Places to Eat in Hoi An

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 Hoi An are

100% With locals

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The Withlocals host you book is the
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are private, meaning exclusively
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a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
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What to eat in Hoi An?

Hoi An offers an unique cuisine. Due to it’s mixed import, traders from all over the world visited Hoi An. This mixture of different cultures lead to it’s diverse and unique style of Vietnamese cooking. Hoi An has many famous dishes, the most famous dish is ‘Cau Lau’. It’s a combination between thick wheat noodles, roasted pork, bean sprouts and herbs. It’s a great tasty traditional Hoi An dish, available in every corner, and an must eat for every traveler. Otherwise, you never experienced the real Hoi An.

Food inspiration in Hoi An, 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 food experiences in Hoi An

Hoi An Food Tour with a Local


€50.00 p.p.

Enjoy a Vietnamese Traditional Party Cuisine!


€13.61 p.p.

Enjoy Dinner or BBQ in Hoi An Ancient Town


€27.54 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

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Withlocals host
Joseph Esra

Blue Mosque & Topkapi Palace Private Tour

Esra was a fabulous guide. She was very knowledgeable and explained things well. Also so friendly and charming. The time spent with her was wonderful and would highly recommend

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Walter Silvia

Lisbon's Favorite Food: 10 Delicious Tastings

Silvia was a fabulous guide. She was spectacular at keeping our walking pace comfortable. This was very considerate since my wife was healing from ankle surgery. When we arrived at our food stops, some were very crowded and Silvia managed around the crowds so we received timely service. She also took us to two excellent cafes, restaurants that are not part of the normal tasting tour. We were treated like royalty.
As if the great service along the food tour route was not enough Silvia provided a wealth of cultural and historical information as we walked our route. Finally, Silvia shared her recommendations for restaurants we should try and offered an itinerary for visiting Belem and then shopping. Several hours after our food tour was finished we received an e-mail from Silvia outlining recommendations for restaurants and shopping.
You will be thrilled with the service provided by Silvia.

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Withlocals host
Jodie Nella

Artsy Family Day in Montmartre: Picnic & Crafts

We enjoyed our time with Nella. She did a wonderful job, was very friendly, and knowledgeable.