PRIME STEAKHOUSE REVIEW
Prime Steakhouse is one of the best Hoi An Restaurants. Indeed it’s a world-class steakhouse that rivals the best in New York, Paris or Sydney.
E VILLAGE $$
E Village food, the lovely setting and friendly staff provide plenty of reasons to visit. Also prized for its green ethos and cultural authenticity.
HIGHWAY4 REVIEW $$
Highway4 – an authentic Vietnamese restaurant, North Vietnamese inspired. Relaxed atmosphere, as much for drinking as eating. ‘Tuu Quan’- style.
LITTLE FAIFO $$$
Little Faifo in atmospheric Hoi An Old Town invites you to step into the past and enjoy Vietnamese cuisine in syle with great food and exemplary customer service.
MANGO ROOMS $$$
Mango Rooms is a mainstay of Hoi An’s fusion eateries. The decor vibrant, the music chilled, the staff lovely and as for the food, it’s out of this world!
LA MAISON DELI $$-$$$
La Maison Deli has a great outdoor setting with drinks a cut above usual cafes’. Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and European cuisine options abound.
THIRTYSEVEN WOODFIRED GRILL AND BAR $$$
ThirtySeven Woodfired Grill offers one of the best culinary journeys in Hoi An. Superb cocktails, diverse settings, divine food, great wine list and the Hoi An Cigar Club!
HOI AN STEAKHOUSE $$$
Hoi An Steakhouse steaks are melt-in-the mouth tender, and cooked to perfection. In fact I can’t remember sinking my fangs into a more tender steak – ever!
There is certainly no shortage of coffee shops and bars in Hoi An. But few places cater to your beverage needs with as much attention-to-detail and sophistication as new kid on the block, Pure Coffee.
CAFE 41 $
Tran Cao Van is the street for budget meals and Cafe 41 is as good as most. We’ll be back again, especially when looking for value with the kids.
BABY MUSTARD $$
Baby Mustard sits idyllically by Tra Que’s market gardens. It rates very highly on peer review sites, serving Vietnamese food closer to Western palates.
BEST VEGETARIAN RESTAURANTS IN HOI AN
In general Vietnam is a great place for vegetarians. Vietnamese cuisine offers many meat-free options and, in Hoi An, most international menus have a vegetarian section. Indian, Mexican, Japanese and Italian are favored by local vegetarians in particular but there are several dedicated vegetarian…
DINGO DELI $$
Dingo Deli is a delectable Western Oasis in an Asian world – Lavazza coffee, smoked ham, parmesan cheese in blocks and a bakery with a constantly changing array of pastries and breads. With one of Hoi An’s best international menus, a Western mini-mart and a quality children’s playground, expats rely on it heavily.
BABA’S KITCHEN $$
Baba’s Kitchen is the best Indian restaurant in town for many. Their food has a genuine kick of original flavor and it’s not dumbed down.
HOI AN RIVERSIDE BAR AND RESTAURANT $$$
In Hoi An, there are only a few gourmet-quality, fine-dining options. Without hesitation we include Hoi An Riverside Restaurant in this elite group.
RESTAURANT & CAFE TUAN – ANOTHER TRIP ADVISOR MARVEL $
Restaurant & Cafe Tuan puts many of its much pricier competitors to shame, and it is a clear market leader of Hoi An’s budget cafes.
THAI MARKET $$
Housed in an old colonial building on the edge of Hoi An’s Old Town is Thai Market Restaurant serving authentic Thai food at great prices.
NHAN’S KITCHEN (BEP NHAN) $
Nhan’s Kitchen serves Italian-style food, sandwiches and burgers alongside Vietnamese standards very cheaply. Popular with first-class customer service.
HOME HOI AN RESTAURANT $$-$$$
Home Hoi An Restaurant has a deep understanding of the preparation and presentation of traditional Vietnamese food, especially Hoi An traditional dishes.
ROSIE’S CAFE $$
Rosie’s offers a delightful marriage of great cafe fare and modern aesthetics. This cafe, hidden in a little alley, is a calm, cool spot if you want to chat, read or work.
BA LE WELL RESTAURANT $
For an authentic Vietnamese dining experience in a relaxed garden setting, Hoi An’s Ba Le Well restaurant is not to be missed.
ORIVY: A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO HOI AN’S SIGNATURE DISHES $$
Orivy is definitely worth a visit for a very accessible introduction to local Hoi An cuisine: you’ll enjoy regional specialties in a lush garden setting.
CIRCLE CAFE $$
Circle makes some of the best burgers in Vietnam. What’s its secret? It’s the Juicy Lucy – a a Minneapolis invention stuffed with cheese before cooking
MIX GREEK RESTAURANT $$
I was first introduced to Greek food around the time ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ was released. My mother loved the movie and one day announced we would be going to a Greek restaurant. I was excited – after all, I was a girl who was ‘cultured’, eating Kimchi at the age of six, escargot by seven, and a plethora of other delicacies my friends hadn’t even heard of, let alone considered including in their strict Kraft-boxed-dinner repertoire.
Nowhere else in Hoi An does your cafe viet come with a free fish pedicure. Situated on the riverside, U Cafe’s serene atmosphere is made complete with ponds filled with small fish eager to snack on your feet. It only tickles, I promise … U Café’s simple but tasty menu offers an array of Vietnamese/Japanese fusion snacks
BELLEVILLE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
There’s nothing else like Belleville Restaurant & Lounge in Hoi An. Fine food, live music, bohemian atmosphere, great location.
Annen’s laidback style invites you to relax as you enjoy fresh, delicious, Vietnamese vegetarian cuisine at some of the cheapest prices in Hoi An.
