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Ancient Hue

104/47 Kim Long Street | Kim Long Ward, Hue 10000, Vietnam
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Ranked #17 of 162 restaurants in Hue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, International, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: At Ancient Hue, guests will sample many types of Hue specialties such as banh beo (tiny rice flour parcels topped with shrimp flakes and pork crackling), and banh khoai (fried rice-flour pancakes stuffed with shrimp, pork and bean sprouts), along with innovative fusion cuisine. Trained at a five star hotel, Ancient Hue's chef mixes local specialties with Asian and European flavors to create memorable modern-day royal feasts. Rounding out the fine dining experience are creative cocktails blended with local fruits and an impressive international wine list.
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Hue, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We loved this place! Grounds are beautiful, service fantastic and food phenomenal. Highest priced food we had in Hue but worth the splurge. $62 USD FOR FOUR. Highly recommended.

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ancientfaifo, Manager at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writers, Thank you for your recommendation a lots of times. We're looking forward to seeing you soon. Ancient Hue team & Managment More

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

An amazing stop for four dusty and sweaty bikers. We arrived dirty and hungry and were greeted by a welcoming and friendly staff. The decor is beautiful and the grounds are worth a lengthy visit. The food on the other hand bests them all. The birds' nest soup is the best I've ever had - I've eaten lots since I... More

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ancientfaifo, Manager at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writers, We are happy that you had the enjoyable time in our restaurant. Thank you for choosing us and hope to see you again. Ancient Hue team & Managment More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

As is typical when traveling in Vietnam private and group tours use a lot of pre-set menus at nice restaurants throughout the country. Our late lunch here was quiet with only a couple other tables and the food was very good and a little different than all the other pre-set meals we'd had. The plates were garnished nicely but they... More

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ancientfaifo, Manager at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writers, Thank you for your review. We didnt know there was more oil in your plate. We appologize for that. We'll get experience for next times. Hope to see you again. Ancient Hue team & Managment More

Boston
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180 reviews 180 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

During our trip to Hue this year we had the opportunity to visit this restaurant for lunch. We were very glad that we did because it was one of the most memorable meals that we enjoyed in Viet Nam. This is an ornate but spectacular space. We were a group of 14 so we had a large table in the... More

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ancientfaifo, Manager at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writers, Thank you for your review. We're appeiciate the emotion which you give to us. The chef is always here, willing to show her carving's skill to you. Hope to see you soon. Ancient Hue team & Managment More

Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our first day to Hue and our first restaurant which had been organised by our tour company. A wonderful choice following the tours of local temples as one walked into to the most serene environment - a beautiful garden and decorated restaurant. A set menu with several good dishes - Grilled Pork with lemon Grass and Chilli and the Wok... More

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ancientfaifo, Manager at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writers, Thank you for choosing us and for your review as well. I hope you was having a great trip. We're looking forward to seeing you again. Ancient Hue team & Managment More

Hue, Vietnam
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Ancient Hue is a real gem - from the moment we arrived we felt we were in a special place. The staff are brilliant - friendly, very helpful and they know their food! We felt so welcome. The food is excellent and great value. We enjoyed fruit and vegetable carving demonstration - impressive skill.

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ancientfaifo, Manager at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writers, Thank you for your comment. We'll keep our place "special", our staff is "brilliant", "friendly", "helpful" as you was here. Hope to see you again. Ancient Hue team & Managment More

Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My Brother suggested this place as it was tied with Ramsey. For appetizer, we had the 3 different kinds of spring rolls. They were delicious. We tried the braised pork - the pork was very tender and the sauce it was cooked in was extremely flavorful. We came in the early afternoon so we were the only customers. Before my... More

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ancientfaifo, Người quản lý at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writers, Thank you for your review. We'll keep the dishes that you didnt tried yet all the time here. Thank you so much. Ancient Hue Team & Managment . More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

We loved it here the meals were fantastic, keeping in mind they are a little westernised but that is to be expected. Very good flavour and great service. Worth a visit.

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ancientfaifo, Người quản lý at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writer, Thank you for your good review. I hope that was alright for you while our restaurant was little westernised. We hope to see you as soon as possible. All the best. Ancient Hue Team & Managment . More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had late lunch here and we both loved it. It is quite in the middle of nowhere but absolutely a must-visit-place. Great building, beautiful garden, wooden carving and mother of pearl decor were lovely. Fine and excellent vietnamese food but you would not pay more than london pub food.

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ancientfaifo, Gérant at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writers. Many thanks for your recommendation. We are famous in Hue city to offer one of the best service & food in Vietnamese Style & we will continue like that for a while in order to satisfy guest like you. Ancient Hue Team & Managment. More

SAN CLEMENTE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We recently had lunch at Ancient Hue and loved it. This restaurant was one of the (many!) highlights of our trip to Vietnam. The restaurant is in a lovely setting. The environment is comfortable, beautiful and relaxing. The staff were very attentive and helpful with menu suggestions. And then there was the food ... fabulous! Try the grilled shrimp. We... More

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ancientfaifo, Gérant at Ancient Hue, responded to this review

Dear Writers. Thanks for this wonderful review. Of course we hope to see you again in our restaurant, why not during your next trip in Vietnam ? . Staff really appreciated your nice comment. Team & managment. More

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