Hoi An at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai offers colorful flavors of modern Vietnam.
Named after the quaint Vietnamese fishing port, Hoi An is Dubai’s first authentic Vietnamese restaurant located at the Shangri-La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.
The setting is intimate and the ambiance is stylish. The décor has a distinct Vietnamese style with silk lanterns hanging from the ceiling and wooden furniture.
The extensive menu offers a wide variety of delectable Vietnamese dishes served in traditional style on bamboo platters and lotus leaves.
Our meal began with crab, shrimp and mushroom filled deep-fried crispy spring rolls served with rice noodles, herbs and a spicy dipping sauce (75 AED) – it was possibly one of our favorite dishes.
We quite enjoyed the hearty and robust blue crab soup with green asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, sweet corn and black truffle oil (68 AED).
The spicy seafood salad (78 AED) was packed with flavor with fresh catch including prawn, shrimp, seabass and squid that came topped with a tangy lime leaf and tamarind dressing.
In the mains the Chef’s special Black Angus beef tenderloin (165 AED) was deliciously moist and cooked in a sharp and zingy black pepper sauce.
We also ordered the wok-fried organic chicken (120 AED) made in an XO sauce that had the perfect balance of spicy, sweet and sour.
Our meal ended with a Vietnamese style crème brulee that had an extra punch because of the candied ginger tuile (52 AED).
The entire team including the servers and the chefs at Hoi An are from Vietnam and their knowledge of the food is impressively extensive. They can guide you through the menu and help you pick the dishes best suited for your taste.
Overall, Hoi An offers a mesmerizing blend of authentic Vietnamese flavors and traditional hospitality.
Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road
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