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Phu Quoc contains a medley of restaurants that offer a host of different types of international and Vietnamese cuisine. Being an island, Phu Quoc is a mecca for seafood lovers and you will be overwhelmed by the choice of fresh fish and shellfish on offer at very reasonable prices. Each morning, the local fishermen arrive in the Duong Dong Port and sell their catch to the different restaurants who take great pride in serving a veritable seafood feast to their hungry customers. If seafood isn’t your cup of tea, fear not! The island caters to all types of palettes and there is a fantastic range of international cuisine including Italian, Russian, Indian, German, French, American, Spanish, Mexican and other international dishes.

As most visitors to Phu Quoc spend less than 3 days on the island and therefore cannot possibly try all of the amazing restaurants we have here on the island, we have, therefore, curated the very best restaurants for you to enjoy and experience.

In This Section:

» Best local Vietnamese food on Phu Quoc
» Phu Quoc Island Street Food
» International Food
» Dining Adventures
» Coffee Shops
» Vegetarian Restaurants on Phu Quoc
» Best Ice Cream on Phu Quoc

The BEST local Vietnamese restaurants on Phu Quoc

Below you will find a listing of the best Vietnamese restaurants found on Phu Quoc as chosen by the local residents. All the places below serve fresh dishes daily and extremely affordable.

1. Phung's

Best for: Banh Canh Soup - Fish & Pork Noodle Soup
Good for: Breakfast (Be there early as they often sell out quickly)
Cost: 30,000VND per bowl
Address: 24 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong Town - Near the new bridge.
Review: Banh Canh Phung is one of the most popular soup restaurants on Phu Quoc and they often sell out. It's so popular that even tour groups stop off here.
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2. Hanh's Banh Canh

Best for: Banh Canh Soup - Pork Noodle Soup
Good for: Breakfast (2nd best Banh Canh place on the island and they stay open longer than Phung's)
Cost: 30,000VND per bowl
Address: 22 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong Town - Near the new bridge
Review: When the soup has been sold out at Phung's, disappointed tourists visit this place. The soup here is also very good.
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3. My Han's

Best for: Com Tam - Broken Rice Dishes
Good for: Breakfast
Cost: 30,000VND - 50,000VND per serving
Address: 28 Nguyen Trai Street, Duong Dong Town, close to the Cao Dai Temple
Review: A tasty, affordable, and authentic Vietnamese dish consisting of rice, salad, and pork.

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4. Bun Rieu Cua Stand

Best for: Bun Rieu Cua - Crab Soup
Good for: Lunch
Cost: 30,000VND per bowl
Address: 68, 30 Thang 4 Street, Duong Dong Town
Review: A tangy crab soup that will tantalize your taste buds!

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5. Pho Saigon

Best for: Pho - Beef Noodle Soup
Good for: Lunch & Dinner
Cost: 50,000VND per bowl
Address: 45, 30 Thang 4 Street, Duong Dong Town

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6. Banh Xeo

Best for: Banh Xeo - Shrimp Crepes
Good for: Lunch
Cost: 50,000VND per serving
Address: 28 Nguyen Trai Street, close to the Cao Dai Temple
Review: A sizzling rice batter cake packed with shrimp, pork, leafy vegetables, and sprouts that is popular across Vietnam and introduced to the west by Anthony Bourdain. Authentically Vietnamese and a must try, and if you are wondering, it is not spicy!

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7. The Locals "Night Market"

Best for: Seafood
Good for: Dinner
Cost: 30,000VND and up
Address: 30 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town
Review: Have you ever wanted to try snails? Well this is the place! This simple seafood eatery specializes in shell fish and the rates here are simply unbeatable.

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Phu Quoc Island Street Food

Be sure to try some of the amazing street food on offer. One has a dizzying choice of small, quaint little eateries serving traditional soup, sugar can juice, and of course, banh mi (baguette filled with meats and salad). Banh mi opla (fried egg in baguette) is a particular favorite among the budget conscious travelers to the island as it only costs 10,000VND per sandwich, or $0.50USD. Most of these small eateries can be found throughout the island, especially in Duong Dong Town and An Thoi Town.

1. Banh Mi - Vietnamese Sandwich

One cannot dismiss the charms of the simple bahn mi (baguette style sandwich). In choosing from the various cold meats, fresh vegetables and salad, and topped with a variety of sauces and spices, you can create a Vietnamese style sandwich that can satisfy any taste. You can find banh mi stalls on all the major streets and the exceptionally cheap price makes it perfect for breakfast or a lunch time snack. A standard bahn mi consists of different cold cuts of pork, pate, shredded vegetables, red chili slices, spring onion and sweet fish sauce. Other variations include adding scrambled eggs, onion and cheese.

Where to find it: Along Tran Hung Dao & 30 Thang 4 Street, Duong Dong Town
Time of day: Breakfast & Lunch

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2. Banh Mi Cha Ca - Vegetarian Banh Mi

A vegetarian take on the popular Banh Mi sandwich.

