The dining scene in Bali changed when Seminyak’s hottest new restaurant and bar, Saigon Street, opened in June 2015.

Saigon Street opened under the direction of Aki Kotzamichalis, one of the co-founders of the Seminyak and Bali institution, Ku De Ta. This new dining room and bar features modern Vietnamese dishes by Geoff Lindsay, the chef behind some of Melbourne’s finest restaurants and casual cool urban interiors with a nod to the Vietnamese street by award winning Australian interior designer, Alex Zabotto-Bentley.

Situated in the heart of the dining and entertaining scene of Seminyak and Petitenget, the new restaurant and bar is already being billed as the ‘place to see and be seen’ by both expats and visitors to Bali alike.

Under the expert guidance of Geoff Lindsay, the menu pays homage to classic and regional Vietnamese dishes with an exciting spin never before seen on the island. The menu features light, fresh and healthy dishes to be savoured and dishes to be shared.

Borrowing from both his Melbourne eatery Dandelion and traditional Vietnamese flavour combinations, foodies enjoy a wonderfully intoxicating combination of the raw and the cooked, the hot and the cold, the sweet and sour.

Signature dishes include succulent Green Rice Fried Prawns, Soft Shell Crab Rice Paper Rolls and Pork Belly simmered with caramel and pepper in a clay pot; as well as an expanded repertoire of little nibbles for grazing. The bar menu offers a range of delicious Vietnamese inspired cocktails and fragrant fruit driven wines from all over the world.

The restaurant’s casual urban interiors with a nod to Vietnamese street culture have been created by award winning Australian interior designer, Alex Zabotto-Bentley. A visual feast for the eyes and with meticulous attention to detail, design enthusiasts can relish and relax amongst an interior that juxtaposes Saigon, Barcelona and Buenos Aires. Features include hand-sewn fibres, Carrara marble, wall and ceiling art with neon accents, a green colour palette to reflect the surrounds and a lush green laneway.

Saigon Street is open every day from 11:00 am to 1:00 am. For more information email info@saigonstreetbali.com