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Mandarin Cafe

#17 of 191 Restaurants in Hue
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24 Tran Cao Van St. | South Bank, Hue 47000, Vietnam
(054) 821 281
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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My friend - Max is a foreign friend.He wanted to enjoy Vietnamese traditional foods,and I invited him to go to Mandarin Restaurant.There is a small restaurent,but the menu is quite rich.You can find many dishes from 3 regions of Vietnam,special in Hue.I really like Traditional Noodle here.I come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Joonghan
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Hue, Vietnam
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My friend - Max is a foreign friend.He wanted to enjoy Vietnamese traditional foods,and I invited him to go to Mandarin Restaurant.There is a small restaurent,but the menu is quite rich.You can find many dishes from 3 regions of Vietnam,special in Hue.I really like Traditional Noodle here.I come from Nam Đinh Province - Famous Land of Traditional Noodle in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Went here with our tour group. Great photography of Vietnam which is for sale at a great price. The owner is the photographer and has all his photos on the walls. Lunch was good and cheap.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We spotted Mr Cu's Café in our travel guide and decided to go there for lunch prior to taking our early evening flight back to HCMC. His restaurant was easy to find and hand an excellent choice of Vietnamese dishes, we both ended up choosing the same dish, Bun Bo Hue. We also had steamed rice, a fruit smoothie and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

My second day in hui I go here for dinner I order noodle with sea food and I have special cockroach in my noodle maybe yummy but I not eat I thing I not come back this restaurant again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went there with my wife yesterday. Staff was so-so. First thing that stands out is that the menu prices have been raised by about 60% from cafe's online menu. Ok, things go up in price but now puts the cafe in another tier. Wife ordered a seafood noodle soup. Came out hot, good selection of seafood and... A baby cockroach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nice little restaurant in a small street in hue city, covered with photos of mr. Cu. Just good food and a nice atmosphere. The photos of mr. Cu are touchingly good. They represent the life of hue people and he is very enthusiastic to tell you all about it. A proud man. Deservedly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On a trip to Hue, we got a recommendation from our tourist guide to try Mandarin Cafe, a few blocks from our hotel. We were travelling with a couple of cousins, so the four of us ventured out. The Mandarin Cafe is owned by a 70 year old gentleman who told us about his history working as a fireman for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had a really nice & economical dinner here. There were lots of interesting people in the cafe & photos all over the walls etc by Mr Cu & they are amazing. The young girl at the travel desk was really really helpful. We were able to arrange a trip that was unique & it did not cost much. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we were warmly greeted by Mr Cu. he was an interesting and charming host. His photos were all round the restaurant and they were really good. The food was very good and very reasonable. We will definitely go there again. We were also treated to a free postcard each of the work of Mr Cu. Anybody who goes to Hue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our tour took our group there for lunch. We liked it so much we went back for dinner. The food is delicious, the service excellent, and meeting Mr. Cu, the owner was a bonus.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Tran Cao Van St. | South Bank, Hue 47000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue
  • Phone Number: (054) 821 281

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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