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“Fabulous waterfront dining in Hoi An” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dao Tien

Dao Tien
19/4 Phan Boi Chau, Hoi An, Vietnam
914.996
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Ranked #100 of 406 Restaurants in Hoi An
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Dao Tien had Moved To Dao Tien River on the same name at 19/4 Phan Boi Chau st.At the same street but on the River View.
Rhode Island
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“Fabulous waterfront dining in Hoi An”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We spent three evenings in Hoi An at the end of our three week SE Asian trip. Previously, we had eaten at Brothers. We loved the atmosphere but found the food meh. Still looking for a great waterfront dining experience, we tried Dao Tien and found it ticked all the boxes. We asked for a river front table (note that there is a small bikeway between the restaurant and the river but it's not obtrusive) and landed a great spot. Service was flawless, atmosphere balmy and food excellent. Two thumbs up.

  • Visited February 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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“Pleasant location average food but don't go on a Sunday!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Nice location by the river but the meal was ruined by the deafening noise on coming from the dreadful singing of the live band at the restaurant next door. The waiter explained that this happened every Sunday evening.

Several potential customers walked in to the resaurant but walked out before ordering because they could not stand the noise. I wish that we had done the same.

The food was OK but no better than that.

The service was fine until the bill came. When asked why my bill presented in Vietnamese Dong was to be taken from my card in US dollars the waitress was decidedly brisk.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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“Lovely setting but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Thought we'd eat better. Staff very friendly, table with river view. Our lunch was quite good, The Dao Tien speciality 'moneybags' was very tasty. The rest of the meal was Ok, perfectly fine to relax after a hot few hours walking around town.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Charming location next to the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The Dao Tien restaurant has a lovely location outside under the trees next to the river. The food was ok and the service good. It provided a pleasant relaxing lunch in between walking through town.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Didn't live up to reviews we'd read”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Just thought that the food was really average. Not nearly as nice as other places we ate in Hoi An and not as cheap. Nice location though.

Visited January 2013
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