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65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
84439760633
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  • 35
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb Vietnamese food, Vietnamese wine, and French desserts.

We went there per friend's recommendation. I reckon if you get there by taxi or walk, don't use googlemap, use the address from the official website. When we got there, they first served us small snacks and they were wonderful. Some of them I'd never tried before. We ordered some food and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Vietnamese first
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English first
Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We went there per friend's recommendation. I reckon if you get there by taxi or walk, don't use googlemap, use the address from the official website. When we got there, they first served us small snacks and they were wonderful. Some of them I'd never tried before. We ordered some food and Vietnamese apple wine. Everything was amazing. We tried... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Recommended by a local contact we were very happy with our dining experience at Chim Sao. Great food, good ambience, cheerful service, value for money. Thumbs up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Despite the 20 min or so walk to get here, it was well worth the effort. The wooden decoration is very pretty and the food was delicious. Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

On a rainy day what else is there to do than have a great lunch to cheer you up? Chim Sao didn't disappoint. The duck salad especially good as well as the spring rolls and the morning glory was so good we needed to order another portion! Only 700k VND for 4 of us

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were looking for an experience that would allow us to try authentic Vietnamese food and we found it here. In an old house, the wooden floors and decor made for a nice atmosphere. We sat upstairs on floor cushions. We ordered a variety of food and were pleased with all of our choices. It is a bit more expensive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I first had dinner there with friends living in Hanoi in 2003. Almost nothing changed since then which is part of the charm. Food is tradintional and good, ambiance is traditional a bit trendy with old house and wooden floor and furniture which is great. Wairter are always young, kind and most of the time hopeless. Cashier is effient and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a great meal at Chim Sau Restaurant. For the first impression, we were so captivated by the cozy ambiance of the old Vietnamese decors. We ordered some Vietnamese northern food and it was tasty and authentic. However, the minus point was that the staff was not so attentive; our waitress didn't understand my UK friend. Would recommend this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a great restaurant with a large and diverse menu. While they do take credit card as payment I think you're better off paying with cash (though we were dining late - maybe it's better during the day). It's a bit far from the Old Quarter but well worth the walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a delicious meal at Chim Sao after walking out of another restaurant and jumping in a taxi! We were so pleased we made the change. Chim Sao offers great value and awesome choice. Try the minced pigeon- delicious!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

WE had dinner there our first night in HAnoi. We loved it so much we decided to go back a second time and enjoy the tastefully and unusual vietnamese dishes the serve. WE tried duck, pigeon, buffalo, rolls, eggplants, tofu and everything was delicious! DO not hesitate to go there and also enjoy along with the food one of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: 84439760633

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  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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