We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gecko Cafe

56 Hang Trong St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+849455 82240
Website
Update restaurant details
Ranked #107 of 765 restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $12
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

254 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
    96
    97
    36
    12
    13
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Okay, so there is a big chain of these restaurants now in hanoi and they aren't all equal. I am reviewing the one on Hang Bong.The one I went to tonight had a comprehensive menu of western and vietnamese food, extensive drink menu and great quality/taste. The ambience was also very nice. The restaurant was accessible at street level vs.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Average food. Service average - good. Problem will the bill as they gave the wrong change - then they tried a maths equation and still got it wrong. Not the first time this has happened in vietnam

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The food was acceptable, better than other places in Hanoi if you are looking for something western and cheap. The breakfast sausage and bacon were kind of gross, and we ordered scrambled eggs and got fried eggs instead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
USA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

These Gecko Cafes are in several locations and we ate at two different ones. Both had delicious food at good prices. While we would recommend both places we visited, we especially enjoyed the at the corner of Hong Trong Street. We sat on the balcony and watched the traffic go by during our meal. A very pleasant experience. It took... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong kong
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Found this place walking along one of the shopping streets of Hanoi. Popped in for a quick breakfast. Nice coffee, pancakes and juices. Very well decorated and nice music. They also serve food for lunch and dinner. Worth trying. Friendly staff.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Munich, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We love this restaurant. Very good vietnamese and western dishes. Toilette is in the flat of the owner. A bit weird. Friendly staff. Good value.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chichester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

After reading the reviews on here, seemed like good place to go, I had a pizza, my friend a soup and a 'big' salad, as soon as we went in we asked to sit upstairs and he said it was full so we sat downstairs, but as soon as it filled up downstairs he was sending people up, didn't bother... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I really recommend this place to everyone, especially backpackers! First it looks a little creepy cause you have to walk up the stairs to get there.. as soon as you reach the restaurant its a great view and friendly staff ;) They have a whole menu just for vegetarians which i really appreciated!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice value meals that suit everyone's wishes, ranging from local Hanoi food to the more safe choice of Western dishes. Friendly and prompt service.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Friendly staff as soon as you enter the door. But they don't hound you outside when you look at the menu which is nice. We sat outside on the second floor, which was interesting with the powerlines right there! But a great view point for people watching. They took our order quickly. Food took a little while to come out.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Gecko Cafe also viewed

Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
 

Been to Gecko Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Gecko Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing