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Don's Bistro

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French, Pizza, International, Asian, Healthy
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No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3719 3719
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Description: Awarded The Best Restaurant in Vietnam and number 47 of The 50 Best...
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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  • 140
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a pleasure.

I have been a fan of Don's for some time. I truly enjoy the quality and obvious thoughtfulness that goes into everything they do there. I have treated myself, my friend and our toddler to several of his truffle dishes recently and they are simply superb. Treated yes! They are pricey...(but so is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
roncon09
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Managua, Nicaragua
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Managua, Nicaragua
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121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been a fan of Don's for some time. I truly enjoy the quality and obvious thoughtfulness that goes into everything they do there. I have treated myself, my friend and our toddler to several of his truffle dishes recently and they are simply superb. Treated yes! They are pricey...(but so is going to France to have them where... More 

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Thank roncon09
canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After doing some researches, I decided to take my wife here for our wedding anniversary. What standouts in this restaurant for me were : - Positive reviews on TripAdvisor, - The owner (Donald) has worked in a 3 stars Michelin Restaurant - The head-chef Nguyen Van Tu was an iron chef Vietnam 2013 Upon arrival, the staff were welcoming; restaurant... More 

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

Dear Tongc, thank you for the comments and alerting us to some issues i urgently needed to attend to. the sand in the scallops is a naturally occurring problem we could not detect untill you alerted us. We use top quality IQF Alaskan U-10 Scallops that are a VERY costly ingredient and this was only the second time in 7... More 

Paris, France
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the service, the food, the view, this restaurant is really good, you can go there without doubt. i will go again if i have a new opportunity ; enjoy yourselves

Helpful?
Thank bididule
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

thank you for the kind comments we look forward to welcoming you back!! please say hello so we can get to know you better! More 

Hamburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should definitely go there (or order the food for free to your home) when you are looking for something special. I personally LOVE the Healthy Artist's Salad Composé.....veggie and superb. After living in Hanoi for a while you can get bored by the food choices, but not at Don's. Highly recommending the food.

Helpful?
Thank sylviee2016
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Sylviee for your kind comments, the Healthy Artist Salad is one of my go to ultra balanced detox dishes but does look and taste great too. Your comment on the choice of food is especially meaningful for us as some people can't be bother to read our extensive menu and make pretty dumb remarks. We appreciate the great... More 

Hanoi, Vietnam
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When last year we were all mesmerized by the delicious food, we were underwhelmed this time around. We had the seafood set menu with wine. The starter and first course were great and deliciously crafted. The main course and the dessert left us hanging. The lobster was cooked in seasaltwater and so very salty and unfortunately dry and chewy. Covered... More 

Helpful?
Thank SandrineThinnes
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Sandrinne, i am so sorry the meal left you underwhelmed and as we have a 100% guest satisfaction policy please call me at 0913001359, so that we may make it up to you. sincere apologies, donald More 

Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Don's on our first night in Hanoi. What a fantastic way to start our holiday! We were seated in a beautiful area with views of the lake. The ambience and mood of the room was delightful. The food was amazing! We were provided with free appetizers and beautiful baskets of crusty bread. Were are a family of 6... More 

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

Thank you for the very sweet comment and great descriptions. we hope you will return soon! donald 0913001359 More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exactly the place to be at if you're a keen scotch and cigar enthusiast. Fantastic selection of scotch featuring speyside, highlands and even the Kavalan from Taiwan. And plenty of cigars to match as well And to top it off, the food and overall ambiance was awesome.

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1 Thank M05B
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Hahaha love your review, being a keen wine scotch and cigar aficionado!! These days to try and find a place anywhere in the world where you can enjoy a great meal and a cigar is dwindling, that is one reason why i love Hanoi. I think we have the biggest Whiskey collection in Hanoi too. for non smokers we have... More 

New York City, New York
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222 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant has received numerous International fine dining awards, but it did not seem to hit the mark for us. It has an extensive menu with Asian and Western foods. Pizza and calzones are offered along with classic Vietnamese food. The views from the roof top bar are lovely across the lake. Kind of has a club like atmosphere to... More 

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

your review and score are a disappointment too in the vague lack of mention of what was not up to your standard, and strange that you would post a comment in 2016 when you claim to have visited in March 2015??? I suppose it is a terrible co-incident that we have received so many awards and that your advise is... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The restaurant is well decorated. However, the food is terrible and full of MSG. I had my brunch at 10.30am and not having lunch, with empty stomach, head straight for dinner at Don's Bistro with 3 others. They have wide choices of menu to choose from, so it took longer than usual for 4 of us to decide what to... More 

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

Ms Choo we remember you well as the lovely well dressed lady with a Singaporean accent and accompanied by three gentlemen, but we are most surprised by the horrible review. I had the same items yesterday to check the quality and was very delighted to see they are as good as on the street but much cleaner ingredients produced with... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Great restaurant, great location and great service. Special thanks to Don and Lan who served us well. I highly recommend Don's bistro!

Helpful?
Thank Siduri P
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Lan me and my whole team thank you for the great recognition for the Braised Lamb Shank! we hope to welcome you back again donald More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3719 3719

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Pizza, International, Asian, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view

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).
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?