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Ong Tao

134 Rue Ngo Duc Ke, Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #59 of 165 Restaurants in Hue
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- Sep 3, 2014
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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
2 reviews
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011 via mobile

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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Lausanne, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

This place is amazing! I agree it doesn't look like much, doesn't have the fancy tablecloths or waiters but the food! We ordered a few different meals and it was all delicious. Tons of very good and very cheap food. Great dinner experience!

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