In the last few months living in Da Nang, we found many great places where to eat and we are going to share them in this article.
After choosing 10 of our favorite places to eat in Da Nang, we decided to divide them into “local”, where almost nobody can speak English and to communicate you’ll have to use body language, and “western”, because sometimes you really need a break from Asian food.
WHERE TO EAT LOCAL FOOD IN DA NANG
1. Cồn Market
The biggest and richest market in Da Nang is structured in departments where a specific category of item is sold, and among these there’s obviously the food court: you can eat noodles (“Bún thịt nướng” are our favourite), rice with meat and vegetables, drink milkshakes (the avocado shake is a must), have desserts. And a meal for 20,000 VND, less than 1$.
2. Bánh mì
This is actually the name of the small baguette (typical kind of bread) filled with meat, paté, ham, fried eggs, coriander, mint, onion, tomatoes, and whatever you like. At the corner of almost every road you’ll find stands where the sandwiches are made following different recipes. Our favorite is in Phan Châu Trinh, where it crosses Phạm Hồng Thai. If you prefer to enjoy your bánh mì sitting in a nice place, we suggest Banh mi – Mi AA – Happy Bread, next to Hàn market. At the stands a sandwich can cost as little as 15-20,000 VND, while in this shop prices are a bit higher, but no more than 50,000 VND.
3. Quán Sỹ Mai
At 38, Nguyễn Công Trứ, lies this local eatery we like to go to. It’s usually crowded by Vietnamese. Rich (and English) menu, big portions, good food and cheap prices… You can easily fill your table and stomach for a few dollars.
4. Bé Mặn
The best area to eat good seafood is undoubtedly the beach-side, where restaurants rise for some kilometers. One we really love is Bé Mặn, 11 Đường Võ Nguyên Giáp. You can choose your own fish from the tanks, have it weighed and cooked on the go.
5. Nhóp Nhép
At 343 Phan Châu Trinh, Nhop Nhep is a very typical Vietnamese restaurant, where mostly locals hang out at. After sitting at a table, they’re gonna bring you a small bbq grill to cook your own food, Vietnamese style! You’ll easily find it following the smoke along the street!
WHERE TO EAT WESTERN FOOD IN DA NANG
1. My casa
Near the beach, in 52 Võ Nghĩa, My Casa is a proper house where the ground floor and garden are used as restaurant and coffee bar. The atmosphere is relaxing and cozy, thanks also to the staff and the owners, an Italian girl and a Spanish boy. Great Italian, Spanish, Malaysian international food, with tapas, fresh homemade pasta and burgers!
2. Luna Pub
At 9 Trần Phú street, Luna Pub is an interesting well-designed place with a tempting Italian and French inspired menu. A good place to hang out for drinks too.
3. Limoncello Restaurant
Again in Trần Phú, n.187, Limoncello is the best Italian restaurant in Da Nang. A taste of their pizza and you’ll feel at the Colosseum!
4. BBQ Un In
Located at 379, Tran Hung Dao, BBQ Un In is actually half Vietnamese/half western. The reason we rank it in western places to eat is because of its succulent pork meat imported from Australia, a top quality hard to find in Vietnam.
5.Tam’s Pub & Surf Shop
Tam’s Pub is in An Thượng 5, definitely worth a visit. Her giant burgers are a mix of Vietnamese and western food. Tam’s Pub is known also for its history that makes this place unique. The walls of the room are covered in photos of the Vietnam war: they show the owner Tam with the American soldiers, the city in those years, and their daily life in Da Nang some decades ago.
ENJOY YOUR MEAL!
WHERE TO STAY IN DANANG:
- Barney’s Hostel DaNang: a new hostel with great river view, excellent staff and cheap prices;
- Jazz Hotel DaNang: nice seafront hotel facing a tranquil side of Da Nang long beach. Great atmosphere with live music every night in the lounge area.
- Diamond Sea Hotel DaNang: for a breathtaking seaview, book a room with balcony in this hotel along DaNang strip, with rooftop swimming pool&bar!
HOW TO REACH DANANG:
- Sleeper train from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh: a 15+hour long journey, but very interesting and good fun, info and prices here;
- Hue-DaNang train, the most famous train route in Vietnam;
- Pre-book your bus ticket from major cities on amt.12go.asia
- Flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, and from all Southeast Asia.
- Never leave home without a reliable travel insurance. Even if you trust yourself, you can’t always trust others. Better safe than sorry! Get your quote here.