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Mandarin Cafe

24 Tran Cao Van St. | South Bank, Hue 47000, Vietnam
(054) 821 281
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Ranked #16 of 163 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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Malmo, Sweden
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124 reviews 124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I can't agree with most of the reviews, the food is not that fantastic. Average vietnamese food, unfortunately tasteless. The service is is quite good and the owner Mr Cu is a nice person walking around and talking to the guests. Prices are average, but I have had better food in Hue for the same price. Most of value is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We are here last night after hearing some good reviews about the place. We were not disappointed. Excellent menu at even better prices, wonderfully prepared food, service with a smile, and a great chat with the owner- Mr Cu. We spent ages looking through his photo collection (and ended up buying a few to take back home.) He also gave... More

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Hoi An, Vietnam
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went here twice during our stay in hue and were very happy with the meal and service. It's good value and the food is very tasty. They also gave us postcards with locally taken photos which was a nice touch. I would recommend it!

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We ate here based on the recommendation of our youthful tour guide (he was a high school history teacher who's really proud of his city and country) Boy were we impressed!! The food was fantastic! We ordered the umami sugar cane pork that we had to do some self assembling on the table with the rice paper wrap (fun!) Also... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We are a family of four with 2 teenage children. We ate at this cafe twice during our stay in Hue. It had a good selection of Vietnamese food and western food including pastas, fries etc. We found their prices very cheap, the service prompt and friendly and we enjoyed the food. The owner Mr Cu has taken some amazing... More

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We had a bit of an ordinary meal at the MC. We tried the nem lui, chicken curry, steamed morning glory with garlic and their special pancakes with banana and chocolate sauce. All the savoury dishes were pretty average. I know that not every dish at these places is going to be wow, but based on the Tripadvisor feedback, I... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Mandarin Cafe offers Vietnamese and Western food that is both fresh and home cooked. The food is good quality and is very cheap, we plaid about £24 for a meal for 3 with drinks Mr Cu, the owner, is quite a also a photographer and has his photograph's of Vietnamese life on the walls of the restaurant; he sells... More

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Waikanae
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a fantastic meal here,the staff were so happy to oblige with anything. We met Mr Cu and bought photos as well as being given postcards

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went here following a Lonely Planet recommendation. So glad we did. Restaurant was busy with a good atmosphere. Food was nice and Mr Cu was quite happy to spend time with us explaining his role in the football for all scheme and his wonderful photos.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had veg curry and it was beautiful! Full of fresh veg. The staff were really friendly and helpful and smiling. The owner mr chu does fabulous work with ffav, football for all vietnam getting kids involved in football whatever the age and ability. It's a great vibe and a great cause

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