There is one far flung option worth seeking out if you're an adventurous carnivore. Huong Lua is set just behind the southern gate of Nam Giao, 2.5km south of Le Loi. It's an attractive, sit down place made of old wood with an adjacent garden that specialises in meats grilled on the table hibachi-style. It's a great place to head with a group, and you can always stick to the beef, chicken and fish if you like. The thit nai (deer meat) comes recommended, and you can go nuts from there: chon (weasel), ba ba (turtle), ky da (lizard), tho (rabbit), and nhim (porcupine), to name a few. To get here, head south on Dien Bien Phu (opposite La Residence on Le Loi) for 2.2km, take a right and an immediate left on Minh Mang. Take the first left on the far side of Nam Giao and it's on the right.
Huong Lua: 2/1 Minh Mang (behind Nam Giao), Hue. T: (054) 887 961; (0914) 019 950. Hours: 06:00 to 23:00