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Huế Food Guide

The Imperial City is famous for its food, with many restaurants around the country dedicating themselves to Huế cuisine. However, I found it to be a bit of a let down. It's very possible that amazing food exists but it's just harder to find. Most options were for tourists and relatively unexciting.

Local dishes: Bún bò Huế, Cơm Hến.

Below is some of the best food in Huế...

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Updated: 8th September, 2017
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Cơm Hến Chè Bắp

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"10,000d for cơm hến (rice soup with clams) on a street filled with cơm hến restaurants. The soup was served separately here, I assume so you can choose how much liquid you want."

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Bún Bò Huế Đặc Biệt Số 1

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Popular for Bún Bò Huế (35k). Nice staff, tasty food, coconut desserts."

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Cơm hến Tý Hon

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"10,000d for cơm hến (rice soup with clams) on a street filled with cơm hến restaurants. This one had good reviews and it was tasty."

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Quán Bánh Khoái Hạnh

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"Tasty Bánh Khoái (smaller banh xeo). 25,000d each."

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Nina's Cafe

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"I had the nem lụi, cá kho tộ and tofu curry (across 2 visits). It's a peaceful nice place but as is sadly the case in most of the highly-rated restaurants in Huế, it just doesn't meet the high standards I've found elsewhere in the country."

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Madam THU restaurant Taste of Hue Vietnam

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Just like Hang Me Me (and Hang Me) opposite, this restaurant does a range of local dishes but none are very exciting. The price is reasonable and the servings are generous."

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Cơm Hến Đập Đá

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"Right next door to Ty Hon is another cơm hến place. 10,000d for a bowl."

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Shiva Shakti

INDIAN RESTAURANT

"Another Ganesh restaurant. It's alright."

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Lạc Thiên

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"Right next door is a very similarly named restaurant (Lac Thanh) which feels intentional. I sat down at the wrong place but realised before I ordered food so just had a (terrible) coffee before moving to Lạc Thiên."

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Hàng Me Mẹ

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD

"It's 100,000d for a tray of Hue’s ‘bánh’ medley: bánh bèo, bánh nậm, bánh lọc, bánh ướt, bánh ram ít, and chả tôm."

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Công Ty Tnhh Thiên Hương

VIETNAMESE DESSERT

"For Me Xung, the nougat-like sesame snack."

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The One Coffee & Bakery

VIETNAMESE CAFE

"Great café. Nice staff, good A/C, decent prices."

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Beach Bar Resort Hue

VIETNAMESE BAR

"Absolutely awful signs to direct you to the beach bar. Multiple signs en route just said the name of the bar without any clue to the location, other signs pointed in the wrong direction or gave completely incorrect directions (one said "Left" when the turning was a few km away, another pointed right when it was straight on, etc)."

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Cafe on Thu Wheels

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"A favourite of some foreigners who are teaching here, the staff are very friendly."

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Mandarin cafe

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

"I visited briefly for some fried spring rolls and a coffee. It's nice enough but it's just another tourist restaurant."

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Quán Xuân Trang

VIETNAMESE BAR

"Great little bar and restaurant which is extremely popular with locals in the evenings. They have cheap beer (10k for a large Huda), free fries and pretty decent com ga (rice and chicken) for 50k."

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Brown Eyes Bar

VIETNAMESE BAR

"Urgh! It was pretty horrible in there."

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Quán Vườn Hương Cau

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT (NOT VISITED)

"Another specialist in Hue's local dishes - banh beo, banh khoai, banh nam, nem lui - all the favourites. There’s a small garden too if you want to chill."

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Bà Sửu

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD (NOT VISITED)

"Apparently amazing pork and banh uot."

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Bún thịt nướng Huyền Anh

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD (NOT VISITED)

"Apparently good version of my favourite Vietnamese dish."

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Bún Bò Huế O Cương Chú Điệp

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD (NOT VISITED)

"Local place for bun bo Hue. It apparently closes at 11am but I arrive just before and I was too late."

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Bà Đỏ

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT (NOT VISITED)

"> "A favourite with locals needing a hit of Hue's unique cuisine. Very simple spot with tasty banh beo, cha tom, banh nam and other Hue treats."

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Bún Bò Huế Bà Xuân

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT (NOT VISITED)

"Next to a popular place for Bun Bo Hue. Not sure if it's as good."

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Bún Bò Huế stall

VIETNAMESE STREET FOOD (NOT VISITED)

"Recommended online. "

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Quán Ăn Đặc Sản Xứ Huế Nhỏ

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT (NOT VISITED)

"Morning only? For Bún hến and Cơm hến."

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