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Gecko Cafe

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56 Hang Trong St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+849455 82240
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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
nice food

Stayed at the Oriental Central Hotel and this restaurant was a few doors away. Ate here twice. Very friendly staff food simple but tasty and very cheap. Have Happy Hour for drinks

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Michael A
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  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Pattaya, Thailand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I should have learned from the night before when I had their dreadful ribs. (See my other review). I ordered Grandpa's breakfast. It may be named that because Grandpa wouldn't eat it and send it on to me. The two eggs, ordered fried both sides, were cooked to death. The toast showed signs of having been exposed to heat but... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Got the urge for a burger. The price was very reasonable, 79000 vnd. It's a nice place with friendly staff, but the burger was totally tasteless. Suppose you get what you pay for?

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stayed at the Oriental Central Hotel and this restaurant was a few doors away. Ate here twice. Very friendly staff food simple but tasty and very cheap. Have Happy Hour for drinks

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Gecko chain of restaurants can pretty much be found all around the city. They are not the cheapest places to eat, and they are certainly not the tastiest but do offer a fairly standard range of eats, from western dishes to a few Vietnamese staples. Looking at between 50'000VND to 80K for the noodle or rice dishes and 85-110K... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Yes that's true! You will hear of and walk by a few of these in and around Hanoi not to be mistaken as your traditional Fast-Food Chain. Each one has a personality and style and we have to been to few of them and found the food and service to be consistent. Love their Garlic Bread and especially the 'freshness'... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Gecko have a chain of cafes around Hanoi Old Quarter and the lake area. All are slightly different but are consistent in good quality local food as well as some Western alternatives. Local beer is a good price too, and I found they had half price most days!

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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

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

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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Portland, Australia
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14 reviews 14 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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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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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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