Where to eat special food in Sapa Town?
There are some restaurants offering both Vietnamese food and some non-Vietnamese dishes. Mid Range hotels usually boast about offering at least some “Western” dishes, and smaller hotels and guesthouses will normally be able to offer at least something non-Vietnamese. However, don’t expect it to be “just like Grandma used to make”.
We have collected this list of restaurants and eateries in Sa Pa to give you a place to start. However, please keep in mind that some of the heartiest, tastiest and most nutritious food in Sa Pa and all of Vietnam is served from nameless roadside stalls that appear around 17:00 and disappear about midnight. Try it, you might like it!
Ta Van Restaurant,Victoria Sa Pa hotel ; (Near Sa Pa Church)
Located in the only up-market hotel in Sa Pa, this restaurant is not cheap but well worth a visit, especially if you have been traveling for a while and are kind of tired of Vietnamese food. Whilst the restaurant offers an extensive menu, the most delicious cuisines are the Fondue or Raclette. Absolutely great stuff, especially when it is freezing outside! Average price is about US$15-25
Golden sea restaurant, Khanh Hai hotel
58 Fanxipan Road, Sapa Town, Lao Cai
Tel: 872 180 or 871 869
Providing variety of local Vietnamese food in the area, served by good sraffs in the misty restaurant where many Travel Agents book lunch or dinner for their clients. A good place to sip a drink…
Price is about 1$US +++
Hoa Ban Restaurant
Cau May St., Sa Pa Town, Lao Cai Tel: 871-870
Hoa Ban restaurant is on the ground floor of Hoa Ban hotel. The restaurant is small and clean. This is one of the few restaurants in Sa Pa that has its own pizza bakery. Some special foods in Hoa Ban are Fillet de Boius Australian Grille or Taleteller Bolognese sauce. The cheapest price for a meal in Hoa Ban is U$2/person excluding drinks.
Delta Restaurant Cau May St., Sa Pa Town, Lao Cai Tel: 871-799
Delta restaurant offers Italian and Vietnamese cuisine with charming decor. A set menu rate is a bit higher than nearby restaurants but the food is really delicious. Normal prices for a set menu of Vietnamese food is US$5/pax and Italian food is US$10/pax including a free soft drink. Staff are experienced and speak both English and French.
Little Sa Pa Restaurant
21 Cau May St., Sa Pa Town, Lao Cai Tel: 871-222
Vietnamese restaurants is located on the slope of Ham Rong Mountain. The restaurant also offers some French and Italian cuisine and pizza and spaghetti.
Price of some main courses:
* Pizza: VND 50,000/piece
* Spaghetti: VND 35,000/piece
* Wild Game Meat: VND 40,000 -150,000/dish
Fan Si Fan Restaurant
Cau May St., Sa Pa Town, Lao Cai
A clean, cheap and small restaurant named after the highest mountain of Vietnam. The restaurant is familiar to backpackers because Fan Si Fan often appears in guidebooks. Staff is friendly and well trained.
Price range of food:
* Noodle soup: VND 4,000 – 15,000/bowl
* Hot bread: VND 4,000 – 15,000/piece
* Rice: VND 2,000 – 15,000/bowl
* Chicken: VND 20,000 – 30,000/dish
* Pork: VND 15,000 – 20,000/dish
* Beef: VND 15,000 – 20,000/dish
* Chips: VND 5,000 -10,000/dish
* Deer meat: VND 30,000/dish
* Chamois meat: VND 30,000/dish
The Gecko Restaurant: Sa Pa Town, Lao Cai
This French owned restaurant offers French and Vietnamese cuisine. French decor and honest staff. Visa and JCB cards are accepted for payment. Food is normal and prices are reasonable.
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