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Mandarin Cafe

#20 of 182 Restaurants in Hue
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24 Tran Cao Van St. | South Bank, Hue 47000, Vietnam
(054) 821 281
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food, good staff, great owner

Visited the Mandarin Cafe today and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a very large menu covering just about everything. I ate the local Bun Bo beef and noodle dish it was lovely. The staff are friendly too. We also met the owner Mr Cu who we had heard of because of his charity work with children. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
SteveC7777777
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Competa, Spain
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A rare treat to be entertained by the owner/photographer of this small, unpretentious cafe in the heart of Hue. Great food, good wine and the opportunity to enjoy and/or purchase some memorable photographs.

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Competa, Spain
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19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited the Mandarin Cafe today and thoroughly enjoyed it. There is a very large menu covering just about everything. I ate the local Bun Bo beef and noodle dish it was lovely. The staff are friendly too. We also met the owner Mr Cu who we had heard of because of his charity work with children. A very charming and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Brought here by our tour guide. Second to worst meal we had on our two week holiday. Dirty plates, Touristy, expensive, very average food. Charming owner but that's about it.

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Warrimoo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

For us it was all about the tours. Mr Cu made us feel very welcome, straight off the bus. He shared his wonderful photography with us and put us in the hands of his very capable tour organiser who provided us with a car, a tour guide and a customised itinerary for our three days stay at an affordable cost.... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We went tonight the shrimp was ovecooked looked like photos In a Chinese window Terrible don't go. His photographs are staged & boring.

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

...but you might to think so from the outside, it just looks like any other local cafe. The food is good and very well priced. The owner is an excellent photographer and a very charming man. This is also a good place to book any tours you want to make, personalised to your own requirements and significantly cheaper that those... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Excellent place to eat and drink,good food and prices and beer and house wine cheap.staff excellent and Mr Cu always about. Best place we found in Hue.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great lunch with local thin noodles made to perfection. we've tried few versions elsewhere but i's the best here. Savory soup, tender beef, melt-in-the-mouth rice noodles make this an unforgettable meal.

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cork
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very enthusiastic and welcoming host... The food was delicious and the service was great... Would highly recommend this place! Great to find tasty vegetarian food!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

On Tet morning I was craving pancakes and wanted to check out the Mandarin Cafe based on my interest in photography (owner Mr. Cu is a very talented photographer and he also exhibits his images there). Now this being the biggest holiday in Vietnam they were closed, but Mr. Cu saw me outside admiring his photos and invited me inside... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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