Last Updated on 3 years by Tam Le Van
Absolutely worth it to visit Da Nang city. It has gorgeous beaches, magnificent mountains, romantic river with uniquely-designed bridges, great foods, hospitate people and much more. Thus, 8,7 million international travelers comed last year 2019 were the evidence.
Together with what to see and activities, good local restaurants are also in the spotlight of tourist’s attention. Among hundred of choices, the questions about which places deserved to visit for fantastic meals still are still not too easy to answer. City-to-city like us have social channels like TripAdsior, Google map, Facebook or Instagram to reseach but keep in mind that reviews may be not from customers who experienced in reality. Additionally, ‘local guides’ often do not compare between places to find outstanding features or signatures of a restaurant. For that reason, will make you little confused. To help you easier to get straightaway , we outline this article with the tittle ‘The best Vietnamese restaurants in Da Nang’.
The best Da Nang food specialty restaurants
Dac San Tran-Best pork wraps with vegetable (Banh trang cuon thit heo)
|Address: 04 Le Duan street (city center), 02 Pham Van Dong street (near the beach), 11 Nguyen Van Linh street (near Dragon bridge and airport)
|Opening hours: 6 a.m to 10:30 p.m daily (may change in national vacations and local new year festival)
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84), webpage, Facebook page, Email
|Price: 7.000-219.000 VND
Banh trang cuon thit heo is a must-try local food of Da Nang city and stand as the enblem of its culinary culture. In fact, Vietnamese from different parts of the country usually sample this tasty wraps (even it’s an inclusion of set menu for group travelers in organised tours). About ingredients, the dish composes of boiled half-lean-half-fat porks, rice papers, cucumber, green mango, green banana (all thickly sliced) and a bunch of raw vegetables. To eat, local people will dip rice paper into fresh water to make it wrapable first and then roll with other ingredients by personal combination. To add more flavour, anchovy fish sauce mixed with garlic, lime juice and chilli is used as dipping sauce.
Due to its popularity, you have any choices across the city but Dac San Tran restaurant is the most mentioned one (see other best of this kind-local specialty eatery here). Definitely by delicious taste from foods firstly, authentic taste (without tourist twists), friendly services, home-like atmosphere and partly from social medias. Additionally, the chain of three Dac San Tran within same city also brings a greater convenience to its guests.
About the prices, you can find a set of signature Banh trang cuon thit heo with a price of 179.000 VND at almost all places. Cut of pork used for this is the ham taken from over 70kg pig and only two dishes of best quality slices are availble (that’s reason why it costs higher than common). Sun-dried rice papers source from Dai Loc’s craft villages near holy My Son sanctuary that their reputation widely spreading throughout the region. The experience here is worth it. Because official webpage of the restaurant’s available only in Vietnamese, so have a chat with its staffs on Facebook will be more proper to reserve your table as well as to know more information.
If can not with local-tasting anchovy fish sauce, ask for common fish or soy sauces what make you more pleasant to eat.
Mi Quang Ba Mua-Best Mi quang noodles
|Address: 95A Nguyen Tri Phuong street (near the airport), 19-21 Tran Binh Trong street (near Da Nang center’s attractions), 44 Le Dinh Duong street (near Dragon Bridge), 259 Ho Nghinh street (near My Khe beach)
|Opening hours: 6 a.m to 10 p.m daily (may change in New year festival and national holidays)
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84), webpage (Vietnamese only), Facebook page, Email
|Price: 30.000-70.000 VND
Mi Quang Ba Mua is a famous family-run business where you can find not only tasty Mi quang noodles but also other local food specialties. Because this Da Nang’s best Vietnamese restaurant has various establishments across the city (nine now), its guests are easy to search one near them as well as must-see tourist attractions.
Every place of its chain focuses on Mi quang (Quang noodles) made by thick rice noodles topped by sliced porks, shrimps, quail eggs, rice crackers&raw vegetables and eaten with a rich sauce. Locals also use chicken, snakehead fish, beef, or frog as main proteins. Alongside these popular meat ingredients, Mi Quang Ba Mua offers you jelly fish, eel and clam noodles rarely found in anywhere else. Good value foods and have the reputation but the price generally here is not costy, affordable with a range from 30.000 to 40.000 VND (1.3 to 1.7 USD). Depending on the branch, you may pay less or more than 5.000-10.000 VND.
