These great restaurants on Phu Quoc Island range from charming local joints and traditional markets to expat-owned bistros and fine-dining restaurants in luxurious resorts. As fishing is the main source of income on Phu Quoc Island, you can enjoy a wide range of fresh seafood and regional specialties such as raw herring salad and banh mi at affordable prices.

    Dining on the island also extends to all-day bistros along Ong Lang Beach and Duong Dong that serve authentic European, American and Asian favorites such as pasta, pizzas, crepes and salads as well as imported wines, beers, and cocktails. Catering to a wide range of budgets and preferences, read on for ideas on where to eat in Phu Quoc Island and what to try.

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    On The Rocks Restaurant

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    On the Rocks Restaurant at Mango Bay Resort is an all-day dining venue overlooking Ong Lang Beach, where travelers can enjoy a diverse range of authentic Vietnamese, Asian and western favorites. Fitted with plush sofas, a must-try is the Phu Quoc Mackerel that comprises locally-sourced mackerel poached in soybean and shiitake broth, served with bok choy and ginger rice.

    Great for sharing is the Ying-Yang Shopping cart, which consists of fresh spring rolls, coconut shrimps, beef la lot, and banana blossom salad. On the Rocks Restaurant also offers an extensive wine list at all times, as well as fresh fruit juices and tropical cocktails.

    Location: Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam

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    Khanh Ly Vegetarian Restaurant

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    Khanh Ly Vegetarian Restaurant is an affordable eatery with an extensive buffet of vegetables, soups, noodles, and mock meat dishes. Located near Cao Dai Temple in Duong Dong, this self-service dining spot attracts mostly locals and travelers looking to enjoy meat-free Vietnamese cuisine during their vacation on Phu Quoc Island.

    Be warned, there’s no menu available here – things work a little differently. Staff will hand you a plate of rice and you can top it with as many side dishes as you want before paying for your meal.

    Location: 35 Nguyen Trai Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)344 518 712

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    The Pepper Tree Restaurant

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    • Luxury

    The Pepper Tree at La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc - MGallery occupies an all-white terrace with stunning views of the beach and garden. It’s where affluent travelers can enjoy premium wines and fine-dining cuisine by award-winning chefs.

    Ideal for romantic dinners, this upmarket dining venue is fitted with French colonial decor with subtle jazz tunes playing in the background. The menu comprises French and Vietnamese fare. We highly recommend starting with the pumpkin soup and tuna tartare, followed by lobster ravioli, duck breast, or slow-cooked lamb shank.

    Location: La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc MGallery, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to 10 pm

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    Winston's Burgers & Beer

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    Winston’s Burgers & Beer attracts a steady clientele of expatriates and tourists on Phu Quoc Island. It offers an extensive range of generously-sized beef and chicken burgers, imported beers and ciders, as well as potent cocktails.

    Set within Duong Dong, this lively bistro is divided into a spacious bar section and a garden courtyard surrounded by palm trees. Winston’s Burgers & Beer’s burgers include the Terminator, a must-try for meat lovers with a hefty appetite. It comprises a trio of 150-gram Australian beef or chicken patties, 3 cheese slices, bacon, and special sauce sandwiched between 2 homemade buns.

    Location: 121/1 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)763 901 093

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    Vuon Tao Restaurant

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    Vuon Tao Restaurant is a rustic seafood joint on Phu Quoc Island that’s renowned for its goi ca trich or raw herring salad. Served with a side of fresh greens and guoc nam sauce, this local dish combines fresh herring, lemon juice, chilies, onions, sliced vegetables, and shredded coconut wrapped in rice paper.

    Vuon Tao Restaurant also produces its own ruou sim, a local alcoholic beverage that’s made with the fruit of the rose myrtle tree. Located opposite Long Beach Resort Phu Quoc, this open-air restaurant is a good choice for travelers looking to enjoy a light lunch before exploring Phu Quoc Island.

    Location: Cua Lap Hamlet, Dong To, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)96 503 70 74

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    La Café Deli

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    La Café Deli is a cozy coffee shop along Tran Hung Dao Street, serving a wide range of western cuisine, fruit smoothies and coffee. Fitted with air-conditioning, repurposed furnishing, quaint antiques and vinyl and plush cushions, it’s a popular spot for visitors to unwind after a day at the beach or sightseeing around Phu Quoc Island.

    The food menu ranges from sandwiches and salads to pasta and burgers. It serves fresh tropical fruit juices and you can ask to have a shot of rum into your juice as well.

    Location: 11 Tran Hung Dao Street, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 11.30 pm

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    Buddy Ice Cream & Info Café

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    Buddy Ice Cream & Info Café is one of the oldest dining venues on Phu Quoc Island. Open daily, it attracts travelers looking to escape the heat with some delicious ice cream, iced teas, milkshakes. Service here is also warm and friendly, with its staff more than happy to offer tips on what to do on the island. 

    If you're visiting in the morning, try some of Buddy Ice Cream's simple breakfast options – their toasted Vegemite and cheese sandwiches are highly popular.

    Location: 6 Bach Dang Street, Duong Dong, Kien Giang, Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)297 3994 181

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    Penny Wong | Compulsive Traveler

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