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Mandarin Cafe

24 Tran Cao Van St. | South Bank, Hue 47000, Vietnam
(054) 821 281
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Ranked #19 of 165 Restaurants in Hue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Wackersdorf, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Besides the amazing cuisine, this restaurant provides very friendly and reknowned service staff and a great view on the streets of Hue from the scenic terrace. The owner, Mr. Cu is very kindly helping to solve every tiny problem. His wonderful photographies in every corner of the restaurant give insight in vietnamese every day life.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had lunch in this restaurant. We both ordered the local specialty Bun Bo Hue soup, which was delicious. The prices were low for what you get and the staff was very friendly. Before leaving the owner gave is two postcards with pictures he made himself. Adjacent to being the owner of the restaurant he is also a photographer. A... More

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Pannerden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Mandarin café offers great meals for a fantastic price. The price related to the value is simply the best during our stay in Vietnam of a month. I strongly reccommend the beef noodle soup

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good food at a very reasonable price. The owner was friendly and chatty and his photos are beautiful and prints are reasonably priced to take home. Staff were very efficient and the menu offered a good range of vegetarian dishes.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wow a wonderful place. Fantastic food, 3 course, 2 beers and only £5. Great service and the owner, an amazing photographer with some beautiful pictures for sale at just over £1. I would definitely recommend over anywhere else in Hue. Would definitely go back.

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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Sorry can't find a place to write a review of their tour so it'll have to go here Went on a tour with this cafe to the DMZ. Absolute nightmare, we were the only native English speakers on the bus and even we were struggling to understand our guide, no one could learn anything because without asking specific questions you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We found Mandarin Cafe on our last night in Hue. The staff are friendly and very welcoming, all speaking very good English. On arrival we were welcomed by Mr Cu, the owner of the cafe who is also a very talented photographer. His work is proudly displayed on the walls, and you can by copies of his photos which he... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We enjoyed a quick lunch at the cafe during our visit to Hue. The photographs - on the walls, the postcards and the albums kept us entertained. Mr Cu's photos are famous. We had viewed a couple before having visited the cafe, but we never expected to meet the photographer nor eat in his cafe! Following our meal we took... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped by the first time after finding it on T.A and we are so glad we did. On the first night we had 2 postcards offered by the owner of the place , we then booked a tour with them ("dealing" with the niece from the owner that was lovely and with who we had good fun "dealing"). We... More

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had a late lunch just now: my wife and I shared a Banh khoai (fried pancake filled with veggies dipped in peanut sauce), fresh spring rolls, Bún bò Huế, (typical Huế noodle soup) and Nem Lui (pork sausage seved with greens and rice paper that the diner uses to make rolls, and dipped into peanut sauce). Washed it down with... More

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