Xin Chao is Phu Quoc’s premiere destination for good times. The seaside restaurant, cafe, and bar believes in serving tasty and authentic Vietnamese dishes, fresh and delicious cocktails, and it is the
place to watch the islands famed ocean sunset.
Come for the food, stay for the view…
Does sitting out at an open terrace, with the diminishing sunlight casting a golden glow on your cocktail, sound like the perfect way to spend an evening on Phu Quoc? This restaurant was practically built to complement and bring out the very best of Phu Quoc – the smell of the sea and the ocean sunset. Xin Chao has the luxury of having two ocean front terraces, one located on the rooftop where there is a full cafe and bar serving tasty caffeinated and alcoholic beverages and the other located on the main floor where you will find their premiere restaurant.
And if that’s not enough, these views don’t just come alone – both your eyeballs and your taste buds will be pampered here. Xin Chao’s menu offers a selection of traditional Vietnamese food and mouth-watering seafood dishes created with only the best deep sea fish and shellfish.
Good views, good food, and amazing atmosphere – if you ask us what’s the recipe for awesomeness, we think you’ve got it.
What to try:
Everything at Xin Chao is fresh and tasty however our favorite dish is the steamed squid as it’s healthy, savory, and freshly caught from the surrounding sea. Squid is somewhat of a specialty in Phu Quoc and when you are here on the island, you must try at least 1 squid dish!
They also have non-seafood dishes here as well, in case you do not like seafood or become sick of eating it while on Phu Quoc.
If you are thirsty and need a drink to watch the sun go down then definitely try one of Xin Chao’s signature cocktails, which are not only delicious but freshly made in front of your eyes. Our favorite is the lime lemongrass tea mocktail (non-alcoholic) and the lychee ice tea.
Xin Chao has a full service bar with well trained bartender and baristas. You can get everything from beer to Vietnamese style coffee here.
Are you a blogger, location independent entrepreneur, or just looking for a quiet place to read?
Xin Chao has the perfect ambience to get your work done or to read while you are on the island. Not only do they have extremely fast WiFi at 51Mbs download, 14Mbs upload (not bad for an island), but they have super comfy chairs, great coffee, and the owners assured us that while you are here you won’t get that feeling that you have overstayed your welcome. Plus that sweet ocean view here provides that added feng shui you need to to feel relaxed and comfortable and concentrate on what you need to get done.
Meet the owners:
Xin Chao Restaurant was launched in 2016 by Nguyen, Khoa, Minh and Shao, four friends from Hanoi who wanted to make a space in Phu Quoc for people to feel relaxed, happy and inspired. They are young, hip, cool, USA educated, millennial’s who not only help the economy by employing locals but they are some of Phu Quoc’s trailblazers helping to transform this island into Asia’s next top vacation destination. On most days you can find them at the restaurant.