In the Japanese Quarter, beside the river, is this classic Vietnamese restaurant resembling an upscale residence with its ornate armoires, wooden chairs, and a lantern-lit courtyard where you can listen to soft jazz. Take note of the antique bar, once a "rice safe" used by families to protect their harvest. The open-air kitchen serves noodles with caramelized pork, green papaya salad with grilled prawns, and slow-cooked duck curry with taro. Other menu highlights are white rose dumplings and "roll-your-own" spring rolls, brought to your table with rice paper, herbs, lemongrass, and red snapper or chicken. The three-course fixed menu is capped with banana fritter and ice cream. Drinks are half off during happy hour.
45 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An, Vietnam