Restaurants in Sapa

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Vietnam Culinary Travel updates information of restaurants in Sapa. Discover Sapa cuisine and enjoy Sapa foods during your stay in Sapa !

After long hours of trekking and contemplating the breathtaking views in Sapa, the first thing you worry about could be a place to grab lunch or dinner. Indeed, restaurants with beautiful views, mouthwatering foods, plenty of Western and Asian choices are easy to find. Yet, apart from cuisines from your country, it is advisable to try traditional foods of the mountain area in the local way at restaurants on stilts. The experience could be much more than being just outstanding. It could be hard to find a restaurant exclusively for vegans, but some mountain cuisine such as bamboo rice, bamboo sprouts and dishes made of wild vegetables could satisfy demanding vegans.

Regular Restaurant

Ta Van Restaurant at Victoria Sapa hotel

Ta Van Restaurant in Sapa

Located in 4 stars Victoria hotel, Ta Vanis the most luxury in the highest level of the restaurant in Sapa. The restaurant is very well decorated with the beautiful influence from local hill tribes in Sapa with cozy and authentic atmosphere in the template climate of mountain area. The restaurant is serving very good French Cuisine as well as typical local Vietnamese food. If the weather good enough, you can enjoy the view of Sapa town from balcony of the restaurant while having your meals or enjoy the warm from fireplace in the restaurant.

Hoa Sua Restaurant

This is the branch of well-known vocation school from Hanoi. The restaurant is very well furnished near the central of the town and serving very good food with reasonable price. You can enjoy both Western and Vietnamese cuisine in here. The staffs are friendly and professional. The restaurant also having very good selection of bakery.  This is one of the restaurants highly recommended by Vietnam Culinary.
Address: Thac Bac Str, Sapa. Tel: 020.3871766

Chapa Restaurant

This is the very first restaurant open in Sapa. When I was in Sapa in the first time in 1995, Chapa is the only restaurant opened for tourists in town, but the quality of the food still very good from these days until now. The restaurant has very good selection of local Vietnamese food in the menu with reasonable price and very good in value. Something simple like stir fried watercress with garlic, Luc Lac beef or hot lemonade with honey – the famous drink of the restaurant for cold weather.
Address: Cau May Str, Sapa. Tel: 020.387 1245

Mimosa Restaurant and Gerbera Restaurant

These are two very popular family run restaurant located next to each other on the alley on Cau May Street. Very friendly people and reasonable food with the good value. You can either having the meal indoor or at the lovely terrace of the restaurant if the weather nice enough. They are serving some of authentic local food such as grilled fish, stir fried wild boar or venison with lemongrass and chili, barbecued beef. If you want to order some Western food here, they also can serve them with pretty good quality.

Sapa food

Fansipan Restaurant

Located on Cau May Street, Fansipan is clean and very reasonable restaurant for local food in Sapa. It is quite popular for the travelers as the name of the restaurant appeared in many guide books. The restaurant has very special local liquor from hill tribe people name San Lung that you should try when coming here.
Address: 23 Cau May Str, Sapa. Tel: 020.38715 56

Delta Restaurant

Delta is very first restaurant in Sapa serving the Western Food. Nice décor in the good decoration, this is one of the popular restaurants in Sapa. They serve pretty good Italian and Vietnamese food but the price pretty higher then local restaurants nearby.
Address: 33 Cau May Str, Sapa. Tel: 020.3871 799

The Gecko Restaurant

Le Recko Restaurant in Sapa

Owned by a French man, the Gecko Restaurant Serving good French and Vietnamese Cuisine with reasonable price. Locates right next to Post Office of the town, Gecko is very easy to be found and if you took the table on the terrace, you can see all the activities of the town from your table. The indoor area of the restaurant also very nice.
Address: 04 Ham Rong Str, Sapa. Tel: 020 387 15 04

Auberge Dang Trung

This family run restaurant is one of the earliest restaurants in Sapa. The name of Auberge Dang Trung appeared in many guidebook. Very hospitable owner and staff with good quality of food in reasonable price.
Address: 07 Muong Hoa Str, Sapa. Tel: 020.3871243

Local Food

Local barbecue

As Sapa is very cool town, the local there like to barbecue everything there, such as egg, corn, sweet potato or pork, chicken and beef as well. Sitting on local stool at the corner of any street in the mist and trying this hot and tasty local food also a good thing to try.


Sapa is the only town in Vietnam that can raise the salmon in Silver Waterfall about 16 kms from the town. The local restaurant can make many dishes from salmon in local style such as sashimi, grilled salmon with lemongrass but the best thing you can try is salmon hot pot with very fresh salmon going directly from the farm there and beautiful combination of the good broth and vegetable from Sapa.

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Born in Hai Phong but growing up in Hanoi, Yang have a lovely childhood and great life experiences in these two best cities for cuisine and street food in the North of Vietnam. With 20 years working in travel industry, he had the chances to travel to most of the destinations in Vietnam. He loves travelling, taking photograph and also Vietnam culinary. Yang is also the good cook for his family. He said ” Whenever I came to any new place, I always want to visit the local market and trying the local street food, as they can reflect very well the local cuisine as well as culture of the place”.