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“Our best meal in Hoi An” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ancient Faifo

Ancient Faifo
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 510 3917 444
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Ranked #31 of 388 restaurants in Hoi An
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Contemporary, Asian fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An opulent experience to delight the senses, ancient faifo is a venue like no other. Combining elements of art, music and history, ancient faifo offers culture catered to the highest tastes with its menu of quintessential Vietnamese cuisine and innovative reinvention of ancient recipes.
London UK
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“Our best meal in Hoi An”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

We ate in a number of restaurants in Hoi An and thought this was the best. Good food and very attentive service in a great setting.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear writer, thank you and glad you enjoyed your time at Ancient Faifo.
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“Great food, presentation and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Visited for lunch with Wendy Wu group. Immediately noticed great table presentation and very warm, friendly welcome. Our set menu was really good and the group all agreed it was the best food we had had in Vietnam (18 meals so far at that point of tour). While I don't expect Vietnamese to speak English, the staff here had very good English and only a very few times required clarification. The food! Taro mousseline with shrimp, steamed fish with a tomato based sauce, chocolate brownie with ice cream were the highlights. As we were with a tour group, we did not see prices, but I asked tour guide what we would have paid for that meal as independent travellers and he suggested around $15. If that is the case, it wasn't just great food, but great value as well. I suggest we would have paid between $50 - $75 for equivalent meal in Sydney. Very highly recommended restaurant if you are in Hoi An.

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ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear writer, many thanks for your review. The groups have indeed very satisfied with our service as we provide not only meals, but the overall experience, be you're in group or individual guests. Our staff do speak better English, thanks to the intensive English training they get regularly. Our price is very competitive and above all, valuable! Thank you all, it's been joyous.
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“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We went to this great restaurant in march 2013 and not only was the house so wonderfully renovated and decorated just about 3 months ago but the presentation and taste of the food was outstanding. So was the very attentive service throughout. it is in a bit quieter area of the city centre and just WONDERFULL !

Visited March 2013
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ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear writer, many thanks for your outstanding review! Ancient Faifo is in fact in the quieter part of main street of Hoi An, yet so central and the river is a minute walk away. We are in the heart of old town in between the famed market and the busy part of the river. Once again thank you!
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“Best Meal we had in Vietnam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had three stops in Veitnam on our honeymoon; Ancient Faifo was the best we had. We went to Ancient Faifo on the last night of our two week trip and the staff at the restaurant made the night extra special. The food was tremendous, service was outstanding and the atmosphere was perfect. On top of all that, prices were great, especially for the quality of food. If you go to Hoi An, you should not leave without eating here.

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ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear writer, thank you for your comment and glad to hear Ancient Faifo was on your top list of your top three spots in Vietnam. We've received numerous praises for the best food our guests have had during their stay in Vietnam, so it's an honour to receive such a praise. Our prices are indeed reasonable for the quality you get. Importantly though for our guests to have a wonderful time at Ancient Faifo. Thanks again and look forward to welcoming you again.
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“Beautiful!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

We found this on trip advisor after we had been to Morning Glory (which is nice but better flavours and presentation here),this is the best in town and havnt had food as good in hoi an,ho chi Minh!the staff and the food were out of this world!this isn't a place to be missed.with a cafe downstairs and restaurant upstairs is doesn't look like much is going on but when you go upstairs it's a different world!thankyou to all the staff!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear writer, many thanks for your beautiful feedback. Ancient Faifo is the place not to be missed when you're in Hoi An. The atmosphere is calm, relax yet sophisticated. Our staff and food complement each other to make your dining experience memorable. Thanks again and hope to see you back next time you're in town.
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