An independent selection of the best eateries from fine dining to street food in Hoi An, from Rusty Compass. No paid endorsements.

Hoi An eating guide

Introduction

| 01 Dec 2018
Last updated 01 Dec 2018

Hoi An's old streets are jam packed with restaurants. The old merchant town is also the birthplace of one of Vietnam's most delectable local specialties- cao lau. This is a very good place to eat. Hit the atmospheric alleys for a delicious bowl of cao lau or mi quang. For dinner take a seat in a heritage gem for Vietnamese or international dining. Mix it up. Make sure you venture beyond the epicentre of tourist eateries around the Japanese Bridge. Get a hit of local seafood on An Bang Beach too. Like most tourist towns, sifting through the plethora of options, and finding the right ones, is the challenge. Check out our independent guide.

Our latest list of Hoi An's best eating - from street eats to upscale dining to cool cafes - was updated in November 2018. Everything here is handpicked. We list only the places we think you should know about. Hoi An’s one of the best places to eat in Vietnam - enjoy it!

Mango Mango Restaurant, Hoi An

American Vietnamese chef Tran Duc first made a name for himself in Hoi An more than a decade ago serving contemporary Asian... Read more

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Mango Mango Restaurant, Hoi An
45 Nguyen Phuc Chu
, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 235 3911 863

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White Marble Wine Bar and Restaurant, Hoi An

Cosy, airy wine bar in a lovely traditional corner building. There's a tasty simple menu to complement Hoi An's best wine list.... Read more

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White Marble Wine Bar and Restaurant, Hoi An
98 Le Loi St Hoi An Old Town, Viet Nam
+84 235 3911 862

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Mai Fish, Hoi An

Tran Duc is one of our favourite Vietnam chefs. We’ve been big fans of his restaurants, Mango Rooms and Mango Mango, for a long... Read more

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Mai Fish, Hoi An
45 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An
+84 235 3925 545

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An Bang Beach eating guide - Hoi An

Our independent guide to the restaurants and local eateries of An Bang Beach around 6kms from Hoi An. An Bang Beach is now Hoi... Read more

Coffee culture - Hoi An's best coffee

You won’t have to look far to find a good cup of coffee in Hoi An. The city's coffee scene has been transformed over the past... Read more

Chez Cesar French restaurant, Hoi An

Authentic French cuisine nearby Cua Dai Beach around 5kms from Hoi An old town. Good food, relaxed feel. Run by two young... Read more
Chez Cesar French restaurant, Hoi An
37 Lac Long Quan, Cam An, Hoi An

Ba Le Well Restaurant, Hoi An

An old favourite that’s just holding on to its character in the face of fast growing popularity and an expanded space. This... Read more

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Ba Le Well Restaurant, Hoi An
38 Phan Chu Trinh St Hoi An - in a small alley nearby Ba Le well that runs off no. 38.

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Banh My Phuong, Hoi An

Banh My Phuong is a delicious Vietnamese sandwich stall in Hoi An, that’s been catapulted into the limelight by an endorsement... Read more

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Banh My Phuong, Hoi An
2B Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An

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Bazar Cafe, Hoi An

Bazar is one of the nicest of Hoi An’s old town cafe restaurants. Have a chat with co-owner Federico, an Italian archaeologist... Read more

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Bazar Cafe, Hoi An
36 Tran Phu
 St Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 510 39 11 229

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Brother's Cafe, Hoi An

Hoi An’s most impressive restaurant space right by the river in a the colonial era police station. Come by for a drink at least. Read more

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Brother's Cafe, Hoi An
27 - 29 - 31 Phan Bội Châu Street, Hội An City, Quảng Nam Province, Việt Nam

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Central Market food hall, Hoi An

Hoi An's downtown market is the easiest place to sample the town's delicious culinary specialties - cao lau and mi quang as well... Read more

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Central Market food hall, Hoi An
Cnr Tran Phu and Nguyen Hue Sts, Hoi An

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Cocobox Hoi An

A little cafe in the heart of Hoi An's old town, Cocobox serves sandwiches, snacks as well as coffees and smoothies in a space... Read more

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Cocobox Hoi An
94 Le Loi St, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 510 3862 000

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Com Ga Ba Buoi, Hoi An

One of the oldest eateries in town, this simple, family run chicken rice spot is a gem - though it’s now on the busy side. Read more

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Com Ga Ba Buoi, Hoi An
22 Phan Chu Trinh St, Hoi An

