Hoi An Restaurants / International

Jim’s Snackbar

11am – 9pm, Tuesday to Sunday
552 Hai Ba Trung
+84 (0) 962 945 514;
$$$

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. We were gobsmacked. Along with cheap, half-decent wine, Jim was offering gourmet quality western food, like medium-rare burgers with blue cheese, in the 69,000 – 162,000 VND (3 – 7 USD) range.

Soon exotic options like ostrich and crocodile burgers were added to the Australian beef and New Zealand lamb patties already on offer; all blended with Jim’s own secret herb and spice mixes. Meanwhile, standard hot-dog-style frankfurts were augmented by hefty Polish beef sausages and chicken and seafood in various forms. There’s a Vegetarian Tikka burger and salads too and everything’s accompanied by an incredible range of sauces.

Jim’s is no ordinary snackbar, full of class, its new premises on Hai Ba Trung offer plenty of comfortable seating, breezy music and powerful ceiling fan comfort. The food is high quality at everyman’s prices and an interesting range of imported beers completes the picture.

At Jim’s Snackbar the burgers aren’t overly large, so if you’re really hungry you might want two. One and a half’s about right for me so take a mate and explore the menu!

Written By
Stuart Neal

Former publisher at ABC Books and Consultant Publisher at Allen & Unwin in Australia, Stuart Neal is co-founder of the travel website, Hoi An Now.

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