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

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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.

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Bill Karina

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Our tapas tour with Karina was awesome and delicious! Strolling neighborhoods and visiting markets and local hangouts away from tourist crowds were A+! Sweets and savory tapas, hot chocolate, wine, and aperitifs! Lots of fun and lots of laughter. An amazing adventure indeed!

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Chris Gabor B.

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We had high expectations for this tour after having such good experiences with previous tours/guides. Gabor was late, spoke A LOT about himself, and walked 30-50 feet ahead of us throughout the whole tour. Didn't make it feel personal at all.

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Dindy Amandio

From Gladiators to Gelato: A Must-Do Family Tour

Amandio was a fantastic guide with lots of historical information to share. He was great with our two boys (9 and 11 years) and kindly met us at our apartment (which helped enormously in a new city). He also pushed our son, who was unwell, on his bicycle. Amandio took us to places that we would never have found on our own. After our guided walk, I fell in love with Rome. “It was definitely my highlight of Rome and like a very fun history lesson which bought history to life plus we ate delicious pizza and gelato. I would highly recommend it as great for kids”. Arlo, 11years