Saigon's Luong Son Quan - Bo Tung Xeo: Beer Garden Vietnamese Style

Updated 08-18-14. Luong Son Quan (Bo Tung Xeo) is a great place to hang out with friends for dinner and lots of drinking. Sort of a beer garden, Vietnamese style. But it's much more than that. On the menu are exotic dishes for "nhậu," the Vietnamese term for eating and drinking, with emphasis on the drinking part. When men, (and some women) get together to "nhậu," of course the liquids flow, but a very important part of the practice are the side dishes (snacks, but not entirely, if you will) to go together with the drinks. The foods are not meant to be meals to fill you up. Rather they serve to enhance the drinking and socializing experience.

Check out some of the items on the menu (last photo below, click to view hi res photo.) Sautéed eel with fresh milk. Stewed snake with lemon grass. Minced snake. Curried wild pork. Sautéed field rat with coconut. Sautéed pork stomach with green pepper. Grilled frog legs. Sautéed eel with banana. Sautéed sea snails with banana. Curried goat. On another menu board I also saw roasted rabbit - yummy bunny!

On top of everything (no pun intended,) there's the movable ceiling/roof made of woven baskets! How cool is that? During our dinner, it started to trickle so in goes the roof. Afterward, when it stops raining, opening the roof provided great air circulation for a hot and humid Saigon night. Enjoy the photos.

Luong Son Quan (Bo Tung Xeo)
31 Ly Tu Trong St., District 1, Saigon
Telephone: (08) 8251330
(From Hai Ba Trung - Ly Tu trong crossroads, turn to one-way Ly Tu Trong st. This restaurant is on the right)

Table grilling at Luong Son Quan Bo Tung Xeo, Saigon

Table grilling at Luong Son Quan Bo Tung Xeo, Saigon

Moveable ceiling/roof at Luong Son Quan Bo Tung Xeo, Saigon

Luong Son Quan Bo Tung Xeo ceiling Saigon moveable roof

Opening ceiling/roof at Luong Son Quan Bo Tung Xeo, Saigon

Opening ceiling/roof at Luong Son Quan Bo Tung Xeo, Saigon

Dining room and menu at Luong Son Quan Bo Tung Xeo, Saigon

Luong Son Quan Bo Tung Xeo Saigon dining room and menu

5 comments

  1. Cuong Huynh 1 November, 2009 at 21:32 Reply

    Ie Ie: Sorry and thanks for your question. The address is

    Luong Son Quan (Bo Tung Xeo)
    31 Ly Tu Trong St., District 1, Saigon
    Telephone: (08) 8251330

    which is also added into the post.

  2. mike 15 September, 2011 at 10:21 Reply

    My wife and i and our two boys went to this place from the recommendations from my best mate for a good feed , it was AWESOME ,
    the atomsphere , the smells , the flavours , the serves , and the price .
    When i go back to Vietnam i plan to eat here often , yummy

  3. Cuong 16 October, 2011 at 23:03 Reply

    Hi mike: My question is: did you try some of the exotic dishes available on the menu? Of course you don’t want to gross out the wife and kids, but just thought I’d ask 😉

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