Admire the beautiful, hand-painted lanterns that adorn the appropriately named Lantern Town, right in the heart of Hoi An's historical centre. This restaurant and bar, owned by a former tour guide from Hanoi, is an inviting place with many different areas to suit your mood - whether it's in the bar/lounge, one of the dining rooms (air-conditioned upstairs), the outdoor terrace, or enjoying the sweeping views of the river and wonderful sunsets from the upstairs balcony.
The chef in Lantern Town's large kitchen prepares authentic Vietnamese cuisine with a creative touch that never fails to impress. Try the Hoi An Sample Plate or Lantern Town Tasting Plate for appetizers, followed by the mi quang local noodle speciality and a decent range of Vietnamese and western desserts. Set menus and western dishes are available as well, along with a good selection of wines from around the world.
All water used for washing, ice-making and drinking is purified or filtered, and food is cooked without MSG.