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“Avoid!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Hanoi Social Club

The Hanoi Social Club
6 Hoi Vu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 84, Vietnam
+84 4 39382117
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Ranked #47 of 1,014 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $1 - $7
Cuisines: Vegetarian, International, Healthy, Café
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Social Club is an oasis in a quiet laneway in the heart of Hanoi, serving excellent coffee and tea, and hearty meals, including a wide range of vegetarian choices. Come and enjoy this creative space (including our terrace garden) and relaxed vibe, day or night.If you desire a bit of Vietnam, try our cafe trung (fabulous egg coffee) or some viet fries (made with bamboo shoots!).
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Avoid!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Expat owners, don't bother .........unwelcoming, the local staff are okay but have no idea what you are ordering ...boring place they have tried to create a trendy bar but failed miserably

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Santa Cruz, CA
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“Perfect for what it is”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is a mix of a cafe style hangout looking place and a restaurant. Down an alley off a busy street, you step right in and the place is decorated with posters, flyers, some art and upcoming concerts and events. We happen to be one vegetarian and one gluten free couple, so this place was literally perfect for our needs. I had read a number of so-so reviews, so was not going to come, but finally decided I had to see for myself. We had the gluten free spaghetti Putanesca and the veggie burger, and two margaritas. The margaritas were great, a rare find, slightly strong, very traditional, made well. The putanesca was delicious with olives, onions tomato sauce, etc., and lots of flavor. The burger was also good, home made patty, big delicious toasted bun, with some sort of a barbecue type sauce that was delicious. So, it all worked out for us, quite good, and we will likely squeeze a trip there back in.

  • Visited December 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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“Trendy cafe in hanoi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Really like this place in the old quarter of hanoi. Good coffee is hard to come by in Vietnam. This is probably the best we've found, still a little watery but the place is nice and relaxed. Food is also of very high quality. Not as cheap as street food but some really tasty breakfast options - Bircher muesli, porridge, eggs. 3 levels to choose from and the staff speak good English. Very trendy vintage inspired decor, good vibes.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice Restaurant but poor Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Very nice ambiance here, lovely waiters but Food was not good! The Burger was not tasty Sorry to say so!
Maybe just to sit in and drink something very nice

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Great setting, so-so everything else”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We loved the vibe and decor of the Hanoi Social Club, but we weren't thrilled with everything else. The servers were slow, the menu was a little sad, and the cocktails could use improvement (especially the Bloody Mary). Maybe go for breakfast?

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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