Places to Eat in Ha Long Bay

You are visiting a city and can’t decide where to have your dinner. You want something special, but somehow you end up at a restaurant where they overcharge you for an “authentic” meal. Recognize this? How amazing would it be to skip this process, and have dinner in an authentic environment? Then why not go to a local's home for an authentic local meal? Check out below some of the dishes you can request on your home made dinner!

Withlocals experiences in Ha Long Bay are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Food inspiration in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

  • Eat Gaeng Daeng (red curry) with the family Saranya
  • Get the fabulous tuk tuk driver meal
  • Dance and sing during a traditional Khantoke dinner
  • Dinner with the monks if you are lucky 
  • Prepare your own fish in the riverside house of family Limthongkut

Top experiences in Ha Long Bay & Hanoi

One day as a local in Hanoi


€40.00 p.p.

Best Ever Hanoi Culture Tour


€21.00 p.p.

Drive and Cruise in Halong Bay!


€130.00 p.p.

Advantages to enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local

  • Meet new friends and get an authentic experience you will never forget
  • You get extra recommendations on what to do and what to try while you’re there
  • Your host can teach you how to cook local dishes and take home one of the best travel souvenirs: local recipes. Ask for a cooking class for an in-depth understanding of the cuisine you’re trying out
  • Taste and enjoy authentic local food prepared just for you by your host.
  • Taker in the flavors, history, and culture of Vietnamese cuisine
  • You can always personalize your experience 100% for your food preferences and diet restrictions, simply ask for a personalized offer from your host.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Hannah Manh

Farm tour & Cooking in Hanoi with local family

Mandy (Manh) and her family are so wonderful. My husband and I had a blast. She took us to the market and showed us all around her village. It poured down rain as soon as we arrived but she supplied us with hats to keep us dry. The weather cleared up within 30 minutes. She then had us help her cook a traditional meal that was delicious. It was a great way to have a taste of local culture and get away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi city.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Tracey Julie

Best Ever Bicycle Tour of Hanoi

This was my 2nd bike tour with Julie. My first was back in March. Then last week ,July. It coensided with very hot temperatures, so it would be fair to say we were all struggling in the 39 degrees. Julie is lovely knowledgeable and will stop and start for you , you just need to shout out!!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Daniel Thanh

Visit the Tea Growing Province with Local Students

Had a very unforgettable time on this tour with Thanh. She was very knowledgeable, helpful and personable. Seeing the tea farms and processes was very enlightening, but even more so we’re the suprised along the way. Thanh took us to a secluded lake where we boarded a banana boat with a local coxswain; they took us to a small island with old temple which was beautiful... along with lunch in the boat of local cuisine. I will definitely be contacting Thanh again when I come back for more adventures