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Hội An Food Guide

This beautiful town has a few famous dishes but overall I found that most places were tourist traps and it was hard to find good authentic local food.

Local dishes: Cao Lầu, White Rose, Mì Quảng, Kem Ống.

Below is some of the best food in Hội An...

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Updated: 18th August, 2017
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Madam Khánh - "Banh Mi Queen"

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"Probably my favourite banh mi stall in Vietnam."

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Red Gecko Restaurant

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"One of the better tourist restaurants in Hoi An. We had the My Quang noodles, the fried wanton and the BBQ fish in banana leaf (180k between 2 and comes with rice and papaya salad)."

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Cao Lầu Thanh

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Fantastic Cao Lầu. Delicious tender pork, meaty broth, nice thick noodles and fresh salad."

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The Hill Station

INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT

"Craft beer, cheese platters and other goodness. The same company who have a restaurant in Sapa."

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Nữ Eatery

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Really nice setting right in the old town. You can sit on the balcony too."

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Namaste

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Visited a couple of times. Pretty great curry!"

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Ganesh

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Same chain as the one I visited in Mui Ne. Very busy place, you might want to book ahead or go early."

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Miss Lien Thao

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Lovely lady and tasty food. There's a row of small stalls under one roof and they seem to all have the exact same menu (and signs)."

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Nocturnal Artist

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"I had the squid stuffed with sausage (105,000d), my friend had the bun thit nuong starter (40,000d) and egg plant in a clay pot (55,000d). Tasty!"

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Baba's Kitchen

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Sister to the restaurant of the same name on Bui Vien in Saigon. The menu seems to be the same too."

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Bánh Mì Phượng

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"Very popular place for banh mi. They have a menu with different options."

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Bánh mì Lành

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"A banh mi stall on the side of the road, outside of town. It was 20,000d, possibly more than the locals pay."

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Chips 'N' Fish 'N' Stuff

INTERNATIONAL RESTAURANT

"It's a popular spot that can get busy on some nights. I had the fish & chips (135k)."

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Giếng Bá Lễ / Bale Well

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"Famous place and very popular with tourists. The set menu is 110,000d and is enough for two people."

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Cao Lầu Bà Bé

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"Inside the main market. It's one of the better Cao Lầu I've had but it still didn't excite me enough to rate it up there with other Vietnamese dishes."

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Cao Lầu Trung Bắc

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Popular place to have Cao Lầu (the Hoi An speciality noodle dish). It's tasty but nothing special."

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Quan Chay Nhat Da

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Vegan and vegetarian restaurant and cooking class. I had the bun thit nuong (the version with peanut sauce) and papaya salad."

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Tap House

VIETNAMESE BAR

"Good craft beer from Platinum, Pasteur Street & Heart of Darkness but incredibly rude manager made it a bad experience and I won't be returning."

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Thao Nguyen Restaurant

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Cheap local place to get Hoi An specialities such as White Rose (30k for 5 pieces), Cao Lau (25k), My Quang (25k) and Com Ga (30k)."

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The Happy Buffalo

VIETNAMESE BAR

"Nice simple place with a good view over the rice fields and cheap beer (Bia Saigon for 15k)."

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