That Hoi An is the only Vietnamese restaurant in Dubai should not take away any of the shine when we say it’s also the best. Every aspect of the place suggests carefully crafted authenticity. After settling down on the memorably comfy chairs, the friendly staff guide you through the various, slightly overwhelming set menu choices. We particularly recommend the Hue and Saigon options – the former, among much else, includes beef that’s tender enough to tempt vegetarians, while the latter boasts melt-in-the-mouth sea bass and a wok-seared cognac steak that’s wonderfully laden with flavour. Expect to leave feeling ever-so-slightly stuffed, purely because every single dish on the menu is far too good to waste.