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232 Cua Dai - Cam Chau, Hoi An 084 510, Vietnam
+84 94 950 14 00
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A small Vietnamese house on the way from ancient town to Cua Dai beach (in...
A small Vietnamese house on the way from ancient town to Cua Dai beach (in between Phuoc An River Hotel and Hoi An Riverside Resort). A stop-by site for you to take a break before heading to the beach or to gain your energy after long hours by the sea. A chill out atmosphere, a simple and elegant interior design, open space to view the Hoian rice field before it would fade out by the invading of rude modernism. Good just with the healthy-concept smoothies, without sugar and condensed milk, or a light sophisticated meal to a romantic dinner with your lovers.Perfected with jazz music collection, from Nat King Cole to Michael Buble...Welcome all of you to come and enjoy the Vietnamese slow food meals as well as enjoy every minutes of an unhurried life.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding!

I travel often to Hoi An and always enjoy several meals at Son. Everything I've ever eaten here is wonderfully presented and delicious. The staff are friendly and helpful and the ambiance is delightfully laid back and comfortable. If you're in Hoi An and looking for a fantastic meal in a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Heather D
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I travel often to Hoi An and always enjoy several meals at Son. Everything I've ever eaten here is wonderfully presented and delicious. The staff are friendly and helpful and the ambiance is delightfully laid back and comfortable. If you're in Hoi An and looking for a fantastic meal in a great environment, this is the place!

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Come here for my birthday and had the duck, very good portion and tasty. Cooked perfectly and not to chewy with a lovely orange sauce. However, boyfriend had a chicken dish, the portion was much smaller and had added spice which was not mentioned in the menu. Staff were very friendly and speak very good English, made to feel very... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was the best food in a restaurant setting we had in Vietnam after traveling for 2 weeks through Hanoi, Hue and Hoi An. Every dish was special and perfectly cooked. We came back 3 times to sample everything and nothing disappointed. Octopus stuffed with braised pork and shrimp was super flavorful and octopus perfectly tender. Vietnamese pancake was fluffy... More 

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sonhoian, Manager at Son Hoian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Dina, Thank you very much for your repeat coming and your review here. We have tried very hard to practice the philosophy of Slow Food Movement and we are happy that now we could share the delight of enjoying slow food to you. You are always welcome here, Dina. And we look forward to hearing your news. Best, Phan More 

Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A restaurant by a busy road does not seem appealing but walking in the front gate you are faced with a beautiful zen like garden with a fish pond and palm thatched shelters. Because it was Tet most of the staff were on holidays and we had to wait quite a while for the food but when it arrived...sensational! I... More 

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Quang Ngai, Vietnam
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I'm a volunteer worker in Vietnam and I've eaten in Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh, but nothing prepared me for the best meal I've had in Vietnam. If like me you like a good source of fish or meat in your meal instead of being bulked up with something else, usually cheaper. This is the place, i found it... More 

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sonhoian, Manager at Son Hoian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Micheal, It was very nice to meet you in Hoi An. And thank you very much for your helping to translate some food's name into English on your short visiting. We are looking forward to seeing you soon in Hoi An, not as a tourist but as a permanent resident. The cook said that he is eager to share... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Oh how much I adore this place! I was so kindly greeted by the owner - i have in fact not met many people who are as kind as him. The Pho Bo is simply perfect. And the green tea is so tasty. Look out for the cute little puppy! I would go back again and again and again!

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sonhoian, Manager at Son Hoian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Nancy, It was very very nice to meet and talked with you. We wished that you could stay longer in Hoi An. So from now we are looking forward to seeing you back in Hoi An soon. Thank you very much, Regards, Phan More 

England
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We chose to go here on our first night in Hoi An, as we didn't fancy going back into town. It was a 5-10 minute walk from our hotel, mainly on quiet roads, but the last bit was on the main road into town - but really not a problem. The entrance was a bit dark, but because there was... More 

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sonhoian, Manager at Son Hoian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, The wine we recommended to you is also from Dalat . But there are several lines of Dalat wine, and we serve the special one. The seats at the front are always the better choose, but on the day you came, there were many motobikes rushed to the Tet market so outside was a bit noisier then usual.... More 

Reading, Berks
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This restaurant is superb. The menu has varied food which is very lovely. The staff are extremely friendly, the drinks are lovely and strong :-) Would definitely recommend to everyone

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sonhoian, Manager at Son Hoian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Skerby, Thank you for booking your dinner at our restaurant. And thank you for sharing the cocktail's ingredients. Wish you all the best! Cheers, Phan More 

Vancouver
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I think that's what the sign says in the front. Beautifully crafted food made with passion. Lots of fresh herbs and flavours and lovely service. We were there twice. They will explain how to eat any dish that seems complicated. Sit back, enjoy the lake across the road, the people riding by and the passionate food. A great way to... More 

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sonhoian, Manager at Son Hoian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Ross, Yes, our slogan is Slow Food For Slow Life. At SON, we are very happy to introduce to our guests (mostly tourists) the true local recipes in the relaxing environment as the philosophy of Slow Food Movement " Slow Food means living an unhurried life beginning at the table" . Thank you very much for giving an opportunity... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had lunch - ordered the chicken in clay pot and grilled chicken in lemon grass - incredibly flavorful and just delicious! We also had the "australia" smoothie which was awesome. The atmosphere is great - you can tell they have put a lot of thought and effort into every single detail. The plates, glasses, decor etc...just brilliant. Very laid... More 

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sonhoian, Manager at Son Hoian Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Wasif Karim, For your short staying in Hoi An we could not invite you back to enjoy our other dishes as we would really like to do it. It is very kind of you to put your thought into words and write your honest feedback here. We are greatly appreciated that. Thank you very much! Regards, Phan Anh More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 232 Cua Dai - Cam Chau, Hoi An 084 510, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: +84 94 950 14 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

A small Vietnamese house on the way from ancient town to Cua Dai beach (in between Phuoc An River Hotel and Hoi An Riverside Resort). A stop-by site for you to take a break before heading to the beach or to gain your energy after long hours by the sea. A chill out atmosphere, a simple and elegant interior design, open space to view the Hoian rice field before it would fade out by the invading of rude modernism. Good just with the healthy-concept smoothies, without sugar and condensed milk, or a light sophisticated meal to a romantic dinner with your lovers.Perfected with jazz music collection, from Nat King Cole to Michael Buble...Welcome all of you to come and enjoy the Vietnamese slow food meals as well as enjoy every minutes of an unhurried life.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm

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