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Song Thu Training Restaurant

34 Chau Long St. | ba dinh dist, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 (0)4 3942 444 8
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Ranked #132 of 769 restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Song Thu Restaurant, located in the Ba Dinh district, is just a short cab ride from downtown Ha Noi. It's French influence on menu and decor give a warm invite for locals and visitors alike to enjoy a fine dining experience.Song Thu restaurant works with disadvantaged youth throughout Vietnam from the Hoa Sua School and encourages hands on experience working in the hospitality industry. Allowingthese students to practice their table service skills with customers allows for more practical adaptation, and gives them opportunities to make an earnest living.Nearly 8000 students from difficult circumstances have benefited from the quality professional training at the Hoa Sua School. After training, the students will be placed in full-time jobs in hotels and restaurants throughout Vietnam.With outdoor and indoor seating available, Song Thu welcomes big tour groups and corporate meetings to come enjoy a meal together, with set menus available for all to enjoy French and Vietnamese cuisine prepared by Hoa Sua School students!Also available is a cooking class, with a kitchen able to teach classes for 4-5 persons. Come learn how to cook your favourite Vietnamese and French dishes!Call now for a reservation and we hope to see you soon!
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69 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
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  • German first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

While this place is a little more than many eateries in Vietnam it is a beautiful experience and worthy of our patronage. This is a training restaurant so staff are learning but they are all super friendly and polite. Our meals were lovely but in particular the duck dish was the favourite amount the four of us. Worth a visit... More

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Rainham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Putting the hyper, but helpful, waitress into the bracket of "experience" this is a really good place to eat at a very reasonable price, plus you have a glow of actually having helped a charity. Bit of a trek out for most people - not so far in taxi. Caramel Pork lived up to recommendation. Note that the address is... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as we were waiting for the citadel to re-open. The place is a training school and because of this is a non-profit organisation. The food on offer was a mix of European and Asian. After making our initial order we were informed it was not available and so we had special fried rice and chicken... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

A pleasent experience for a great cause. It's not only a training french restaurant, these guys love what they're doing. Good job!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The best food I have in Vietnam, spring rolls are delicious and the Bun Bo is the best I had so far. The terrasse is really peacefull and people are really nice. I went there several times during my stay in Hanoi.

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Tokyo, Japan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Although the restaurant mainatins the same sign board, the chef and the manager must be different from those of the actual training restaurant. The present restaurant lost entire French style. They serve Britsh bread instead of French baguette. They do not even try to manage orders of the dishes. Pasta came first for one person before his soup. Each disch... More

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Gatineau, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The restaurant was amazing, extremely good. In all the places we visited, this was the best one. The service was excellent and all the waiters and waittresses were cheerful. There was a lot of choices for food, and the smooties were incredible. I recommend it to everybody!

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Brooklyn, NY
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I read about this training restaurant in a guide book and was excited to check it out. Overall, I had a very pleasant experience. Food - I chose the vegetarian set menu. The tofu and tomato soup was pretty tasty, but needed some spices. After eating so much pho here in Hanoi, this soup was less seasoned in comparison. The... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We wanted to visit this restaurant as we had read on Trip Advisor of the good cause it supports. The building they are in is obviously old, and colonial in appearance. We were the only customers in the evening we were there. My husband ordered a traditional Vietnamese duck dish, and I ordered Sole with Almonds. We also ordered a... More

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New Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

. The Song Thu restaurant serves both Vienamese and French food in a lovely old French house in which students are trained in restaurant work and Hospitality. The charming supervisor sees that students do everything perfectly. Additionally the food is very good. The restaurant that night was not busy so we enjoyed talking to the supervisor and the wait staff... More

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