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“Avoid the Wait” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Hanoi

Cafe Hanoi
Galway St & Commerce St | Britomart, Auckland, New Zealand
09-302-3478
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Ranked #36 of 1,419 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Opened 7 months ago
San Rafael, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Avoid the Wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

As many other reviewers have noted, this is a top choice in the Central Business District. Good food, good service, reasonable prices. The only downside is the wait for a table due to the restaurant's popularity. However, this can be avoided by arriving prior to 6:15pm.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Atmosphere Great, Food Better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

I gave this a 4 for service because both my drink orders sat at the bar forgotten by the wait staff and I had to remind them of my order. Besides that, food was amazing, came out ahead of schedule, tasted amazing and was decently priced. We were sat right away and even my picky 9 year old liked it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely food and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We love this place, the staff were really friendly and accommodating and the food was delicious!

Lots of choice on the menu and the waitress was helpfully advising us on which dishes were the best to eat.

The decor and ambience is really nice and relaxed, would definitely return in the future.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Beautiful fresh food, great staff with personality and a passion for their work. Highly recommended. Look forward to going back on my next trip!

Visited April 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Outstanding modern take on the world's most underrated food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Vietnamese food is one of the most underrated cuisines in the world. Cafe Hanoi does it right. Seriously right. Best I've had in Australasia right.

Elegant, carefully presented, with layered flavours and brilliant touches. Pity about the Auckland habit of placing your restaurant in a concrete bunker to make sure you maximise the noise and can't hear what the person next to you is saying.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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