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Com Ga Huong, Hoi An

One of Hoi An’s legendary street stalls, this place has been serving up some of Hoi An’s finest com ga (chicken rice) for... Read more

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Com Ga Huong, Hoi An
On the street at 58 Le Loi St, Hoi An

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Coworking spaces in Hoi An

Hoi An even has a co-working space, and a small community of digital nomads (I loathe that expression even if I'm a mature-age... Read more

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Coworking spaces in Hoi An
105 Le Thanh Tong, Cam Chau, Hoi An

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Dingo Deli, Hoi An

Outstanding outpost of cafe comforts - salads, bakery stuff, pasta and more. On the road between Hoi An old town Cua Dai beach. Read more

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Dingo Deli, Hoi An
277 Cua Dai Rd, Cam Chau, Hoi An

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Faifo Coffee, Hoi An

Faifo Coffee is the only serious specialty coffee shop we know in the heart of Hoi An's old town. And it happens to be in one of... Read more

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Faifo Coffee, Hoi An
130 Tran Phu St, Hoi An - in the old town

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Ganesh Indian restaurant, Hoi An

The Ganesh people are all over Vietnam. They're a dependable stop if you have a craving for Indian during your travels. The... Read more

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Ganesh Indian restaurant, Hoi An
24 Tran Hung Dao St, Hoi An
0121 2968 351

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Good Morning Vietnam Italian restaurant, Hoi An

The Good Morning Vietnam people have a strong presence serving Italian food in tourist spots across the country. Italian owned... Read more

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Good Morning Vietnam Italian restaurant, Hoi An
11 Le Loi St, Hoi An

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Hai Cafe, Hoi An

A great space in a stunning colonial era villa. The courtyard's a good place to chill-out by day. There's also a restaurant and... Read more

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Hai Cafe, Hoi An
98 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hoi An

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Hoi An Roastery

The Hoi An Roastery juggernaut landed with a bang in Hoi An in 2016 - opening 4 cafes in handsome old town buildings in a short... Read more

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Hoi An Roastery
47 Le Loi St (cnr Nguyen Thai Hoc), Hoi An
+84 510 3927 727

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Hola Taco, Hoi An

Tasty Mexican food in a casual space on the fringe of Hoi An's old town. Owners, Australian chef Brad and his Vietnamese wife... Read more

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Hola Taco, Hoi An
9 Phan Chau Trinh, Hoi An

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Home Hoi An Restaurant

Tasty Vietnamese food with a fancy feel, in the centre of Hoi An’s tourist dining strip. Impressive staff.  Read more

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Home Hoi An Restaurant
112 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hoi An
+84 510 3926 668

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Le Cabanon, Hoi An

A refreshingly simple, friendly, French owned eatery on the fringe of Hoi An's old town. Read more

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Le Cabanon, Hoi An
13 Cong Nu Ngoc Hoa, Hoi An, Vietnam

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Little Faifo Restaurant, Hoi An

Little Faifo is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant in the middle of Hoi An's old town. It was previously known as Ancient... Read more

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Little Faifo Restaurant, Hoi An
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hoi An
+84 510.3917444

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Ly's Restaurant, Hoi An

An old favourite that’s been serving travellers since the early 90s. Things have changed a lot in recent years with expansion... Read more

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Ly's Restaurant, Hoi An
22 Nguyen Hue St Hoi An

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Mango Rooms Restaurant, Hoi An

Mango Rooms was the first Hoi An project of Vietnamese American chef Tran Duc. His innovative menu of contemporary Asian... Read more

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Mango Rooms Restaurant, Hoi An
111 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 235 3910 839

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Mia Cafe, Hoi An

Mia Cafe opened in 2012 and was the first place in town to win the loyalty of Hoi An’s growing contingent of expat coffee... Read more

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Mia Cafe, Hoi An
20 Phan Boi Chau St, Hoi An
+84 90 555 20 61

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Minh HIen vegetarian restaurant, Hoi An

A basic but popular vegetarian and vegan eatery away from the old town. Minh Hien is a shed attached to a private home with... Read more

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Minh HIen vegetarian restaurant, Hoi An
50 Tran Cao Van St, Hoi An
+84 93 240 39 05

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Mix Greek Restaurant, Hoi An

The people behind Mix Nha Trang (they really are Greek) have opened up in Hoi An's old town, right by the Japanese Bridge. It's... Read more

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Mix Greek Restaurant, Hoi An
188/5 Tran Phu, Hoi An - down the lane from the Japanese Bridge

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