Hue Travel Guide
Best Restaurants in Hue
The Best Restaurants in Hue for travelers and local to try the most authentic Hue Food - Hue Local Street Food, from frills-free local eateries to upscale international standard restaurants, read on to discover our list of Hue’s most popular & must try restaurants to find one that best suits your budget and preference:
Best Hue's Street Food Restaurants for Cheap Eats
Newbies to Hue specialities should start at this busy restaurant. Order the five-dish set menu (120,000d) for a speedy lesson of banh khoai (savoury prawn pancakes), banh beo (steamed rice cakes topped with shrimp and spring onions), and divine nem lui (grilled pork on lemongrass skewers) wrapped in rice paper and herbs. Ask the patient staff how to devour everything.
A top, unfussy spot to try Hue's dizzying menu of royal rice cakes. Serving portions are pretty big, so rustle up a few friends to try the different variations. Our favourite is the banh beo, perfect little mouthfuls topped with spring onions and dried shrimp.
No-nonsense Viet vegetarian restaurant renowned for filling food at bargain prices. Fresh banh beo, noodle dishes, crispy fried jackfruit and aubergine with ginger all deliver. The menu has very rough English translations to help you order (staff speak little or no English).
Excellent spot for a hearty bowl of bun bo Hue, the city's signature noodle dish combining tender beef, rice noodle, chilly and lemongrass. Next door at number 17, Ly Thuong Kiet is equally good serving from early morning. Both sell out by early afternoon.
Served in a bowl of rice (com hen) or noodles (bun hen) combining fresh herbs, vegetable and tasty local clams from a nearby island in the middle of the Song Huong - Perfume River. Servings are fairly small, so maybe have a bowl of each. Quan Cơm Hến - 03 Han Mac Tu Street is one of the best choice if you like to try the most authentic and popular local dish made from clam / mussel.
Best Mid-ranged Restaurants in Hue Vietnam
Madam Thu is a local restaurant located in the Backpacker Area of Hue City, having same name of the owner. Madam Thu Restaurant will bring you Lunch and Dinner with some famous Hue dishes such as Banh Khoai, Nem Lui, Banh Beo, Banh Nam, Banh Loc,… and other delicious Hue-style dishes. In addition, there are modern Asian and European dishes, serving tourists who are not used to enjoying Vietnamese food. Located in the heart of Hue city with a cozy and eye-catching decoration space, Madam Thu Restaurant is an ideal place for visitors to enjoy Hue-flavored dishes.
A memorable dining experience, this classy French restaurant occupies a gorgeous colonial-style building in the Citadel quarter. The menu majors in Gallic classics and a Vietnamese set menu popular with groups. Add a lengthy wine list and informed service, and it's just the place for a romantic meal – arrive by cyclo and it's easy to roll back the years to Indochine times.
Mandarin Café is a legendary establishment in Hue, where travellers can relax and enjoy cheap Vietnamese and western fare as well as refreshing fruit shakes and local coffee. Founded in 1990 by Mr. Cu, a local photographer, this restaurant is fitted with numerous portraits of the local lifestyle and iconic attractions, all of which are for sale. Food-wise, we highly recommend its signature fried noodle (with beef, pork, shrimp or vegetables) banh khoai with seafood (Vietnamese crepe), and banana pancake. Mandarin Café also has a tour booking desk, where you can arrange for city tours, boat trips, and car or motorcycle rental.
Cozy Restaurant located at No 27 Hanoi Street, Phu Nhuan, in city center of Hue. So it is very convenient if you look for some vietnamese restaurants near you. At Cozy Restaurant Hue, you will be able to try a range of delicious dishes inspired by the distinctive local Hue Dishes as well as Vietnamese cuisine, in addition to fast American dishes, and a number of healthy specialties, such as salads, cold appetizers and special baked goods!
Ancient Hue Restaurant occupies a spacious two-storey wooden house dating back to the 1800s, offering authentic royal cuisine which made Hue a culinary hotspot of Vietnam, along with local artwork, and traditional dance performances. Set along Kim Long Street, the restaurant is surrounded by an impressive landscaped garden and lake while its indoor dining sections are fitted with decorative items to resemble royal quarters of the Nguyen Dynasty, such as silk cushions, ceramic vases. There’s also an art gallery within the restaurant, which exhibits abstract paintings, traditional crafts, and ceramic works by local artists. Food-wise, regional dishes such as banana blossom salad and banh beo (steamed rice flour cakes) are served in vegetables carved in shapes like phoenix and koi.
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