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Light Candle

Ba Trieu Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Ranked #235 of 402 restaurants in Hoi An
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

we had a nice breadfast and lunch here, its just right across from the hotel where my husband and i stay. The spring roll is a must have, soup was ok. The rice dish is not so bad. It rain when we were in town so it was very nice that we can just walk across the the street for... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

At the toilet you have to fight with rats, Pho bo was just Pho boring and you cant miss the hair in the soup...

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Qiryat Yam, Hefa, Israel
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

this is by far the best place I ate in whole vietnam. I ate here two years ago and ever since i can't wait to taste again their perfect som tam salad and their heavenly shrimp sprig rolls. next month I'll visit again in vietnam and one of the reasons to come to this city is this amazing restaurant and... More

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

We went for lunch, family of 4. We ate traditional Vietnamese food, really tasty and fantastic value. Each of us had a main meal plus drinks and it came to less than $8! You couldn't beat that and we'll be back,

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Sunshine Coast Hinterland - Queensland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Amazing food, incredible host. My favourite place to eat in Hoi An. Madame Phuong is an amazing cook. She prepares heed meals with love every one...

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Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

We were just looking for a quick late lunch and stopped here since they had mango salad (fell in love with this dish while in vietnam) and it looked cozy and nice. We left very disappointed... I travelled around Vietnam long enough to know what good quality food is and it is definitely not found here. We ordered fresh spring... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

The meal is ok/mediocre, portions are extremely small (4 shrimp came with fried shrimp dish). Sent back fried fish in banana leave, the fish was extremely dry. They use beans corn and carrot in every dish (we had about 7). Service is mediocre. Price is high, as high as any "good" restaurant in Hoi An, but you are sitting on... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Madam Phuong is a great cook and such a warm, friendly person. She aims to please, even going out of her way to stock my favourite cheese for the duration of my stay! We had breakfast here every morning after we discovered it and Madam Phuong would always give us some complimentary fruit afterwards. Madam Phuong makes you feel like... More

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Hanoi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

I found this place by accident, it happened to be right across of the hotel I was staying at. The owner is incredibly friendly and warm person. She always greets people passing by her restaurant and wishes a good day even if they do not drop in. I had a few meals at the Light Candle (mornings) and Dung (evenings).... More

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Adelaide
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We were struggling in the heat and after a long wak we decided to go into light candle. Weorderedthe light candle spring rolls as recommended by a previous traveller in the menu and they were incredible. The green papaya salad was also delicious on the hot day. It is on the edge of the old quarter but cheaper than the... More

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