Restaurant “UMI”

Very popular Japanese restaurant in the Vung Tau.
Traditional Japanese interior. Authentic Japanese cuisine. Perfect service.

Sushi, yaki-maki, sashimi, ramen, soba, yakitori and of course hot sake.
If you are sushi lover order “ship of the sushi” and they will bring to you big plate-boat full of any kind of sushi and rolls.
One small suggestion – when ordering hot sake ask waitress to bring a bottle in a bucket with hot water or sand. Otherwise they will warm it up in microwave :)

Address: 17 Le Loi Street, Vung Tau City
Tel: +84-64-3-512-325
Fax: +84-64-3-512-326
Japanese hot line for reservation: 090-88-34-310

Restaurant “KOZAK”

The only Ukrainian restaurant in the City. Ukrainian traditional interior.
Traditional beverages: vodka-gorilka, homemade liquors. Borsh, vareniki, kvas and salo, good atmosphere.

Address: 06-07 Nguyen Chi Phuong, Vung Tau City

Tel: +84-933-03-03-44

Restaurant “Lan Run” (Wild orchid)

Lan Rung Resort is part of a chain of famous Lan Rung Restaurants located in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong and Vung Tau.
Here you can find Western and Asian cuisine and fresh seafood. Draft beer and large selection of wine. Perfect sea view and really good cooking.
Great choice of sea food.
Try here fried crab with “Lan Rung” sauce and cheese backed oyster.

Address: 3-6 Ha Long, W2, Vung Tau City
Tel: +84-64-3526010

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Restaurant “Nine” 96

Recently moved from the Front Beach to the new place one of the oldest and the most popular French restaurants in the City managed by French owner.
Classic French and European cuisine, modern interior and careful service.
Large selection of wine from wine cellar and always fresh buns and rolls from their own bakery.

Try baked fish in salt, pasta carbonara or Carpaccio, it’s incredibly delicious there.

Address: 9 Truong Vinh Ky, Vung Tau, Vietnam

Restaurant “PHU VINH”

Nice, clean and simple. Very popular place between “local” foreigners during lunch and dinner time.

– Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
– Asian & European food
– Sea Food

If it’s your first time here try Ca Kho To (fish in clay pot). Its really sweet and tasty.

Open from 8 am till 10 pm

Address: 10 Ly Tu Trong, Vung Tau City
Tel.: +84-64-385-61-05

Restaurant “BAY GIAI”

The most popular place for fish head soup lovers in the city.  When come there order:

“Lau dau ca nau hanh, ca song mu tat” what means “fish head soup and fresh fish with wasabi”.

Address: 36 Hoang Hoa Tham, Vung Tau City

Korean restaurant

Quite new but already popular place between Korean food lovers.

Full range of real Korean food perfectly cooked by Korean cook Mr. Park Choon Sik.

Most of dishes cost from VND 70.000 to 150.000.

When ordering main dishes don’t forget that there will be a lot of starters such as kim chi, dry fish, mushrooms, ets.

Address: 662A Nguyen An Ninh, Vung Tau City

Tel: 0933-755-738

Restaurant “David”

The most popular Italian restaurant in Vungtau. Owned and managed by Italian-Vietnamese couple.

Warm Italian countryside interior.

Pizza, pasta, steak and home made wine are always perfect there.

Address: 92 Ha Long Street, Vung Tau City

by VCC forum voting

Restaurant “Hoang Van”

For our opinion the best place for cheap and good seafood in the City.

Cheapest crab soup – 10.000 vnd and fresh oyster with wasabi 12.000 vnd for one.

Rice soup with mussels and fried crab with special sauce is also perfect there.

Address: 19 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Vung Tau City

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Restaurant “Good morning Vietnam!”

Real Italian cuisine at reasonable prices.

By our opinion they make the best pizza in the City.

Address: 06 Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Vung Tau City

Tel.: +84-64-3856 959

Restaurant “Alibaba”

The only Indian restaurant in the City.

Real Indian cuisine from Indian chief cook.

Chicken curry is quite spicy there but its incredibly tasty.

