Top 10 restaurants in Lao Cai, Vietnam

August 7, 2017 Renato Branum

Lào Cai ( listen) is a city in the Northwest region of Vietnam. It is the capital of Lào Cai Province. The city borders the city of Hekou Yao Autonomous County, in the Yunnan province of southwest China. It lies at the junction of the Red River (Sông Hồng) and the Nanxi River (Yunnan) approximately 160 miles (260 km) northwest of Hanoi.
Things to do in Lao Cai

1. Viet Emotion Cafe Restaurant

065 Phan Dinh Phung St, Lao Cai 84, Vietnam Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Asian, Vietnamese, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast HK$78 +84 20 3820 354
Excellent
18%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
17%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 88 reviews

Viet Emotion Cafe Restaurant

Reviewed By lI0ve2h0liday - Potters Bar, United Kingdom

Our tour guide dropped us here as a meal was included in our trip.
Many people wait here for the night train.
We both ordered the sizzling beef, although this wasn't cheap by Vietnamese standards when it arrived it came with vegetables and spring rolls as well. The food was good and the WiFi worked well (important when you are waiting round for a few hours)
I have no idea why other people reviewing this restaurant needed to get their tickets via the restaurant, the train station is only a couple of minutes away, go and exchange your coupon there.

2. Sapa Gourmet

so 03 Cau May, Lao Cai, Vietnam Reservations, Waitstaff Asian, Vietnamese, International, Contemporary Dinner
Excellent
55%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Sapa Gourmet

Reviewed By nusabahor - Singapore, Singapore

We had a set dinner in this restaurant. Very nice food and the waitor is so helpful. Try the beef hotplate, the deep fried sweet potatoes, any fried vegetables and the best one is the pumpkin soup! We will sure visit this restaurant in our next trip to Sapa. I love you Sapa!

3. Sansipan restaurant

23 Cau May Str., Lao Cai 19000, Vietnam International, Asian
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
100%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 1 reviews

Telephone nmuber (020) 3871556

Reviewed By Steve W

Our first meal in Sapa was lunch here for convenience. Seemed well situated on Main Street.
Waiter a bit off hand, as if we shouldn't be there.
Food was reasonable but neither of us got what we ordered e.g. Mushrooms from the chicken and mushroom were missing!
Given the general standard in Sapa, this was disappointing.

4. Quoe Tuan Housing Cafe

T P, Lao Cai 19000, Vietnam Vietnamese

A Little Internet Cafe Located On Square Across From Train Station Lao Cai

5. THE NEST - Bed & Breakfast

340 Nguyen Hue | (opposite Lao Cai Train Station), Lao Cai 19000, Vietnam Cafe, Fast Food, International HK$16 - HK$55 +84 20 3830 074
Excellent
22%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 9 reviews

THE NEST - Bed & Breakfast

Reviewed By NataliePatricia - Singapore, Singapore

We were lured into this hotel to kill a few hours in Lao Cai before the night train back to Hanoi. The food was nourishing and well priced, and we decided to shower and change after a full days trek. They kindly have us a room for a small charge, which was well worth true money to refresh before the train journey. Rooms are very basic, small Asian style bathroom and cheap toiletries.
Downstairs bathrooms are clean And wifi was free and fast.

6. Le Bordeaux

322 Nguyen Hue Street, Lao Cai, Vietnam Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Asian, Vietnamese Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner 020-383-2948
Excellent
15%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
38%
Poor
12%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 64 reviews

Le Bordeaux

Reviewed By markettraveller - suffolk

If you are catching the night train to Hanoi a great place for supper on the square, bit fine dining but good service, good prices and for em garlic prawns and soup difficult to better so of you walk around the square by the station upstairs at this place you shouldn't go wrong

7. Gem Valley

Cat Cat - Sapa, Lao Cai 19000, Vietnam Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Vietnamese Breakfast
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Gem Valley

Reviewed By saalvyy

It is hard to describe exactly what this place is. It is an art gallery, a homestay as well as a cafe which serves food and drinks. No matter what it is, it is an amazing stop with great view and friendly, warm-welcome. At first, I took a moment to go around the place and had a look at all arts displayed here. They are quite interesting works which reflect the life of ethnic minorities in mountainous areas. Then I ordered a hot chocolate with pork fried rice. The dish is absolutely delicious, served with a special kind of chilli sauce in this area. As for the price, it is reasonable since I really enjoyed the ambience and view here. Service is good since it is a small family-run business with great care for guests. The owner is a friendly and sociable lady who is either a cashier or cook :D Overall, this is a hidden gem in Sapa as its name. Highly recommend.

8. Chapa Star Restaurant

040 Cau May | Sapa, Lao Cai 020, Vietnam Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations Asian, Vietnamese Dinner +84 91 306 94 23
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Chapa Star Restaurant

Reviewed By alongilad - Beit Shemesh, Israel

After a few disappointments in Sapa, we stumbled across this restaurant. Vietnamese food as really good, prices average and the service was very friendly and good. Fresh vegetarian spring rolls were the best we had in Vietnam. Highly recommend.

9. Terminus Restaurant

342 Nguyen Hue Street, Pho Moi Ward, Lao Cai 19000, Vietnam Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +84 97 249 86 35
Excellent
27%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
12%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 155 reviews

Terminus Restaurant

Terminus restaurant offers traditional Vietnamese foods and european dishes in Lao Cai city. We are located by lao cai train station and just 10 minutes from Chinese border.

Reviewed By Huffalump - Chicago, Illinois

This isn’t a great restaurant, but it’s very convenient to the train station, the staff are friendly and professional, and the food is pretty good. Has a reasonable selection of different beers and wines, and an extensive menu of Vietnamese and Western dishes.

10. Sakura

014 Ngo Quyen | Coc Leu, Lao Cai 19000, Vietnam Pizza, Vietnamese +84 91 970 82 19

Voted best pizza in Lao Cai. Our chef Huy Nguyen has a passion for pizza, and has been perfecting his pizza making art for over a decade. The restaurant has a charming atmosphere. It has a central location. It is perfect for any occasion or just a quick bite!

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