Guidebook Some of the best restaurants as seen by critics and travellers


Some of the best restaurants as seen by critics and travellers

Cua Bien Quan: “This restaurant is right by the beach, and the ocean views go perfectly with the seafood … the oysters and clams, which are steamed and served with spring onions, peanuts and roasted shallots, are particularly good … the dining space is clean and neat, with an air-conditioned section for hotter days.” (The Culture Trip)

Quan Be Man: “If you don’t speak Vietnamese, gesturing at a live crab or the water spinach (aka morning glory) on someone else’s table is a perfectly acceptable way to order … of course, each seafood can be prepared in a multitude of ways, so you may end up with the right protein but not the cooking method you’d been hoping for. But it’s okay -- it’s good to try new things.” (The Blind Cook)

Bread of Life “employs deaf workers and proceeds help support projects for the deaf … it has an excellent cafe atmosphere and offers a fabulous menu of pizza, pasta, burgers and comfort foods -- we enjoyed the cheese quesadilla with black beans so much we went back for breakfast the next day … the tender Vietnamese beef stew is great too.” (Travelfish)

Ba Duong: “Cooks pass ingredients over and around stacks of shrimp and pots of broth, a choreographed chaos characteristic of many of Da Nang's small restaurants, which frequently eschew larger menus in favor of a single specialty. Summer and I barely utter a word before our banh xeo is brought to us -- there's nothing else to order.” (Serious Eats)

Fatfish: “This stylish restaurant and lounge bar is leading the eating and drinking charge across the river on the Han's eastern shore … innovative Asian fusion dishes, pizza and wood-fired barbecue all partner with flavour-packed craft beers from Ho Chi Minh City's Pasteur Street Brewing.” (Lonely Planet)

Madame Lan: “An updated version of a countryside-style restaurant, the open-air dining room is set in a traditional house, bearing the tell-tale yellow paint of Hoi An’s Old Town, and dishes include some of central Vietnam’s best fare, from Hue-style bun bo to banh cuon and banh hoi.” (Asia Life)

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