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“Don't judge a book by its cover” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Rice

Golden Rice
40 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Hue 47000, Vietnam
+84 54 3626 938
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Ranked #8 of 185 Restaurants in Hue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Asian fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night Food, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Golden rice is there to offer our guests Authentic local fresh and Asian fusion food in a cozy atmosphere, besides some children and Western dishes, well selection of wine and cocktails are also available.
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“Don't judge a book by its cover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Concealed behind its gaudy Carlsberg hoarding lies the Golden Sun. It's vague menu descriptions, widespread across the majority of the country, leave you hoping for something out of the ordinary, a flavour we were yet to experience after two weeks in Vietnam. Perhaps you mind wanders away from the local specialities and strays into the western section of the menu, flitting between an Aussie burger or fish in white wine, with spaghetti or French fries?

However the Golden Sun dispels this indecision, with 'morning glory with garlic' singing with toasted sesame seeds and fresh chilli. The 'grilled pork with noodles' cleansing the palette rather than cloying the taste buds with fresh coriander and mint, crunchy peanuts and a reserved satay sauce.

The service was impeccable, when asking the waiter for the best restaurant for soft shell crab, half expecting him to suggest his own. He proceeded to draw a detailed map to his favourite stall for seafood on the other side of the river. A veritable gem, beyond the throb of the market.

In all the Golden Sun exceeded expectations, though lacked the ambience and eating experience we have come to expect from this country. However if on the strip, highly recommended.

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“Excellent food especially the Seafood Hot Pot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Located in the main tourist area, many other restaurants were on the street. Golden Bowl offered a 2 for 1 offer on Tiger beer (as did many of the others did). We sat inside (there were a couple of tables outside too). The service was great, the waitress and waiter were friendly and attentive. The fish claypot and the seafood hotpot were amazing and very reasonably price. Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 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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“great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We enjoyed delicious food from an extensive menu served promptly by great staff., at great prices.Thoroughly recommend it!

  • Visited August 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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“Good local Hue dishes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

This place was recommended by our hotel, and we went twice. The food was good, especially the local Hue options. If you in the minority who like tofu, as I do, try the caramelised mushroom and tofu in clay pot- very good. THe local pancake also good.
Prices reasonable. service fine. I would go back.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Better than ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The previous reviewer chose the Sampler Set Menu which gives four courses of "tasters" in deliberatley small portions. How much do you expect for $5! And the chalkboard clearly says Happy Hour is for local beer only. I think you're a Gamer looking for something for nothing.
I've taken two other travellers to this restaurant and they've both returned for more and invited others as well. The restaurant is reliable, friendly and honest and the food is good quality. You can't go past it in Hue.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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