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134 Rue Ngo Duc Ke, Hue, Vietnam
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good location, good Hue style recipes

If you want to taste Hue traditional cakes or fresh noodle like banh loc, banh nam, bún bò ... it's not a good choice. This restaurant serves dishes for daily family lunch and dinner cooked in Hue recipes. Most of dishes are made from chicken, beef, pork and seafood. We ordered a basic Vietnamese... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you want to taste Hue traditional cakes or fresh noodle like banh loc, banh nam, bún bò ... it's not a good choice. This restaurant serves dishes for daily family lunch and dinner cooked in Hue recipes. Most of dishes are made from chicken, beef, pork and seafood. We ordered a basic Vietnamese lunch: a dish of stir-fried vegetable,... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We tried to eat here but the experience was disconcerting from the start (and we live in Vietnam) We enter a cavernous 2nd floor space where four bored men usher us to a table in the corner (there were outside tables available on the balcony) and we were given menus. The place is large but untidy. An attractive bowl of... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

You see all those signs that advertise western cuisine? You're in Vietnam. Skip all that and go here. It is a great deal—like others have mentioned, you can choose between small and large portions so there's the option to sample multiple dishes. Between my partner and I, we ordered four plates plus fried rice (the best fried rice we've ever... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

It didn't seem like this restaurant had any recent reviews, so we thought it might be closed, but tried our luck anyway. We were very glad we did! Situated on the first floor of a corner building the restaurant overlooks a busy streetscape, which is ideal for watching whist enjoying a cold beer. To get to Ong Tao's stairs your... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

Me and my friend wanted to have lunch in a good place. This restaurant was recommended by Guide du Routard 2010 . Maybe it used to be good but when we went there, july 2012, we have been very disapointed. The menu is not the same for tourists as for vietnamese. We had expensive oily and bad food when the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The restaurant is on the first floor above what looks like a small garage forecourt but do not let this put you off. The staff are helpful and friendly. The food is fantastic and priced substantially below the local competition. The decor is minimalist and the toiltes are functional but the food, quiet atmosphere and accommodating staff make it worth... More 

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Paris
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91 reviews 91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This place is hidden on the first floor in a very touristy street. The simple, somewhat retrograde ambiance of this restaurant which looks like a socialist canteen of the 1950's is part of the charm here. Try, if you can, to get a table on the two little balconies. A great aspect of this restaurant is that you can choose... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Good food - no fuss and frills - that is what matters. As an Asian traveller, we look for good food and nothing less. I regretted not coming back here to eat because we thought we would try other places rated on Trip Advisor. This place beats Nina's cafe anytime.

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The Hague
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Take on of the balcony table overlooking the street below. Enjoy the nems, beef with mint leaves and the hot pots.

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Edinburgh
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82 reviews 82 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

Unlike many local restaurants not loud and in your face but a fantastic place to eat. The 'dipped shrimp' cooked on the table in front of us was excellent (with a lovely dipping sauce) as we're both the meat and vegetarian spring rolls (much crispier than elsewhere as - apparently - is the Hue way). Also great was the beef... More 

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  • Address: 134 Rue Ngo Duc Ke, Hue, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue

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