Banh Xeo Ba Duong-Best pancakes (Banh xeo)
|Address: 280/23 Hoang Dieu street, Hai Chau
|Opening hours: 9 a.m to 9:30 p.m daily
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 5113873168, webpage, Facebook page, Email
|Price: 6.000-80.000 VND
First days of Banh Xeo Ba Duong started from a small vendor selling the rice pancakes around streets of Da Nang. Until now, its history of business lasted over 30 years. Current location of this ‘culinary star’ is inside a small alleyway of Hoang Dieu street that convenient to get from the airport and in walking distance to Museum of Cham sculpture. If you have your own motorcycle and bicycle, there is no difficulty to approach but for car and bus, you need to keep them in another place before walk to it.
Why this place stands as Da Nang’s best pancake restaurant? The reasons to explain are all about its stunning ‘cakes made on the pan’. Firstly, by fine ingredients used for whole preparation process. Rice is taken from far-reaching reputable cultivation area, seafoods sourced nearby fishing markets, locally-raised meats and side vegetables to wrap are usually kept fresh. In comparison to other eating spots, Banh Xeo Ba Duong’s chefs pour twice the rice milk into hot pan to make thicker and more crispy cakes. By their skills, the outer is well-dyed by an eye-catching yellow color that stimulate the taste of anybody. In addition to, appetizing dipping sauce also contribute to its long-lasting success.
Price for a dish of pancake costs 60.000 VND (2.6 USD) including 4 pieces cut into eight, rice paper, side vegetables, peanut sauce for dipping (lime and chilli available to customize the taste). Nem lui (grilled ground pork skewer), Bun thit nuong (grilled pork noodles) and Bo nuong la lot (grilled beef wrap in lo lot leave) are on the menu as well.
Bun Cha Ca 109-Best fish bologna noodle soup (Bun cha ca)
|Address: 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh street, Hai Chau (near Da Nang museum)
|Opening hours: 6 a
m to 10 p.m daily
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 945713171, webpage, Facebook page, Email
Bun Cha Ca 109 lies on green Nguyen Chi Tranh where the largest concentration of its kind around the city (that’s reason called as ‘street of Bun cha ca‘). Signature dish of the restaurant definitely is fish bologna noodle soup made by fried ground mackerel cakes, rice noodles, pieces of well-cooked pumpkin&cabbage and flavoursome broth. Not only breakfast, this Da Nang food specialty’s also fitted to lunch, dinner and supper at midnight. Lime, chilli, garlic in vinegar, shrimp paste and fish sauce/soy sauce are also used to personalize the taste. Add raw vegetables and herbs when eat to feel by all senses.
You will pay 25.000 VND, 30.000 VND, 40.000 VND for a medium, big and special noodle soup. It costs 40.000 VND for tuna noodle soup (Bun ca ngu) and extra 10.000 VND if you like to eat more its good-taste fish bolognas. This Da Nang best restaurant also offer separate its good value fish bologna for home chefs and foodies nationwide.
Banh Mi Que Ba Lan-Best Vietnamese breadsticks
|Address: 62 Trung Nu Vuong street, Hai Chau
|Opening hours: 3-11:30 p.m daily
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 935039499, webpage, Facebook page, Email
|Price: From 20.000 VND
Close by Museum of Cham Sculpture, this small family-run eatery dealing in breadsticks is one of the best Da Nang food specialty restaurants. It has a far-reaching reputation, not only famous for food lovers living in the city but also from different provinces or countries.
Banh Mi Que Ba Lan features a court in front where all ingredients shown and most sanchwiches prepared. In order words, you’re able to see sliced pork&fish bolognas, hams, pate, spring onions, cucumber, corriander, green chilli on the lowest terrace and cripsy breadsticks on upper spaces. Similar to many places in the country, everything here is operated by womans. No seatings inside but there are numerous at riverside parks along Han river nearby (Dragon Bridge area).
In dinner time, there is a line of people standing to wait for delicious Lady Lan’s sandwiches. Therefore, you should come to this famed food spot early if possible. Price starts from 20.000 VND and pay directly to the your makers (remind them the order or money change when everything looks busy).
