Must see restaurants in Hue

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    Top Choice

    Madam Thu

    Ever-stuffed and frugal-looking Madam Thu draws in the crowds for its superb menu and lovely, very polite and helpful staff. The mushroom-and-carrot fried…

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    Top Choice

    Hanh Restaurant

    Newbies to Hue specialities should start at this busy restaurant. Order the five-dish set menu (120,000d) for a speedy lesson in banh khoai (savoury prawn…

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    Nina's Cafe

    Nina's is a friendly, painting-hung restaurant, around a corner at the end of an alley, where crowd-pleasing stir-fried, claypot, fried-rice and curry…

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    Gecko Pub

    Harbouring a laid-back vibe (no football TV), this Pham Ngu Lao spot combines friendly service and Asian-chic decor along with the best street-side tables…

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    Nook Cafe & Bar

    Near a tangle of cheaper accommodation and travel agencies, Nook's breezy upstairs location is a good spot for well-executed Vietnamese dishes and Western…

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    Stop & Go Café

    This atmospheric and very friendly spot serves smiles and decent Vietnamese and backpacker fare: banh beo (steamed rice cakes), banh cuon (steamed rice…

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    Les Jardins de la Carambole

    This classy French restaurant occupies a gorgeous colonial-style building in the Citadel quarter. The menu majors in Gallic classics and there's a…

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    Lien Hoa

    This ever-popular and no-nonsense open-air vegetarian restaurant is renowned for filling food at bargain prices. Fresh banh beo, noodle dishes, crispy…

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    Hang Me Me

    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…

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    Mandarin Café

    Owner-photographer Mr Cu, whose inspirational pictures adorn the walls, has been hosting backpackers for years, and his relaxed restaurant has lots of…

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    Quan Bun Bo Hue

    Excellent spot for a hearty bowl of bun bo Hue, the city's signature noodle dish combining tender beef, vermicelli and lemongrass. Next door at number 19,…

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    Com Hen

    Tuck into bowls of rice (com hen) or noodles (bun hen) combining fresh herbs and tasty local clams from a nearby island in the middle of the Song Huong…

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    Quan Tai Phu

    Our favourite spot for Hue's famous bun thit nuong – grilled pork with vermicelli and a forest of fresh herbs. Don't forget a hearty dollop of the special…

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    Hong Mai

    After visiting the Citadel, try this excellent Vietnamese place with aluminium furniture that draws a local crowd for superior versions of two local…

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    An authentic Japanese restaurant with tasteful furnishings including lanterns and calligraphy, and a winning menu with sushi, tempura and yakitori dishes…

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    Little Italy

    Large trattoria with a decent line-up of Italian favourites (pasta, calzoni, pizzas and seafood), a choice of beers and a palatable Sicilian house wine.