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Good place for German-culture digger

Nice place with quick access to german culture. It is LGBT-friendly also. I've never been to the... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2014
Jeff J
Hanoi, Vietnam
good german fare - makes a nice change

A nice courtyard to sit when it is not too hot or raining and some decent german food if you choose... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2012
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Sep 13, 2015
“Nice location but very bad service!”
Aug 14, 2015
“The best Cultural Center in town”
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Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Cannot imagine the service here is so poor, under standard. My friend ordered a Gulas but they served a different dishes and higher price from the menu without any notice to customers. When we feedback to waitress her attitude is so bad and raise her...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Duc L
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

GI is often organizing very interesting Art exhibitions. The Colonial architecture and original ironwork of the 2 historic villas 1920ies) is also very interesting. The german standard food served in the restaurant is not more than ok but it's nice to eat there once a...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Brice B
Reviewed September 9, 2014

The garden is really nice and quite. Lovely to spent some hours in Hanoi. The menu was lovely to see and we were happy when we read that the kitchen is flexible for wishes and they can offer a few vegetarian meals. So we asked...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice place with quick access to german culture. It is LGBT-friendly also. I've never been to the restaurant before so I can't tell, but they sell delicious Doner kebab at the door.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Jeff J
Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Before I came here, I really anticipate to eat real german food. In conclusion, it was worst choice. I ordered Wienerschnitzel which I used to eat in Germany, but it was absolutely poor. So oily and portion was so small. Even worse thing was bad...More

3  Thank Gaonlim
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I've only been to Goethe Institut for their restaurant and art exhibitions. Their food taste almost the same as the food that I had when I visited Europe. I recommend the courtyard since it has nice ambiance. Goethe Institut usually host art exhibitions and they...More

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank Alvin_Zeragorn
Reviewed September 17, 2012

A nice courtyard to sit when it is not too hot or raining and some decent german food if you choose well.

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank MelB776
Reviewed March 17, 2012

Very good authentic German food (also Vietnamese dishes). If going at lunch time try to get there before noon as it does fill up quickly. Prices are medium.

1  Thank Startiger
Reviewed January 6, 2012

A true oasis of both information and quiet in a bustling city. A great place for lunch (wonderful menus) and to catch up with friends. Near the Temple of Literature and the National Gallery, this is an ideal place to stop off for a break,...More

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