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Where to Eat in Da Nang in 2023: A List of Must-Try Restaurants

Posted By : Threeland Travel / Da Nang -Travel Tips

Da Nang is a beautiful coastal city in Central Vietnam that offers a variety of cuisines and dishes to suit every palate. Whether you are looking for local specialties, international flavors, or fusion dishes, you will find them in Da Nang’s restaurants. In this article, we will share with you some of the best restaurants in Da Nang and must-try restaurants in Da Nang that you should not miss when you visit this city in 2023. From street food stalls to fine dining establishments, these restaurants will make your trip to Da Nang unforgettable.

1. Bún chả cá - Fried Fish Cake Noodle Soup

This is a typical dish of the Central People, but there is no place as delicious as Da Nang. Bún chả cá is a Da Nang speciality that is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup topped with fish cakes and suitable for your breakfast in Vietnam. This noodle soup's broth is traditionally made with fish or pork bones and tomatoes, and the fish cakes are made with dense, meaty, and firm white fish filets. The decision depends on the recipe of the person making the cha, which is processed into two types: steamed fish cake and fried fish cake; however, fried fish cake is preferred by many people. Vermicelli noodles, fish sauce, shallots, garlic, cilantro, dill, mam tom prawn paste, and black pepper are also common ingredients in the soup. After ladling the hot broth over the noodles, the dish is topped with fish cakes. Fish noodle soup is also served with fresh vegetables and a variety of vegetables such as lettuce, basil, cinnamon, and especially raw bean sprouts. Bún chả cá is particularly popular in seaside resorts.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Bún chả cá gia truyền: 109 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hai Chau district, Da Nang.

2. Bún mắm - Fermented Fish Noodle Soup

Bún mắm is a typical Vietnamese cuisine coming from the region of Soc Trang, an extremely simple dish with ingredients and concoctions. The meal consists of bún (rice vermicelli noodles), the murky, salty, and fermented fish-flavored mắm broth, squid, shrimp, catfish, eggplant (which soaks up the broth), fish cakes, and roasted pig belly. Some of the most significant components are fresh herbs such as rau dang (bitter knotgrass), gia (bean sprouts), he (chives), bap chuoi (banana blossom), keo neo (yellow velvetleaf), rau nhut (water mimosa), and rau muong (morning glory). The scents of bún mắm are quite deep and frequently unpleasant. A delicious bowl of bún mắm depending on the technique of making fish sauce. Mixed fish sauce must have a moderate sweet and sour taste, the spicy taste of chili makes up the typical aroma of seasoned vermicelli noodles.

The meal is frequently served with lime wedges, young jackfruit, peanuts, fried onion oil, a few stalks of cilantro, raw vegetables served with shredded papaya stalks, and sliced green chili peppers... on the side. Mix it all up and enjoy your delicious bowls.
Recommended places to eat:  

  • Bún mắm - Heo quay bà Thuyên: K424/03 Le Duan, Chinh Gian Ward, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang.

3. Mì Quảng - Quang-Style Noodles

Quang-Style Noodles, or Mì Quảng in Vietnamese, are a mouthwatering and eye-catching dish that originated from the Quang Nam province in Central Vietnam. This region was once a bustling port with traders from different parts of Asia, which influenced its unique and diverse cuisine. Quang-Style Noodles are made with flat rice noodles that are cooked with turmeric powder to give them a yellow hue, and served with a small amount of rich broth that is seasoned with fish sauce, annatto oil, and spices. The broth is thickened with tapioca starch and chicken fat, and has a deep flavor and aroma. The noodles are topped with various ingredients such as chicken, shrimp, pork, quail eggs, roasted peanuts, rice crackers, and fresh herbs and vegetables. Some of the common herbs and vegetables are lettuce, cilantro, scallions, Vietnamese coriander, banana blossoms, and microgreens. Quang-Style Noodles are a versatile and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They are a perfect example of the diverse and vibrant cuisine of Vietnam that blends different flavors and textures in one bowl.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Quán Mì Quảng Bà Vị: 166 Le Dinh Duong, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Quan Mi Quang Ba Mua: 19-21 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau, Da Nang. 
  • Quán Mì Quảng 1: 1 Hai Phong, Hai Chau 1, Da Nang.

