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19 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue, Vietnam
(054) 3810491
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Disappointing

The hype and the prices suggest this French with Vietnamese twist restaurant has something special to offer. Everything was well prepared, whether classic French or a bow to local cuisine, but absolutely nothing was a standout or especially delicious, unique or creative.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
SusanNeubauer
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Thousand Oaks, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Thousand Oaks, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The hype and the prices suggest this French with Vietnamese twist restaurant has something special to offer. Everything was well prepared, whether classic French or a bow to local cuisine, but absolutely nothing was a standout or especially delicious, unique or creative.

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Stockton, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We were in Hue toward the end of our 4 week trip and I was craving western food. La Carambole was the answer to my cravings. We were in Hue two nights and had dinner there both times. Why go anywhere else when you know you are going to get what you want. My husband ate the Asian dishes and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We feel that restaurant does not live up to its reputation. Think they were filling it with too many customers and the service was not particularly good. Having spent a month in Vietnam in various parts we ate at far better restaurants than this and for a lot less.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

the restaurant looks great , the stuff are very nice and excellent location, French style, we we're two times, I ate chicke with steamed rice, On the first day it was excellent in the second play the chicken was chewy non eatable.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We followed the recommendation of our hotel concierge in the nearby Moonlight hotel and we're lucky to get a table right away. The food is realy delicious, great salads, but we had to wait quite some time (which is hard with 2 hungry boys) and it was not easy to get the attention of the staff as th place is... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We probably didn't do justice to the extensive menu when we ate here one evening, as neither of us was particularly hungry! We ate a series of starters and enjoyed a few beers. The food was hot and tasty and the service good.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A great mix of international clientele, good food and atmosphere. Appreciated the good service on a busy night.

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Melbourne, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had one of the banquets and was really disappointed. The food was neither Vietnamese nor French but a bad blend of both and boring. Some people might could it fusion but I'd expect fusion food in Vietnam to be full of flavour and delicious but to me the food was like over processed bulk food. I walked away feeling... More 

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herts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A bit more of a western menu and a little bit more expensive (but not much). Seemed to be pretty full most nights so quite a nice atmosphere, very good service and OK food. Wouldn't go out of my way to visit again, but competition in the area is not great.

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24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Only tourists come here but like any "regular" restaurant in Vietnam. Nice decoration. Excellent deep fried banana.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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