Eating in Can Tho

Restaurants in Can Tho
Along the Can Tho River waterfront there are several cafe-restaurants, most serving Mekong specialities such as fish, frog and turtle, as well as standard backpacker fare.

Nam Bo
Tel: 823 908
Add: 50 Hai Ba Trung
Mains: 25,000-50,000d
Housed in a thoughtfully restored, classic French villa, Nam Bo offers excellent European and Vietnamese cuisine in a delightful atmosphere. The view of the local fruit market from the 2nd-storey terrace can't be beat. If you can't decide what to order, the pizzas are recommended.

Tel: 821 646
Add: 38 Hai Ba Trung
Mains 15,000-25,000d
Mekong is always packed, for good reason: good Vietnamese food at reasonable prices.

Phuong Nam
Tel: 812 077
Add: 48 Hai Ba Trung
Main: 25,000d
As with Mekong, Phuong Nam is a delicious deal.

Other popular eateries line the riverfronl strip, across from the huge Uncle Ho statue (which bears a curious resemblance to the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz).

Thien Hoa
Tel: 821 942
Add: 26 Hat Ba Trung
Main: 15,000-25,000d
The speciality of the house are delicious Hue-style spring rolls (dac biet cha gio re).

Thanh Thuy
Tel: 840 207
Add: 149 30 Thang 4
Mains: 20,000-40,000d
This goat-meal, speciality restaurant is run by a Frenchman, formerly a chef in Toulouse. Try the curried goal, or if you're feeling adventurous, the goat-scrotum hotpot. It also docs good standard Vietnamese fare. The restaurant is a few kilometres out of town, just beyond the local university. Look for the sign on your Jeft, just beyond the junction with Tran Hoang Na.

Restaurant Alley
Add: Nam Ky Khoi Nghia
Mains around 15,000d
This is a good spot to escape the tourist scene on the riverfront. Situated in an alley between Dien Rien Phu and Phan Dinh Phung, there are about a dozen local restaurants scattered on both sides of the street.