JACK’S CAT CAFE
Must like cats … and truly great vegetarian food … and places off the beaten path … and, well, cats … lots of them, seventy-two to be precise. Jack’s Cat Cafe offers quality vegetarian fare in a shaded, spacious oasis of trees, ponds and pagodas.
NU EATERY $$
Nu Eatery is one of the best value-for-money eateries in town. And its ‘Asian Fusion’ style, characterized by a light touch, is refreshingly original too.
HOI AN ROASTERY $$
Do you need more than a quality cup of coffee? Are you seeking décor and ambience to enhance your caffeine hit, that certain je ne sais quoi? Over 200 coffee varieties on offer, coffee workshops and coffee beans roasted on the premises.
HOLA TACO $$
The Mexican cuisine at Hola Taco is in the top rung, value-wise, of any Mexican restaurant I’ve tried. Fully deserving its high rating on TripAdvisor and a favorite with expats, the freshness of the ingredients, along with some individual flair, is its key to success.
GREEN MANGO $$ – $$$
At Green Mango French cooking techniques are married with Vietnamese cuisine. Great 2 for 1 cocktail Happy Hour from midday to 8pm
MINH HIEN 2
Leading vegetarian restaurant, Minh Hien 2, is a kissing cousin of the original Minh Hien on Tran Cao Van. Now, Minh Hien 3’s garden setting has been added to the Minh Hien success story proving good quality at good prices is a winning formula.
THE ESPRESSO STATION $$
Does size matter to you? When it comes to coffee, it does to me. The Espresso Station serves up a huge double-shot coffee at very reasonable prices – and that’s enough to tempt me back. There’s a rather relaxing oasis vibe to this place.
KEBAB SHACK $
Without airs and graces, Kebab Shack is one of Hoi An’s best cheap eateries, especially if you hanker for some classic British pub gub or kebabs.
FAIFO COFFEE $$
Put simply, Faifo Coffee has the best coffee in Hoi An. It is piping hot, strong and full of flavour and I cannot recommend it enough. Faifo Coffee is housed in a sympathetically renovated building in the Old Town with a great street view upstairs..
LE FE CAFETERIA $$
I stop regularly at Le Fe Cafétéria for a drink in peace and quiet in this great little hideaway. Bohemian setting with American jazz motifs scattered around.
JIM’S SNACKBAR $
Jim’s is no ordinary snackbar. The food is high quality at everyman prices and an interesting range of imported beers completes the picture.
MANGO MANGO $$$
Self-described as a lounge bar/restaurant, Mango Mango has an adventurous fusion menu and an exciting cocktail scene around sundown.
AM VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT $
Walking into Am Vegetarian Restaurant is like walking into a Buddhist monastery. The food is outstanding and, with mains around 60,000 VND, as cheap as a cup of coffee elsewhere.
BANH MI PHUONG $
Famously, Anthony Bourdain celebrated Banh Mi Phuong on television and it hasn’t looked back since. Is it the best banh mi in Hoi An? See for yourself.
KARMA WATERS $-$$
Karma Waters is a dedicated vegan restaurant. Some non-vegans may find it a little bland, while for others it’s a godsend that can be trusted with only pure, vegan organic ingredients.
BANH TRANG TRON $
Korean restaurant, Banh Trang Tron, is cheaper-than-chips and one of the best value-for-money options in Hoi An.
PHO 323 $
Packed every morning with locals and the odd expat in the know, Pho 323 serves some of the best pho in Hoi An.
THE LITTLE MENU $$
The Little Menu is French café style in a 100-year-old house. It specializes, quite successfully, in authentic, home-style Vietnamese cooking.
Ganesh’s delicious dishes consistently satiate both Hoi An’s tourist and expat populations and local chefs are often spotted sampling its fine offerings.
VY’S MARKET RESTAURANT AND COOKING SCHOOL $$
Everything, Vietnamese food-wise, is available at Ms Vy’s Market Restaurant and Cooking School. Choose from a wide selection of authentic and modern food.
A ROI $
It’s simple: if you want to know what good Vietnamese seafood is, eat at A Roi. Popular with locals and discerning Asian tourists with menus in English.
STREET FOOD GUIDE: HOI AN FOOD SAFARI
Hoi An Food Safari runs an exceptional, personalized food tour in Hoi An with a particular emphasis on street food.
11 COFFEE $
A few minutes’ walk across the Lantern Bridge from the Old Town on An Hoi, No 11 is a chilled place to observe the hustle and bustle nearby from a peaceful distance.
MIA COFFEE $$
Away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist drag, Mia Coffee with its beautiful wrap around veranda surrounded by jungle-greenery is a premier meeting place for ex-pats and tourists in Hoi An.
MINH HIEN $
Hoi An’s Minh Hien Vegetarian Restaurant and its 2 sibling venues are some of the best value food venues going. This is the original and the cheapest.
THE SECRET GARDEN $$-$$$
The Secret Garden’s glorious French-colonial, garden setting makes this hidden gem one of the prettiest places to dine in Hoi An. Fusion style.
WHITE MARBLE WINE BAR AND RESTAURANT
On the prime Old Town corner of Nguyen Thai Hoc and Le Loi, White Marble Bar, Hoi An’s first fully-fledged wine bar, is a popular meeting place for expats and tourists.
MAI FISH $$$
Mai Fish offers outstanding traditional Vietnamese cuisine in Hoi An. It’s a celebration of local home cooking in a verdant courtyard.
CHIPS N FISH N STUFF $$
Loved by Hoi An expats the service at Chips n Fish n Stuff is exemplary and the beer’s icy cold. The seafood is great, and the atmosphere is friendly.