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65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 976 0633
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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
Wonderful Vietnamese cuisine

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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132 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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82 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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North Sydney, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended this place through the expat community and spent our New Years dinner here. It's a little off the beaten track but well worth the walk. Extensive menu and great service.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a short notice decision for dinner on Sunday night. Some of my family is in town and booked it as I assume they had been here before. Once we found the place I realised I had been to the french place next door for a work dinner. I've been overloaded on local food over the past few weeks... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

when i go to the entrance . we were impressed by decor . everything is very old . the food is delicious but the service is slow a bit .we will come back in the next time

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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205 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Went there with friends and had no real expectations, which is probably a good approach for this place. We had one of the downstairs tables and while the wood furniture looks pretty, it is very uncomfortable. The table has a weird wooden frame that prevents your knees from getting under the table. Service was neither good nor bad, food came... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We were recommended Chim Sao by a local expat. The ground floor was not busy at all while we could hear laughs and cheering at the second floor. We sat on mats and picked random dishes. Every one of them was very tasty (especially the egg plants). Soon, we were chatting with a group of students. They offered us to... More 

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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) 976 0633

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