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Hoi An offers some of the best food outside Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. From cheap and tasty street food to learning to cook your own meal before you devour it, Hoi An is the culinary capital of central Vietnam. Here’s your guide to the best cheap eats, feasts and other foodie experiences in the city…

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  • Like a Local

10 Places

3 City Tips

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10 Places

Nu Eatery

Restaurants

Phi Banh Mi

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Bao Han

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Central Market

Flea & Street Markets

Brother's Cafe

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Mango Mango Hoi An

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Ganesh

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Samurai Kitchen

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Minh Hien Vegetarian Restaurant

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Kirsty S's City Tips

  • When it comes to street food, the general rule of thumb is to go where you can see the food being prepared and cooked – and to eat where you see the locals eat!
  • It’s wise to be cautious with fruits that are likely to have been washed in tap water. To err on the side of caution, only eat closed fruits like bananas and oranges.
  • Soup-based dishes (or pho) are incredibly popular in Vietnam. Be sure to check that any pho you order is piping hot before you eat it.
  • Nu Eatery
    Restaurants (Vietnamese, Healthy)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Nu Eatery is a small restaurant tucked away on a side street just past the Japanese Bridge, but when you eat here you’ll soon know what all the fuss is about. The service and ambience are both fantastic, but it’s the food that quite rightly steals the show. Try the beef vermicelli, rice fettuccine with pork or one of the avocado dishes. You won’t be disappointed!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Even if you feel you can’t fit it in, try the ice-cream for dessert. It’s homemade and you can choose from the likes of lemongrass and chilli flavors!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #65 of 1 070 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best food we had in Hoi An 22/06/2020
    • Very good! 17/06/2020
    • Nu Eatery
    Address:
    10A Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
    Minh An
    Hoi An 560000
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 92 519 01 90
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$6
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 - 21:00
    Other:
  • Phi Banh Mi
    Restaurants (Fast food, Asian, Vietnamese)
    Kirsty S Says:

    As much as a cultural exchange as it is a foodie haven, Phi and his wife are keen to improve their English and will welcome you like an old friend from the moment you enter their humble establishment. Widely touted as the best place for banh mi in Vietnam, prepare your tastebuds for an explosion of flavors packed into the best sandwich of your life!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Phi Banh Mi can be a little difficult to find as it’s tucked away down a small side road. Look out for it at 88 Thai Phien.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 1 070 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Returned several times 19/07/2020
    • THE BEST VEGAN BANH MI - I have ever tasted - crazy good - we will be back!!! 24/05/2020
    • Phi Banh Mi
    Address:
    88 Thai Phien
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 90 575 52 83
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 20:00
  • Bao Han
    Restaurants (Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    At Bao Han, the food is fresh and the service is excellent. The wonderful lady who runs it is always on hand to help you decide what to eat, and if you don’t like anything on the menu she’ll just whip something else up for you. Although, with delicious staple dishes such as orange duck, prawns in tamarind sauce and fish in banana leaves, there are plenty of tempting options to choose from.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Ban Han is a little way out from the center of Hoi An but is well worth the journey. You’ll find it at 17 Cua Dai Street.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #105 of 1 070 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic Recommendation 18/08/2020
    • The best restaurant 26/06/2020
    • Bao Han
    Address:
    17 Cua Dai St
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 93 532 64 04
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 22:00
  • Central Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Kirsty S Says:

    The Central Market is a great place to sample the best of Hoi An’s culinary delights. Here you can feast on a whole smorgasbord of Vietnamese favorites, including cao lau and mi quang, plus many more. Locals and travelers alike flock to the market, with the tourists sampling the dishes from the vendors outside, while the locals buy fresh fish and fruits and vegetables from the stalls within.

