Pleiku Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Pleiku

July 22, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Pleiku is a city in central Vietnam, located in that nation's central highland region. It is the capital of the Gia Lai Province; Many years ago, it was inhabited primarily by the Bahnar and Jarai ethnic groups, sometimes known as the Montagnards or Degar. But now, it is inhabited primarily by Kinh ethnic group. The town is the centre of the urban district of Pleiku which covers an area of 261 km².
Things to do in Pleiku

1. Thien Thanh

Hem 22 Pham Van Dong, Pleiku, Vietnam Reservations Vietnamese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +84 59 3826 029
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Thien Thanh

Interesting, Nice Place, Nice View, Good Food

Reviewed By Hannedouche

If you like the cafeteria atmosphere you might like this place. The English menu is limited an no staff speak it.
Half the menu was unabalable when ordering.
Once you know kontum there are better places to eat although catering more for locals so you need to be able to communicate with your hands

2. My Tam

03 Quang Trung, Pleiku, Vietnam Chinese
Excellent
41%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
15%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

My Tam

Reviewed By tuyhoabob - tuy hoa city

We went here based on a review from another site. Figured if both #1 and #2 have the same owner, and are only about a block apart...how bad could it be? Pretty bad.
My wife is Vnese and we travel quite a bit in-country, we're both use to the food; the good the bad and the ugly. This place was reviewed as having some of the best 'com ga' around, they must have gotten the special meal deal.
The waitress tried to push 2 meals on us for 80,000VND each, we just ordered 1 to be on the safe side and were very glad we did. What we got was colorful rice which was made somehow totally bland - the smallest serving of vegetables ever and about 1/3rd of a chicken that you could drive a nail with. We ate what we could, paid and left. We did find a few other small places in town for a better meal, on the street.

3. Quan Se San Xanh, Tay Nguyen

57 le Quy Don, Pleiku, Vietnam Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff Vietnamese, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +84 59 3877 878
Excellent
37%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Quan Se San Xanh, Tay Nguyen

Reviewed By moarti - Vienna, Austria

Have been several times now in Pleiku, and this seems to be the only restaurant, but not a street food place. so I liked it a lot very attentative stuff, ok you can not communicate to much in english, but does not matter, they have cold beer too. From the food it was really something different to normal vietnamese style, shrimp had better tast then at cost side enven though we are 200 km away. And chicken was really grilled and soft, maybe you could ask not to chop at serving, I dont like that tini fragments of bones. And for the vegis, marvelous small pumpkin with garlik, and some spicy things.
Oh and suitable for business lunch and dinner with private rooms.
This is like several Huts in a garden, really nice.
And one can of saigon is just 13000= less than 1/2 Euro

4. My Home Restaurant

439 Ngo Quyen, Tra Da, Pleiku, Gia Lai, Pleiku, Vietnam Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Free Wifi Thai, Delicatessen, Vietnamese Lunch, Dinner HK$78 +84 59 3758 279
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

My Home Restaurant

My Home restaurant is an excellent place for who want to enjoy special Laos, Thailand and Vietnamese food in a quiet and clean environment. Besides, just a call, you can enjoy the local special dance and traditional activity. Going 10km from the center of Pleiku city, you will have a wonderful natural view with the rice fields and Mountains. Coming with your friends and family and having a great time with us.

Reviewed By Leighton R

While the restaurant caters to larger parties, I was treated very well as a solo diner. Loved the outside pagodas, and the ambiance. They don't speak much English, but they have WiFi so used Google translate to communicate. Good beer selection for Vietnam, so wines and spirits. Fish seems to be their speciality, but there are some fish and chicken items on the menu.
This is not a tourist destination, but a favorite for locals, with tourists very welcome. Menu is Vietnamese only, so that is another place for using a translator program on your phone.
I highly recommend The Family for anyone who enjoys the local culture, but if 5 star upmarket is your choice, not so much.

