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Gecko Cafe

56 Hang Trong St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+849455 82240
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Ranked #140 of 924 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $1 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I read about the place in the Lonely Planet but it was disappointing. The place is nice and clean but the food is average. The western meals are not what you will expect and the Vietnamese food is played down to please western tourists. Also the price is slightly higher than other restaurants in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. If... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We wanted western food and decided to try Gecko as we remembered it being in the lonely planet book. We saw 3 Geckos in Hanoi on our short walk so it shouldn't be difficult to find one! The restaurant is very well decorated, it reminded us of a Vietnamese version of Nandos. The place is very small with 3 tables... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Obviously not too busy at lunch as had to wake the staff up who were sleeping. Food though was good, and freshly prepared. Good mix of western and vietnamese at reasonable prices. Could be a tricky climb if you have issues with the knees, with a steep spiral staircase. Not the steepest staircase in town, that award goes to finnegans... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Gecko cafe's are littered all over Hanoi and are one of the best places to visit. Food tastes excellent and it's cheap, and it's buy one get one free on Tiger beer all day everyday!

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Perth, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Not a bad place, I've been to better cafés around but this place was pretty good - plenty of options food wise. They have heaps of happy hour deals on drinks too, but I wasn't drinking at 9am. The pancakes we were served for breakfast were quite weird, cooked with a few too many eggs I think. The omelette was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Highly recommend, fantastic service from Mr Tam and staff. We had traditional Vietnamese meals, it was incredibly fresh and tasty. Well priced and will definately return

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good food Vietnamese and European nice pizzas cheap beer tiger beer and hanoi beer good service and very friendly staff open breakfast lunch and dinner Anthony and Marian Johnstone

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Manila
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13 reviews 13 reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

They have a wide variety of food in the menu at very affordable prices. The restaurant is quaint and cozy. Frequented by tourists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I went to the one in 5 Hang Khay Hanoi. I was so impressed with the food, and great service that I ent back during my stay in Hanoi. Will definately recommend this place to my friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went there accidentaly but it was good accident. There was happy hour, 2 large beers only 20000 VND. We took a set menu, ~100000 VND. Spring rolls were the best i ever tasted! Service was polite and superfast. The place is very nice pub alike. Worth to visit!

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