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    • Foodie
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The Central Market is located at Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets. For the best cao lau in town, seek out Ms Ha’s stall.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 103 things to do in Hoi An
    • Great Market 14/08/2020
    • Definitely check out 13/05/2020
    • Central Market
    Address:
    Nguyen Hue and Tran Phu Streets
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
  • Brother's Cafe
    Restaurants (Asian, Vietnamese)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    Right near the Central Market, Brother’ Cafe is set in three French colonial buildings with riverside views, making it a scenic spot for lunch or dinner. The setting is truly beautiful, the food is full of fresh flavors and the service is friendly and welcoming. Brother’s Cafe is particularly ideal for that special romantic meal for two.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • If you’re here for the romance, be sure to book ahead and ask for a table with a riverside view.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #317 of 1 070 restaurants in Hoi An
    • Magical Riverside Restaurant 10/03/2020
    • Gorgeous setting and lovely attentive staff 10/03/2020
    • Brother's Cafe
    Address:
    27-29 - 31 Phan Boi Chau St - hoi an
    Hoi An town, Quang Nam province
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 98 291 41 50
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    08:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Mango Mango Hoi An
    Restaurants (Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For Vietnamese food with a twist and a fantastic view of Hoi An’s river, Mango Mango is just the place. This atmospheric bistro looks right out onto the river, offering the perfect vantage point for taking in the vibrant atmosphere and waterfront views, which include the Japanese Bridge. Food-wise, you can take your pick from an array of traditional Vietnamese cuisines, along with a number of western dishes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Mango Mango is located along the river at 45 Nguyen Phuc Chu.
    • Although open during the day, head here in the evening when the atmosphere comes alive with entertainers and street vendors and the night sky is lit up with Chinese lanterns.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #204 of 1 070 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic Food 30/03/2020
    • Tasty but overpriced. 17/03/2020
    • Mango Mango Hoi An
    Address:
    45 Nguyen Phuc Chu
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 235 3911 863
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    15:00 - 22:00
    Other:
  • Ganesh
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    If you’re looking for a break from Vietnamese food, you could do far worse than heading to Ganesh for some authentic and quality Indian cuisine. From their light and crispy naans to their exquisitely flavored curry dishes, Ganesh is a great choice for an alternative night out.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Ganesh can be found at 24 Tran Hung Dao. If you’re traveling to other parts of Vietnam, note that there are also Ganesh restaurants in Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City.
    • If you like your curries hot, try the jalfrezi – it’s simply superb!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #96 of 1 070 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good Food 09/05/2020
    • Some of the best Indian food we've had 09/04/2020
    • Ganesh
    Address:
    24 Tran Hung Dao
    Hoi An
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 235 3864 538
    Other:
  • Samurai Kitchen
    Restaurants (Japanese, Asian)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For another alternative to Vietnamese food, the Samurai Kitchen is a fine choice. It presents home-style Japanese dishes in the same way in which they're prepared and served across homes in Japan. There’s no sushi on the menu and the recipes are traditional ones passed down through the owner’s family, so there are no western nuances. Instead, this is authentic Japanese food at its best – right in the heart of Hoi An!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Samurai Kitchen has moved to new premises at 9 Tieu La Street, near the Central Market.
    • This is a tiny establishment with only five tables so it’s best to make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #62 of 1 070 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very tasty authentic japanese food 09/02/2020
    • Good Japanese food 19/01/2020
    • Samurai Kitchen
    Address:
    09 Tieu La Street
    Hoi An 560000
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 77 850 4627
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    11:00 - 14:00
    17:00 - 20:00
    Other:
  • Minh Hien Vegetarian Restaurant
    Restaurants (Vietnamese, Healthy)
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    Kirsty S Says:

    For the best vegetarian food in Hoi An, head to Minh Hien’s. The menu features a huge choice of vegetarian and vegan dishes and every one of them is packed full of flavor. The place itself is cute and quirky, being set out like a library with bookshelves lining the whole of one wall, while the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. It’s the food that takes center stage though, with delicious spring rolls, rose dumplings, eggplant dishes and even cao lau with tofu. The food here is so tasty, even devout carnivores have been known to return again and again!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • The Minh Hien Vegetarian Restaurant is located at 50 Tran Cao Van.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #104 of 1 070 restaurants in Hoi An
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A MUST-VISIT PLACE - insanely good food, every dish is a winner, great staff & brilliant dining experience!!! 24/05/2020
    • Delicious vegetarian! 09/04/2020
    • Minh Hien Vegetarian Restaurant
    Address:
    50 Tran Cao Van
    Hoi An 560000
    Vietnam
    Phone:
    +84 90 566 77 43
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$28
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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