4. Bánh Canh - Vietnamese Tapioca Noodle Soup

Vietnamese Tapioca Noodle Soup, or Bánh Canh in Vietnamese, are a hearty and comforting dish that can be found in many regions of Vietnam. They are made with thick and chewy noodles that are cooked with rice and tapioca flour, and served with a savory broth that is usually made with pork or chicken bones. The broth is often thickened with tapioca starch and seasoned with fish sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper. The soup can be customized with different toppings such as crab, shrimp, pork hock, quail eggs, fried shallots, cilantro, and green onions. Vietnamese Tapioca Noodle Soup is a filling and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed any time of the day. They are a great example of the simple and delicious cuisine of Vietnam that uses fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs.
Recommended places to eat:

  • Bánh canh ruộng: 20 Ha Thi Than, Son Tra District, Da Nang
  • Bánh Canh Cá Lóc - Xứ Huế Quán: 230 Nui Thanh, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

5. Bánh tráng cuốn thịt heo - Vietnamese pork rice paper roll

Vietnamese pork rice paper roll is a fresh and flavorful dish that showcases the vibrant cuisine of Vietnam. It is a simple yet satisfying dish that can be enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or main course. It consists of thin rice paper wrappers that are filled with tender slices of marinated and grilled pork, crunchy vegetables, fragrant herbs, and soft rice vermicelli noodles. The rolls are then dipped in a tangy and nutty sauce that complements the flavors and textures of the filling. Vietnamese pork rice paper rolls are a fun dish to make. The important point that makes this dish delicious is the dipping sauce, which makes a big difference between each region. A little bit of vegetables, a few slices of thinly sliced meat, and a strange taste of fish sauce create an unforgettable experience for each visitor. It is also a great dish to share with family and friends, as everyone can roll their own and enjoy the freshness and deliciousness of Vietnamese cuisine.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Quán Mậu: 35 Do Thuc Tinh, Cam Le, Da Nang, Vietnam. 
  • Quán Trần: 4 Le Duan, Hai Chau District, Da Nang.

6. Delicious seafood places in Danang

If you are looking for a place to enjoy fresh and delicious seafood in Danang, you will be spoiled for choice with the many seafood restaurants in the city. Whether you prefer a casual and cozy atmosphere, a luxurious and elegant setting, or a fun and lively vibe, you will find a seafood restaurant that suits your taste and budget. 
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Quán Bà Thôi: 96 Le Dinh Duong, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Quán Thơ Ý: Group 20A, Man Thai Ward, Son Tra District, Da Nang.
  • Quán Bé Anh: Hoang Sa, Son Tra District, Da Nang.

 7. Gỏi cá Nam Ô - Nam O Raw Fish Salad

Nam O Raw Fish Salad, or gỏi cá nam ô in Vietnamese, is a dish that showcases the freshness and flavor of the sea. It is a dish that originated from Nam O village, a small fishing village in Da Nang city, where locals have been making it for over 700 years. It is a dish that uses raw fish that is marinated with vinegar, garlic, chili, and herbs, and served with rice crackers and fresh vegetables. It is a dish that has two versions: wet and dry. The wet version has a spicy sauce that is made with Nam O's high-quality fish sauce, ginger, chili, and sugar. The dry version has powdered grilled rice and roasted sesame that add crunchiness and aroma to the dish. Nam O Raw Fish Salad is a dish that can be enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or main course. It is a dish that reflects the culture and history of Nam O village and Da Nang city. It is a dish that you should not miss when you visit this beautiful coastal city.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Gỏi cá Nam ô  - Thanh Hương: No. 1029, Nguyen Luong Bang, Lien Chieu District, Da Nang.

