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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: 21st August, 2017
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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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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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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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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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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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Cafe on Thu Wheels

VIETNAMESE RESTAURANT

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

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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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Công Ty Tnhh Thiên Hương

VIETNAMESE DESSERT (NOT VISITED)

"For Me Xung."

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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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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 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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