Hoi An eating guide

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

| 06 May 2019
Last updated 06 May 2019

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. There are other specialties too. 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. Mix it up. A handful of quality international eateries have opened in recent years. Make sure you venture beyond the epi-centre of tourist eateries around the Japanese Bridge. The cafe scene is booming too. You won't have trouble finding a coffee in a cool Hoi An space. Get a hit of local seafood on An Bang Beach 5kms away. Like most tourist towns, sifting through the plethora of options, and finding the right ones, is the challenge. That's why we're here. We've been a trusted reviewer of Hoi An's food and travel scene for 10 years.  Check out our independent guide. And be sure to do some of your own culinary exploration.

Our latest list of Hoi An's best eating - from street eats to upscale dining to cool cafes - was updated in April 2019. 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!

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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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. Hoi An's best wine list is complemented with a tasty concise menu.... 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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Coffee culture - Hoi An's best coffee

Hoi An's coffee scene has been transformed over the past few years. You won't need to search far for a great cup in a cool... Read more

Min's Sushi and BBQ, Hoi An

Japanese dining options are scarce in Hoi An so Min’s Sushi and BBQ is a welcome addition - good food and a casual vibe with a... Read more

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Min's Sushi and BBQ, Hoi An
18 Tran Cao Van, Hoi An

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Quan Chay Dam vegetarian restaurant, Hoi An

Madam Dam has been serving up her vegetarian buffet down this alley for a long time. She’s the star at her friendly family run... Read more

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Quan Chay Dam vegetarian restaurant, Hoi An
71/20 Phan Chu Trinh Hoi An - between Le Loi and Hai Ba Trung

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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

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
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+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 the old colonial-era police station. Come by for a drink and... 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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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

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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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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Morning Glory Restaurant, Hoi An

Classic Vietnamese cuisine and cooking classes in a lovely building in the centre of town. Things are getting very busy here -... Read more

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Morning Glory Restaurant, Hoi An
106 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 (0510) 2241 555

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Nomad Yoga Cafe, Hoi An

This bright vegan and yoga outpost on a canal running off the Thu Bon River serves a concise menu of clean vegetarian food,... Read more

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Nomad Yoga Cafe, Hoi An
22 Nguyen Du, Minh An, Hoi An

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Nu Eatery, Hoi An

Nu’s owner Phuc (pronounce "u" as you do in "put") describes his place as an eatery rather than a restaurant. It’s wonderfully... Read more

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Nu Eatery, Hoi An
10A Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Cẩm Phô, tp. Hội An
+84 129 519 0190

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Phin Espresso and Drip, Hoi An

Great coffee, handsome garden space and Phin Espresso and Drip is also plastic free. Love the classic Vietnamese house too. They... Read more

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Phin Espresso and Drip, Hoi An
132/7 Tran Phu, Minh An, Hoi An

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Pho Lien, Hoi An

With seven decades of service under its belt, Pho Lien may the best place to grab a bowl of Vietnam’s favourite noodle soup,... Read more

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Pho Lien, Hoi An
25 Le Loi St, Hoi An

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Reaching Out Tea House, Hoi An

This is a very sweet little place. A social enterprise, Reaching Out Teahouse serves tea, coffee, and a small selection of... Read more

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Reaching Out Tea House, Hoi An
131 Tran Phu St, Hoi An
+84 90 521 65 53

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Rosie's Cafe, Hoi An

Lovely little cafe down an alley near Hoi An’s Japanese Bridge serving delicious all day breakfast, juices and Vietnamese... Read more

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Rosie's Cafe, Hoi An
8/6 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An (alley past Japanese bridge).

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Samurai Kitchen Japanese Restaurant, Hoi An

Popular home-style Japanese eatery right by Hoi An’s old market. Menu’s concise, food’s great, staff are friendly and the price... Read more
Samurai Kitchen Japanese Restaurant, Hoi An
09 Tieu La Hoi An - down the lane on the right side as you look at Hoi An’s old market.

Soul Kitchen, An Bang Beach

Soul Kitchen's a bohemian style lounge and restaurant on An Bang Beach outside Hoi An - pleasant by day and night. Getting busy... Read more

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Soul Kitchen, An Bang Beach
An Bang Beach 5kms from Hoi An town

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Streets of food - best streets for foodies in Hoi An

Hoi An’s old town has been colonised by tourist eateries. Some of them are good. Many are mediocre. Make sure you also head... Read more

The Espresso Station, Hoi An

Hidden away down an alley, The Espresso Station has been a favourite with Hoi An’s coffee loving expats since opening in late... Read more

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The Espresso Station, Hoi An
28/2 Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An
+84 90 569 11 64

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The Hill Station, Hoi An

A little deli outfit that started in Sapa, owned by a local Hmong girl and two Danes, now arrives in Hoi An in a superb old... Read more

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The Hill Station, Hoi An
321 Nguyen Duy Hieu St, Hoi An

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Thirty Seven Grill and Bar, Hoi An

Thirty Seven Grill is a classy wood-fired eatery in a stunning Hoi An old town space. Steaks, seafood, cocktails and more -... Read more
Thirty Seven Grill and Bar, Hoi An
37 Pham Boi Chau, Hoi An

Vy's Market restaurant, Hoi An

Vy’s Market is another offering from the ever-enterprising Hoi An restaurateur Diem Vy. It’s a large food court of Vietnamese... Read more

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Vy's Market restaurant, Hoi An
3 Nguyen Hoang Street, An Hoi Islet, Hoi An
+84.0510.3926.926

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