Top 12 places to eat well and cheap in Phu Quoc Island
- on Nov 26, 2019       By: BN
There are a lot of things to recall beside the abundance of sunny days on the heavenly beaches of Phu Quoc Island, one of them is the great food here. So, a question for all holidaymakers is surely where and what to eat to enjoy the local cuisine. Here is our selection of 12 places for eating well and for a good price in Phu Quoc, ranging from street canteens to well-known restaurants.
1. Seafood Ot Ngot
The hearts of all seafood lovers are thrilled at the mere sight of the dishes prepared with great care of this restaurant. With only a sum between 40,000 and 100,000 VND, be prepared to enjoy good food if you do not doubt the crowd. It is a favourite spot of many foreign travellers to Phu Quoc Island.
Address: 129 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong.
Opening time: 17:00 - 22:00
2. Pizza Regina
Beside the traditional food, it offers burgers, salads and of course delicious pizzas. Along the main road close to Bach Dang Park, it is a reference address for locals and travellers to Phu Quoc. Friendly setting, friendly staff, fresh dishes at a reasonable price compared to others, this corner must delight your Western palates after days of trying the Asian culinary experience. The pizza is between 80,000 VND and 100,000 VND.
Address: 104 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town.
Opening time: 15:00 - 23:00
3. Com tam or rice with three treasures Huynh Nhu
One of the most popular dishes in Phu Quoc is, no doubt, the Com Tam or the broken rice that comes with grilled pork, fried pork skin and omelette. Early in the morning, a good restaurant that can be recognised from afar by the succulent smells of grills is that of Mrs Huynh Nhu. In addition to the "Com Tam", you can enjoy the "bun cha" or grilled pork noodles which is equally popular.
Address: 42 Nguyen Trai Street, Duong Dong
Opening time: 06:30 - 21:00
4. Pho Cuoi or Smiling Vietnamese Noodle Soup
Less than 600m from the Duong Dong market, there is a Pho Cuoi restaurant that offers the pho soup much sought after by local gourmets. Enjoy an iconic bowl of steaming and spicy noodle soup from the south at a very affordable price of 50,000 VND.
Address: Nguyen Trung Truc Street 190, Duong Dong
Opening time: 06:00 - 22:00
5. Banh canh cha ca or southern noodles with mackerel pates
Popular with gourmets on the island, "banh canh cha ca" is a dish made of thick noodles garnished with mackerel pates, a famous Phu Quoc speciality. A delicious bowl of banh canh cha ca served by the Phung restaurant near Dinh Cau is perfect for breakfast, but also at any time of the day.
Address: 27 Bach Dang Street, Section 1, Duong Dong
Opening time: 06:30 - 22:00
6. Crab House Phu Quoc
This corner is essential for a crab enthusiast, this is a dish that makes the reputation of Phu Quoc. The freshest crabs, under the hands of talented chefs, will surely delight all gourmets with so many alluring takes on the dish.
Address: 1st Street Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong
Opening time: 10:00 - 22:00
7. Restaurant Com Bac 123 or Northern Rice
As its name suggests, the place invites you to taste the typical dishes of the north while treating you to the specialities of Phu Quoc Island. Its friendly atmosphere and rich menu are available to ensure an unforgettable exotic dining experience. These include the stars of the menu, raw sardinella, Chinese grilled pork, mixed sea cucumber soup and chicken with multiple versions…
Address: 77 Street 30/4, KP 1, Duong Dong
Opening time: 08:00 - 24:00
8. Xin Chao Restaurant or Hello
Exceptional cuisine, sea view, and a refined setting are so many assets that this star restaurant in Phu Quoc will bring to you. Dine in privacy in front of the sunset on "pearl island", it really makes you want to try it at least once.
Address: 66 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong
Opening time: 07:00 - 23:00
9. Ra Khoi Restaurant
Want a nice place to eat with family or in a group in Phu Quoc Island? Its airy setting, varied menu and especially the tasty grilled crustaceans offered by this restaurant tempt all gourmets. This is the place for every taste and every budget.
Address: 131 Street 30/4, Duong Dong
Opening time: 09:00 - 22:00
10. Bun Ken Ut Luom or Rice Vermicelli Soup
Found at the Hung Vuong intersection, this street canteen is distinguished by its version of "Bun ken", a popular Phu Quoc noodle soup with a particular flavour. "Ken" is probably from the Khmer appellation for the recipe made with coconut juice. "Bun ken" is a typical southern noodle not found in cities but in some street canteens in Chau Doc or Can Tho. Its broth of local fish is added coconut juice and chilli to give an unforgettable flavour.
Address: 30/4 Street, Duong Dong
Opening time: 06:00 - 22:00
11. Chuon Chuon Bistro & Sky bar
Perched on the Sao Mai hill, its location gives a superb view of the town and not far from the sea bordering the mountains of Phu Quoc. From the outside to the terrace, its decor will charm you with every detail. There is no better way than to treat yourself to Phu Quoc's gastronomic specialties in such a relaxing atmosphere.
Address: Sao Mai Hill 69 Tran Hung Dao Street, Section 1, Duong Dong
Opening time: 07:00 - 23:00
12. Bun quay Kien Xay or special rice vermicelli soup
Would you like to eat and, most of all, cook like a local in Phu Quoc? An unusual culinary experience to try is Bun Quay. The recipe, simple as it is, requires a certain patience and imagination on your part by attending the stages of its preparation. The garnish of the dish consists of shrimp, fish and chopped fresh calamari which are then stirred in a sauce that the customer prepares themself. The noodle production set up on the spot must will also fill you with curiosity.
Address: 28 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong
Opening time: 06:30 - 24:00
Have a good stay!
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