We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Horrible....No, I Mean Really Horrible” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Newday

Newday
72 Ma May, Hanoi, Vietnam
Improve this listing
Ranked #39 of 834 restaurants in Hanoi
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Horrible....No, I Mean Really Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

To give you an idea of where this review is going, I mean who actually walks out of a Vietnamese restaurant in Vietnam? How bad can it be? I mean really? Nobody walks out of a cheap Vietnamese restaurant! Well, at Newday, it can be really, really bad. Oh, I've done the backpacking thing all over the world. I know a thing about cheap restaurants. But the #11 restaurant in Hanoi? Not in a million years. Newday was dirty. The food that we did get was bad. It was packed with travelers, of course.... All of whom apparently read TripAdvisor. But did they really need to cram us into a communal table in a back room and then add a family of five? Complete with crying children? And why did it take 40 minutes to get two decidedly poor spring rolls? And what happened to the rest of our food? And why was everything so unappetizing?
More and more food and travel blogs are beginning to question why certain restaurants and hotels - particularly in Vietnam - are getting consistently rave reviews. Well, this is the first time I have seriously questioned the veracity of Tripadvisor reviews of a restaurant. A grungy restaurant with good food can be a real treat. But Newday was just grungy. We walked out after 40 minutes of hell. I gave them 150,000 VND for the food we had eaten - I would have gladly paid twice that amount just to escape. The one star given in this review is not for Newday, but for the reliable products of the Coca-Cola company we had while waiting for one of the worst food experiences in a country known for its stunning cuisine. No way this place should even rate a review in Tripadvisor....something seriously wrong here.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

768 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
    380
    293
    62
    17
    16
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Singapore, Singapore
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Lousy Food. Trying to imitate Chinese Food but failure”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Follow the review and went to this place. Expected nice authentic Vietnamese Food. The whole place is fully seated when we went on weekday night. I think is 3 storey high. We ordered a few dishes as what the waiter recommended. They served pretty quick. The food is not as what we expected from what we have seen the review here. Is toooooo salty and trying to imitate chinese food which is a failure. Price wise is not cheap too. We have lots of leftover and the waiter asked us why. We said is not nice at all and the waiter gave us a black face! Poor service!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milpitas, California
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

We spent around $20 for 6 people. Pretty cheap for lunch! We ordered food from the side room, which had over 20 dishes to choose from. They brought the food to our table after it was reheated. We had salmon, fried fish with sweet sauce, double fried smelt, soup with vegetables, and chayote leaves. If you are brave, you could eat meal worms. The restaurant also has a menu where you can order a la carte dishes.

This place is geared towards tourists, so you don't have to worry too much about language barriers.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Great Vietnamese Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

One stop centre for good Vietnamese food. Service is fast. Food taste good. Lots of variety. Staffs speaks English.

Definitely would recommend this place.

This is the place, where even the locals recommend.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hits the spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Good vegetarian options within the amazing menu, awesome energetic vibe and sharp service. Vegetarian spring rolls a highlight

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Newday also viewed

 

Been to Newday? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Newday, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.