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19 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue, Vietnam
(054) 3810491
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Ranked #42 of 174 Restaurants in Hue
Cuisines: European, French, Vietnamese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I had a dry piece of mackerel with some very over cooked rice - I went for lunch and it was very quiet so maybe an evening meal would be a better choice - I decided not to risk it...

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Croydon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

La Carambole is a popular restaurant in the tourist area of Hue. We visited as it had a French and Vietnamese menu which was great as we wanted a bit of a change from just a Vietnamese menu. The food was good but if you are looking for top notch French cuisine I think you might be disappointed.

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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Very popular restaurant in busy restaurant street, which is also a good street for shopping. Gets very busy at night so best to book ahead. Been going there over last 6 years of travel to Hue and always maintained its good service and standard of food. Highly recommended.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Having heard so much about how inexpensive food is in Vietnam, the prices here came as a bit of a surprise. I had a Ban Xeo, which was OK, considering I did not exactly know what to expect. But on the following day I had the same dish at another restaurant and it was so much better.

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New York City
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Stopped for lunch here and had the noodle soup and crispy pancake. These are two hue traditional dishes that should be a no- brainer in this city. Food is decidedly geared toward the tourist droves and dishes are sparsely spiced and overall bland. This is a country with a spectacular culinary tradition and this restraint disgraces it terribly as do... More 

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We enjoyed warm soup and sandwiches on a cold wet day in this lovely little restaurant. However I agree with the other reviews the food here is average to mediocre. The prices are slightly high for Hue. Overall would recommend for a reliable meal but not a stellar Vietnam food experience.

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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We read about the restaurant in trip advisor and it seemed to be highly recommended. I had some (but not very high) expectations of the food here. Even so, I found myself generally disappointed by the food here. We ordered an appetizer which was a vietnamese specialty. This appetizer ("rice cake" wrapped in a banana leaf) was actually very good... More 

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Fullerton, California, USA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

When this place was recommended by our guide, and I found out is the sister to les jardens, I got very excited. But it was underwhelming in the end. I would have to agree with the consensus of the reviews here on trip advisor, that it was mediocre. I got a prefix dinner, with French onion soup which was just... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A small and cozy place. Was fully packed, so good we reserved in advance. The food was good and the pricing ok. Fettuchini with blue cheese were delicious. Home-made ice-cream for dessert was great! The hostess was very friendly and spoke good english

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Bloomington, IN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a great dinner at La Carambole. It was very busy and there aren't a lot of seats. However, the wait was worth it. Suggest getting a reservation and visiting this wonderful little restaurant in Hue.

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Address: 19 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue, Vietnam
Phone Number: (054) 3810491
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue
Cuisine: European, French, Vietnamese

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