Phong Nha Travel Guide

Best Restaurants in Phong Nha

Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Vietnam is a beautiful little village situated inside the Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and surrounded by beauty of nature and the world’s largest caves. If you’re just passing through or stopping over for some adventure, here is a list of 10 Best Restaurants to eat in Phong Nha.

  1. Bamboo Cafe:

American and Vietnamese food, but their pork and rice special is unbelievable. A perfect brown sugar coating with tender pork chunky pieces. They have some of the best fries around, definitely the best spring rolls and fried mashed potato balls called wonder balls! The menu also has hamburgers, fried chicken, fried rice, noodles, salads and a range of different sandwiches.

  1. Capture:

A place to make all of your American foodie dreams come true. Owned by a Texas native, Hannah serves up some of the best healthy comfort food around. She always has a specials menu that she rotates every week, and if you’re lucky you can get a taste of her Mexican food. Regardless, not a single thing will disappoint you. Favorites are the pumpkin roast sandwich and anything on her specials board. Her regular menu has pizza, lasagna, sandwiches, breakfast and delicious desserts!

  1. Tuan Ngoc:

Vietnamese food with some American options mixed in. You can get crispy Vietnamese pancakes stuffed with pork, or the beloved fried rice, noodles, lemongrass chicken, or pork skewers. The ribs are unbelievable!! Spoon your rice into the sauce for a even better dish! If the weather is right, order the local morning glory stir fry. The best part about this place is the wall of pictures of their food. Not sure what you want to order? The pictures will help persuade you.

  1. Oxalis Cafe:

A little off the main path, but well worth the stop. They have the absolute BEST fries and the best bacon around. For dinner you can ask for the BBQ, and they will personally grill an array of deliciously marinated meats, prawns and vegetables. Cook, drink and hang out until you are satisfied. If you’d rather stop in for breakfast they make a killer omelet and a banana smoothie with coffee in it. My new staple.

  1. Easy Tiger:

This local hostel serves up beers, live music and a great menu. With the same pizza as capture, they add to it by having a range of sandwiches, burgers, fried chicken and my favorite; fish and chips. Chili con carne fries with cheese? Yes please. The atmosphere is perfect for kicking back and enjoying a tower of beer after a day of exploring the caves.

  1. Co Diep:

The best breakfast pho in town. Actually the best pho in town, but they are only open for breakfast and lunch. A perfect blend of Hanoi style beef noodle soup with delicious flavor. Add some chili sauce for that extra kick! Only 30K Dong, (that’s $1.30).

  1. Vung Hue:

A true authentic taste of Vietnam, but an even truer taste to the Quang Binh Province and Phong Nha Valley. The pork and prawn in a clay pot just melts in your mouth and anything with lemongrass is also very tasty!

  1. D-Arts Zone:

Vintage jazz and blues often feature at this interesting spot co-owned by an artist and an architect. Menu highlights include good salads and spicy northern Vietnamese sausage infused with smoke from the restaurant'

  1. Pub with Cold Beer:

Up a dirt track in the middle of nowhere (but well signposted), this spot owned by a farming family does what it says on the tin – the beer is ice cold. Hungry? Order roast chicken with peanut sauce (all ingredients)

  1. Wild Boar Eco-Farm:

Surprisingly it's roast chicken on offer here, although giant porkers are raised as well. Reached by boat or via a bumpy bike path, the attraction here is relaxing in simple bamboo shelters overlooking a river valle

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