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10 Best Restaurants in Cat Ba Island [Never Miss 2024]

January 02, 2024 - 9550 views

As vibrant as Halong City, the town center in Cat Ba Island boasts a wide range of accommodations, bars, and restaurants. Whenever you seek a place to eat, take the following recommended Cat Ba restaurants into account.

Cat Ba Island is an emerging tourist destination in Halong Bay complexity, which is under the strong influence of Northern Vietnamese cuisine. In Cat Ba Town, you can easily find a variety of eateries ranging from budget to luxury serving all Vietnamese, Asian, Indian, Western, and Vegan food. For the best gastronomy exploration, please make reference to the 10 best restaurants in Cat Ba.

1. Yummy Cat Ba

  • Address: 140 Nui Ngoc Street
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Price range: 2 – 15 USD

Yummy Cat Ba Restaurant

Fried noodles at Yummy Cat Ba

Highly ranked on TripAdvisor, Yummy Cat Ba is an ideal choice for those in search of Vietnamese and Asian cuisine. Interestingly, the restaurant serves a separate vegetarian section on the menu which is suitable for every type of tourist. Don’t forget these most worth-trying dishes including spring rolls, tofu with rice and soy sauce, Pho soup, Pad Thai, banana flower salad, grilled fish, and various kinds of noodles. In addition to delicious food, Yummy Cat Ba also receives plenty of positive feedback for reasonable prices, pleasant services, and nice staff.


2. Green Mango Cat Ba

  • Address: D 1-4 Cat Ba Town
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Price range: 3 – 10 USD

Among the best Cat Ba restaurants offering a blend of Vietnamese, Asian, International, and Fusion cuisine, Green Mango is such a decent dinner choice for every occasion, from casual, and special to a business meeting. This is a perfectly fantastic place to kick back and enjoy a sip of wine or cocktail in the chilled-out atmosphere. A small hack is that you can save a small budget on drinks in nightly happy hour.

With a menu ranging from seafood to steaks over to pizza and pasta, Green Mango serves the most signature dishes in the world like Carbonara, Green Curry, and Pad Thai. Especially, the most savory taste must come from Bailey’s Milkshake and Eggs Benedict, which is considered the best one outside of the USA.


3. Buddha Belly Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Address: 245 Nui Ngoc Street
  • Opening hours: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Price range: 2 – 5 USD

Buddha Belly Cat Ba Restaurant

Veggie dishes at Buddha Belly Vegetarian Restaurant

If you crave vegan food in Cat Ba, just head for Buddha Belly to taste the best of fresh vegetarian-friendly dishes. The eatery has either healthy or fast food options to choose from an extensive menu offering traditional Vietnamese, Lacto, and American cuisine. All the vegans who have a taste for French Fries or Hamburgers can try the veggie version, an amazingly out-of-the-world experience. Come and sample the curry-rice set, tofu vegetable Vietnamese sandwich, Buddha Belly large set meal, and some drinks like fruit juices, lassi, as well as banana smoothies also worth a try.

The calming ambiance, attentive staff, lovely décor, and super-saving cost make Buddha Belly the best restaurant in Cat Ba for vegan travelers.


4. Indian Restaurant Ganesh

  • Address: 171, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town
  • Opening hours: 9:30 am – 10:30 pm
  • Price range: 2 – 10 USD

Indian Restaurant Ganesh Cat Ba

Indian food in Cat Ba

Considered the best Indian restaurant in Cat Ba, Ganesh Restaurant serves the most incredibly appetizing food outside the land of Buddha. Coming here, you will be impressed by an amazing selection of Indian dishes with authentic ingredients and generous portions.

Like being on a journey to India, you definitely could die for Garlic Naan, Mango Curry, Butter Chicken, Masala Chai, and Tandori Fish at Ganesh Cat Ba. All these must-tries are flavored into perfection. Don’t forget to try other dishes which are all pleasant to taste. One last thing to remember, the food here can be veganized in demand.


5. Mona Restaurant

  • Address: 180, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town
  • Opening hours: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Price range: 3 – 10 USD

Mona Restaurant Cat Ba

The open space at Mona Restaurant

Operated by a hostel with the same name, Mona is the most chilling outdoor restaurant on Cat Ba Island. It is a kind of restaurant and bar where you can grab a beer, enjoy a meal, and chat with your mates while soaking up the comfy atmosphere, especially at nightlife. The scenic view of the bay and the chilling vibe on the rooftop are the most outstanding features to capture your attention. Beyond this, the services and staffs are so pleasant that it gives you lots of fun-filled holiday feelings.

