Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Hoi An Ancient Town is always in a list of must-see tourism spots in Vietnam. It is famous not only for its old houses with Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese mixed-styled architecture, and beautiful scenery but also for its authentic food.
There are many restaurants in town offering the typical food but you should stick to local ones to have the best experience with its culinary art. Here are 10 places to dine in the town that we recommend:
1. Nhà hàng Sông Thu (Song Thu Restaurant)
Located on the banks of Thu Bon River, the restaurant is a top choice for people who like beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere. Since its opening in 2004, it has built up reputation by offering a variety of fresh seafood and vegetables such as prawns, crayfish and lobsters and providing high quality services.
Its experienced chefs select ingredients and cook every dish very carefully. Song Thu is now an ideal place for diners to organize parties and weddings, and for families to spend their weekend dinner together.
Address: No 55, Tran Quang Khai Street
2. Nhà hàng Tú Anh (Tu Anh Restaurant) in Hoi An
With a spacious area, the restaurant is a perfect place for family gatherings and friend meetings. It is situated right on the river and away from tourist crowds. Do not hesitate to sit down on small plastic chair side by side with local people, order its delicious food including fried prawns and hotpots and chit-chat with the inhabitants. You will definitely have another feeling of the old town when enjoying your meal with locals around.
Address: near Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street (walk down Hoang Diệu Street to get away from town and the market. Turn down Nguyễn Duy Hiệu Street then right down an alley opposite An Phú hotel. Cross the river and then you are there)