The Port Restaurant
A journey back to old Hoi An
During the 16th & 17 Century, Hoi An - or Faifoo as it was know then - was a major trading port along the silk route in South-East Asia. Traders from around the world set up businesses here to buy, sell and trade commodities. Amongst them, pottery and spices from Quang Nam were major exports. Hoi An’s long history with Europe started here and its influence can still clearly be seen around the historic ancient town.
While many traders passed through Hoi An, some decided to make it their home, creating a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, French and Portugeuese traders built homes, each bringing influences of their own architecture and style.
After the Thu Bon river silted up, the larger trading ships were no longer able to dock here and slowly this bustling port returned to a small peaceful town.
At The Port we have tried to capture the atmosphere of Faifoo and our decor reflects the importance of spices, silk and porcelain to this historical ancient town.
The Port is also home to a merchandise store and well being boutique.