Address: 07 Nguyen Trai Street, Vung Tau City

Tel.: +84-64-3510 685

Restaurant “NATHALIE’S”

The first Thai Restaurant in Vung Tau with 100% authentic dishes.

Restaurant together with cafe located quite far from the center on the Mulberry Beach.

Big restaurant with several levels faced to the sea and Mekong delta is ideal place for big parties or just for romantic dinner.

Try “Tom Yam Kung” soup, its greatly tasty.

Address: 220A Tran Phu, Vung Tau City

Tel: +84-64-3-551-651


Cafe & Takeaway “Bayview”

Small and nice cafe with a great chose of pies, sandwiches, hamburgers and pizza located 200 meters from Vung Tau Ferry Boat Station.

The Aussie Pie Shop offers beef pie, potato pie, chicken pie, pie with peas and a lot of more.

Mexican, Hawaiian, American and Italian pizza as well all other dishes can be delivered by phone call.

Address: 144 Ha Long, Vung Tau City

Tel: +84-64-3521984



30 Responses to Restaurants

  1. Leon K says:

    … it seems that Plen Sud restaurant is closed already

  2. Vungtausurf says:

    Plein Sud was renamed and moved to other place. New name – Nine, near rex Hotel..
    Need to change info in this section

  3. Anya Bee says:

    How about japanese restaurant ? in Vung Tau have or not any?

  4. boomer says:

    have one more somewhere near ferryboat station ..
    UMI good place but quite expensive

  5. John Dolan says:

    It’s Le Loi St UMI is on. Davids Pizza is by far the best in Vung Tau in my opinion. I would go to say that Good Morning Vietnam’s pizza’s are almost the worst. Try the Water front on Ha Long Street for great Indian and British food. Whispers is good for British food as well. Do Duc In on Trung Hung Dao street does great food from all over the world. Cai Bang for seafood. Rhino on Le Hong Phong for a great mix of Russian and Vietnamese food, Very cheap. The Surf club on the back beach does BBQ food all day now and that bar has some of the best staff in town. Vietanh for great Halal Indian food and Offshore Bar for the best Cheeseburger in town both on Hoang Dieu Street.

  6. vungtausurf says:

    Where is Vietanh is?
    As for good pizza, it was quite good in Good morning Vietnam before. Nothing can say how good now…
    Whispers do good mexican food as well. I think this is the only place with Mexican coiusine in the city

  7. Henry says:

    Yes, Phu Vinh WAS nice, clean, simple and CHEAP. Was before
    It was good place , may be still good but me and most of my friends stop visiting this place since they up their prices to the level of high class restaurant …. but its still small and simple cafe-restaurant with simple Vietnamese food and with incredibly overestimated prices.

  8. boomer says:

    I will tell you true about Phu Vinh – High prices are not for everyone.
    Phu Vinh has 2 menus – one for locals (with reasonable prices) and for foreigners (with double prices))
    That is why this place is always full during lunch time,.. locals will never go the place where standard lunch set will cost 100.000..
    Owner clever guy but seems too much greedy..

  9. Carlos1602 says:

    When preparing a web page why not use a spell check to at least ensure that words are correctly written? your page should read Restaurants and not Restaraunts….I know that English is not the chosen language in Vietnam but at least try and be a bit professional?

  10. Admin says:

    Dear Carlos,
    Thank you for paying attention to this misprint. During 3 years of existing of this website you are the first one who noticed this mistake.
    People are not machines and they can make mistakes sometimes, even if they are trying to be professionals.

  11. Mervyn Simpson says:

    I cannot believe that The Waterfront gets only one mention because it is by far the best restaurant in Vung Tau. It offers a regularly changing menu with dishes from all over the world offered by the only professional chef in the town. Everytime I have visited the place the food has no equal in VT, carefully served by charming staff. Mervyn

  12. Henry says:

    Which restaurant is the best in Vung Tau is a subjective question.
    For my opinion DAVID (opposite Ferry terminal) is the best one, if we are talking about European cuisine of course.
    Steak, pizza, pasta, carpaccio and Italian house wine… where can you find better?

