Quick Guide to International Restaurants
International Restaurant Reviews
MANGO ROOMS $$$
Mango Rooms is a mainstay of Hoi An’s fusion eateries. The decor vibrant, the music chilled, the staff lovely and as for the food, it’s out of this world!
LA MAISON DELI $$-$$$
La maison Deli has a great outdoor setting with drinks a cut above usual cafes. Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Thai and European cuisine options.
THIRTYSEVEN WOODFIRED GRILL AND BAR $$$
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 $$$
There are those times, as every dedicated carnivore knows, when nothing, absolutely nothing else can substitute for a big fat juicy steak, marinating in its own juices, seared to perfection, sizzling on a bed of creamy mash …. Oh stop it! My extremely healthy quinoa and tofu salad has just lost all it’s appeal! Hoi An Steakhouse bring it on!
DINGO DELI $$
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 $$
Baba’s Kitchen is the best Indian restaurant in town for many. Their food has a genuine kick of original flavor and it’s not dumbed down.
RESTAURANT & CAFE TUAN – ANOTHER TRIP ADVISOR MARVEL $
Yes, it’s a battle royal for top restaurant spot on Trip Advisor in Hoi An. For a couple of months now Restaurant & Cafe Tuan (Vietnamese/Western/Italian) has reigned supreme. At the time of writing, 91 per cent of 864 reviewers rated it excellent, the highest possible rating, while almost all others rated it very good. There is apparently no downside.
THAI MARKET $$
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.
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.
BELLEVILLE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
There’s nothing else like Belleville Restaurant & Lounge in Hoi An. Fine food, live music, bohemian atmosphere, great location.
NU EATERY $$
Nu Eatery is one of the best value-for-money eateries in town. And it’s ‘Asian Fusion’ style, characterized by a light touch, is refreshingly original too.
HOLA TACO $$
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
KEBAB SHACK $
‘Don’t get me wrong, I love Vietnamese food. But sometimes you just have to have a chip butty’, quipped amenable larrikin Brit, Tim.
JIM’S SNACKBAR $
Late in 2015 Jim’s Snackbar opened in Hoi An to universal acclaim. Immediately, the expat grapevine buzzed with rumors that the best burgers and hot dogs in the world had arrived on our doorstep.
MANGO MANGO $$$
Mango Mango is the second of celebrity chef Duc Tran’s three Hoi An restaurants. Fusion Cuisine. Great Cocktails.
BANH TRANG TRON $
Korean restaurant, Banh Trang Tron, is cheaper-than-chips and one of the best value-for-money options in Hoi An.
Ganesh’s delicious dishes consistently satiate both Hoi An’s tourist and expat populations and local chefs are often spotted sampling its fine offerings.
THE SECRET GARDEN $$-$$$
The Secret Garden’s glorious French-colonial, garden setting makes this hidden gem one of the prettiest places to dine in Hoi An. Fusion style.
WHITE MARBLE WINE BAR AND RESTAURANT
On the prime Old Town corner of Nguyen Thai Hoc and Le Loi, White Marble Bar, Hoi An’s first fully-fledged wine bar, is a popular meeting place for expats and tourists.
CHIPS ‘N’ FISH ‘N’ STUFF $$
Loved by Hoi An expats Chips ‘n’ Fish ‘n’ Stuff is a value-for-money spot with a hit of battered fish, just like home, but better.