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“You must try this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Little Menu Restaurant

The Little Menu Restaurant
12 Le Loi, Hoi An 10.0000, Vietnam
+84 510 3939 568
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Ranked #11 of 432 Restaurants in Hoi An
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Whether you are craving a real Ha Noi pho or looking to sample local Hoi An cuisine such as cao lau, mi quang or com ga. At Little Menu we promise an authentic taste experience. Every dish presented on our 'Little' menu has been selected based on the availability of quality, local ingredients and put together from traditional family recipes.
Chiang Rai, Thailand
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“You must try this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

It looks very simple and small place from outside but I was introduced to this place by my friend who is also a good chef - so i gave it a try and it was amazing. The fish was excellent and the stuffed squid cannot be missed. If you are there for a few days, go to the place the first day and ask if the owner can give you a tip how to cook all these meal for free. The chef who is very nice and gentle are generous and very happy to share his knowledge and cooking tips with you. I had friends who approached the owner - Son and ask for cooking class. Son invited them to be at the kitchen earlier and help out at the kitchen and learn how to cook there. Mark a friend of mine from Australia said 'It was a great food workshop, i had three beers and lots of food'

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“My new favourite local”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Having lived in Hoi An for quite some time and suffering from a rather evil reaction to MSG it limits my choice of dining out hugely (all those restaurants with signs saying NO MSG - a lot are lying). Because of this I have become a kitchen nightmare, barging in to survey ingredients before ordering. Little Menu appealed because of the huge open kitchen and it turned out the owner and head chef Son is one of the few that has banned MSG entirely from his kitchen, even for his staff.
The food is exceptional, all the local dishes I love but can't eat very often and its small menu (I like a menu that I can lift from the table). I've eaten here now on several occasions and the food is consistently good, Son has been a great host and if I wasn't paying foreigner prices at the local market I'd be sorely tempted to do one of his classes - it's cheaper to eat at the restaurant. He's also a mine of information on all things local and Vietnam, so go early on in your holiday so you can pick his brains on the best things to do (and his favourite street food stalls).

  • Visited May 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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“So delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The food is so tasty! Great services,the staff is very friendly. The food is also reasonable price! I love the spring rolls , grill fish in banana leaf and the yummy noodle dishes. Small list of menu as the name,but quality food :)

  • Visited May 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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“Excellent and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great food in Hoi An! Better yet we did the cooking class by the head chef, Son. Definitely a character and made the class very fun!l Was the most memorable meal of our trip and taught us some great techniques to cook Vietnamese cuisine. The best part was eating the final product. Can't recommend the food and the cooking class highly enough!!

  • Visited May 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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“Excellent noodle dishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Went to this restaurant that today for lunch and had Mi Quang Ga which is a Vietnamese egg noodle dish with chicken. It was perfect! It had the correct amount and combination of garlic, chilli and spices and not stingy with the portion size either. Would definitely go back here again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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