 8. Ốc hút - Sucking Snails Shops in Danang 

Sucking snails, or ốc hút in Vietnamese, are a favorite night snack for many locals and visitors in Danang. They are small snails that have a long and thin shell that can be used to suck water or air. They are cooked with lemongrass, chili, ginger, and fish sauce, and served with raw papaya, green mango slices, and a special dipping sauce. The snails have a firm and crunchy texture and a spicy and sour taste that stimulates the appetite. Sucking snails shops in Danang are usually open from late afternoon until midnight, and attract many customers who want to enjoy a simple but satisfying dish.
Recommended places to eat: 

  •  “Làng yaua”: Hidden in an alley at the foot of Tran Thi Ly Bridge, Da Nang.
  • Quán ốc Cô Hà in Con Market:  The corner of the intersection of Ong Ich Khiem, Hung Vuong, Da Nang.

9. Gỏi mít trộn - Vietnamese young jackfruit salad 

Vietnamese young jackfruit salad, or gỏi mít trộn in Vietnamese, is a dish that showcases the freshness and flavor of young jackfruit. Young jackfruit is a type of fruit that has a mild and slightly sweet taste and a crunchy and fibrous texture. It is boiled and shredded, and mixed with pork belly, shrimp, or pork skin that are cooked with garlic, shallots, and fish sauce. The salad is then tossed with fresh herbs such as Vietnamese mint, basil, and cilantro, and topped with roasted peanuts and fried shallots. The salad is served with rice crackers and a tangy and spicy dipping sauce made of fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and chili. Vietnamese young jackfruit salad is a dish that is popular in the spring season when young jackfruit is available. It is a dish that has a sweet and sour taste and a crunchy and chewy texture that is very refreshing and satisfying.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Mít trộn Dì Anh: 34 Pham Van Nghi, Thanh Khe District, Da Nang

 10. Bánh xèo - Crispy Vietnamese pancake

Crispy Vietnamese pancake is a delicious snack or meal that you can make at home or enjoy at a restaurant. It is a thin and crispy pancake made of rice flour and turmeric powder that is cooked on a hot pan. It is filled with pork, shrimp, bean sprouts, and herbs that add flavor and texture. It is served with lettuce, cucumber, mint, and a dipping sauce that is sweet and sour. You can wrap the pancake in lettuce and dip it in the sauce for a tasty bite. Crispy Vietnamese pancakes are a fun and easy way to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Bánh xèo bà Dưỡng (có cả nem lụi): K280/23, Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

11. Cơm gà Hội An - Hoi An Chicken Rice in Danang

Hoi An Chicken Rice is a dish that will make you feel the charm and beauty of Hoi An, a small ancient town in Central Vietnam. It is a dish that features shredded chicken that is marinated with lime juice, garlic, and herbs, and mixed with onions and Vietnamese coriander. It is a dish that is served with turmeric rice that is cooked in chicken stock, giving it a yellow color and a rich flavor. Hoi An Chicken Rice is a dish that has a bright and refreshing taste and a lovely yellow color. It is a dish that will transport you to the peaceful and romantic streets of Hoi An.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Cơm gà Phì Lũ: 225 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hai Chau district, Da Nang
  • Cơm gà Ngọc Diệp: 56 Hai Phong, Hai Chau district, Da Nang.
  • Cơm gà Hồng Ngọc: 106 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hai Chau district, Da Nang.
  • Cơm gà A Hải: 94 Thai Phien, Hai Chau, Da Nang.

12. Cơm niêu - Vietnamese clay pot rice

Com nieu is not just a dish, it is an experience. It is rice that is cooked in a clay pot over a charcoal fire, creating a soft and sticky texture and a crunchy and golden crust. It is rice that is tossed in the air by skilled waiters, who catch it with another clay pot. It is rice that is served with various dishes such as braised fish, sweet and sour pork ribs, or crab soup. Com nieu is a dish that will delight your senses and make you fall in love with Vietnamese cuisine.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Cơm niêu 3 Cá Bống:  112 Nguyen Tri Phuong, Thanh Khe, Da Nang.
  • Cơm niêu ngói Đỏ: 7 Phan Boi Chau, Hai Chau, Da Nang.
  • Cơm niêu nhà Đỏ: 57 Le Duan, Hai Chau, Da Nang.

13. Bún bò Huế

Bún bò huế is a Vietnamese soup that is spicy and flavorful. It is made with noodles, beef, pork, and shrimp sauce. It is eaten with herbs, vegetables, and lime. It is a soup that comes from Huế, a city in Vietnam.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Bún bò Huế bà Thương: 23 Tran Quoc Toan, Phuoc Ninh, Hai Chau, Da Nang. 

