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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 #94 of 866 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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183 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
130 reviews 130 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Josie, and congrats on the first review and we hope to see you again! best regards from don and the team More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Wood's family! we were very pleased with your very good rating, but ecstatic with the excellent ratings for food service value etc and the well written review and recommendation to other trip advisors! your kindness goes along way to motivate us and helps our business! with sincere gratitude and hope to welcome you again don and team More

Malmo, Sweden
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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