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Cay Cau

17 Tran Hung Dao Str., Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #144 of 931 Restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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169 reviews 169 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
14 reviews 14 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
250 reviews 250 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
329 helpful votes 329 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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