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17 Tran Hung Dao Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Go for the food, not the service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Coupeville, Washington
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  • Local cuisine
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Coupeville, Washington
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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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england
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 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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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 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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Hong Kong, China
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

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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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I stay at the hotel and ate a few times at this restaurant. Food was average but the prices are reasonable. There aren't many good restaurants in the area, I think. Live traditional music at dinner time was a nice addition.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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Address: 17 Tran Hung Dao Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Cuisine: Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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