Hue eating guide: Local

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

Hue eating guide

Hanh Restaurant

This little haven of Hue specialties is not so little anymore. It’s at least doubled in size in recent years and the crowds have... Read more

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Hanh Restaurant
11 Pho Duc Chinh St, Hue

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Huong Cau Restaurant

Another specialist in Hue's local dishes - banh beo, banh khoai, banh nam, nem lui - all the favourites. There’s a small garden... Read more

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Huong Cau Restaurant
4 Nguyen Binh Khiem also off Chi Lang St

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Banh Beo Ba Cu, Hue

We saw this place while revisiting Hue’s main cathedral. It stands out with pink walls, blue shutters and a deep green interior.... Read more

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Banh Beo Ba Cu, Hue
107 Nguyen Hue St, Hue

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Ba Do Restaurant, Hue

A favourite with locals needing a hit of Hue's unique cuisine. Very simple spot with tasty banh beo, cha tom, banh nam and other... Read more

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Ba Do Restaurant, Hue
7 Nguyen Binh Khiem St Hue - off Chi Lang St

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Lac Thien Restaurant

Mr Lac has been feeding travellers to Hue since the early 1990s and he continues to please. His deafness is no obstacle to... Read more

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Lac Thien Restaurant
6 Dinh Tien Hoang St, Hue, Vietnam

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Bun bo Hue noodle soup

Bun Bo Hue is another legendary Hue dish that has been embraced all over Vietnam. It's a deliciously distinctive, spicy, noodle... Read more

Bun thit nuong, Hue

Bun Thit Nuong isn’t strictly a Hue specialty - no matter - it hails from central Vietnam and there are some fine places to... Read more

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Bun thit nuong, Hue
66 Bach Dang St, Hue

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Banh mi in Hue

Banh mi is as big in Hue as anywhere else in Vietnam. And as you’d expect from the city that’s home to some of Vietnam’s most... Read more

Coffee Culture Hue - Hue's best cafes

Suddenly Hue has a coffee scene - backed up by Vietnam’s incredible beans of course. Here are our favourite espresso style cafes... Read more

Lien Hoa Vegetarian Restaurant, Hue

Popular with the locals and visitors, Com Chay Lien Hoa is a dependable stop for vegetarians. It’s delicious whether you’re... Read more

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Lien Hoa Vegetarian Restaurant, Hue
3 Le Quy Don St, Hue

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Tai Phu Hue Cuisine

Great little local eatery serving Hue specialties. Service is abrupt, food is delicious and inexpensive. Nothing fancy here -... Read more

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Tai Phu Hue Cuisine
2 Dien Bien Phu St, Hue

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Vuon Pho Restaurant, Hue

Vuong Pho feels like the kind of restaurant we used to visit in Hanoi in the early 90s - but it’s in Hue. It’s a tad grubby and... Read more

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Vuon Pho Restaurant, Hue
6A Ly Thuong Kiet, Hue

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Dong Ba Market food stalls, Hue

You’re gonna stop by Dong Ba Market while in Hue. You can get an inexpensive dose of local cuisine while you’re at it. There are... Read more

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Dong Ba Market food stalls, Hue
Tran Hung Dao St, Hue - heading to the north bank across the Trang Tien bridge, turn right.

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Hong Nga Vegetarian Restaurant, Hue

This simple little vegetarian restaurant is located on a beautiful street in the outer grounds of Hue Citadel. It’s a nice place... Read more

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Hong Nga Vegetarian Restaurant, Hue
3 Han Thuyen St Hue - inside the south eastern outer walls of the citadel.

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