Where to find it: Near the Dinh Cau Temple by the Night Market entrance, Duong Dong Town
Time of day: Sunset/Dinner

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3. Nuoc Mia - Sugarcane Juice

Nuoc Mia or Sugarcane Juice is one of the most popular non alcoholic drinks on the island and can be found almost everywhere for only 5,000VND (small) to 10,000VND (large) per glass. Sugarcane juice is rich in calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc. It also contains iron and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6, along with high concentration of phyto-nutrients, antioxidants, proteins and soluble fiber. All these nutrients work together to keep your body in a good and healthy shape and also quenches your thirst after a day of sight seeing.

Where to find it: Everywhere
Time of day: All day

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4. Banh Trang Nuong - Vietnamese Pizza

This interesting street food often dubbed "Vietnamese Pizza" is becoming quite popular snack during the sunset hour. It is made of roasted rice paper and topped with a variety of ingredients. It is ridiculously cheap at only 10,000VND per serving.

Where to find it: Around the Dinh Cau Temple on Bach Dang Street
Time of day: Sunset/Dinner

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5. Banh Khot - Round Small Crepes

Banh Khot is a small round cake made from flour made from rice flour batter. The batter is poured into clay molds, baked on charcoal and then topped with fried green onions. Other styles include adding chicken or quail eggs for a more hearty fare. It is served with a small dipping bowl of fish sauce mixed with mouthwatering lime juice, garlic, sugar, and chili pepper. Shredded mango is often added to the sauce for texture. The cake’s texture is similar to that of an English crumpet but the addition the toppings and spicy sauce gives it an interesting twist. It is incredibly cheap with a serving costing just 10,000VND or $0.50USD. Street side eateries in Duong Dong Town, often sell this dish however it is harder to find near Long Beach.

Where to find it: Near the Cao Dai Temple on Nguyen Trai Street
Time of day: Lunch

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6. Hu Tieu - Noodle Soup

A local favorite, Hu Tieu is delicious noodle soup that exemplifies the Vietnamese love of using local fresh ingredients and combining them into a simple but tasty dish. It consists of vermicelli noodles topped with a pork and shrimp. The broth contains wonderful flavors of the sea and is sweetened fresh herbs. It is a wonderful dinner time snack that appeals to all the sense and will leave you wanting a second serving. It is available almost everywhere from the smallest street stalls to even in the more upscale restaurants. Cheap, healthy and delectable. 30,000VND.

Where to find it: Next to the Petrolimex gas station on Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town
Time of day: Dinner

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7. Deep fried banana

Where to find it: In front of the Cao Dai Tmple.
Time of day: All day

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Vegan / Vegetarian Restaurants On Phu Quoc

For cheap veggie food try some of the street food such as Mushroom Bun. Tofu Sandwich (Bahn Mi Cha Cha), fried plantain, noodles and vegetable soup, or vegetarian Pho. Prior to the tourism boom Phu Quoc use to have a lot of vegetarian/vegan restaurants unfortunately as of 2015 only one of these restaurants remain:

Nha Hang Chay

123 Tran Hung Dao, Duog Dong
Review: Family owned and operated, service basic vegetarian meals. Try their mushroom dishes.

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Tin Tam Trai

80 Nguyen Trung Truc, Duong Dong
Review: A small vegetarian restaurant located in the heart of Duong Dong Town

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Khanh Ly Vegetarian Food

35 Nguyen Trai, Duong Dong
Review: A vegan restaurant, no meat is cooked in this establishment

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International Restaurants in Phu Quoc

Sick of eating Vietnamese food, seafood, and/or street food all the time? On Phu Quoc, especially along Tran Hung Dao Street in Long Beach (Duong To Commune), you will find numerous international restaurants serving everything from Korean bimibap to Indian Chicken Tikka Masala. Here's the complete list:

Indian Food @ Ganesh Indian Restaurant
Address: 97, Tran Hung Dao Street, Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang, Vietnam
Hours of Operation: After 6pm
Tip: Try the chicken samosa's
Korean Food @ Korean Eats
Address: 141 Trần Hưng Đạo, Khu Phố 7, Dương Tơ, Phú Quốc, tỉnh Kiên Giang, Vietnam
Hours of Operation: 11am to 11pm
Tip: Try their BBQ

Japanese Food @ Love Sushi
Address: 98 Trần Hưng Đạo, Khu phố 7, Dương Tơ
Hours of Operation: 11am to 10pm
Tip: Try the sashimi

French cuisine @ Le Cap Breton
Address: 143 Trần Hưng Đạo, Khu Phố 7, across from Long Beach Village
Hours of Operation: 11am onwards
Tip: great place for red wine

Shisha (Hookah) @ Unique Restaurant, Lounge and Bar
Address: Long Beach Village, Ba Keo
Hours of Operation: 11am onwards
Tips: Want to smoke shisha in Phu Quoc? This is the place. Nice atmosphere as well.

