Mui Ne and Phan Thiet are heaven for seafood lovers – after all, fishing in the South China Sea is still the main source of income for the locals.
One of the most delightful views is that of the dozens of colorful fishing boats moored in the harbor. The choice of dining is by no means limited to seafood, however.
There are many restaurants serving a variety of traditional Vietnamese dishes as well as other Asian cuisines and French and Italian food.
Located inside the Coco Beach Resort, this restaurant is famed for its excellent French cuisine. It is at km 12.5 Ham Tien, Village 3 Phan Thiet.
Address: 58 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien Ward, Coco Beach Resort, Phan Thiet
Tel: +84 (0) 62 384 7111
The place has an interesting and varied French menu.
Address: 97 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet
Tel: +84 (0) 62 374-1222
As the name suggested, this restaurant has outdoor seating in a pleasant garden setting with fish ponds. It serves Vietnamese dishes and seafood specialities.
Address: 7 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Phan Thiet
Tel: +84 (0) 62 384-7589
Good Morning Vietnam is another popular Italian restaurant, owned and managed by Italians. The name is misleading – they don’t serve breakfast, being open for lunch and dinner only.
Address: Km11, Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet
Tel: +84 (0) 62 847 585
Hot Rock is famed for its all-day Western-style big breakfast and for its jumbo ribs. It is at Km 12.5, opposite Bien Xanh and Small Garden Resorts in Mui Ne.
Tel: +84 (0) 62 847 608
The restaurant has four distinct dining areas and spectacular views of Mui Ne Bay. The menu is extensive, with more than 100 Vietnamese and Western dishes. It specialises in fresh fish and seafood. Java/Baywatch is on the road into Mui Ne, on a hill just above the town.
Tel: +84 (0) 62 324-1055
Cuisine: Vietnamese & Western food
Jibes is famous among kite surfers and is a great beachside place for whiling away the day. It is well known for its home-made pasta and for its Saturday barbecue.
Address: 90 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Mui Ne
Tel: +84 (0) 62 847 405
Lam Tong, a family-run Vietnamese restaurant right next to Jibes, is very popular among backpackers. The choice of dishes includes noodles and seafood.
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 23:00
Address: 92 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet
Tel: +84 (0) 62 847 598
Lotteria is basically an Asian fast food joint located on the third floor of the Co-op Mart. Fill up on chicken, fish, shrimp and even French fries. Co-op Mart is on the corner of Nguyen Tat Thanh and Tran Hung Dao in Phan Thiet.
Address: 1A Nguyen Tat Thanh, Binh Hung, Phan Thiet
Cuisine: Asian Food
Luna d’ Autunno is a place to go for authentic Italian food. The menu includes fresh pasta, great salads and fine pizzas from a wood-fired oven. There is also a good wine list.
Address: 51A Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet
Tel: +84 (0) 62 847 591
Nelly is a Vietnamese brand of ice cream, so this restaurant serves up ice cream but also has American/Western-style food include burgers, French fries and pizza. It is on Ton Duc Thang Street, Phan Thiet.
Tel: +84 (0) 62 831 063
Cuisine: Western food
Shree Ganesh is currently the only Indian restaurant in the area. So when you are hungry for naan bread and curry, head for 57 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne.
Address: 57 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne
Tel: +84 (0) 62 741 330
The restaurant at the Golden Sand Saloon Resort is probably the biggest in Mui Ne. It offers seafood, barbecue, meat dishes and more.
Address: 81bis, Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Ham Tien, Phan Thiet
Tel: +84 (0) 62 741 277