Travel Guide to Vietnamese Restaurants
Vietnamese Restaurant Reviews
Cafe 41 $
Solid cheap meals come quickly and without ceremony at Cafe 41, fast food Vietnam style. Neighbour, Cafe 43, pulls more customers yet Cafe 41’s prices and quality are comparable, it’s seating more comfortable, and its staff friendlier. Perhaps the more sedate indoor feel is the deterrent but for us there’s not much between these two very cheap Vietnamese restaurants.
Baby Mustard $$
Baby Mustard sits idyllically by Tra Que’s market gardens in a backstreet off the road to An Bang Beach. It rates very highly on peer review sites and seems to have struck upon a menu and cooking style that brings Vietnamese food closer to Western palates. Above-average and mid-priced but look out for the mozzies!
Pure Coffee – Bar and Coffee House
Overwhelmed by the countless coffee shops and bars in Hoi An? Seek out new kid on the block, Pure Coffee, and you won’t be disappointed. It provides a complete package that will suit all tastes: modern tasteful décor, relaxed ambiance, killer coffee, experienced, well-trained staff, world-class cocktails at bargain prices, affordable quality Vietnamese cuisine, exemplary customer service and music from chilled cafe lounge to deep house.
Hoi An Riverside Restaurant $$$
With over two million tourists crawling over Hoi An every year, it’s pretty hectic in the Old Town, especially early evening. Indeed, many locals have given it away as a comfortable destination. So, where are the fine-dining alternatives away from the common throng?
Restaurant & Cafe Tuan – Another TripAdvisor 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.
Hoi An Now Travel Guide to Vietnamese Restaurants
Whether you want to try local specialties or national favorites, Hoi An is peppered with fantastic Vietnamese restaurants. These places are frequented by foreigners and locals alike, so get in on the action and try some great food. If you have a favorite that is missing on the list, please let us know!
Nhan’s Kitchen (Bep Nhan) $
Nhan’s Kitchen, a modest suburban, no-frills café, has only been open for a few months so how can it be TripAdvisor’s #1 Restaurant in Hoi An? In fact, it’s been in the Top 5 virtually ever since it opened. How has it had such phenomenal success against 684 cut-throat competitors?
Home Hoi An Restaurant $$-$$$
Home Hoi An Restaurant has been developed by skillful managers who have a deep understanding of the preparation and presentation of traditional Vietnamese food and inherent good taste. While the prime clientele are overseas visitors, all diners leave not just with a great meal experience but also a much-expanded understanding of authentic Vietnamese cooking and style.
Orivy: A Great Introduction to Hoi An’s Signature Dishes $$
At Orivy the tranquil, shaded garden skirted by calming ponds keeps me coming back more than anything. It’s a lush oasis amidst the concrete and brick of nearby neighbors; a portal that transports one away from stark urbanity.
Eating at Annen Vegetarian Corner is like visiting a distant relative; although you may not have seen them for years, you’re welcomed as though your last visit had been yesterday.
Minh Hien 2 $
Vegetarian restaurant, Minh Hien 2, opened in March 2016. It’s a kissing cousin of the original Minh Hien on Tran Cao Van – same owner, same menu – and like many start-ups in their infancy the quality is especially good.
Banh Mi Phuong $
Famously, Anthony Bourdain celebrated Banh Mi Phuong on television and it hasn’t looked back since.
Pho 323 $
Packed every morning with locals and the odd expat in the know, Pho 323 serves one of the best phos (pronounced ‘fur’) in Hoi An.
Vy’s Market Restaurant and Cooking School
Everything, Vietnamese food-wise, is available at Ms Vy’s Market Cooking School and Restaurant.
Street Food Guide: Hoi An Food Safari
Hoi An Food Safari runs an exceptional, personalized food tour in Hoi An with a particular emphasis on street food.
Mai Fish $$$
Renowned chef Duc Tran’s authentic knowhow marks Mai Fish a standout for traditional Vietnamese cuisine in Hoi An.