Dam

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71/20 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoi An, Vietnam

Quan Chay Dam is a family-run eatery where you choose from different veggies and soy meat dishes, rice, and noodle soup. Located in small alley in town center that is difficult to find - please send exact map coordinates. It's between Le Loi and Hai Ba Trung. Take the alley mid-block to the south, toward the river, from Phan Chu Trinh for 30 meters and find the restaurant on the right. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-8:00pm. Closed every year from 2nd till 8th of Vietnamese new year festival (according to lunar calendar).

Categories: Vegan, Buffet, Take-out, Vietnamese

62 Reviews

First Review by rach

just great and delicious food - Edit

I was there for lunch. it’s an amazing place to het so great an yummy vegan food!!

Pros: cheap, buffet, good

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Great choice and decent price - Edit

There is a large selection of buffet items available or you can order off of the menu like I did several times. Mi Quang and Cao Lao and Each meal was great and only 15k. I also had a few steamed buns which were delicious.
Had to go up to pay after eating. And no English was spoken by the staff so it’s very much a point to order restaurant.

Pros: Local food and local prices , Vegan Steam buns!

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Nothing like the pictures - Edit

Went for lunch and the spring rolls and other fake meats were cold, maybe made in the morning and left to serve all day. Food was yummy but cold. Not very clean. Very cheap but could have been because of the cold food

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Local place good food - Edit

Bit hard to find but consider it a challenge well worth it. You pick what you want from behind the counter. There is lots of different types of cooked veggies, mock meats, tofus and then they also bring you a small broth. Lots of flavour, not too oily. We paid 55 for two big plates of food. You will actually be given a local price rather than the tourist price in most of the restaurants here. Great if you are a back packer on a budget or you want to eat with the locals xxx

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best food of Vietnam - Edit

This is truly the best vegan food I have eaten in Vietnam. Go here and fill your bellies :)

Pros: vegan, buffet, cheap

Cons: doesnt look very hygenic 😬

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Best vegan in town - Edit

The buffet was the best i have ever had and the steamed bun was delicious... although already a bit cold on the inside

Pros: good food, lovely staff

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well HOT DAMMMM - Edit

Amazing is the best word for it. Had pretty much everything on the buffet. Steam buns were out of this world! Dirt cheap too.

Pros: cheap, very tasty food, fun owner

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Amazing - Edit

GET THE DUMPLINGS!!!

Pros: Very chilled., Happy place to be

Cons: Didn't know what to do at first., but they were cool about it :)

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not to be missed - Edit

LOVED this place. Small completely run fam eatert down a little lane. The eatery is at the front of their house and they are literally making everything there!!we got one of the set menus which everything was yumm n then decided to get takeaway aswell for both of us and it came to not even $8aud for 2 meals,entrees and take away. This was probably the tastiest mock meats we had in vietnam. Added bonus no msg or preservatives. It was great being able to support a local family doing great things who are making some of the most delicious home cooked food!!

Pros: buffet style so much to choose from, no msg or preservatives, take away as well

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Nice local Vietnamese restaurant - Edit

Very local and authentic, had a number of options for dinner, there was also a 'buffet' style setup for take away - which they also allowed us to pick from. Owner and staff were very friendly

Pros: Very inexpensive, Friendly

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What more could you ask for! - Edit

Choice of vegan buffet/rice plate or noodles (Pho, Cao lau, mi quang) and a few other things. Love going here so tried pretty much everything and it is all gooood. Noodle dishes are 15k, rice plate generally 20-35k depending on how much delicious fake meat you get. Watching the lovely staff make all the fake meats is like magic. Also sells homemade soya milk. For what you pay, literally couldn’t ask for more. My fave haunt in Hoi An.

Pros: Cheap, Quick, Fake meats are too good!

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cheap cheerful and wonderful - Edit

Great to have a spot like this in the Old Town as a lot of the restaurants are over priced or so not cater for vegans. Buffet is good and tasty and if you ask the right person you can get info on ingredients for gluten free. Normal menu also looks good.

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Hot dam! - Edit

This place is freaking baller!! We were perusing the night markets for some food but decided instead to venture here and it was definitely the right choice! We got a Bun Bao and the local dish Cao Lau. Everything is made fresh and it’s very simple but amazing!! Also it only cost us 23,000 dong, which is insanity. We’re in Hoi An for 2 more days and I very much plan on going back at least once more!

Pros: Delicious, Local Food, Cheap!

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Great place - Edit

Local place in an alley, the food was great, and very cheap. We will go back again

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I love this place - Edit

Got to be the best mock meat I've tried in Vietnam so far. They give you a big platter of rice, vegetables, a soup, and amazing soy protein - all so cheap. It comes fast and warm.
The owner is really nice, and the staff work hard.
I love the banh bao too. Soft bun with vegan filling and a slightly sweet taste.

