The island of Phu Quoc is a great destination for a beach getaway in Vietnam. It’s known for its crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, and gorgeous mountain ranges. Aside from the breathtaking views, Phu Quoc is also known for its delicious cuisines that consist mainly of fresh seafood.
If you’re visiting Phu Quoc soon and wondering where to indulge in delicious seafood dishes, check out this list for the best seafood restaurants in Phu Quoc.
1. Crab House – “Nha Ghe Phu Quoc”
If you are into crabs, then head to the Crab House restaurant to indulge in your cravings. Serving a wide variety of crab dishes, this place is definitely a paradise for seafood lovers! The crabs here are freshly harvested and were carefully selected by the owner himself. They also claim to use their own special processing technique in producing mouthwatering seafood dishes that are sure to tickle your taste buds.
As you wait for your order, the server will hand you a bib to wear before you dig in. The disposable bib will keep your clothes protected from the messy sauces as you feast on your crabs. You can order soft shell crabs cooked in green peppercorn salsa, Cajun-style crabs, or the mega combination of squid, crab, shrimps, and lobster! Don’t forget to order the homemade sauce to go with your meal. This sauce is made with lots of garlic, lemongrass, chili, and other local ingredients.
2. On the Rocks Restaurant
On the Rocks is the in-house restaurant of Mango Bay Resort, one of the most popular beach resorts in Phu Quoc. If you’re looking for a restaurant with a view, then this is the best place to go since the restaurant overlooks the beautiful Ong Lang Beach and looks even more romantic during sunset. The restaurant has a huge selection of seafood dishes on their menu. Aside from seafood, they also serve a wide range of Asian, Vietnamese and Western food options.
On the Rocks is also a great destination if you want to enjoy the nightlife in Phu Quoc. Visit during the Happy Hours, which is from 4 PM to 7 PM to get a good deal on some alcoholic drinks. They serve a wide variety of cocktails, beer, wine, and other refreshing drinks.
3. Paradiso Beach Restaurant
For beachfront dining, head to the Paradiso Restaurant, which is located at the beautiful Bai Sao beach, one of Phu Quoc’s most popular beach strip. Since this area is popular with tourists, you can expect a huge crowd of customers dining at this place, especially in the evening. This is where some tourists would come to enjoy a view of the famous Phu Quoc sunset. The restaurant opens at 9 AM and they also serve breakfast and lunch meals.
After enjoying a good swim at the beach, make your way towards the comfy loungers of Paradiso Restaurant and treat yourself to a good meal. The restaurant offers a wide variety of fresh seafood dishes on their menu. Some of the most popular dishes are sweet and sour fish soup and the shrimp in a tamarind sauce that goes perfectly well with a bottle of ice-cold beer.
4. The Pepper Tree
Another great place to enjoy a breathtaking view of sunset in Phu Quoc is at The Pepper Tree Restaurant, the in-house restaurant of a luxury resort, La Veranda. The resort features a French colonial appeal and the restaurant exudes elegance and sophistication. This is the best restaurant to enjoy a romantic dinner meal with your significant other. As you partake on your meals, you will be serenaded with jazz music in the background, which adds up to the romantic vibe.
The menu at The Pepper Tree consists of a wide range of French and Vietnamese cuisines. Of course, there are mouthwatering seafood dishes as well, such as the lobster ravioli and tuna tartare. Don’t forget to order a glass of their finest wine to go with your meal.
5. Xin Chao Restaurant
Strategically located in Phu Quoc’s Tran Hung Dao Street, the Xin Chao Restaurant opens to the beautiful view of the sea. The restaurant is housed in a 2-story building that features an Asian and modern design. Here, you can enjoy a wide variety of traditional and Western dishes and some of Phu Quoc’s specialty dishes. While this restaurant is the newest restaurant on this list, it has already enjoyed a good reputation for serving some of the most delicious seafood dishes on the island.
In case you didn’t know, “Xin Chao” is the Vietnamese word for “Hello”. Indeed, you will be welcomed and greeted by friendly staffs the moment you enter this restaurant. If you want to enjoy the beautiful views of the sea, take a seat at the dining tables at the open terrace. Here, you can listen to the sweet sound of the ocean waves as you enjoy your meals.