Aside from being well-known for magnificent mausoleums, tombs and the forbidden city, Hue is a must-visit place for unique cuisine and stunning landscape. Hue cuisine is inspired by royal cuisine, offering lots of delicacies and exotic dishes.
I - Top 3 must-try restaurants in Hue
1 - Golden Rice restaurant
Golden Rice restaurant - Source: Quyen Sinh Dinh
Golden Rice is about 1.8km away from Hue City center. The restaurant has a rustic design with natural materials such as wood or bamboo creating a cozy atmosphere. One of the most popular dishes in this restaurant is the orange sauce duck and green curry served with white rice.
- Address: No.40 Pham Ngu Lao street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city
- Opening hours: 8am - 11:30pm
- Price: 47,000 - 350,000 VND / dish ($2 - 15)
2 - Les Jardins de La Carambole restaurant - top restaurants in Hue
Les Jardins de La Carambole restaurant - Source: Tripadvisor
This is a great place to enjoy delicate Western food in Hue city. The signature dishes at this restaurant are lamb with wine sauce, grilled beef with banana leaves and grilled duck with lemongrass and chili. Vegetarian dishes here are delicious too.
- Address: No.32 Dang Tran Con street, Thuan Hoa ward, Hue city
- Opening hours: 7am - 11pm
- Price: 115,000 - 465,000 VND / person ($5 - 20)
3 - Hanh restaurant
Hanh restaurant - Source: Fb Quan Hanh
Being known as a famous restaurant in Hue specializing in local dishes with authentic flavors, Hanh restaurant serves a variety of famous cakes in Hue such as Khoai cake, Beo cake, It cake, Nậm cake, Vietnamese pancakes, grilled pork... All kinds of cakes are made from rice flour mixed with other ingredients such as shrimp, pork. The vegetarian menu here is also quite extensive.
- Address: No.11 Pho Duc Chinh street, Hue city
- Opening hours:
- Price: 46,000 - 140,000 VND / dish ($2 - 6)
II - Authentic Vietnamese food restaurants in Hue
1 - Cung Dinh Hue restaurant (Hue royal restaurant)
Cung Dinh Hue restaurant - Source: Kenh14
With a total area of more than 1200 m2 designed in the unique and impressive style of royal architecture, this is one of the most famous local restaurants. Covering a large campus surrounded by green ornamental plants and a flower garden, this is a great place to relax and enjoy the most authentic food of Hue royal cuisine and international cuisines.
- Address: No.03 Nguyen Sinh Sac street, Vi Da village, Thua Thien Hue province
- Opening hours: 11:30am - 9pm
- Price: 340,000 - 540,000 VND / person ($14.7 - 23.3)
2 - Ancient Hue restaurant
Ancient Hue - Source: Luxury-inside
Hue Ancient Restaurant is one of top Hue restaurants that has a unique design of a royal house created by impressive architecture and natural space. The restaurant has an area of 2000m2 combining an old well, a lotus lake, and 5 ancient houses, offering diners the feeling of nostalgia. You also have the opportunity to enjoy the Vietnamese artwork of famous artists at this large restaurant. Outstanding specialties at this Hue restaurant include royal appetizer, tiger shrimp, French five-spice duck, Hue tea, homemade ice cream, and high-class pastries.
- Address: No.104/47 Kim Long street, Kim Long Ward, Hue city
- Price: 180,000 - 1,400,000 VND / person ($7.8 - 60.3)
3 - Y Thao garden - top restaurant in Hue
Y Thao garden - Source: Ancienthue
Y Thao garden restaurant is located inside the Imperial citadel. This restaurant looks like an old architectural villa with large spaces, lots of green trees creating a fresh, quiet atmosphere. This restaurant offers Hue specialties such as fresh and fried spring rolls, pancakes, and so on which are eye-catching and artistic.
This restaurant in Hue displays a collection of 200 enameled porcelain dishes over the ages and an extremely valuable collection of Hue mirror paintings. If you want to admire the traditional cultural values of the Hue people as well as Vietnam, this restaurant should be on your must-visit list.
- Address: No.03 Thach Han Street, Thuan Hoa Ward, Hue city
- Opening hours: 11am - 9pm
- Price: 250,000 - 1,500,000 VND / person ($10.8 - 64.7)
III - Top vegetarian restaurants in Hue
Vegetarian food - Source: Afamily
1 - Lien Hoa Vegetarian restaurant
Lien Hoa Vegetarian restaurant impresses guests with a peaceful and relaxing space and an extensive menu of 150 tasty vegetarian dishes with reasonable prices. This restaurant always attracts many customers, especially on the 1st and 15th of the lunar month. This is a nice place to enjoy delicious vegetarian dishes such as filter Dumplings cakes, Nam cake, Goi cakes, vegetarian hot pot, mixed stir-fried vegetarian salad, sour soup,... Most of the diners at this Hue restaurant are very fond of vegetarian dishes there which are cooked deliciously and appetizingly. The staff are enthusiastic and can speak foreign languages.
- Address: No.3 Le Quy Don street, Phu Nhuan ward, Hue city
- Opening hours: 6am - 9pm
- Price: 5,000 - 50,000 VND / dish ($0.22 - 2.16)
2 - Thanh Lieu Vegetarian restaurant
Thanh Lieu Vegetarian Restaurant is one of the most popular of its kind in Hue. No matter if it's a holiday or a weekday, this restaurant still attracts a lot of locals and tourists. The menu is quite diverse with reasonable prices and the service staff are enthusiastic and thoughtful. The most popular and famous dishes in this restaurant in Hue are cakes, vegetarian salads, fried noodles, and mixed fried rice.
- Address: No.50 Nguyen Cong Tru street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city
- Opening hours: 7am - 8pm
- Price: 6,000 - 50,000 VND / dish ($0.26 - 2.2)
IV - Top restaurants in Hue Vietnam with Western cuisine
Source: Mohamed Hamama
1 - Gecko Pub Restaurant
Gecko Pub - Restaurant is a 3 in 1 place serving as a cafe, a restaurant, and also a pub that will meet all the needs of visitors. Besides, this place offers European dishes that are loved by many diners such as pizza, steak, spaghetti, wine. In addition, Gecko Pub Restaurant is also impressed by the green space with a rustic and simplistic countryside style.
- Address: No.9 Pham Ngu Lao street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue city
- Opening hours: 3pm - 11pm
- Price: 50,000 - 500,000 VND / dish ($2.2 - 21.6)
2 - Little Italy Restaurant - one of top Hue restaurants with Italian food
Little Italy restaurant serves Italian cuisine in a luxurious and delicate bamboo designed space. Besides the most famous dish which is pizza, the restaurant also serves several other Italian dishes such as spaghetti, burgers, sandwiches, and salad which are highly appreciated by customers.
- Address: No.10 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Phu Hoi ward, Hue City
- Opening hours: 9am - 10pm
- Price: 50,000 - 200,000 VND ($2.2 - 8.6).
Above is the list of 11 best restaurants in Hue Vietnam serving traditional, vegetarian as well as western dishes. Hue cuisine is really incredible with unique taste and eye-catching layouts. Enjoying the good dishes and great services at these restaurants are the best things to do in Hue.