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65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 3976 0633
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  • 4
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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
One of the references for me in Hanoi

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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HCMC
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  • Vietnamese first
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English first
HCMC
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Chim Sau Restaurant sit at tables downstairs available,or grab a more traditional spot on the floor upstairs and discover excellent Vietnamese food, with some dishes inspired by the ethnic minorities of Vietnam's north. Definite standouts are the hearty and robust sausages, zingy and fresh salads, and duck with starfruit. Try and come with a group so you can explore... More 

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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This place received lots of mixed reviews but we found our food very different from the usual Hanoi stops and very tasty. the second floor was lively but we chose the first floor because we are seniors and were too exhausted to climb stairs and sit low to the ground. You can explore turtle, snake or worms or stick to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Exactly the restaurant you want. Authentic. Excellent food . Nice local decor. Small place . Very cozy , you feel good as you get in. Vietnamese and Hanoi expatriates as clients, . The daughter of the owner speaks a good English and good French. Let her guide you . Salads , vegetables , meat , fish . All very well... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Chim Sao has a great atmosphere in a cool, old panelled town house, with good art on the walls, and where you can sit at tables downstairs or on cushions on the floor upstairs. It was busy with locals when we were there. Dishes were tasty, especially the dried pork, and there's a good selection of North Vietnamese specialities and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

When we arrived, we were seated upstairs, which at first appeared to be reserved for travellers. I'm glad we were, though: it's a nice, quiet setting for the delicious food on offer. Everything was great, but I'd reserve a special mention for the minced pigeon with prawn crackers. Oh, and unless you're experienced with strong wines, maybe avoid the young... More 

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Address: 65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: (04) 3976 0633
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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  • Address: 65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: (04) 3976 0633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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