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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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English first
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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26 restaurant reviews
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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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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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196 restaurant reviews
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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had dinner here last night and was so impressed. Ignore the comments others have made about rude service and expensive prices. I think if you make a little effort with speaking Vietnamese it makes all the difference. Our waitress and waiter were gentle and friendly. We ordered the minced pigeon (as so highly recommended!), papaya salad, sweet potato leaves... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Our friends from Singapore told us bout this place. As locals, we have never been to this restaurant cuz we normally recommend street food if you want to experience true Vietnamese cuisine. So we were pretty excited to try. first impression, we like the atmosphere..very cozy and very Vietnamese. However, the food wasnt even close to good and the price... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Booked this reataurant for 2 adults and a 4 year old child for the 7th of Feb, this year. Booked well in advance and recieved confirmation email. The owners have a wide repertoire od food/accommodation/travel interests in and around Hanoi. It is away from the Old Quarter where most tourists stay, so we had to take a taxi. When we... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Good food and great service. Strongly recommend the Minced Pigeon meat with rice cracker as appetizer. A must order is the fried spring roll. The smoked pork was okay the shredded meat is too tough to chew but it was tasty towards the end after chewing for sometime, very smoky meat indeed. The location of the restaurant is located at... More 

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Address: 65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: (04) 976 0633
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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