Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 01:30
Fri: 12:00 - 02:00
Sat: 15:00 - 02:00
This modern gastrobar by the Indochine Group consists of a chill out lounge area and restaurant offering western fare with an Indo-Chinese touch.
IndoChine’s offering on Club Street certainly ups the style ante insofar as combining a chi chi bar, chill out lounge and a place to chow down some fusion-influenced Indo-Chinese fare. Savanh is more suited to winding down after work over cocktails and Asian-inspired tapas. With Savanh 49 ($15) in tow--the house cocktail consisting of a sweet lychee liqueur and some serious amounts of vodka--we kicked off with two prawn-based dishesthe Saigon pomelo prawn salad ($22) and the chilli basil tiger prawns ($38), the former was a light, tangy dish with steamed prawns paired with juicy pomelos which was all-right, but packed nowhere near the punch of the latter, which was spicy, with generously-portioned fresh, succulent tiger prawns; pure delight. We also had the gui cuon cua--hefty crab rolls comprising mango, mint leaves, with slices of cucumber and carrot. To round off the meal, try the sticky rice mango ($10), warm coconut milk over sticky rice alongside sweet cuts of Indian mango. No complaints about the service here, but overall, for a brand name like Indochine we expected a little bit more in terms of a better dining experience
Savanh never fails if you are looking for a place to grab a couple bottles of wine and have great bites to accompany it. My husband and I have gone there many times, since we live in the area, and its the most fool-proof place to go for a relaxed evening. Due to Savanh's popularity as well as its inner atmostphere (very buddha bar like), it still feels as though you are going to a public place, as opposed to having a private dinner. The fact that the food quality is great and consistent, even though there is a casual/stylish bar type atmostphere, makes it a great place for those looking for a dinner that is more exciting than a straight up restaurant, but less noisy and tasteless than a bar. The service is attentive, and the seating inside (cushions raised around the table) is comfortable and offers a great view of the buddha heads lining the place. The wine list is great.
Average price below includes a shared bottle of wine.