Goi Ca Thanh Huong-Best Goi ca (raw fish salad)
|Address: 1029 Nguyen Luong Bang street, Lien Chieu
|Opening hours: Monday-Tuesday 10 a.m to 8 p.m, Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m to 9:30 p.m
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 905170200, webpage, Facebook page, Email
Although Goi Ca Thanh Huong is far away from city center (over 10 kilometers) but it’s usually busy. If you make up your mind about a trip up the North of Da Nang (or Hue), this’s a good stop for sampling local foods. Detailedly, the restautant situates near Nam O fish sauce making village, Hai Van pass and Lang Co bay.
None of citizens does not know the signature dish of this best Da Nang specialty restaurant. That’s raw fish salad (Goi ca Nam O in Vietnamese). It is made by sardinella catched from nearby sea, carefully washed, thickly sliced, spiced up, topped with crushed peanut&seasame and eaten with fully-flavourd fish sauce&forest leaves. Two versions (wet and dry) are all ready to serve here. In addition to, you can find other appetizing salads such as Goi sua (jelly fish salad with pigs), Goi tom (shrimp salad with banana flower), Goi ca kho (dried fish salad) and Goi muc (squid salad) with a price from 50.000 VND. If feel unpleasant to give a try to any kinds of local salads above, other classic seafood dishes like rice or noodle-based ones are available on its menu.
Da Nang best seafood restaurants
Hai San Nam Danh
|Address: 139/59/38 Tran Quang Khai, Son Tra
|Opening hours: daily from 10:30 a.m until last customers leave
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84), webpage, Facebook page, Email
|Price: start from 60.000 VND
This best Da Nang’s seafood restaurant is nestled in a small and quite alleyway that you may miss if without strong attention at some points. Keep in mind to search your map carefully and notice its advertisement sign on the way to get. Because of the short distance from Nam Danh to the beach, think of getting there for refreshing feelings after it.
Hai San Nam Danh always tries to provide good quality seafoods for its guests, especially during non-typhoon season. On the other side, do the best things to keep them as freshest as possible in rainy months when fishing activities are blocked. There are plenty of selections to choose from including the abandance of living creatures. If you like crabs, shrimps, fishes or squids, just come and pick them out following your favourites.
Most dishes of this gem are prepared in traditional ways of cooking. Meaning that you will have the chance to admire very authentic Da Nang flavours. Additionally, the dissappearance of tourists also is another plus. Leaving a message on Nam Danh’s official Facebook page to begin your conservation with its staffs. All questions are welcome and responded less than one hour.
Keep in mind that staffs of Hai San Nam Danh speak English not very well. To save time and avoid the misunderstandings, you should check out its menu in advance.
Hai San Be Man B
|Address: Lo 2 Vo Nguyen Giap street, Man Thai
|Opening hours: 9 a.m until mid-night daily
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 905207848, webpage, Facebook page, Email
Right on coastal road Vo Nguyen Giap, all vehicles are convient to get Hai San Be Man B and vice versa, you feel relaxed to find out good ways of transport from it to reach other areas within Da Nang. This restaurant is usually packed (especially in weekend and tourist seasons) so early become a Mecca. Keep in mind to reserve a table and show ontime if travel in that times.
Hai San Be Man faciliates separate zone for living seafoods allowing guests easier selecting their best choices under the advice and information from its staffs. It also create a large board on the wall showing all types of them and corresponding price in Vietnamese, English, Chinese as well as Korean. That’s such great!
Hai San Pho
|Address: 51 Vo Nguyen Giap, Ngu Hanh Son
|Opening hours: 10 a.m to 11:30 p.m daily
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84), webpage, Facebook page, Email
To the South of My Khe beach, this smoothingly atmosheric place is one of few on-coast restaurants in Da Nang. Meaning that world’s six sexiest stretches of sand’s just on your doorstep. In comparison to other stars of its kind, it provides higher rates.
Hai San Pho offers street view outdoor, indoor and sea facing seatings within state-of-the-art atmosphere. Each space owns much selections that may suit for families, group of friends, companies and specific events like birthday, Chrismas or new year parties (should reserve at least 24hrs for these). Before you sit down and enjoy your lunch or dinner, you have the chance to pick types of seafood you like. Staffs of the restaurant will inform you prices, best ways of cooking to choose from and nutrious values. If think unnecessary, make the orders rightaway from its extensive menu. Keep in mind that language here is still a barrier so online translation’s helpful at many situations.
