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Au Lac House

13 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #251 of 933 Restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We quite enjoyed our late lunch on the verandah of this appealing restaurant. The shrimp with tamarind was memorable.

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am very surprised by the negative comments of Au Lac House and they very nearly made me decided not to visit but luckily I followed the positive comments and was not disappointed. I went with 3 friends. It was our first visit and it was my suggestion so I was hoping that the food, ambience and service would be... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I was very excited to go to Au Lac House. Built over 100 years ago during the French colonial period and a beautiful building. Upon entering you are taken back to a time when French aristocracy lived a lavish life in Hanoi. The decor and preservation of the building is stunning and creates a very romantic environment. The menu is... More

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We revisited for sentimental reasons after our first visit some years ago. Bad mistake, bland food, hot white wine, dismal staff. There are so many more exciting options in Hanoi

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49 reviews 49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We tried their food for two dinners - good quality - nice Hanoi fish, deep fried tofu in salted egg, Vietnamese spinach and tofu soup, rolls - both deep fried and fresh - nothing overwhelming in spices.

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England UK
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Decided to have lunch here... sat in a restored French house, a dining room to ourselves, good enough to draw us back that evening. We sat on the veranda and had a very enjoyable meal of soup, king prawns, duck, noodles, vegetables , 2 x G&T, hanoi beer. 1,100,000 Dong. Loved it. A little further down the street at number... More

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nj
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I seriously advise you to avoid this restaurant because it serves shark fin soup. Had I know this in advance, we would not have come here to eat. Unfortunately, I didn't discover this fact until too late. Shark fins are cut off of living sharks which are then tossed back into the ocean to die, and due to the harvesting... More

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London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The location is good being quite central. The restaurant is in a restored old style French house. The menu was extensive and the food and service was good. Seemed a bit expensive in comparison to other similar venues but still it was worth the visit.

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Halifax,Nova Scotia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Beautifully restored French mansion Ate on balcony Great service and atmosphere Food was one of the best we had in two weeks in Vietnam Seafood spring rolls Banana flower salad Stir fried seasonal vegetables Squid Sea bass Clay pot eggplant with pork Seafood rice Just to name few hi lites lol Go and enjoy

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brisbane
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We attended this restaurant as it was across the road from our hotel and appeared to be well patronised from the street with local Vietnamese. The menu also looked interesting and seemed to offer a good variety. However, this is where our positive experience ended. When we entered there were many dirty glasses on top of the bar and a... More

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