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“Nice ambience, food ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Restaurant and Bar

La Restaurant and Bar
25 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi, Vietnam
39288933
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Ranked #186 of 1,025 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Nice ambience, food ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a meal at La during our stay in Hanoi. We walked past the place a few times & were drawn to the nice intimate ambience. The restaurant is decorated nicely & feels relaxed & homely. Staff were friendly & attentive - service was very efficient. We were however, slightly disappointed with the food (we ate from Vietnamese menu). Maybe we've just had too many great meals during this trip, but the food at La seemed bland by comparison, and portions were quite small. Dessert was better - recommend the passion fruit creme brûlée.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Abilene, Texas
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49 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Ate here five years ago and food and service are still top notch. New Zealand tenderloin with pepper sauce, small portions of mashed potatoes, mushrooms, and vegetables. Nice Argentinean wine and finished with Dalat strawberries in liqueur. Total bill less than $50 for two of us. While perhaps expensive for Hanoi it was a wonderful meal.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“We kept going back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Our Hotel recommended La and again they were great with their suggestions. The food was great and the Beer was cold with great service from the staff. We did try a couple of other resturants but kept coming back to La and would do so again if we return.Great value for money.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chonburi, Thailand
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“Been There, Excellent Still!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

3-4 years ago, a friend took me to La. It was the best we had in Hanoi and is still the same. The owner has kept up the fine quality, consistency and service. Two of us had the lamb shank which was cooked to perfection. One of us had a noodle dish which was also very good. The house wines at USD 5 were very drinkable.

The decor is bistro-like with wood paneling and poster/art on the walls. It is a very comfortable and inviting place to eat and relax. I love this place.

Surprisingly, La still allows smoking and this was a disappointment. However, one of the excellent waitresses offered, for next time, one of the front window tables which can be opened.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California City, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Nice and good foods”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I love to be spend a night in such a cosy Restaurant, staffs are very polite and caring enough to give you an easy dinning .

Visited February 2012
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