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“A spice journey experience to be savoured” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wild Lotus

Wild Lotus
55A Nguyen Du Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
(04) 943 9342
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Ranked #227 of 1,013 Restaurants in Hanoi
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A spice journey experience to be savoured”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

White Lotus was recommended to us by a Vietnamese friend - and what a great recommendation.
A great sense of arrival just stepping inside the entry courtyard. Loved the decor complete with some great Vietnamese art and lotus flower arrangements.
The staff were extremely professional and plentiful!
We chose a banquet which was made up of 9 courses. Our favourites were the Green Papaya salad and the Orange Duck (great Vietnamese take on the traditional French version) but all the dishes were absolutely delicious.
They also had an extensive wine list.
Extremely well priced for such a fabulous culinary experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Celbridge, Kildare, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent food and excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Went here with a group towards the end of our stay in Hanoi, as a special treat. We were all going off in different directions. We were all very taken with the location, decor and ambiance and that was just walking in to the place.

The food and service were fantastic. I put myself in the servers hands for food choice and was not disappointed.

The desert in particular was fantastic - purple sticky rice, mango and cocunut ice cream - absolutely fantastic

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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kyoto
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“very nice restaurant and very nice green dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

we have been wild lotus last week. so many foreigners were there and the place was very nice. also the lotus design dishes were attactive so that my friend was going to buy at that time. unforgetable restaurant. delicious food, nice people, wonderful atmosphere, such a wonderful place. i would like to recommend you if you will go to Hanoi!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Good food & wine selection, friendly staff and reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The restaurant has a good location in Hanoi, which is easy accessible. Besides being visited by business people and tourists, you also find local people there, which can be interpreted as a good sign for authentic Vietnamese cuisine. It has a nice ambient, a very good range of different Vietnamese dishes and a good selection of wine. Prices are reasonable and are in relation to the services provided

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Poor service, disappointing food.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

A beautiful setting.....but it stops there! We started with duck pancakes which were OK but flavourless; but the pork loin in plum sauce served with chips was a bit of a surprise at a Vietnamese restaurant! The food from that point went from bad to worse as did the service. Would not recommend Wild Lotus.....there are far better food options in Hanoi at half the price and served with a smile!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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