As a foodie, I have searched and tried quite a lot of restaurants in Danang. And this is my list of  a good selection of authentic Vietnamese restaurants.  (My favorite options for western cuisine can be found here: http://nguyenthanhxuanvi.com/restaurants-that-you-have-to-try/) I’m pretty sure you can hardly find any further information. Therefore, prepare some Vietnamese or show them your choice from the menu I’m going to write down if you want to order as they have no English experience.

Breakfast

      1. Mỳ Quảng bé Ba (Bé Ba rice flat noodles Quảng style)

    Opening time: About 6am until around 8.30am weekdays and until about 9am weekend. Closed for 3 vegan days of Vietnamese buddhist.

              • Address: Trần Đức Thảo st and Phan Trọng Tuệ st

    The restaurant has no address but it’s very easy to find in the map below. You can go to the corner of Trần Đức Thảo st and Phan Trọng Tuệ st. However, T-junction between Xô Viết Nghệ Tĩnh st and Trần Đức Thảo st is a more common for grab/taxi or  bus (No.8), then walk there (Only one minute). It’s a very small and “poor-looking” restaurant located next to an old ancestor building.

            • Menu

    Mỳ Quảng is rice flat noodles in Vietnamese broth cooked with Vietnamese curry including turmeric, four different spicies and one of the options below. My favourite part is a big side dish of veggies. And don’t forget to squeeze some lime into the bowl and mix them well before you eat it.

              • Mỳ gà 20,000 VND ~ $10 (chicken): not recommended because of the chicken bones
              • Mỳ cá 20,000 VND (fish): highly recommended
              • Mỳ bò 20,000 VND (beef): highly recommended and my favorite

    In the picture is Mỳ bò. Quail eggs are not included but my additional order.

            • Mỳ thịt trứng 20,000 VND (pork and quail eggs): I don’t think you are familiar with quail eggs
            • Mỳ lươn 25,000 VND (eels): highly recommended if you’re willing to try eels
            • Mỳ ếch 25,000 VND (frog meat): It’s not my cup of tea, but my cousin loves it a lot. Try it if you’re an adventurous foodie.

    Have you heard the “Mỳ Quảng song”? If the answer is no and you are in Danang, it’s time for you to play this song as Mỳ Quảng is the pride of Đà Nẵng and Quảng Nam people. “Everyday for breakfast, I wanna eat Mỳ Quảng”

    And I found the best Mỳ Quảng at Bé Ba restaurant thanks to my brother who has even better selections of food in Đà Nẵng.

    1. Bánh bèo cô Hoa
  1. It is difficult but easy to find at the same time. It’s difficult for me to show you as Danang has changed every day and the google map pictures are too old for me to use. Besides, It’s located in an alley of another alley. I think the area is a maze and you can get lost there. However, It’s easy to find because it’s close to Big C and Parkson which are the most popular buildings in Danang.
  2. Go to Parkson Vinh Trung Plaza (the side on Ông Ích Khiêm st), then you will see Big C supermarket on the right and an alley on the left of the Parkson building. Go into the alley and turn into the first left, keep going for about 200 meters. The lady “cô Hoa” selling Bánh Bèo will sit on the right of the street.
  3. Opening time: About 8am until around 9.30am. Closed for 3 vegan days of Vietnamese buddhist. She also sells in the evening in Cồn market. But you have to ask around to know where she sits.
  4. Menu
  5. Bánh Bèo tôm (Bánh bèo with prawn mince): 15,000 VND <$10. This is my favourite and I often have 2-3 dishes for my breakfast.
  6. Bánh bèo thịt (Bánh bèo with pork mince): 15,000 VND. It’s also very yummy, but one dish maybe enough for me.
    1. Mỳ Gà Cô Chi
  7. Address: 7-1 Phan Châu Trinh.”Cô Chi” is located at the corner between Lê Lợi st and Phan Đình Phùng st at the intersection of Lê Lợi, Phan Chu Trinh, Phan Đình Phùng and Pasteur st.
  8. This is a modern version of Bánh Mỳ in Đà Nẵng.
  9. (I don’t own these two photos. They are from Foody VN)
  10. 4. Bánh mỳ chấm 
  11. Address: Chu văn An and Huỳnh Thúc Kháng st, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng.
  12. Menu:
    Bánh mỳ chấm thập cẩm (Bánh mỳ dipping with home-made oy sauce, pate, mayo, eggs and ham) 20,000 VND ~$10
    Bánh mỳ chấm trứng (Bánh mỳ dipping with home-made soy sauce sauce, mayo and eggs) 15,000 VND
  13. 5. You can also go to Breakfast streets: Huỳnh Thúc Kháng st, Hải Châu district or Lê Thanh Nghị st, Hải Châu district.
  • Lunch and Dinner
  1. Cồn Market’s food court for street food

Cồn market may be the most popular and famous market of Danang people. It’s located in the intersection of Hùng Vương st and Ông Ích Khiêm st. You can access the food court from the gate on Hùng Vương st. Be ready to experience the best local food when you go there.

Main Gate

Side gate accessing to food court

For lunch, food stalls are located in the food court while the access from the gate to the food court will become a food street for dinner for only 2 hours from approximate 5pm to 7pm.

I often go there for “Phá Lấu” at the left corner of the gate and Bánh bèo. Phá Lấu is very authentic but not recommended as it includes liver and offals.

However, there are a wide range of yummy food for you to try such as Ram cuốn cải (Central styled Spring rolls rolled in mustard salad), Bánh canh (Crab/Prawn/Pork Soup with fish cakes), Bánh xèo (Central styled Savoury pancakes), bánh căn (Central styled savoury mini pancakes), Chè (Sweet soup including different beans, corn, taro, banana or jelly in coconut milk),…

Ram cuốn cái

Bánhbèo

Bánhcanh

Chè

  1. Bún thịt nướng và Bánh xèo Hồng Nga (Hồng Nga grilled pork and Vietnamese savoury pancake)
  2. Address: K178/10 Hoàng Diệu st, Quận Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng.  At night, they move to the big street (Hoàng Diệu st) and locate opposite the alley.

3. Madame Lan Restaurant

Address: 4 Bạch Đằng, Thạch Thang, Hải Châu, Đà Nẵng

This restaurant targets at foreigners (Korean), so the taste is very western-friendly. However, it’s still Vietnamese enough for me to enjoy. They have most of Vietnamese delicacies across the country in the menu. There are also a wide variety of food for you to choose.

4. Seafood.

Danang is famous for fresh and cheap seafood. I find them too noisy, so I seldom go out for seafood. If I do, CHÂU SƠN 1 restaurant will be my destination.

It’s a small seafood restaurant located in a little far from the city. It’s very busy after 5pm, so if you want to get a seat, come there at about 4.30pm.

Address:  Hải sản Châu Sơn 1, No. 21 NẠI TÚ 2 street, Sơn Trà district, Đà Nẵng. (The T-junction of Nại Tú 2 and Võ Trường Toản st, it’s opposite Võ Trường Toản st)

The menu is varied and it’s very Vietnamese. Try “tôm xào bơ tỏi” (Prawn with garlic and butter) that is my no.1 fauvorite dish. OMG, I really miss Vietnamese food. I have to learn how to cook this dish for lunch. 

(I do not own any of these photos which are from Google map and Facebook: Quán ngon Đà Thành)