Roughly in the centre of II Plateaux's Rue des Jardins and opposite the Acoustic live music venue, L'escale des Jardins is a typical Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant with many rivals in this part of town, but it is definitely one of the better choices. Usually quieter than the nearby Nuit des Saigon, it still offers a pleasant environment with the fish tanks and cultural objects you would expect.
Nothing quite signals the authenticity of a good Chinese restaurant than the fact that most of the customers here are Chinese. Filled with lanterns, fish tanks and golden dragons, Le Pekin offers authentic Chinese cuisine with a large menu in an open setting that’s great for large gatherings, though less easy to be discreet. Service can be a little slow, but the food is delicious particularly when it comes to the drier sauces and stir fries.