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“Memorable and unique” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Hill Station Signature Restaurant

The Hill Station Signature Restaurant
037 Phansipan St, Sapa 00000, Vietnam
+84 20 388 7111
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Ranked #10 of 86 Restaurants in Sapa
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Eclectic
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Hill Station Signature Restaurant serves authentic traditional ethnic cuisine from the area around Sapa in a contemporary and relaxing ambiance.
Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Memorable and unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Just coming off some wonderful eating experiences in Hoi An and not expecting a lot of Sapa in this area from the reviews and talking to others. Went to Hill Station Signature on the recommendation of our hotel and a great experience from the time we walked in. Very stylish decor and ambience and do not be put off by the thought of having to sit on the floor after a day of trekking - there is the option to sit at a table, which we gratefully took. Food is generally shared, the service impeccable and there were some simply outstanding dishes headlining a fabulous meal - the smoked buffalo with pickled vegetables, raw trout spring rolls and chicken with ginger all still hav me salivating. Ingredients are sourced locally and the dishes on offer are vastly different to those on menus elsewhere. Even the dessert was good, a general letdown in Vietnam. A simple individual apple pie after the chef came to the table to apologise that the carrot cake we ordered had been overlooked and not to the standard he wished to serve - plaudits for that as well. Expensive by Vietnam standards means about $18 a head for 6 shared dishes, dessert and a glass of wine and beer each - simply outstanding.

  • Visited November 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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HCMC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unique The Hill Station Signature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Very impressive decoration, both inside & outside! I like the way they use local material for interior decor, such as bamboo, beans, pottery etc.. Also the table settings are great - you can sit on the floor with carpets & pillows made from local grasses & trees. Love the open kitchen in the middle of the restaurant - make me miss the smoke from my grandma's kitchen back in Mekong delta of VN! Appreciate the Drink menu where they write about cultural background of local wine! Really enjoyed the tasting sets of local wine - they were so good!!! 2 things that i felt i bit pity after my visit today: 1/ the stirred vegetables (susu with garlic and spinach with pork bellies) were too salty vs normal VNese taste; 2/ i wish the windows were lower so that diners could look out to the mountain view as they sit on the floor (but i guess this comment is invalid as the windows can't be rebuilt :p)

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great food and service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We treated ourselves one night to dinner at the Hill Station and had a lovely time. A couple of bottles of good Merlot, tasty ash smoked trout in banana leaves, sweet potato, local pickled shallots, sticky rice with pork - it left us very satisfied. Not as cheap as the other restaurants in Sapa but still great value when compared to Western prices! A welcome break from hardcore vietnamese food whilst still eating local foods and ingredients!

Visited November 2013
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Antibes, France
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Very stylish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The outer decoration is really nice, it makes a big contrast with the rest in sapa. The interior is great as well. The service is excellent, as well as the food. A bit more expensive than anywhere else, the menu does not offer a lot of choice, but the quality is excellent. Before ordering, ask if the meal is spicy!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“Interesting and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The restaurant has a policy of using local ingredients and suppliers and the cooking is creative. Everything we had was delicious and there were ingredients which were unfamiliar and combinations which were new to us. All this was professionally served in a very attractive space. It must be the best restaurant in Sapa.

Visited October 2013
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