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Don's Bistro

No 16, Alley 27 Xuan Dieu, Quang An, Tay Ho, Ha Noi | Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3719 3719
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Ranked #101 of 849 restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Asian, International, Healthy, Bistro, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Awarded The Best Restaurant in Vietnam and number 47 of The 50 Best Restaurants in Asia by Diners Club and San Pellegrino, it is a Iconic dining and entertainment destination with a faithful local and international clientele so reservations are recommended. Prices range from mid to high but are great value for the exceptional level of quality. On West Lake (Tay Ho) with beautiful views, fresh breezes, don's Bistro is a comfortable and welcoming fusion of western and Asian décor and flavors featuring a classic yet contemporary International menu of comfort and fine dining dishes from jet fresh oysters to wood fired gourmet pizzas, prime wood grilled meats, Foie Gras, pasta & risottos, delicious Asian choices, vivacious cocktails & a passion for wines, Cuban cigars, and stunning art works. For reservation please advise if you prefer Al Fresco Terrace seating, Smoking or non smoking air con dining rooms or the roof top open air covered Oyster Bar with nightly live music (drinks only or dining ok).
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176 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This restaurant is 10/10... cant fault the place... staff were fantastic and probably had the best service ive had in vietnam.. food and drinks are great!!

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant has the largest international menu I have ever seen . Seriously if you can't find something that takes your fancy their is something wrong with you . Theirs burgers , seafood , chicken you name it they will have it . I decided I could eat a burger any old day so I was in the mood for... More

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Malmo, Sweden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A wonderful place!!! The food and service is fantastic. Every evening you can listen to live music both jazz and vietnamese while you are looking at the beautiful view over West lake. If you ever go to Hanoi go to Don's!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Don's is an upmarket restaurant / bar / music venue. On several levels including a semi outdoor (protected from the weather) rooftop with live music every night. The staff are very friendly and attentive and the food selection is great. The chicken burger comes with fries, salad and a nice touch of a pickle on top. The basket of various... More

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Gastro-surfing, Manager at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the great description and genuine recommendation. Your praise is like food for our souls. Much appreciated, and one thing although I can speak French (barely passably BTW) I am Canadian, but that wasn't my fault hahaha. cheers donald More

Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Unbelievable huge menu from local to international foods and great wine list. Fantastic location. Great staff - 2 starters, 2 mains, 1 desert 4 glasses of champers $52 USD and worth every cent. Lovely walk around lake afterwards to help with the full tummy. Also had live music most nights.

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Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

thank you kindly for your sweet and considerate review. the time you take for this means a great deal to my team and I, we really appreciate it. As you can imagine, we cant please everybody all the time, but when we pleased you, we are thrilled. Hope your travels are continued delicious. best regards and thanks!! Donald More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This restaurant is great ! A vast choice is offered to the customers, of dishes reflecting savors from all over the world, including vietnamese of course, but not only. The Chef has apparently travelled a lot and his cuisine reflects some of his travels. The location is great: the view on the Westlake is fantastic from this place. Do not... More

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Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the great comment. We have some guests whom say the menu is too big, but they cannot appreciate why, how and for whom we have such a varied selection. The fact that you can appreciate it is wonderful. First of all I am an internationally trained Chef and the menu reflects my travels in... More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Menu difficult to fathom. Asian foods seem to consist of soup, salad, spring rolls or wraps, with the more expensive western options dominating the menu. My wife and I very disappointed with the lamb shanks we both ordered. Quality of food not living up to its description or price. Staff very surly.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Good food both local and western. Decent prices. Excellent wines and knowledgable staff. Nice views of the lake.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

I was visiting my parents in Hanoi and they had been many times before and is there favorite restaurant in Hanoi. It is very easy to see why as the food was magnificent, atmosphere was electric and service, well I've traveled the world and it was 2nd to none. A must for all people the enjoy the finer things in... More

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Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you and your parents for coming to and appreciating our restaurant. Your patronage and kindness bring our team enormous satisfaction for your recognition of the great care we take of our guests. best regards and hope to see you back soon. donald More

Madrid, Spain
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have just had dinner at Don's together with my husband. As a summary location is fine with normal views (nothing similar to Hong Kong bay or so) and dirty windows(that I understand it is because of thr rainy days here in Hanoi). In terms of the menu, I have never been in such a high ranking restaurant with such... More

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