Restaurants

Cafe in Dong Hoi

Tree Hugger Cafe

Tree Hugger's combo of coffees, juices and Western-style snacks is popular with both travellers and English-speaking Dong Hoi locals. There are also interesting organic and eco-friendly local products for sale, the …
Vietnamese in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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'…
Barbecue in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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…
Cafe in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Capture Vietnam

This cafe has espresso coffee, homestyle baking, and interesting Western and Vietnamese meals. Bagels with smoked salmon, good pizza and Mediterranean-style antipasti all add up to the area's most cosmopolitan spot.…
Vietnamese in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

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…
Vietnamese in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Moi Moi

Moi Moi's super relaxed and very rustic location is just the ticket for a lazy afternoon of playing pool, chilling in a hammock and snacking on interesting local dishes like heo nuong cao tre (pork barbecued in bamb…
Vietnamese in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Mountain Goat Restaurant

Dine on grilled and steamed de (goat) – try the goat with lemongrass – at this riverside spot in Son Trach. Other options include spicy chicken and ice-cold beer. From the Phong Nha Cave boat station, walk 150m alon…
Vietnamese in Ninh Binh

Trung Tuyet

Expect filling portions, options for vegetarians, and a warm welcome from the host family at this busy little place that's popular with travellers. The owners will even drop you off at the nearby train station if yo…
Vietnamese in Tam Coc

Thuy Linh

Our pick of the family-owned restaurants along the Tam Coc strip. Good goat dishes – you're in Ninh Binh after all – and cheap rice and noodle dishes when you're watching your travel budget. Look for the red lantern…
International in Dong Hoi

7th Heaven

Cosy and friendly restaurant and bar offering everything from burgers and steaks to Thai curries. Decent pizza too. The surrounding street is developing as a local eating spot, so go exploring and see what you can f…