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Hoi An famous - Edit

Co Dam is Hoi An famous! It's a small restaurant on a side street, so you kinda have to know about it in order to find it. Traveling vegans from all countries come here for fresh, delicious, home cooked vegan food, made with love. You want to come when there is the most variety to get a proper plate. Just before lunch or dinner times typically have the most variety. Lots of greens! They also introduce new items often, most recently eggplant. The plate costs varies depending on how much or what you want to put on your plate, 20,000-40,000 VND. This place is so great, I often come here twice a day.

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Authentic and cheap - Edit

Probably as close as you can get to ‘local’ prices, and the place was filled with people. Tasty food, all vegan. Even do little hamburgers.

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Great affordable place in the Old Quarter - Edit

Buffet style - you point at stuff you want on your plate. We paid 30-40K for a big plate incl. abit of almost everything... The choice is rather big - up to 20 items incl. variety of noodles (my favourite were the yellowish one with curry & lemongrass flavour), variety of mock meat (mostly soy protein meat prepared like fish, chicken, sweet&sour...), different kinds of steamed vegetables, Chinese steamed buns etc.. They also give you a little bowl of clear broth with your meal.

They also offer soups, we didn't try :)

Pros: * lots of options * great price * nice family atmo

Cons: * the food is prepared upfront = not very warm

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lovely food and cheap - Edit

Kind people, you can get a plate in front and tel the lady wat you want to eat.

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Cheap and friendly local cafe - Edit

This place is very authentic. It's a small cafe, using the front of the owners house. The food is the cheapest in Hoi An. A lot of mock meats and everything is vegan, it's a buffet where you point to what you want and they add it to your plate (price is usually 20k - 30k). One of the older men that works there chatted to us and told us he has been vegan for 20 years and all the workers are also vegan. Very friendly and down to earth place with a small friendly dog too.

Pros: Friendly, All vegan, Very cheap

Cons: Food is often not hot (except the rice), Very oily and unhealthy

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perfect cheap local style food - Edit

The guy speaks pretty good english and was really cute and friendly! The steamed bun (banh bao) we're delicious !

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Great portions, so much choice. - Edit

Ordered 2 rice buffet meals and asked them to pick a selection from the many buffet dishes available. Delicious mock meats, tofu and a very good variety of veggies. Also tried the hamburgers And the buns, the buns in particular were incredible.

It was lovely to see them making the buns and spring rolls first hand. 👌

Just a note if you order larger mock meats with the rice meal they will charge you slightly more. One meal cost 25k the other 40k.

Pros: Lots of choice Good size portions No msg Reasonabl

Cons: Unsure how they price the buffet

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Very nice small restaurant with great food - Edit

Excellent choice for Vegan food if you’re in Hoi An. We ate here a few times: rice with a selection of vegetables and some variations of Mock meat. They even have a mini hamburger which our kids really liked. My favorite however was the vegetarian Pho: yummy noodles, a very tasty broth and some condiments and fresh herbs.
Excellent value for money. For the four of us we paid on average 80k for lunch/dinner.
Highly recommended !

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Cheap eat in Hoi An - Edit

We ate here 3 times as we were trying to save some money. You get quite a lot of food for what you pay - you get given a plate of rice and you can choose from a selection of around 15 pre-made dishes including a few mock meat items priced around 5000 per item. Apart from the rice, all of it is ambient temperature including the soup that you get with the meal so it doesn’t feel the freshest (hence the 4 stars) but it is cheap and it is darn tasty.

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Cheap and less choice - Edit

They had a menu but they only had 2 dishes. We ordered them both. A noodle soup and a pho with tofu. Not so tasty and a bit cold. There where many locals, all eating the same. We only had to pay 40k for the two dishes together.

Pros: Very cheap

Cons: Not so tasty and only two choices

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Amazing value in centre of town !! - Edit

We had the Pho and the bun bao and both were top notch & unbeatable value esp in Hoi An :))) don't expect amazing service or ambience but of course this is expected for the price. Great lunch spot

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Honest and cheap, most recommended - Edit

I ordered Quang noodle (best one, 15k dongs), Pho noodle soup (number two, 15k dongs) and Chao Lau special (not recommended, nothing special compared to the other two, 15k dongs), as well as Banh Bao (they are delicious, 8k dongs a piece). The buffet contains a selection of foods, probably 20k for a plate. Small selection of drinks, no beer. Non-smoking throughout. Generally for the price you won't get anything tastier in Hoi an. The staff doesn't speak English, the menu has no pricing (they let me write prices in pen, not sure how long this will last;)), so be a little patient. Honest food, though needs some extra spicing at the table (sauces, limes and chilli are all there). If you're on a budget then you won't be disappointed!

Pros: Cheap, large portions, fresh and tasty

Cons: Hard to find, Cow's location isn't accurate (yet?)

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