1. La Maison 1888
La Maison 1888 is the first restaurant in Vietnam that hosts a Michelin-starred chef, offering French fine-dining within the luxurious InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort. The interior of the award-winning restaurant is inspired by a colonial French mansion, complete with themed private rooms and an expansive terrace that overlooks the resort and East Sea. Renowned Chef Pierre Gagnaire oversees the kitchen and visits several times a year personally, producing an extensive menu of French delicacies such as sea bass carpaccio, roasted veal tenderloin, suckling pig with bigarade sauce, roasted oysters, salted mackerel and poached octopus, all of which expertly paired with aged whiskies, infused vodkas, and fine wines.
2. Quan Com Hue Ngon
Quan Com Hue Ngon is a local establishment that’s a five-minute walk from Da Nang Cathedral, serving an array of authentic Vietnamese BBQ dishes at affordable prices. The fuss-free restaurant is fitted with minimal décor, low wooden furnishing, and ceiling fans, but the service here is very fast and friendly. Served with a generous platter of fresh lettuce, highly recommended dishes at Quan Com Hue Ngon include the barbecued octopus (VND 49,000), squid in stone (VND 59,000), and barbecue pork (VND 49,000). A small stove is set next to the table, where you can grill your choice of meat or seafood according to your preference.
3. Lam Vien Restaurant
Lam Vien Restaurant occupies a two-storey bungalow that overlooks a serene pond and plenty of greenery, making it a popular option for intimate dinners with loved ones. Expect traditional Vietnamese and pan-Asian delicacies such as spring rolls, abalone with crabmeat soup, stir-fried bok choy with oyster sauce, fried beef luc lac (Vietnamese shaking beef), and fried lobster with orange sauce. Drinks-wise, the restaurant serves a selection of imported wines, beers, and soft drinks. Head to the upstairs wooden terrace for the best view in Lam Vien Restaurant, but you are required to remove your shoes beforehand.
4. The Rachel Restaurant & Bar
The Rachel Restaurant & Bar boasts a prime waterfront location and diverse food-and-beverage offerings in Da Nang City. Widely-regarded as one of the best places to catch the iconic Dragon River Bridge in action, the two-storey restaurant has been attracting a steady clientele of locals, expats and tourists since its inception in 2011. Its food menu comprises authentic Chinese, Japanese, European, and North American cuisine while drinks include Vietnamese coffees and teas, fruit juices, wines, cocktails, local and imported beers, wines, and whiskies. The Rachel Restaurant & Bar also features live music performances during weekends and annual festivities.
5. Le Rendez Vous
Le Rendez Vous is a cosy restaurant and bar in Da Nang City, where diners can savour authentic yet affordable French dishes and imported wines. Set along Ly Thuong Kiet Street, the two-storey establishment is fitted with air-conditioning, comfortable seats, velvet cushions, and black-and-white photographs of prominent cities and monuments of France. We highly recommended its pan fried foie gras deglazed with Martini Bianco (VND 310,000), butcher steak (VND 210,000), and roasted pork tenderloin with mustard sauce (VND 190,000). Le Rendez Vous also offers a good selection of wines from Australia and France, as well as spirits, cocktails, beers and excellent coffees.
6. Le Bambino Da Nang
Opened in 2003, Le Bambino Da Nang is great for escaping the bustling streets without actually leaving Da Nang City. Accessible within a 10-minute walk from Han Market, this atmospheric restaurant is divided into two indoor dining areas (smoking and non-smoking) and a swimming pool patio. Its menu comprises fresh seafood, homemade pastas, salads, and prime cuts imported from New Zealand and Australia. Some of Le Bambino Da Nang’s signature dishes include foie gras pate with toast bread (VND 340,000), Black Angus ribeye steak (VND 590,000), and duck leg confit (VND 290,000).
7. Pool House at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa
Pool House at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa offers authentic Vietnamese dishes, Western comfort food, local desserts, and grilled delicacies as well as commanding views of Nun Nuoc Beach. Priced at VND 135,000 onwards, guests can enjoy fresh spring rolls, mi quang (turmeric rice noodles), cao lau (noodles with pork and greens), and Hoi An chicken rice. After sunset, the all-day restaurant transforms into a lively bar, serving classic cocktails, imported wines and beers while its resident band performs a medley of popular tunes from Tuesday to Sunday at 20:00 until late.
8. Bushido Restaurant Da Nang
Bushido Restaurant Da Nang has gained massive popularity for its extensive selection of authentic Japanese and Korean dishes. Located in Da Nang City Centre, the three-storey restaurant has five private rooms with unique samurai-themed décor as well as a breezy balcony area overlooking the Han River. Food-wise, you can enjoy a wide array of imported BBQ meats, sashimi, sushi, sukiyaki, and fresh seafood caught from Da Nang. Must-try dishes at Bushido Restaurant Da Nang include the BBQ salted beef tongue (VND 88,000), squid sashimi (VND 150,000), and pork shabu-shabu (VND 380,000). An excellent selection of sakes are available by the glass and bottle, though diners can opt for the kiki-zake to enjoy three variants for VND 170,000 onwards.
9. Sofia Restaurant Da Nang
Set within a boutique hotel of the same name, Sofia Restaurant Da Nang offers an extensive buffet spread of traditional Vietnamese, Asian, and international dishes. Due to its close proximity to Pham Van Dong Beach, the restaurant is very popular breakfast spot during weekends and public holidays. For only VND 100,000 per person, diners can enjoy an assortment of fresh fruits, pastries salads, pastas as well as beef pho, pad Thai, and bun cha (Vietnamese grilled pork with rice noodles).
10. Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar
Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar overlooks Han River in Da Nang City Centre, featuring a modern dining venue on the upper level and a lively sports bars downstairs. With a food menu that caters to an international clientele, diners can enjoy a good mix of Vietnamese, Thai, European, Japanese and American fare such as pumpkin ravioli (VND 110,000), Vietnamese pork belly (VND 150,000), and Thai green curry (VND 140,000 – VND 200,000). Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar also offers an extensive drinks list, ranging from imported wines, ciders, and beers to fresh fruit smoothies, coffees, and teas.