Hoi An Cuisine Culture Space

 Located on a quiet alley on Cach Mang Thang Tam Road, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An or Hoai Pho Restaurant with its space and décor reminds people of the peaceful scenery of old streets and the Hoai River running through the ancient town of Hoi An.  

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Hoi An is well-known for its pure beauty of an ancient and pensive town with the peaceful Hoai River. For this reason, when visiting the restaurant people will feel close and familiar with its space and architecture.


The gate at Hoi An Restaurant is similar to Ngo Mon (Moon Gate) in the Imperial Capital of Hue.

The restaurant was designed in the architectural style of Hoi An.

The restaurant is decorated with lanterns.

Lamps in the ancient style are hung on the wall.

Photos of the ancient town of Hoi An and the daily life of Hue people are displayed in the restaurant.

Wooden stairs.

The restaurant was designed in the architectural style of the ancestor-worshipping house of the Tran Family, a popular destination in Hoi An. The restaurant impresses people by its tiled gate imbued with ancient features, Yin and Yang tiled roof, stairs hundreds of years old, colourful lanterns, photos depicting the locals’ daily life and decorative ceramics. The colours seen in the restaurant are brown and yellow which are combined harmoniously under the light. All help form a typical cultural space of Hoi An for the restaurant. Here, people can enjoy romantic melodies of Trinh Cong Son’s songs or songs of the Quang area and traditional delicious dishes, namely Quang’s Noodle Soup, Chicken Rice, Cao Lau…and others in the Central region.



The restaurant’s menu consists of many traditional dishes of Hoi An.

The decor of the restaurant reminds people of the cultural space of the ancient town.

Hoi An restaurant is a popular destination for enjoying delicious food of Hoi An.

Tran The Cuong, a native of Quang Nam and the owner of Hoi An Restaurant, said that even though he lives in Ho Chi Minh City, he wishes to preserve his native food’s flavours. Therefore, his restaurant is a popular place for Quang Nam people who are living far from their hometown, helping relieve their nostalgia. Coming people, people learn more about the culinary art and cultural space of Hoi An, a World Heritage Culture.

Story: Nguyen Vu Thanh Dat- Photo: Nguyen Luan