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“Really disappointing” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Son Hoian Restaurant

Son Hoian Restaurant
232 Cua Dai - Cam Chau, Hoi An 084 510, Vietnam
+84 98 950 14 00
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Ranked #24 of 388 restaurants in Hoi An
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: A small Vietnamese garden house, by the side of main road from ancient town to Cua Dai beach (in between Phuoc An River Hotel and Hoi An Riverside Resort). SON HOI AN has a appearance using bamboo as the main material to create a eco-friendly contemporary, simple and elegant interior,warm and inviting family-like atmosphere, located in the small green garden, over looking stunning rice field. Good just with the healthy-concept smoothies, or a light meal to a full romantic dinner with your lovers. Perfected with jazz music collection. Come and enjoy the Vietnamese slow food dishes as well as enjoy every minutes of Hoi An unhurried life.
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“Really disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

After going by this place a few times we decided to try it. This was the most disappointing meal we had in Hoi An.
The service was terrible. The staff were unfriendly and had a "could not care less" attiitude.
The food was awful. My meal tasted like burnt oil. It was also the most expensive place we ate at in Hoi An so a huge disappointment.

Try other places in Hoi An for tastier and better value food. This place is a rip off compared to other places.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice surrounding, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

We had prawns in coconut and stuffed squid, both were dillicious.
The place is very nice, authentic, a wooden cabin on the water.
Service was not really friendly but we would go back because of the food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great food and riverside location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese food (it serves Western standards but I can't comment on these) in a riverside setting about 2km from the town. It is convenient if you are staying at a beach hotel as you don't need to head all the way into town. We enjoyed the food and ambience so much that we returned the next evening. Try one of the salads to share as an entree and then check out the fresh seafood. The crab in tamarind sauce was sensational!

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“Fabulous restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

The place is gorgeous, just by the river on bamboo house, a perfect spot to stop between old town and beach. Very close to Hoi An riverside resort. The food is excellent and beautifully prepared. Smoothies are the best I had in Hoi An so far (I have tried many). We had the cassava salsa and the stewed pork clay pot with a garden salad. Son is really just a simple restaurant but huge value for your money. You can also see the locals' life by the river, duckies, fishermen, rowing boats, good spots for those who want to have some cool photos. The place is really calm and nice with some Jame Brown music ( which I like) . For sure i will come back again and recommend for anyone coming to hoi an.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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“Best authentic food in Vietnam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

Chicken pho out of this world. Fantastic atmosphere and service. Will be going back for more. A+++++++++++++

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