  13. Tony Green says:

    I would have to agree… Good Morning Vietnam isnt worth the trouble. David’s isn’t bad although the pasta is nothing to write home about.

  14. Leon K says:

    What happen with Turkish restaurant on Truong Cong Dinh street?? Did they move somewhere?
    Any places with Arabic food in Vungtau?

    • Leon K says:

      have one new arabic food restaurant – “Suleiman”, opposite Vungtau ferry terminal.
      The turkish guy owner, and I saw Wassef there (the cook was working in vungtau beach club before).

  15. Boomer says:

    They closed long time ago. Now there German beer restaurant or something like that. They have small brewery there.
    If looking for Arabic cuisine have one in Beach Club (Surf Bar) , they have excellent Jordan chief cook
    He cook kebab and differnt kinds of BBQ )

  16. John Mac Millan says:

    Waterfront was a superb restaurant but sadly the owner has moved to Cambodia. It is being renovated now and rumored that it will reopen as a Spanish or Mexican restaurant/bar.

  17. Matt Harrington says:

    My wife Thuy and I are the new owners of Belly’s. We will try our best to continue with Bellys’ tradition and can help with any questions regarding Vung Tau. Menu is being refined and any suggestions are greatly appreciated. If you are missing certain dishes from home, let us know and we will do our best to supply those cravings. Cheers!

  18. Pinky Yazz says:

    Matt, is it possible to receive more information about new Belly’s?

    • Matt says:

      Thanks for the replies. We are working on updating the restaurant and the website. New website is up and running (Thanks Ern) and looks great.
      Sports bar upstairs now has live HD sat for all rugby league and union matches. New system is being put into place to telecast AFL and F1 onto the big screen, as well as the English football league.
      Updated menu being worked on now which will include a healthy eating section as well as vegetarian meals.
      All a steep learning curve for us but we are enjoying the challenge and working really hard to bring things to Vung Tau that people have been missing all these years. Will be working with this sites administrators to show some of what we have on offer.
      John Bell (Belly) is still around and enjoying the relaxing lifestyle. After working 7am to 10pm everyday for 4yrs, he deserves a break.
      Check our website and facebook pages for updates of sporting events etc we will be holding nights for.
      Hope to see everyone there. Cheers, Matt & Thuy

  19. Maxim says:

    Where the previous owner of the Bellys?? Open new bar?? Was quite funny guy.

  20. D.S. says:

    Lan Rung (Wild Orchid) Restaurant nice place but service sometimes very poor there.
    Once me and my friend ordered coffee and we were waiting 40 minutes, 3 time different waiters came to us asking what we want and at last we have to leave with nothing ((
    Dont think I ever come here for coffee again.
    But this place is good for dinner and for big parties , they serve big groups quite fast. and food is good there.

  21. Maxim says:

    Lan Rung now much more better. Service in hotel and in restaurant now cannot compare 1 year ago

  22. Bigjohn says:

    Having lived in Vung Tau for some time now and being a big food critic I can assure you the best pizza in Vung Tau is at offshore 1 Pie shop does great food but is short on customer care due to the ignorance and arrogance of the aussie prick owner so I prefer Ned Kelly bar (Ex ETTA) GREAT food GREAT service

  23. Nana says:

    David restaurant have moved to new place is no 92 Ha Long st. This is the best EU food in Vung Tau city in my opinion, but it’s service is slow, you have to wait long time for food, drink and even bill. It happens after 8pm when the restaurant is crowdy.

  24. Nana says:

    Alibaba Indian restaurant in Vung Tau is good place to eat when you want to have new tast out of EU food. The restaurant has chicken cake is very delicius.

  25. j.lee says:

    If not talking about expats restaurants only Ganh Hao (next to Bamboo restaurant) sure the best restaurant in Vung Tau. There are more then 500 seats and its always full!
    They cooking great, everything fresh and reasonable prices

    • Nana says:

      I agree with you Genh Hao restaurant is very good: good food, good service and very fast. Even very full people, but after 5 minutes order, I get food at one, fantastic…

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