The best restaurants in Hoi An are conveniently set within Hoi An Ancient Town, where you can enjoy local and international delicacies, excellent service, and charming ambience. This prominent UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts millions of visitors every year, resulting in dining options that cater to budget levels at both end of the spectrum. As no trip to Hoi An is complete without sampling its traditional specialities, we’ve included some of our favourite spots to enjoy cao lou noodles, banh bao vac (white rose dumplings), and com ga (chicken rice).
Hoi An is also teeming with expat-owned restaurants and bistros, serving western favourites, French pastries, homemade ice cream, and even unique fusion dishes. From fuss-free local joints by the roadside or stylish dining venues overlooking the city’s historical sites, read on to discover Hoi An’s most popular dining spots.
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Aubergine49 Restaurant features an extensive menu of contemporary Eurasian cuisine, exquisite wines, and homemade desserts. The kitchen of this fine-dining venue is headed by Vietnamese chef Nguyen Nhu Thinh, who has worked in The Lanesborough Hotel, Padstow’s The Seafood Restaurant, and Nihonryori Ryugin, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Tokyo. Priced at VND 135,000 onwards, Aubergine49 Restaurant’s a la carte options include pistachio-crusted goat cheese, duck liver parfait, miso-glazed seabass, roasted rack of lamb, and stuffed squid. For dessert, we highly recommend the dark chocolate delice (VND 120,000) and banoffee pie with brandy snap and Dalat yogurt sorbet (VND 100,000). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 18:00 – 22:00
- Address: 49A, Ly Thai To Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 221 2190
Miss Ly Café is a legendary dining spot in Hoi An, having been in operation for more than 20 years. Surrounded by colonial-era shop-houses, this charming family-run restaurant is fitted with warm lighting, wooden furnishing, ceiling fans, and vintage paintings while traditional music plays in the background. Its reasonably-priced menu comprises authentic Hoi An dishes such as cao lau (thick rice noodles with barbecued pork, greens and croutons), banh bao vac (white rose dumplings), and thit nuong (grilled pork). Located in Hoi An Ancient Town, Miss Ly Café is just around the corner of the Fujian Assembly Hall. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 22:00
- Address: 22 Nguyen Hue Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 3861 603
Quan Dau Bac is a local establishment that’s famous for its authentic yet affordable Vietnamese offerings. Just a two-minute walk from Japanese Covered Bridge, it’s a cramped and open-air restaurant with a number of low tables and chairs facing the main road. Great for a quick bite before exploring Hoi An Ancient Town, Quan Dau Bac’s signature dish is the meatless Vietnamese Tasting Plate (VND 20,000), which consists of deep-fried tofu, rice noodles, cucumber, fresh herbs, served with pungent shrimp dipping sauce. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 14:00 – 22:00
- Address: 147 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 90 485 4964
Ancient Faifo is an upmarket dining venue that’s accessible within walking distance from the Japanese Covered Bridge and Fujian Assembly Hall. Featuring antique furnishing, unique family heirlooms, oil paintings, and ceramics, it comprises a bar, café space, terrace, restaurant, and art gallery showcasing works by local artists. Food-wise, Ancient Faifo specialises in Central Vietnamese cuisine, Verrine-style pastries, and Italian coffee. Diners can also enjoy a wide range of cocktails, wines and beers at the open-air patio section, where a resident pianist plays between 19:00 and 21:00 every day while acoustic performances are held from Thursday until Saturday.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
- Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 3917 444
Mango Mango Restaurant
Mango Mango Restaurant is a colourful eatery that’s set along the tranquil Hoi An Riverside, offering contemporary Vietnamese delicacies and a wide range of signature cocktails. A popular spot for dinner after a day of exploring Hoi An, the spacious upstairs terrace overlooks the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, Thu Bon River, and Hoi An Night Market. Mango Mango Restaurant offers a diverse a la carte menu, with appetisers starting at USD5 and mains for USD16 onwards. You can also opt for a four-course tasting menu which comes with a glass of sparkling wine for USD38. Standout dishes include the duck breast in five Asian spices, tiger prawns with fruity and spicy sauce, and papaya salad.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 24:00
- Address: 49 Nguyen Phuc Chu, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 391 1863
Orivy Hoi An
Orivy Hoi An’s secluded garden setting and value-for-money Vietnamese offerings is ideal for escaping the busy streets of Hoi An Ancient Town. Standout dishes of this family-run restaurant include com ga (VND 87,000), papaya salad with shrimp and pork (VND 86,000), glutinous rice cake (VND 25,000), and mi quang noodles (VND 66,000). Orivy Hoi An also offers set menus priced at VND 180,000 onwards, which come with an appetiser, main course with rice, dessert, and soft drinks. Located along Cua Dai Street, Orivy Hoi An is a 10-minute walk from Hoi An Central Market.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 22:00
- Address: 578/1 Cua Dai Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 97 379 2325
Nu Eatery serves a selection of local and international favourites, fresh smoothies, imported wines, as well as uniquely flavoured ice cream. Located near the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge, this cosy two-storey restaurant features quaint décor, colonial-era floor tiling, wooden furnishings, and an open-air terrace that overlooks Hoi An Ancient Town’s pedestrian-friendly streets. Nu Eatery’s food menu features Vietnamese spring rolls, pork belly steamed buns, banh mi served with brioche buns, grilled pineapple, coconut and pomelo salad, and pumpkin with coconut milk soup. Lastly, satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of pomelo, lemongrass or chilli ice cream.
- Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 21:00
- Address: 10A Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 129 519 0190
Lantern Town Restaurant
Lantern Town Restaurant caters to a sophisticated clientele of expats and tourists, where they can enjoy authentic Vietnamese food, Hoi An specialities, and unique fusion dishes. Decorated with contemporary local artworks and hand-painted silk lanterns, the restaurant features two indoor dining sections, lounge area, outdoor terrace, and an outdoor courtyard with sweeping views of Hoi An Ancient Town and Riverside. The Hoi An Sample Plate or Lantern Town Tasting Plate are great for sampling popular Vietnamese appetisers in one sitting, or simply opt for its signature mi quang noodles, mixed fried rice, and braised claypot fish.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 24:00
- Address: 49 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 123 991 2212
Morning Glory Restaurant
Morning Glory Restaurant serves an array of Central Vietnamese street food and traditional dishes in a stylish setting. The restaurant occupies a refurbished colonial building along Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, featuring an open kitchen downstairs and a breezy terrace that overlooks Hoi An Ancient Town. Highly recommended Hoi An dishes include the seafood mi quang noodles, claypot fish in caramel sauce, and pork-stuffed squid. Morning Glory is also a good dining option for vegetarians – try the stir-fried baby celery and beansprouts, vegetable curry soup, and crunchy tofu coated in young sticky rice.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 - 22:00
- Address: 106 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 224 1555
STREETS Restaurant Café
STREETS Restaurant Café at Hoi An Ancient Town offers a good mix of Vietnamese and international delicacies in a contemporary dining setting. A five-minute walk from Hoi An Museum of History and Culture, the restaurant is well-frequented for its attentive service, central location, and authentic dishes such as cao lau noodles, com ga (chicken rice) and the Hoi An Tasting Menu, which is a generous platter of regional specialities. The price range may be slightly higher than your average Vietnamese restaurant, but all proceeds go to funding its hospitality and culinary training programmes for underprivileged youths in Hoi An.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 22:00
- Address: 17 Le Loi Street, Hoi An
- Tel: +84 510 391 1948