Travellers are spoilt for choice when making decisions about what and where to eat in Hoi An. Traditional dishes like cao lau noodles, white rose dumplings and hoang thanh wontons will have priority.
But if you’re craving a bowl of pho - Hoi An style - pop by Pho Lien one morning. This may be Hoi An’s oldest pho stall, it’s super friendly, and the beef pho (pho bo) is good too.
Pho Lien’s still run by the family that founded the place and and it’s located at the front of the family’s traditional home. You can still see the ancestral altar.
Most of Hoi An’s cafes and restaurants are new arrivals - so it’s always good to sit down at a place that predates the tourism boom.
Check out Pho Lien.
Rusty Compass recommendations are always independent. We list the stuff we think you should know about. That’s it. We paid our way at Pho Lien (though we actually accidentally walked out without paying after making our video. We came back later!).