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Viet Emotion Cafe Restaurant

065 Phan Dinh Phung St | 027 Cau May Str, Sapa Town, Lao Cai 84, Vietnam
84203 820 354
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Ranked #10 of 21 Restaurants in Lao Cai
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: International
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  • English first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The place has very few redeeming qualities. Overpriced, mediocre western food in a charmless environment - full of people waiting to leave... Train station is close. Soups sweetened with sugar. Hot chocolate surprisingly good, but at 2.50us I suppose it should be. Trip advisor led us here... Maybe one day it will lead you better.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While waiting the train to Hanoi, our guide dropped us in this restaurant. It seems to be a tourist refuge before getting the train and the staff is well trained to do not force people to get anything from the menu. While the staff is friendly and do its best to accomodate the tourists needs, sometimes they forget to deliver... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Aside from the lovely staff there is nothing good about this place. The food is comepletly over-priced and the worst meal ive had in the last month travelling vietnam. I ordered a pizza, a 'bacelona', it was meant to have ham on it but all there was was a single slice of ham and a boiled egg. The beer was... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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235 reviews 235 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We arrived on a train from Hanoi early Sunday morning, and was brought here by someone from the Bac Ha tour we booked. We ordered breakfast, which was average, and was asked to wait until our pick up arrive at 9am. We noticed there were rooms upstairs and asked if we could rent for a few hours. It was USD5... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Friendly atmosphere and attentive staff lulled us into a false sense of security. When a wait-staff offered to exchange our train voucher for a ticket while we relaxed with our meal, we agreed. However, they exchanged our expensive private car voucher for a Vietnamese National car ticket. We didn't realize what they had done until we were ready to board,... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Great value good food both local and european. Attentive staff. Nice balcony seating to watch the world go by.

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La Jolla
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

We went to Viet to kill a few hours before our train departed on the way to Hanoi. they were great about handling our luggage and didn't pressure you to eat or drink just to stay in the restaurant or out on the sidewalk cafe area. We did end up having some beers and a pizza which was very good... More

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Hobart
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Started our Sapa tour off with breakfast here , great food and the staff were wonderful. We had 3 hours wait at the end of the tour to catch the train back to Hanoi so relaxed here , greal Mango smoothie and the kids loved the pizza

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Caen, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 7 days in sapa and after had tried many restaurants, we definitely chose this one as the best! Friendly staff and food much better than somewhere else in Sapa

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

After having great Vietnamese food for weeks we felt like having a quick bite of western food before taking the train back to Hanoi. Unfortunately the pizza was drenched with fat and hardly had any toppings. The hamburger wasn't cooked through which made us a bit afraid for our stomachs. On the other hand, it's a nice clean place where... More

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