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“Nothing special” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Secret Garden

Secret Garden
in the alley at 56 Le Loi Street, Hoi An 510000, Vietnam
510.3911112
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Ranked #77 of 407 Restaurants in Hoi An
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Melbourne, Australia
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“Nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Average food for the price. I ordered the same dishes here as I did the night before at Hi Restaurant (see other reviews) and Hi Restaurant won hands down.
The service at Secret Garden was the worst I've experienced in Vietnam. Not a smile, even acknowledgement, had to chase staff down to get noticed. Appalling.

Visited October 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Very special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

My wife and I had dinner here and enjoyed it immensely. The five-colour salad was absolutely to die-for, and everything we ordered was incredibly tasty and generous in its servings. Service was great and the location was very romantic and very clean. They invite guests to see the kitchen which in my opinion is a good sign.
We chose to do a half-day cooking class through this restaurant also. The staff were very friendly, the food we prepared and ate was absolutely delicious and the preparation area was very clean. We were also taken to the markets as part of the tour and found it very informative. Great restaurant!!

  • Visited October 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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“Still a great visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great restaurant to get away from the hustle and bustle, nice ambiance when the mist sprays are on, well appointed and good service and fantastic prices.

  • Visited September 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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“Wow - dig deep to get the best, tricky to find but worth finding.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

First visit was in 2010 and thought this place was dammed good, but didn't have time to do confirmation visit. Back again in 2012 one, two, three and four times, every time impressed about the quality and reliability - high class Vietnamese, but unlike most this was - "same but same" not "same but different" ie.strong in reliablity & quality control
Fresh and high quality ingredients help a lot. The simple 5 color salad is a must of mine every time. The taste and perfect balance of flavor, texture, herb & spice gets me every time.
Cocktails are full strength and reasonably priced. Watch out for others with 1/2 price happy hour and watered down 1/4 strength drinks.

Very happy every time. ......Shaun

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Try the five colored salad”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Cannot improve on this restaurant. The venue is so special, serene and green. Getting there down meandering narrow ancient lane ways is fun. Food is just fantastic - flavors amazing. Staff are friendly and professional. Live background music some evenings perfect for the environment. We love this place!!

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