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26 Pho Nguyen Thai Hoc | Quan Ba Din, Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 733 3866
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful classic cafe and service could be better

This is a lovely venue... right by the water, lush gardens, classic architecture, romantic settings with nice views and presentation. We came with a small tour group and, of course,this usually affects the quality of the food and the service, and, while the food was good, it was not exceptional... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2014
LeeMTucson_Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mill Park, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nice service, lovely food and great if you can sit on the river bank side of the restaurant. Drinks reasonably priced for a little more up market restaurant.

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Tucson, Arizona
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267 reviews 267 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a lovely venue... right by the water, lush gardens, classic architecture, romantic settings with nice views and presentation. We came with a small tour group and, of course,this usually affects the quality of the food and the service, and, while the food was good, it was not exceptional. The service was, basically, absent. So, come for the views... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We went here for lunch on the recommendation that they served delicious spring rolls. After a brief wait for a table (couple of minutes max) we were ushered through a beautiful garden to our riverside table. The view from this restaurant is absolutely stunning. The spring rolls ordered, were very tasty. I ordered the hot and sour chicken and it... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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234 reviews 234 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Our experience at Brother's Cafe may be different from those who are going there to eat lunch or dinner, as our visit there was part of a group excursion. I wanted to review Brother's Cafe to comment on the service and atmosphere. From the moment our group arrived until the time we left, staff went out of its way to... More 

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Koriyama, Japan
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82 reviews 82 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I like the decoration of this coffee shop than the quality of coffee. Cozy and Light. It is what I like when come here.

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United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

I can only agreed with most other reviewers: great ambiance, average food on a quality/value scale. Brother's has been doing the same thing for about the last decade: lovely, outdoor atmosphere (peaceful before 7:30 pm, noisy when the courtyard fills up), buffet "street" food, some of it cooked to order. Because of the layout, the buffet line can be cramped... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Looked a bit overpriced on the menu off the street, thought we would have a look anyway. Great service in a peacefull tranquil atmosphere, right on the river. Good was more expensive than around town but for good reason. Excellent flavors in every dish. Nice cold beer and ampul staff to cater every need, very professional and speak great english

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We visited it as it was recommended by Lonely Planet. My outdated copy rated it as $, but it is no longer so now that it has a new management. Nine of us had the lunch buffet. The local students in our group enjoyed the bbq prawns, ribs, squid, oysters and snails. It was an opportunity for us visitors to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

... though dinner may be better. This is a wonderful, atmospheric building, and our guidebook recommended the lunch buffet. Reasonable prices, but the food was less than so-so and the service was terrible! The wait staff stood around checking their mobile phones and we had to actually wake the woman at the noodle station up so she would fix something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Went there on Christmas eve.and tried to book fir Christmas day but uts was fully booked.:( enjoy the food and especially we got special meal that not include in buffet,and it's not our order.but we ate it anyway.surprised it's not on the bill.we had very great times

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Pho Nguyen Thai Hoc | Quan Ba Din, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: (04) 733 3866

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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