Mermaid Restaurant

restaurants / Vietnamese

Lonely Planet review

The first restaurant in Hoi An (since 1992), this modest-looking place is still going strong with its menu of Hoi An specialities and family recipes. Local legend Vy, the owner, originally chose the location because it was close to the market, ensuring the freshest produce was directly at hand, and this principle is still wonderfully apparent in the flavours and authenticity of the cooking here. Try the mackerel in banana leaf or papaya salad and book ahead.