Places to eat
There are a few places around the station offering similar good value menus of noodles, rice dishes, stir fries and breakfasts and mainly catering to people waiting for trains: Nhat Linh Restaurant, under the Pho Nui Guesthouse, gets busy in the evenings, and the Hai Nhi on the opposite side of the room has a similar set-up. The latter offers motorbike rental for 200,000 VND / day and advertises WiFi. The Terminus restaurant has a more pleasant interior but prices are slightly higher.
Le Bordeaux, on the northwest corner of train station car park, looks quite flash from the outside and has smart wooden furniture, but serves up a similar menu despite the name.
Hai Nhi Restaurant: T: (020) 3835 598, (0986) 211 272.
Le Bordeaux Restaurant: T: (020) 3832 948, (0912) 578 377; F: (020) 3837 347. Hours: 04:30-21:00.
Nhat Linh Restaurant: T: (020) 835 346. (0912) 961 056. Hours: 07:00-22:00.
Pineapple Restaurant: 55 Phan Dinh Phung, Lao Cai. T: (020) 835 939; F: (020) 835 969. Hours: 05:00-21:00.