Since 1975, Bún bò Huế bà Thương is known for its rich taste; clear, chewy vermicelli; The noodle soup is delicious and sweet, accompanied by the strong aroma of lemongrass, the smell of pork rolls, the smell of beef, the typical taste of Hue beef noodle soup.

14. Bê thui Cầu Mống 

It is a dish from Đà Nẵng that is made of roasted veal. It is a specialty of Quảng Nam province and it is served with rice paper, herbs, and dipping sauce. It is a dish that is famous in Da Nang and has a long history.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Ngọc Lan: 895 Ngo Quyen, Son Tra District, Da Nang.

15.  Chả bò - Lean Beef Paste

Lean Beef Paste is a type of Vietnamese sausage that is made from lean beef, garlic, fish sauce, and cornstarch. It is a specialty of Danang, a coastal city in central Vietnam. The beef paste is wrapped in banana leaves and steamed until firm and smooth. It is then sliced and served with rice paper, fresh herbs, pickles, and dipping sauce. Lean Beef Paste is a dish that has a mild and delicate flavor and a soft and springy texture. It is a dish that showcases the quality of the beef and the skill of the sausage maker.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Chả bò bà Hường: 4 Hoang Dieu, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

  • Cháo Lộc - Đặc Sản Chả Giò Nem: 4 Tran Binh Trong, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

  • Tré - chả bò bà Lộc: 81 Hai Phong, Hai Chau, Da Nang. 

16. Cháo - Vietnamese porridge

Vietnamese porridge, also known as cháo, is a type of rice porridge or congee that is often eaten as a breakfast dish or a comfort food when sick. It can be made with different kinds of meat, such as chicken, beef, fish, pork, or seafood, and flavored with ginger, onion, fish sauce, and herbs. Cháo is usually served hot in a bowl with various toppings and condiments such as sambal chili paste, bean sprouts, fried dough sticks (youtiao), lime wedges, and more fish sauce. It is a hearty and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Cháo Lộc: 4 Tran Binh Trong, Da Nang
  • Cháo lươn Nghệ An: 22 Luong Dinh Cua, Da Nang
  • Cháo vịt Thanh Nhàn: 384 Phan Chau Trinh, Da Nang
  • Chào lòng: 37 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Da Nang

17. Chè - Vietnamese Sweet Soup

Chè - it can also mean sweet soup, dessert soup, or pudding, which are types of Vietnamese desserts that are made with various ingredients such as beans, fruits, tapioca, jelly, coconut milk, and sugar. 
Recommended places to eat: 

  • Chè xoa xoa; 187 Hai Phong Street, Da Nang
  • Quán chè Hương:  288 Phan Chau Trinh, Da Nang
  • Chè Xuân Trang: 31 Le Duan, Hai Chau District, Da Nang

18. Some unique street foods in Da Nang

  • Ram cuốn cải (Fried spring roll in cabbage)
    With ram filling (filling of spring rolls) is a little vermicelli mixed with meat and mushrooms, fried hot and then served with a little papaya, carrot salad along with a plate of rice paper. And of course indispensable raw vegetables and cabbage. Add 1 cup of the slightly sweet and spicy dipping sauce. You can see it along Le Duan Street, near the Han River Bridge.
  • Bánh tráng tương, bánh tráng đập Bà Tứ: 354 Le Duan, Da Nang.
  • Bánh tráng kẹp Bà Tý: 195 Ha Huy Tap, Xuan Ha, Da Nang.

19. Seafood and variety of fish sauces

Not only a variety of street foods, Da Nang also has many specialties for visitors to buy as gifts such as Vietnamese fermented anchovy sauce, dried seafood, squid, rim fish with affordable prices, especially in Con market.

Another address of must-try restaurant in Da Nang is Central Specialty Supermarket - 12 Hoang Hoa Tham (20m from Da Nang station), rich in all kinds of fresh seafood (shrimp, crab, fish, squid) to a special kind of fish sauce products (anchovy sauce, fish sauce...)

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