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in the alley at 56 Le Loi Street, Hoi An 510000, Vietnam
510.3911112
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmospheric place with good food and music

Down a narrow side street, this outdoor restaurant in the center of Hoi An was our best meal during our visit. Nice guitar music, good menu of local classics, everything tasty and very well prepared. We definitely recommend. A small clay bird whistle with the check is a nice touch. Worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
eidolonnyc
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New York, NY
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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New York, NY
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Down a narrow side street, this outdoor restaurant in the center of Hoi An was our best meal during our visit. Nice guitar music, good menu of local classics, everything tasty and very well prepared. We definitely recommend. A small clay bird whistle with the check is a nice touch. Worth seeking out.

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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We visited on the night of a full moon festival so this restaurant was a welcome escape from the busy streets. Calm and nicely landscaped the Secret Garden had quite an up-market feel to it. The menu was large with helpful detailed descriptions. The fresh veggie spring rolls were delicious and came with the most amazing and unusual sauce. I... More 

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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Manager at Secret Garden, responded to this review

Dear CandyB101, We are so happy to have your nice review. It is indeed a kind contribution for our improvement. Thanks to your recommendation, we will pay more attention in maintaining our inventory and adjust the order taking process. We do hope to have your return so we can please you for more. All the best for you and family,... More 

Warrnambool, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We've been to SG 4 times this visit. The food is absolutely delightful, with an extensive and varied menu. The wine list is good, but we selected from the "house wines' which were great value. The venue is an oasis of plants and well decorated. The staff are well trained and service is of a high standard. Special thanks to... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our guide recommended this restaurant and we were thrilled by what we experienced.......a stunning garden setting with attentive staff (especially Miss Tina) and an interesting menu. The guitarist was very accomplished and added to the gentleness of the evening. A great place for adults but not ideal for young children.....

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Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We enjoyed lunch so much, that we returned that night to take a cooking class. It turned out that we were the only ones who signed up for class that night, so we essentially had a private class. The owner and head chef led us through the preparation of about three dishes, which were all delicious.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This delightful restaurant is a real destination for an intimate relaxed evening. There was nothing to fault here from the moment we arrived until we left. The food is vietnamese with a twist and simply delicious, the wine selection was good and the staff were exceptional. I can't recommend this place highly enough for a special evening but you have... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We heard about this restaurant from a friend before we left Australia. Fortunately we had a guide with us as we could have spent some time finding this delightful restaurant which is down a hidden, narrow, alleyway. The food was excellent and the staff helpful and friendly. Sitting enjoying the food in this peaceful and quiet setting was a highlight... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were told about this place from a couple on the street , it's quite hard to find through little alleyways amongst houses , the setting is wonderful they have done a good job with the atmosphere. We booked one day ahead for a night 2 hr cooking course about $30 each , we were picked up by car and... More 

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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Gérant at Secret Garden, responded to this review

Dear Mrs.Leonarda2, We are so happy to have your nice review. It is indeed a sincere contribution for our business. We are very sorry if our service made you feel unconfortable. Now is the high season time and some inexperienced staffs who are not good with high pressure might show unproper attitudes. It is a serious problem to us and... More 

Hove, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Peaceful ,quiet and ideal setting. Food was excellent and the staff very friendly . This was recommended by someone we met in Halong Bay when he had been in Hanoi the week earlier, and it was as he had said.. A hidden gem.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

we have lived in vietnam for two years and this is the best restaurant we have been to . great setting and very good food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: in the alley at 56 Le Loi Street, Hoi An 510000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: 510.3911112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Families with children

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