5. Nha hang Biển Hồ Xanh

662 Pham Van Dong, Pleiku, Vietnam +84 90 351 44 34
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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5 based on 1 reviews

Nha hang Biển Hồ Xanh

Reviewed By Steve B - Montville, Australia

A great location with a view across a small lake: shady and quiet, a great place to enjoy some excellent food and drinks with friends

6. Cafe Thu Ha

9 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Pleiku, Vietnam +84 59 3824 877
Excellent
28%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Cafe Thu Ha

Reviewed By Nguyễn M - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I have lived in Ho Chi Minh City for 10 years, and whenever I go back to my hometown in Pleiku City, Cafe Thu Ha is always a must-come place on my travel list. Located in the city centre and next to "Pho kho Gia Lai" restaurant, where you can try the "Dried Pho" a very delicious local food among Top 15 Asia food.
Cafe Thu Ha business lasts for nearly 50 years, and since its establishment, local people always choose it as a third place in the morning after getting out of home and before office hours.
As Thu Ha is a verified coffee manufacturer, we can believe in their quality and be aware that the coffee is very strong.
If you come to Pleiku, the little mountain city, Thu Ha is definitely and place to visit. But remember that morning is always the best time for coffee and to see the local way of life. The drinking coffee is even better if you try the "Dried Pho" at the next-to restaurant. It's the way I do, the way a local does.

7. Phuot pleiku coffee

29 Le Hong Phong Street, Pleiku, Vietnam Vietnamese HK$16 +84 98 540 40 80
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Phuot pleiku coffee

Phuot pleiku coffee house is a place for packbackers can exchange many information to travel all Vietnam. Homely space and friendly to drink to vietnamese coffee and talk about your travel. if you need to visit some nice place in Pleiku, you can ask For guidance.

Reviewed By patch051 - Reims, France

Had coffee ☕ with a friend here, enjoyed our time. The deco is nice, wit old scooters, number plates and other vintage items smartly set up. The owner is nice too.. Good place to relax.

8. Ngon 3 Mien Restaurant

158 Hai Ba Trung Street, Pleiku, Vietnam +84 269 3828 811
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Ngon 3 Mien Restaurant

Reviewed By grvtex - Dallas, Texas

I discovered this restaurant while strolling around the city. I stopped in because of the welcoming faces and atmosphere. i had garlic prawns and rice with a couple of saigon beers. The staff here is very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious. Prices are very reasonable (like they are generally in Pleiku). I am planning on another visit tomorrow.

9. Kaffa Coffee

20-22 Hai Ba Trung | Ngã 3 Hai Bà Trưng và Lê Lai, Pleiku 700000, Vietnam American, Cafe, European, Portuguese +84 96 127 12 39
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Kaffa Coffee

The coffee shop is located in a beautiful location with a modern architecture. Kaffa Coffee uses many tools such as Phin Vietnam, V60, Cold Brew, Aeropress, Syphon, Automatic Machine. Kaffa Coffee uses carefully selected green beans in Gia Lai, Dalat, Ethiopia, Kenya ... and is professionally made by Barista to create delicious cups of coffee. Have fun exploring coffee in Kaffa Coffee.

Reviewed By Ryan V - Great Falls, Montana

On my first trip here, I ordered the Americano. It looked more like two shots of espresso in a big cup (no hot water added), but it was still a delicious cup of coffee for less than a $1. On my second trip I order the ca phe sua da (iced vietnamese coffee with sweetened condensed milk - Vietnam's national drink) and it was equally good. I've had the same drink at other coffee shops, and perhaps it's because the beans weren't of the same quality as Kaffe's, but they just weren't as good. The woman working there speaks relatively good English and they have a menu page in English too. It's a pleasant place to spend a couple of hours, especially if you need to get some work done (the wifi is great!). If you're taking the bus to Kon Tum, the bus park is pretty close by.

10. Ga Nuong Plit

Tan Son, Pleiku, Vietnam +84 168 713 5275
Excellent
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Good
100%
Satisfactory
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4 based on 1 reviews

Ga Nuong Plit

Reviewed By Thanh L

The grilled chicken is a must try dish. Then you can order sticky rice in the bamboo while enjoying your meal in a little cottage in local style, looking over a small garden where they often organize bon-fire

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