Among a great variety of fine cuisine, you would never forget the savory taste of Chicken Curry, Pad Thai, Spring Rolls, and Seafood at Mona. In happy hour until 6:00 pm, great cocktails and drinks are available with the “buy 1 to get 1 free” program.


6. Casa Bonita Restaurant

  • Address: 82 Nui Ngoc Street
  • Opening hours: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • Price range: 2 – 10 USD

Casa Bonita Restaurant Cat Ba

Spring rolls at Casa Bonita Cat Ba

Highly recommended by TripAdvisor and HappyCow, Casa Bonita is a great choice among vegan Cat Ba restaurants. It is a paradise of vegan-friendly and healthy food, ranging from Asian to Western recipes, for those seeking a low-cab meal. Here, the first impression must be the lovely gardens and soft music, making the open space more relaxing than ever.

When it comes to the veggie menu, you shouldn’t miss out on veggie burgers, mango avocado, pad thai, curries, banana flower salad, and strikingly Casa Bonita’s special veggies noodle soup. Not to mention, the welcoming staff who speak English fluently are a plus point of this eatery.


7. My Way Café & Restaurant

  • Address: 199, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Price range: 2 – 5 USD

My Way Cafe Restaurant Cat Ba

My Way Cafe & Restaurant

Established as a family-run restaurant, My Way Café is situated on the main street with seating over 3 floors. Like other eateries in the town, My Way serves meat and veggie options in a wide range of Western and Vietnamese food. Just be sure to specify vegan when ordering.

At My Way Café, fill your stomach with fried rice/ noodles, veggie burger, pasta, tofu vermicelli, and build-your-own smoothie bowls. What a super amazing experience to try a new recipe for healthy food!


8. Anh Nguyet Restaurant

  • Address: 199, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town
  • Opening hours: 6:30 am – 9:30 pm
  • Price range: 2 – 15 USD

Wanna try brand new dining out instead of having a daily menu? Come and try seafood at Anh Nguyet Restaurant which also offers Russian food in Cat Ba Town. The familiar atmosphere and great location are ideal for family dinners or group gatherings.

The restaurant specializes in seafood plates and an exceptional selection of fish with various kinds of sauce and highly suggested ginger sauce. Besides, the prawn, squid, oyster with lime, and chili are worth a try. The services might be slow but comfortable for a dining experience.


9. Full Moon Restaurant

  • Address: 225, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town
  • Opening hours: 7:15 am – 11:30 pm
  • Price range: 5 – 15 USD

Directly next to the harbor, Full Moon Restaurant provides both indoor and outdoor seating with a captivating view over Cat Ba Island. With a diversity of Vietnamese and European food, you will be treated to a full meal tasting deliciously and flavorfully. However, this place is more of a genuine Vietnamese eatery featuring some signature dishes like Bun Cha, Spring Rolls, Pho Soup, and other local food.

Interestingly, Full Moon offers happy hour (changeable day by day) and free shots for boat tourists. Let’s immerse in super live music, enjoy a drink, and have fun at night.


10. Quan Cat Ba Family Restaurant

  • Address: 180, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town
  • Opening hours: 8:00 am – 9:30 pm
  • Price range: 3 – 10 USD

Quan Cat Ba Family Restaurant

The happy moment at Quan Cat Ba Restaurant

Searching for a seafood restaurant in Cat Ba? Just make your way toward Quan Cat Ba Family Restaurant. At reasonable prices, you can enjoy a filling meal of local specialties and a great diversity of seafood. From squid, oyster, prawn, crab, and shrimp, to clam, everything is incredible and flavorsome. Try rice noodles, fresh veggies, and chicken hot pot as well. Also, the melon shake is a must. The menu is cooked in different ways, either steamed or grilled recipes will fit your mouth. The Vietnamese seasoning brings excellent value to every dish: lemon, garlic, ginger, salty lemon dipping sauce, sweet and sour sauce, etc. The staffs are really hospitable; the chef is so kind that he could show you the way he cooks.

To sum up, each of the best restaurants in Cat Ba is categorized in its specialization. Let’s try out a new one and begin the gastronomy exploration on your trip by joining Cat Ba Cruise combined with an overnight in Cat Ba Island.

Hong Nhung

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