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.
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…
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.
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?
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.
Greek Souvlaki $
Greek Souvlaki is a very cheap no-frills roadside stall for take-aways. In fact, bizarrely there are two venues going under the same name offering similar options although they are unrelated businesses.
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.
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.
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.
Karma Waters $-$$
I’m not a Vegan and I normally eat most things within reason but I wanted to give Vegan food a try after hearing so many positive things from other reviewers and people who are practicing vegans.
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 one of the best phos (pronounced ‘fur’) in Hoi An.