Nha Hang Hai San Lao Dai Da Nang
|Address: Lo 1 Vo Van street, Son Tra
|Opening hours: 10 a.m to 1 a.m next day
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 966666895, webpage, Facebook page, Email
Nha Hang Hai San Lao Dai is another Da Nang’s best seafood restaurant. Its location’s just within a walking distance from Dragon bridge and so convenient to get famous My Khe beach as well. There is no overrated to rate this foodie weekly spot as the Mecca.
It includes a spacious and contemporary designed interior where you have many selections of seating. All of them is arranged following groups of two, there or four wooden tables to suit for varied guests, purposes and management needs. Locals often visit Lao Dai on occasion of diffirent events from birthday, company party, meeting with friends or football teams after exciting matches. Most popular seafoods are available and dealt in with clear price. Moreover, the restaurant also make English menu for international guests.
The best Vietnamese restaurants in Da Nang centre
|Address: 04 Bach Dang street, Hai Chau
|Opening hours: 6 a.m to 10 p.m daily
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 905697555, webpage, Facebook page, Email
Face poetic Han river and designed with the inspiration architecture from Hoi An ancient town, Madam Lam is among the most pretty restaurants (alongside with its reputation as the member of Da Nang’s best Vietnamese restaurants). It’s a plus that create ideal spaces to have lunch and dine out with family, friends or partner. In the course of weekend, national holidays or tourist seasons, make a reservation ahead of time is the thing you should do.
Thia Go Danang-style Restaurant
|Address: 37 Ba Dinh street, Hai Chau
|Opening hours: 11 a.m to 9 p.m daily
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 2363689005, webpage, Facebook page, Email
Thia Go Restaurant (‘wood spoon’) positions on transquil street Ba Dinh within the centre core of Da Nang (the square next to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum also named as Ba Dinh). If travel with car, bus, motorcycle, bicycle, public bus or even on foot, you have no challenge to approach this humble little restaurant.
On Thia Go’s menu, the guests take the chance to dive into a wide collection of Vietnamese culinary highlights, from Saigonese dishes until signature local specialties. Among all, crunchy rice pancakes, the national food-Pho noodle soup and spring rolls have the most mention from diners who experienced previously. Varied range of vegan dishes (veggie, vegetarian, gluten-free or halal) are also covered. At this Da Nang’s best Vietnamese restaurant, its chefs use fresh ingredients, expertly prepare and artistically present their end-results. The guests will receive good value servings no matter which one ordered.
The best Vietnamese restaurants near My Khe beach
4U Beach Restaurant-Best seafront restaurant
|Address: Lo 1D Vo Nguyen Giap street, Son Tra
|Opening hours: 8 a.m to 10 p.m daily
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 2363942945, webpage, Facebook page, Email
Established from 2012 on the edge of top 6 world’s sexiest beach, 4U Beach Restaurant offer a great convenience as well as picteresque seascape from its sea-facing seatings. There is numerous car and bus parking pots right in its front making it easily-accessed by organised tours, company and family trips. The restaurant also has sister establishments nearby including Japanese Kyoto Sushi Restaurant, Hau Sua Quan, Little Da Nang and For You Steakhouse.
4U Beach’s menu covers almost every seafood types people can see in Da Nang and an array of imported creatures from other countries. As a restaurant in prominent My Khe beach for international travelers, English translation of each dish is available. Keep in mind that you may have no ideas about native seafoods at sometimes. Therefore, use its internet and come directly to its on-site ‘aquarium’ to check out as well as receive his/her information if you are an explorer.
Karma Waters-Best vegan restaurant
|Address: 14 An Cu 4 street, Son Tra
|Opening hours: 9 a.m to 9 p.m daily
|How to reserve: Telephone number (+84) 915961750, webpage, Facebook page, Email
It takes you 15 minutes walk from My Khe beach to this awesome vegan restaurant. This Da Nang’s best Vietnamese restaurant is established in 2005 and in tight collaboration with many vegan eateries to develope charity activities for helping newborns, disabilities or serving foods for free at hospitals. Beside Da Nang, there is another sister eatery in Hoi An (also named the same).
You have local specialties, Vietnamese, international and fusion vegetarian dishes to choose from on its bill of fare. Generally prices’re reasonable and well-corresponded to the quality given. Although not close by a fabulous source of greenages like Karma Water Hoi An, it really does its best to bring the guests as freshest ingredients as possible.