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Hill Station Signature Restaurant

A showcase of Hmong cuisine with cool Zen decor and superb views. Dishes include flash-cooked pork with lime, ash-baked trout in banana leaves, and traditional Hmong-style black pudding. Tasting sets of local rice a…
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Viet Emotion

This intimate bistro features a cosy fireplace for cold mountain nights. The menu rambles from pizza, pasta and steaks to Vietnamese with a couple of Sapa specialities, such as herbal medicine hotpot (with lemongras…
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Baguette & Chocolat

Head to this converted villa for a fine breakfast, baguette or tasty slab of lemon tart. Many of the staff are students at the Hoa Sua School for disadvantaged youth and are being trained in the cooking and hospital…
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Long Phuong Restaurant

Located at one of the busier junctions in town, this restaurant features local minority dishes. Try sour mang dang (bamboo shoots) soup with sticky rice dipped in sesame-seed salt.
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A stylish Sapa-esque cafe. Try the full English breakfast or a salad, pizza or baguette. To find it from the train station, cross the main road and head west down the street directly in front of you for around 100m.
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Hoang Yen Restaurant

Hoang Yen's menu includes decent breakfast options and a set menu for 200,000d. Cheap beer is also available.
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Bien Nho Thanh Thu Restaurant

For something exotic, this place has crocodile, seafood, goose and traditional food from the ethnic minorities of Ha Giang.
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Nature View

You've got to love the photos of the owner's kids on the walls at this friendly spot with great valley views. Look forward to decent Vietnamese and European food and just maybe Sapa's best fruit smoothies. Those who…
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Viet Emotion

This branch is an offshoot of the successful Sapa cafe, with a handy location midway between the train and bus stations. It does good breakfasts and decent pizza.
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Pho Stalls

There's good-value eating at the inexpensive pho stalls and simple restaurants opposite the bus station; some serve delicious fresh sugar-cane juice.