Hoi An

Address: Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: 04 405 2703

- Mid-range

4.2

Dubai's only Vietnamese restaurant is - logically - also the best. Thankfully, it's fantastic.

As far as I know, Hoi An is the only Vietnamese in town. Thankfully, this doesn't really matter, because it's absolutely brilliant, with sublime dishes served in an intimate, cosy setting. The location might not lend any views to Dubai's towers or beaches, but the dishes - including wok-seared cognac steak (a personal favourite) - more than make up for this.  

Food and drink
4.4
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Food and drink
4.4
90%
Value for money
3.9
90%
Ambience
4
90%
Location
3.4
90%

Food and drink

While the menu does occasionally stray into other South East Asian countries, it's mainly sticks true to its Vietnamese name, with a few healthy nods to those French Indochinese colonialists as well. 

Recommended dishes

The four course set menus are a good way to enjoy a fully rounded experience without too much menu-fussing.

Ambience

Quiet and cosy, Hoi An manages to stay formal, but still very friendly, with Vietnamese lanterns scattered liberally about. 

Service

Extremely attentive and friendly.  

Location

Hoi An sits on the first floor of the Shangri-La hotel, sat on Dubai's main artery, the Sheikh Zayed Road.  

Price advice

A set menu costs around 280 dirhams, but individual dishes will set you back about 60-120 dirhams.  

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Honeymooners
  • Mature travellers
  • Special occasions

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