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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 #97 of 931 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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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We just popped in for a drink but the menu looked so good we stayed for nibbles. Great place to chill on the roof top terrace overlooking West Lake. Good offering of wine and beer and an interesting, eclectic menu offering both western and Asian food. Best shrimp and pork spring rolls so far! Added bonus was the jazz band... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Probably the best restaurant we ate at in our travels around Vietnam although not the cheapest. Sitting on the balcony on the top floor gives a nice outlook. Staff were very courteous and the owner Don, came out with us to discuss what we thought of his place while we waited for a taxi.

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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My friend and I ordered the Lobster & scallop dish on Friday 12/09/14. To say it was an expensive rip off would be an understatement. Whilst the Lobster shells looked good that's about all there was of the lobster as the rest of the shell was filed with diced potatoes, peas etc. We both searched in vain for the scallops... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Came to Don's the first time while I was walking around the west lake and heard some Jazz music coming from the terras on the last floor, and came there quite a lot after that while staying in Hanoi. The place is very nice and clean, with a great view on the west lake, little terras on each floor and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Eating at this lovely bistro proved to be one of the highlights of 5 years of touring Asia. The set menu was excellent and for mine the US steak with mushroom followed by sorbet was hard to beat. The following though exemplifies the customer service that others should aspire to. After leaving the bar & returning to my hotel I... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had international guests who wanted to host us somewhere special and so we chose Don's Bistro with the lovely view over the lake and local decor giving a special ambience. We also liked that there is variety in the menu, especially as one of our party was a teenager and at least one other vegetarian. I liked the fact... More

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Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I loved the food. The Vietnamese Fresh spring rolls were awesome and full of flavour. The beef mince with lemongrass and bamboo flower salad was amazingly appetising and super tasty. Service was good and very attentive. Highly recommend this place

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Hanoi, Vietnam
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The view is fabulous from the second floor dining room. The menu is far too extensive for the number of diners - we were one of 3 tables and the menu stretches on for pages and pages - there is no way they have all of those options fresh from the market. They must serve predominantly pre-prepared frozen dishes. Steak... More

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

Dear Mrs WorldTravelMom, I am sorry the service and beef were not to you liking, on your next visit allow me to offer you a complimentary round to make up for the disappointment, should you wish to return I would welcome you, my number is 0913001359. By The way the dish you had Lemongrass Grilled Beef on Banana Blossom Salad,... More

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were meeting with friends to listen to a jazz band. We arrived first, walked up the many flights of stairs to the rooftop restaurant, and ordered. Our drinks arrived, the violinist started playing, and suddenly there was a cacophony of fizzing and explosions from the plot next door, and all the lights went out. Also no music. As a... More

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

Dear Random Guy, please allow me to offer my apologies and if you are still in Hanoi an opportunity to correct the compensation for the accidental power outage. (Someone drove into an electric pole in the back alley causing and explosion and fire.) Obviously this is not our normal standard, and I agree a 10% discount is a bit mean.... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great service -- ambience - super food selection - beverage packages ..the Louis roeder ;;happy hour a real pleasure .. highly recomended ..

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

Thank you Gooseliver66 for the glowing review. Coming from Malaysia I appreciate it even more as Malaysians that I know are the most serious foodies of all! from all of us at don's Xin Com On and hope to be able to take great care of you again! donald More

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