Where to eat in Hue Vietnam

A peaceful and a quiet city, Hue is well known as the center of historical and cultural value in Vietnam. Specially, many dishes were created for royal because it was the ancient capital of Vietnam. Come to Hue, you can taste the foods that won’t find anywhere else in the country. Are you afraid that you don’t know the place to eat the best food in Hue? Do not worry! In this article, we will introduce a list of the best place Hue to enjoy the local food that are highly recommended by tourists and locals!

Read on for our recommendations on where to eat in Hue to decide itinerary of your.


1. Madam Thu Restaurant



Madam Thu Restaurant is a specialty restaurant in Hue City’s Backpacker Area. They serve Hue Traditional Food, which is well-known in Hue and throughout Vietnam. This locale restaurant serves lunch and dinner with some of Hue’s most famous dishes as Bun Bo Hue (Hue Beef noodle), Banh Khoai (Hue Fried Pancakes), Nem lui (Grilled ground pork on stick), Banh loc (Clear dumpling), Banh Beo (Steamed Rice Cake), Banh Nam (Steamed Flat Rice Dumpling), Ram it (Sticky rice cake),…


It’s the best place in Hue to enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine. The atmosphere is very great in Madam Thu Restaurant. The owner was very friendly, and they showed us how to eat each specialty. We recommend getting a set menu so you can try all of the delicious local specialties in this restaurant.



Opening time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM.


  • – Cs 1: 45 Vo Thi Sau Street, Hue City.
  • – Cs 2: 4 Vo Thi Sau Street, Hue City

Website: https://madamthu.com

2. Hanh Restaurant

hanh restaurant - eat in hue

Located on Pho Duc Chinh Street, Hanh Restaurant serves excellent Hue specialties. This place was packed with a mix of locals and tourists.  This restaurant is very huge and often busy so expect to have to wait a bit at popular times on day. The staff is very friendly and there is a menu in English. If you don’t know what to order in this restaurant, just get a combo order which offers 5-6 item combination. “Banh Beo Chen” is a must try. Banh Khoai or Nem Lui is awesome too. Hanh Restaurant is a budget-friendly. Set meals for 1 person starts at 40,000 VND.

If you are in Hue, this restaurant is a must to try!

beo cake - eat in Hue

Opening time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Address: 11 Pho Duc Chinh Street, Hue.

3. Lac Thien Restaurant

lac thien restaurant - eat in hue

Lac Thien Restaurant, which is run by a family of deaf-mutes, is located at Dinh Tien Hoang Street (near Imperial City). The menu had a very wide selection (including all the Hue specialties and decent vegan options), and the food was incredibly tasty and authentic. It was a recommendation for the best Banh Khoai in Hue. Tourists often enjoy a large plate of pancakes while sipping some Hue Huda beer when they come here. The staff was so friendly and open to sharing stories about their life and business. Even they have given all people a free bottle opener.

Real Vietnamese food in Hue. Don’t miss it!

Khoai Cake - eat in hue

Opening time: 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM.

Address: 06 Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hue.

4. Dong Ba Market


Dong Ba Market is one of the oldest market in Hue, runs along the north bank of Perfume River. Not only is it the trading center, but it is also the soul of Hue. Going to Dong Ba Market, you not only have an opportunity to go shopping but also have a chance to explore the rustic cuisine of dreaming Hue. Traditional food such as Hue Beef noodle, Mussel rice, Hue Fried Pancakes, Grilled Pork Noodle,… can be purchased in the market. This market opens early in the morning from about 3.00 am till 8.30 pm. The best time to visit and enjoy authentic Vietnamese dishes is between 08:00 and 11:00.


Opening time: 3:00 AM – 8:30 PM.

Address: On Tran Hung Dao Street of Hue City and stretches from Trang Tien Bridge to Gia Hoi Bridge.

5. Lien Hoa Restaurant

lien hoa restaurant - eat in hue

Hue city is famous as the cradle of Buddhism, so the people of Hue have a tradition of eating vegetarian food on the full moon day. Lien Hoa Restaurant is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Hue. It is in the grounds of the Lien Hoa Pagoda. The menu of the restaurant which is written Vietnamese and English is rich and varied. The food here is processed in a vegan and frugal style. Lien Hoa Restaurant is featured with Lau (hot pot), the types of cake like Loc Cake, Nam Cake, Beo Cake and Cuon Cake, fried mushroom and tofu. If you go to this restaurant at lunch, you can order the Com Dia. It’s a good way to try a little of everything without over-ordering.


Opening time: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Address: 03 Le Quy Don Street, Hue.

6. Che Hem

che hem - eat in Hue

Hue Sweet Soup is also part of the culture of Hue. It is famous with dozens of sweet soup types in there that come in many different ingredients, colors and taste. Each type has its very own special taste. If you want to try the best Hue Sweet Soup, you can go Che Hem. Che Hem is a famous and traditional one located in Hue.

bot loc heo quay - eat in Hue

This restaurant has many kinds of royal sweet soup (Che hat sen, che bot loc heo quay, che mon sap vang…. ) and folk sweet soup (che bap, che dau, che troi nuoc,…). Sweet Soup normally serves in small bowls or glasses. It is very cheap, just often ten thousands Vietnam dong. Don’t miss Che Boc Loc Heo Quay when you go here. It is the most notable and is intriguing to many people.

Opening time: 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Address: No.1, Alley 29, Hung Vuong Street, Hue.

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