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Gecko Cafe

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56 Hang Trong St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+849455 82240
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Reliable and tasty

It would be easy to dismiss Gecko because they have so many restaurants in the Hoan Kiem Lake area that they almost seem like a fast food joint. That would be a mistake. Gecko is, in some ways, too good to be true. Their western offerings are good, as in mmmm, garlic bread, which I had one day when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Madison, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

It would be easy to dismiss Gecko because they have so many restaurants in the Hoan Kiem Lake area that they almost seem like a fast food joint. That would be a mistake. Gecko is, in some ways, too good to be true. Their western offerings are good, as in mmmm, garlic bread, which I had one day when I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Had the bbq chicken pizza and much to my suprise It had real bbq sauce which i have not come across in asia so far. My gf got the pesto wasnt very good. Stick to the bbq!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

There are several gecko restaurants in the old sector. The one on the corner with a balcony, give it a miss. Cramped seating, ordinary service but the small fronted one around the corner is well worth going to

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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Watch the chaos of the square, drink a beer and eat either local or European food. The service was good and the food was yummy.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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107 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The place was nicely decorated & it was interesting to read the notes from customers which had become part of the table displays. The menu was in English, and clearly the place catered to predominantly tourists as everybody else in there was Canadian, American, French or British. I ordered pasta, while my girlfriend ordered a burger and British style chips.... More 

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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

You can get anything at this chain of cafes, of which there are quite a few in Hanoi. The food is good, cheap, great atmosphere and good service.

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Dong Hoi, Vietnam
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31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

While staying in the Old Quarter, near the Big Church, I visited Gecko 43. I ended up stopping here three different times, both because of the yummy food (I loved the chicken cordon bleau!) and the fantastic atmosphere. The prices are very reasonable, as well, not to mention the fact that it is located in a very great spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Had a bit of an expensive day so wanted a budget dinner. We got rice and noodles at around 60 dong each and it was buy one get one free on beer so we had a very cheap night! Meal was good and service good. You get what you pay for.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Pizzas were good, drinks were cheap, and the staff were fantastic. Sat upstairs and had a drink on the balcony looking over the busy streets of the old quarter - bliss

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

After eating so many great meal in Hanoi this place really stood out for its terrible service and waiting time. My friends finished their food before mine even came and we ordered two bowls of chips that didn't even come out. The food was subpar- I can't believe people ate there every day for their stay in Hanoi, do a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Hang Trong St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +849455 82240

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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