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Cay Cau

17 Tran Hung Dao Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #107 of 835 restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A very nice restaurant serving good Vietnamese food. The place was originally designed to provide meals for the hotel guests adjacent to the restaurant but was so successful it expanded to being a proper restaurant. Good food and atmosphere with helpful staff. Downside is that it can get quite smokey with inconsiderate diners. Well worth a try

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

The food here was really delicious, lots of choice compared to some of the places we had also eaten at. We had to wait a few minutes for a table but it was worth the wait.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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116 reviews 116 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Hanoi has many eateries, some challenging some good. One needs to have the right expectations for food when in this city. I've had mostly good experiences, perhaps due to our connected local friends. Nothing fancy, but are well at this place. It was one of the best places in Hanoi and we have tried quite few.

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Enschede, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Ate here a couple of times, as it was next to my hotel, but especially because of the tasteful Vietnamese cuisine. Guests seem to be mix of Vietnamese (good sign!) and foreigners. Each evening from 7pm two musicians played traditional instruments, though (almost) exclusively interpreting western evergreens.

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Manila, Philippines
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This restaurant has always been one of my favorites, I don't know why I did not write a review earlier. The restaurant is next to a hotel and not really in a tourist area. But it really is just a short walk away from tourist areas, or a very short taxi ride and it is definitely well worth it. It... More

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Top Contributor
211 reviews 211 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Nestled beside a hotel, Cay Cau is very unpretentious, just a down-home, authentic, upscale Viet Namese restaurant frequented mostly by locals. The ambience is excellent. The food is fantastic and tasty, every morsel delicately flavored and tinged with just the right spices. The Pomelo Salad was memorable as was the shellfish soup.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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196 reviews 196 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

Wonderful atmosphere, in little rooms where you can be seated from 2 to about 12 people. Live, local music. vast choice menu. Wine list. Top class service in a candlelight ambience!

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