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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: 29th November, 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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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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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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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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Bánh Mì Phượng

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Restaurant Tuấn

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Popular on TripAdvisor and friendly staff. Pretty good place to stop if you're cycling out this way."

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Raw Coco

VIETNAMESE CAFE

"Great cafe newly opened in August 2017. Their coconut coffee was fantastic (25k) but I recommend it without the condensed milk as I had it without and it was sweet enough (and much healthier)."

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Cơm Gà Bà Buội

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"Popular place for chicken rice. 35,000d each."

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Phi banh mi

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"Popular banh mi. They do a "traditional" version for 15,000d which delicious and is a great price for a tourist spot."

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Pause Restaurant

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Popular on TripAdvisor. I had the Cau Lao which was ok but the meat was a bit dry and tough."

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White Rose Restaurant

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"They only have two things on the menu: White Rose and fried wontons. I had the White Rose (70,000d) and it's pretty expensive for what you get."

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Vi Cafe

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Restaurant with various dishes and "fresh beer" (bia hoi) for the incredibly cheap price of 3,000d per glass."

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Xí Cơm Gà

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"Found on Foody.vn as a well-known chicken rice street stall. Down a little side street (which can be reached from Trần Hưng Đạo, despite what Google Maps shows)."

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Mót Hội An

VIETNAMESE CAFE

"Special herbal tea for 10k. It's a cute little place which you can sit in or have the drink to take away."

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Cafe Thiện Trung

VIETNAMESE CAFE

"Large cafe with an open wooden design. Coffee is 15k on the English menu but there are signs suggestion a lower price so I'm not sure whether the signs are wrong."

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Nhan Duyen Quan Chay

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Pretty good little vegetarian place. I had the cao lau (25k) which still packed flavour without the meat."

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