Fodor's Expert Review Ngoc Mai
Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.
Expect a warm welcome from the family (all three generations of them and their dog) when you arrive at this simple seafood shack on the beach between Le Belhamy and the Nam Hai. Locals flood here for sunset and weekend family parties for the restaurant's delicious fresh seafood, ordered by the kilo from the oxygenated buckets at the entrance and charcoal-grilled by grandma on a rickety old metal barbeque out back. The menu (or buckets) change daily, depending on the Ha My fishermen catch that day. If you are lucky there will be oysters, grilled clams, salt-and-pepper muc (squid), or snapper grilled in a banana leaf. Drinks rarely come cold, but the ice here is made from filtered water.
Hoi An, Quang Nam Vietnam