Tam Coc food guide : 10 Must-Visit Tam Coc Restaurants and Street Food


Best Tam Coc restaurants

Ninh Binh is not top-rated place for food in Vietnam, but it offers lots of favorite local restaurants for local signature dishes. This Tam Coc, Ninh Binh food guide lists top Tam Coc restaurants and the best street food to try in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh. 

Unlike in Hanoi, you can find food on every corner, from street food stalls to tourist-oriented restaurants. With a variety of choices. Still, you can find many food options from Vietnamese, Asian to European, affordable, reasonably cheap food. 

Top Tam Coc restaurants where you should go

Vietnamese restaurants in Tam Coc

An Tam Coc restaurant

If you google “An Tam Coc restaurant”. An Tam Coc is on google listing with 650+ reviews, ranked 4.9 out of 5 which is great. It is favorite restaurant where lots of Vietnamese go for. You can’t go wrong where the local goes. Located in a alleyway, just 30 meters from the main road of Tam Coc, An Tam Coc is a perfect choice to enjoy authentic homecooked Vietnamese food served by a friendly host. 

The restaurant itself is cozy, and decorated like Hoian style is favored among both Vietnamese and Western tourists. 

Top dishes and drinks to try at An Tam Coc restaurant

  • Egg beer
  • Fab Coconut coffee
  • Passion fruit snow juice
  • Herbal ginger tea
  • Spicy lemongrass chicken
  • Braised eggplant with Tofu
  • Sweet and sour chicken
  • Tofu in tomato sauce

Family restaurant

Tam Coc family restaurant food

A family-run restaurant located on the main road of Tam Coc, on the way to Bidch Dong Pagoda. You can find fresh and yummy food at a reasonable cost. They serve meats “pork, beef, chicken”, local specialties “goat meat”, snails and shirmps.

Top dishes to try at Family restaurant 

  • Grilled goat meat (Recommended) 
  • Grilled beef
  • Roasted duck on charcoal (Recommended) 

Khoa Dung restaurant 

Khoa Dung is another family-owned restaurant. The family are super friendly and welcoming! You can easily find it close to Tam Coc pier. 

Top dishes to try at Khoa Dung restaurant

  • Pho Soup
  • Goat spring roll
  • Goat skewer
  • Fresh tofu with tomato sauce

Chu house Tam Coc

Chu house Tam Coc restaurant

This restaurant serves both Vietnamese and Western food. You can find a classic Vietnamese menu and typical European food. It is also a vegetarian-friendly restaurant. 

  • Roasted duck
  • Pizza
  • Beef burger
  • Coconut coffee

Minh Toan farther cooking 

Minh Toan father cooking

Located in a premier location, just a few steps from the Tam Coc pier. Minh Toan is a restaurant with home cooked food. The food is good, the services is great and the price is reasonable. 

Recommended dishes try to at Minh Toan father cooking

  • Mango smoothies
  • Coconut Smoothies
  • Fried goat meat
  • Fried tofu

Aroma Indian

Aroma tam Coc Restaurant

Looking for Indian food in Tam Coc. Aroma restaurant is the right choice with good and fresh food, full of flavor and taste 

Top dishes to try at Aroma Indian restaurant

  • Lamb Korma
  • Chicken Kadai
  • Butter chicken
  • Garlic Nann

Ngon vegan

Ngon vegan Tam Coc

A top choice restaurant for vegan and vegetarian lovers. For a great vegan restaurant in Tam Coc, let’s save it on your bucket list. 

  • Fried king mushroom
  • Garlic and chilli pepper
  • Coconut Chickpea Curry

Local restaurants and eateries in Tam Coc

There isn’t much choice for local food in true local restaurants and eateries in the Tam Coc area but there is a couple of options out there.

Chinh Thu 2 restaurant

Just a couple of hundred meters from the Tam Coc pier, Chinh Thu restaurant is a Vietnamese-friendly restaurants for local tourists who want to try out “Thit De” aka goat meat. 

It will be busy at the weekend since locals travel quite often during the weekend. The service may not a level for Western standards but good for those who want to try out authentic local specialties. It isn’t the right choice if you are looking for various choices that are not goat meat.

Hai Linh restaurant

Excellent food at Hai Linh restaurant

If you want a place to eat authentic Vietnamese breakfast, go for Hai Linh restaurant on the main road of Tam Coc, which is close to Farther cooking restaurant and Tam Coc Pier. Their breakfast menu includes Pho soup, Bun Bo (Vietnamese rice vermicelli with beef), Bun Moc (Vietnamese mushroom and meatball noodle soup). 

The restaurant is a reliable address for tour guides, drivers and locals for breakfast. They also serve  classic Vietnamese food for lunch and dinner, which is different from the breakfast menu

Pho Bo restaurant

Honestly, I have forgotten the name of this restaurant. If you choose Pho soup with beef for breakfast, go for it. I know Western tourists don’t usually eat soup in the morning. But from local perspective, Pho soup is a ubiquitous dish for breakfast. 

I would recommend “Pho Tai Chin” aka Medium-rare slices of beef with rice noodles, you can order some Quay – the long golden-brown deep-fried stripes of dough.

Over to you

There is a variety of restaurants in Tam Coc which serve a variety of local food.  But you can also join Ninh Binh food tour If you know Tam Coc restaurants, please email us at  or +84.974.313.104 for further assistance, or inquire more Ninh Binh tours

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