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Gecko Cafe

56 Hang Trong St, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+849455 82240
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Ranked #149 of 947 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This place is good value but its a bit hit and miss food wise.We had dinner there twice, first time it was nice, kinda what you would expect for the price but second time round it was awful. The fish was stale and beef very chewy to the point where the dishes were inedible.very disappointed.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Delicious food, especially the fish in cream sauce (they use local fish, tastes fresh and good!), as well as the cheese steak sandwich. Beautifully decorated small cafe with an upstairs dining, but no smoking, except there's a special table outside for smokers to puff after or before dinner with their drinks (seating for two) - quite thoughtful! Serves great Vietnamese... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We ate here for dinner, they had many promotions on drinks, 16,000 for a beer. The staff were friendly and attentive. The food was pretty good, I ordered the grilled fish with rice, it was tasty but the fish was a little tough and wasn't the freshest. My husband had the steak sandwich in a baguette, it was very good... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Came here for a quick lunch after passing by and noticing the low prices, food was nothing special , but you get what you pay for. Staff where friendly and helpful though, the food just needs a bit more work.

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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Take it for what it is, a nice, clean and friendly place with a great atmosphere to go for lunch or dinner. Maybe just what you need if you're hankering for something other than Asian cuisine (although the standard Vietnamese fare is also pretty good).

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
54 helpful votes 54 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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