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All 1,007 Hanoi Restaurants

Brother's Cafe

26 Pho Nguyen Thai Hoc | Quan Ba Din, Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 733 3866
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Ranked #499 of 1,007 Restaurants in Hanoi
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
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221 reviews 221 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Paris, France
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Ok this is a buffet. You can't possibly expect more out of a buffet. 2 persons are preparing some food on fells when you request them to. Free flow of wine but the water is chargeable. We recommend it as it is a balance with quan an ngon, less crowded, even romantic, quiet and nice desserts ;-)

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Additional Information about Brother's Cafe

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

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