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65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
84439760633
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Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Thursday evening dinner at an excellent Vietnamese restaurant

Tonight, Thursday the 4th of February 2016 we visit this restaurant serving typical Vietnamese cuisine and were met of very nice staff which give us the best service. The food was excellent and I can recommend this cozy place for other western people which visit Hanoi. PS Keep up the good work and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Dag E
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Moss, Norway
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Moss, Norway
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tonight, Thursday the 4th of February 2016 we visit this restaurant serving typical Vietnamese cuisine and were met of very nice staff which give us the best service. The food was excellent and I can recommend this cozy place for other western people which visit Hanoi. PS Keep up the good work and keep the nice smiles and you will... More 

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Thank Dag E
Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere and very reasonable prices. Simply one of the best of its kind in Hanoi.

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Thank Jack L
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and delicious food. The fried shrimp with salted egg was a standout dish, I wish I was eating it right now. The staff were attentive and helpful, highly recommend visiting here.

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Thank Colin3444
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like this old house restaurant. they had many local special food. Good service and high quanlity. Recommended.

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Thank JOhn M
Meyrals, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I say simple, I mean not pretentious. The food is excellent, fresh, tasty full of fresh herbs and spices. The banana leaf salad was bursting with favors, the carame pork melted in your mouth. The staff was friendly the service was good. Could not ask for more and extremely affordable.

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Thank George P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We want there for lunch around 14.30. There were no people and the staff didn't look to happy to have to do something. Maybe it was the time of day that made our experience bad, I don't know. One of my friends wanted a beef salad, but all she got was a "no" - no explications. Then she ordered the... More 

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Thank Line T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We ate here once in Dec 15 and do think that this is a nice restaurant for everyone to dine here as it is just like a rich and clean with good selection of tasty Vietnamese fusion food with reasonable price. The furniture and decorations of the restaurant make us really feel at home. There is a 2nd floor sitting... More 

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Thank ZHANG96
London
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This place is a wonderful find. High quality and incredibly fresh Vietnamese food in a relaxed and chilled out environment. Probably will go back tomorrow, it's definitely worth the walk if you are staying in the Old Quarter

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Thank Tom L
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Kind of similar to State Run 37 in its focus on under appreciated rustic northern cuisine, but whereas State Run excels on recreating the pre-Dong Moi experience, I think Chim Sao provides a superior culinary experience. Just avoid the second floor bathroom - it's a bit too traditionally Vietnamese for most non-locals.

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Thank apathetichell
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

A really nice place. Best dinner in Vietnam so far. Fantastic food. All vegetables comes from the family farm, specialities brought in from ethnic minorities. They actually ran out of food - not good but says something about quality.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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