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“Amazing food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Mermaid (Nhu Y) Restaurant

The Mermaid (Nhu Y) Restaurant
2 Tran Phu St, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 510 3861 527
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Ranked #72 of 433 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Malmo, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious (make sure to try the Hoi An specialties- especially the wantons) and all for a reasonable price!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“a solid choice that won't disappoint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is not a fancy place, but it delivers great food at a good value. Absolutely loved the squid stuffed with pork.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Superb local food Hoi An”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The Mermaid offers a wide variety of local meals. Definitely try the Hot Pot and cPrawns with coconut! The place is rustic in a very positive way.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

After trying to get into some of the restaurants that were highly recommended we were steered to mermaid by the owner of Miss Ly. This is a tiny hole in the wall place that served up the best food we had in Vietnam. Everything was so fresh and full of flavor. We started with margaritas and they were fantastic. The food comes fast so pace your ordering. We wanted to go back for lunch but they were not open. Like most restaurants in Hoi an cash only. This is a must in hoi an .dont leave within trying the stuffed squid . It was amazing as was the cal Lau and banana flower salad

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Very popular, well don-e food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This appeared to be a very popular restaurant in the old Hoi An restaurant district. The food was pretty good, with some very classic old traditional preparations. Go early, as this place gets croweded by the tourist very early. Typically they don't take reservations, but I've seen a few tourist push their way into getting a table reserved.

Banana Blossom Salad - well prepared, and tasty.

Won Ton Chips - made with tomatoes, shrimp and crab. Nice dish with a contemporary flavor.

La Lot Leaf wrapped Beef - traditional dish made with tender ground beef wrapped in the la lot leafs. Tasty and well done!

The servers are super friendly and the food came out in average time. We would surely come back here again!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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