Russian/Ukrainian Food @ Kalinka
Address: 70 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong
Hours of Operation: 11am onwards
Tips: Try the perogies

Dining Adventures

Are you looking to eat somewhere completely different and off-the-beaten track while vacationing on Phu Quoc? Here are a few adventurous dining adventures for you to experience:

Rach Tram Floating Restaurants

Location: Rach Vem
Food Type: Vietnamese dishes; seafood
Cost: $2.00US - $20.00US

Located way up north in Rach Vem village, the floating restaurants found here present a rare foody experience on Phu Quoc. These restaurants mainly serve seafood and in most cases you can pick what you want to eat directly from their own fish farm. The best time to have dinner here is during the sun set hours but you can also come here for lunch.

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754 Restaurant

Location: Ganh Dau Beach, Ganh Dau
Food Type: Seafood, Vietnamese food, cold beer
Cost: $2.00US to $15.00US

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Located on the north western coast directly on Ganh Dau beach is the 754 Restaurant. This small restaurant is a great stop-over for those exploring the island and it has an amazing view of Mouse Island and Bang Island. Come here for the sunset, have a drink, and enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing on this small beach. It is also possible to stay the night as the 754 Restaurant has a few bungalows directly on the beach. They also offer speedboat trips to the nearby islands.

Coffee Shops

One of the lingering influences of French colonialism in Phu Quoc and Vietnam in general is a particular reverence for the world’s favorite dark, velvet beverage – coffee or café. Vietnamese coffee is produce from the Robusta coffee bean and has a distinctly bitter and earthy flavor in contracts to the Arabica bean more popular in the west. The coffee is therefore often sweetened with condensed milk rather than sugar. Perhaps the most original feature of the café experience is the serving technique, by way of a metallic phin filter that sits on top of your glass. Ground coffee is inserted with hot water into the top of the filter and you watch as it drips slowly into the milk below. While this may seem tiresome for the impatient of us, this is fundamental characteristic of the café experience in Phu Quoc, - taking one’s time, after all you are on "island time".

Every cup of coffee is served with a cold or lukewarm class of green tea known as "tra", to clean your palette after drinking the thick, syrupy liquid. Favorites include cafe den (iced black coffee), café sua da (coffee with condensed milk and ice), or bac sieu (coffee made with crushed ice condensed milk and chocolate).

There is an ample supply of amazing coffee shops in Phu Quoc so people are spoiled for choice. Every street in the city is home to cafes that suit any mood or social situation, and one can easily spend the day hopping from place to place to sample the various drinks and atmospheres available. The most basic are the myriad of simple street stalls where you can watch the world pass by. For a much calmer experience there are numerous garden terrace style place with trees, water features, and a peaceful ambiance that provide some respite from the noise of the city.

Cool & Interesting Cafes In Phu Quoc

La Caffe Deli
Location: Tran Hung Dao near the Dinh Cau Night Market
Review: A great place to grab a western style or Vietnamese coffee and to people watch during the busy evening hours. This place also has strong free Wifi.

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PQ Cafe
Location: Adjacent to the Bach Dang Night Market
Review: A favorite among locals, especially working professionals.
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Lighthouse Hotel Cafe
Location: Tran Hung Dao near the Dinh Cau Night Market
Review: A clean modern cafe serving a variety of coffee and non coffee related beverages. Grab a coffee and head on over to the hotels rooftop for a spectacular view of the ocean and Duong Dong Town.

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Cafe Den Long
Location: Nguyen Trung Truc - Bai Thom Highway
Review: A cool multi-story coffeehouse set in a temple like setting. This is a great place to read or work on your laptop while enjoying the surrounding scenery.

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Where To Buy Ice Cream on Phu Quoc

Buying a good quality scoop or bowl of ice cream on Phu Quoc is a bit of challenge as most ice cream that is available in Phu Quoc, or in Vietnam for that matter, has no flavor. However we did discover these hidden gems that blow away the competition serve:

Phu Quoc Ice Cream Rolls

Review: A tasty desert and a show all in one! Ice cream rolls are a popular treat in Thailand and have now made there way to Phu Quoc. Available in many different flavors and freshly made by craftsman right in front of your eyes.
Where to find it: Ice cream rolls are available at the Phu Quoc night market.

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Fanny's Ice Cream in Phu Quoc

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Review: Fanny's Ice Cream is an authentic French-style ice cream company that manufactures high quality 100% natural gourmet ice cream's and sorbets.
Where to find it: I Love Phu Quoc restaurant at 22 Trần Hưng Đạo, Dương Đông Town serves gelato style ice cream goodness with a wide assortment of flavors.

Baskin Robbins

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Review: Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops making inroads in Vietnam and its is now available on Phu Quoc Island.
Where to find it: Baskin Robbins is served at the Green Island Coffee shop at Cách Mạng Tháng 8, Dương Đông Town. One scoop is only 35,000VND.

If you are looking for a quick ice cream treat or want to purchase a bin of ice cream then head on over to the local supermarket called "Co-op Mart" located on Tran Hung Dao street in the Long Beach area.

We highly recommend that you avoid any ice cream from New Zealand. Although the ice cream from that country is great, it is, unfortunately, imported to Phu Quoc and has to travel vast distances leaving behind a huge carbon footprint. At PhuQuocIslandGuide.com, we practice sustainable tourism and we hope to pass down our values to you. Let's Keep Phu Quoc Green!

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