Top Choice International in Dong Van

Green Karst

This friendly restaurant is fast becoming Dong Van's hub for foreign travellers. And not surprisingly: the couple who run it have lots of experience in the restaurant world (the menu has plenty of Vietnamese options…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Sapa

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…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Mai Chau

Binh Quan

Want to join the locals on a night out? Consider this simple, tasty restaurant, located on Mai Chau's main strip. Everything on the brief menu is made from buffalo, and the options range from buffalo curry (served w…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Dong Van

Ba Ha

Where the locals go for breakfast in Dong Van. The menu begins and ends with banh cuon – freshly-steamed and filled noodles – served here the northern way with a small bowl of broth that you season yourself.
Cafe in Sapa

Hill Station Deli & Boutique

With cheese and charcuterie plates, pork terrine and local smoked trout, the Hill Station Deli & Boutique is a stylish addition to the Sapa dining scene. Factor in some of Sapa's best coffee and an interesting a…
Vietnamese in Bac Ha

Thanh Cong

A favourite dish in northern Vietnam is grilled duck. Come to this simple restaurant (look for the rotisserie out the front) for a half (100,000d) or a full (200,000d) bird and a beer, and feel like a local. A broad…
Vietnamese in Muong Te & Na Hu

Toi Ben

Located a few blocks south of Muong Te's bus station is this lively restaurant that specialises in bun dau mam tom – deep-fried tidbits, noodles and herbs that are meant to be dipped in Vietnam's infamously pungent …
Vietnamese in Sapa

Hotpot & Roast Piglet Restaurants

This strip is home to several similar places serving Vietnamese-style lau (hotpot; meat stew cooked with local vegetables, cabbage and mushroom) and roast piglet (a speciality of Sapa; look for the rotisserie grills…
Vietnamese in Son La

Hoa Ban

Hoa Ban is one of a strip of restaurants P Hoang Quoc Viet, roughly across from the San Xanh 3 Hotel, that serve Thai dishes. Take a seat on the floor and try a dish of lap, a 'salad' of minced buffalo.
Cafe in Lao Cai


A 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.