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“Fairy lights, foliage, & frogs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brother's Cafe Hoian Bar & Restaurant

Brother's Cafe Hoian Bar & Restaurant
27-29 - 31 Phan Boi Chau St - hoi an | Hoi An town, Quang Nam province, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 510914150
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Ranked #190 of 407 Restaurants in Hoi An
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 3 french colonial building located in heart of hoi an town ( near central market) .Short walk thought a beautiful garden .enjoy lunch or diner along of riverside
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“Fairy lights, foliage, & frogs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful setting, looks nothing from the street, but opens into a lovely garden, our food was good and the price was not that bad about 50$ for starter, 2mains, Irish coffee & a couple of drinks. Staff were attentive and friendly.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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“Vastly overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The setting is lovely in a garden by the river, but the food is mediocre at best. The wine list is overpriced, the service adequate. We wonder why this restaurant, which seems to service primarily large tour groups, receives any favorable reviews.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely Setting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is in a beautiful garden lit up at night with lanterns. The setting at night was truly beautiful and very memorable but nothing memorable about the food. Just average.

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“Too expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Lovely garden setting at the river, food was good but all in all too expensive. They charged the highest rate for local beer we had throughout our journey. Simply too expensive!

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“Brothers or Secret Garden?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

We selected this restaurant for our first evening in Hoi An, as it was not far from our hotel, and it looked interesting. From the street side, the restaurant/bar seemed to be called Brothers, but as you go in, you discover a huge place with a lovely garden, overlooking the river, with trees, flowers, a small bridge and ponds with frogs keen on communicating from one pond to another. The menu refers to a Restaurant called "Secret Garden" so, although you will find separate reviews for Brothers and Secret Garden on TripAdvisor, this seems to be one and the same place, of which the most memorable thing is the setting. The food is indeed average, nothing to write home about, so we were slightly disappointed from that point of view, although it was edible enough. The service, though was friendly and attentive. Go there for drinks only, if you have high expectations. It's a beautiful place for an OK dinner.

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