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White Sail Cafe (Canh Buom Trang)

#143 of 590 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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134 Tran Cao Van | Corner Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 90 535 61 77
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fact that it was mainly locals eating there was a good indication that it was authentic Vietnamese food. The fish and shellfish were live in tanks and cooked to order. We had fresh crab hot pot which was delicious but a bit of a challenge to eat with chopsticks. Really reasonable prices.

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Thank Joanne B
mumbai
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I and my wife visited this restaurant after meeting with some local people, they told us this is the best restaurant for seafood. We went there for lunch, they have variety of fishes and crabs live, one can choose what they want. The food was excellent, and it is not at all expensive as most of the seafood speciality restaurant.... More 

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Thank suchoy
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We took a while to find it. The restaurant had moved. The bar at the old location gave us directions. But alas we ran out of memory. Found ourselves back at the old location again. because locals sent us back there. Finally the bar maid explained the way again. Joy I have a big appetite. Can't understand three Sml serves... More 

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Thank Caron M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Located now in hoi an old quaters its a little tricky to find. But its worth it!!!! Fresh fish,crays,crabs,shell fish, eels etc etc all swimming in front of your eyes. Loved it. Awesome service, lovely family run restaurant

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epsom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Excellent fresh fish, river crab and sea crab.....outside so warm but many fans. Waiter could understand us and English menu. Great service...hard to find. Needed directions from locals as address not correct....well worth it.

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Aix en Provence
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

White Sail Cafe (Canh Buom Trang) is no longer at the beach where many restaurants closed last year due to sea erosion. White Sail is located in a small street of Hôi An and this restaurant is always full. It's a typical Vietnamese restaurant, they come for family reunion or for business... You can order the fish of the day... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Lovely view, fresh beautiful food, cold drinks and friendly staff. Highly recommend this cafe..just a short taxi ride from Hoi An

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Singapore
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our tailor at Le Le, we ate twice at this local joint. The Wok Hei for the fried rice was good, the steamed prawns were fresh, the Bbq squid excellent, the vegetables passable but the steam fish average. Definitely worth a visit if one is missing food from Singapore.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Went on full moon night and got table by beach - it was awesome. Food was good, we had spring rolls and satay chicken. Drinks are inexpensive and good - Jameson was 55000 dong. Easy cab ride from Hoi An

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Thank vergeryan
Hoi An, Vietnam
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

I don't really want to share this gem of a restaurant, but I must. I have been going here for years.....it is not often I see other foreigners. The food is amazing and I love checking out the fresh seafood and shellfood before I make my decision. They do have an English menu. If you are not with a local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Tran Cao Van | Corner Tran Hung Dao, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: +84 90 535 61 77

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?