Are you craving a unique dining experience that combines simplicity, tradition, and exquisite flavors? Look no further than Atsushi Kawaguchi’s Ho Chi Minh, a Japanese restaurant in TP that recently won the prestigious Silver at the A’ Design Award. Let’s delve into what makes this restaurant truly exceptional.

Embracing the Beauty of Simplicity

Atsushi Kawaguchi’s Ho Chi Minh stands out for its focus on simplicity and the use of high-quality materials. The interior design maximizes the expression of texture, strength, and roughness, creating a pure space that emphasizes the beauty of each material. The restaurant opts for simple and raw materials, allowing the food to take center stage.

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Inspired by Japanese Soba Noodles

The design inspiration for Atsushi Kawaguchi’s Ho Chi Minh stems from the character and spirit of Japanese Soba noodles. These noodles, although simple, boast a rich history and deep meaning. Each iteration of this dish has been perfected over time, and the restaurant aims to capture that essence.

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Thoughtful Design for a Relaxing Dining Experience

The restaurant’s layout has been carefully designed to create a serene and comfortable atmosphere. The first floor features a bar, a soba-making area, and a kitchen counter. The ceiling height has been lowered to 2.4m to enhance the cozy ambiance. A wooden hanging frame above the counter maintains an open feel while effectively dividing the dining and kitchen areas. On the second floor, a series of dining room tables ensure that diners enjoy privacy and comfort.

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Wooden Partitions

Fusion of Originality and Ingenuity

The project started in April 2015 and was completed in October 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Atsushi Kawaguchi’s Ho Chi Minh prides itself on using original and sophisticated finishing materials. The furniture is unique to the restaurant, and the interior decoration showcases the original appearance of the materials. Through skillful combination, handling, presentation, and combination, the restaurant achieves a high-quality and refined finish.

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A Journey to Japan in the Heart of Ho Chi Minh City

According to Atsushi Kawaguchi, creating a restaurant in the bustling and chaotic center of Ho Chi Minh City was no easy feat. The facade needed a visually striking design that would capture the attention of passersby. Stepping into the restaurant, however, offers a serene escape from the urban frenzy. The aim is to transport diners into another world, where they can savor Soba dishes meticulously prepared by a Soba master and immerse themselves in the essence of Japan.


Experience Atsushi Kawaguchi’s Ho Chi Minh

Atsushi Kawaguchi’s Ho Chi Minh sets itself apart as a Japanese restaurant that embraces simplicity, tradition, and outstanding design. By focusing on the intrinsic beauty of materials and delivering an unparalleled dining experience, it has earned the recognition it deserves. If you’re in TP, make sure to pay this remarkable establishment a visit.

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