresh oysters from Nha Trang for only VND 10,000/ each.
“It is one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City” “Best restaurant in Bui Vien Street”… the review results on the site assert. Recently it’s rewarded “Certificate of Excellence 2014″ by Tripadvisor and also highly recommended by Lonely Planet, Utopia Asian, VNexpress…
China is currently one of the largest tourist generating country for Vietnam. With national plans to further expand the Chinese market within 2015, the rankings come at an opportune time and would assist in driving traffic to the local restaurants listed. The awarding website lianorg.com is primarily utilised by those in China, Japan and Korea.
In 2014, lianorg.com had awarded 8,085 ‘Top Choice Restaurant’ medals, 5,430 ‘TOP CHOICE Hotel’ medals and 3,762 ‘TOP CHOICE Store’ medals throughout 1,580 in cities across 83 countries.