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17 Tran Hung Dao Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
39331010
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best soft shell crab w/ salty eggs I've had in years!!

Nice ambiance, friendly personnel and seemed like lots of locals / business people were eating here. We ordered several dishes, all were of very good quality. Especially the crispy fried tofu and the soft shell crab with salt eggs are recommended. The latter was the best I've had in years!! We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Patrice K
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice ambiance, friendly personnel and seemed like lots of locals / business people were eating here. We ordered several dishes, all were of very good quality. Especially the crispy fried tofu and the soft shell crab with salt eggs are recommended. The latter was the best I've had in years!! We tried several better quality restaurants in Hanoi and as... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Food is fantastic! Try the fried tofu, spring rolls and the short ribs ( so tender it falls off he bones). The restaurant is located across from the lake so sitting by the window you have a lovely view of the lake! One downfall is its on the 5th floor and there is one small elevator..walking up 5 flights of... More 

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Thank MsTravelBug1970
Las Pinas
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1,343 reviews
504 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 642 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food is good. The choices are many. The service is friendly. The prices are reasonable. No complaints but nothing to really rave about either.

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Coupeville, Washington
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105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A friend described Cay Cau as a restaurant that doesn't cater to tourists, and we were the only Westerners there the night we went. She also said, "The service is slow, the servers hostile, but the food is delicious." Well, the hostess was hostile, but the servers were pleasant enough. The rest is accurate. I had tofu with seafood in... More 

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Thank McGillMomAlbany
england
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141 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Recently revisited this restuarant after having previously visited it last summer. Last summer, I had a very enjoyable business dinner here but this time, the meal was very mixed. My memory was that the food had been very good but this time, it was very average - most disappointing. As this is nota cheap restuarant, I will probably not visit... More 

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Thank salthound
Melbourne
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Cay Cau was the obvious choice for lunch during a recent short trip to Hanoi - strongly recommended by locals to provide a colleague and me with an authentic experience. The food was remarkable - beef cooked and served in bamboo, spring rolls served with a pineapple, a grapefruit and noodle salad... All served in a friendly and laid back... More 

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Thank farrallfs
Hong Kong, China
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had lunch here on the recommendation. The restaurant is very cosy with several small rooms so that the place does not feel crowded even if quite busy. We had the pomelo and shrimp salad, fried turbot, spicy tofu and a vegetable together with a small bowl of rice and 2 glasses of tea. Total cost was around $28 US... More 

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Thank OlddogHK
Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The location on the rooftop was sensational, but the food was even better.... will be back, loved everything about it..... make sure you visit and have the hotpot

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Arriving at De Syloia Hotel after a long and rough flight that made me too sick to eat the in-flight meal, the food at Cay Cau Restaurant, located on the hotel ground floor, was the first food I had in Hanoi that turned out to be the best during my 4 day trip in the city and made me recover... More 

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1 Thank Kazuhiro T
Singapore
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been eating here for the past 10 years when ever I go to Hanoi for business. Friendly staff, prompt serving, nice food. They have live classical Vietnamese music as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Tran Hung Dao Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: 39331010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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