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S&L’s Diner is the first restaurant in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi that represents young locals and expats with the total experience of a classic American Diner. We offer high quality American favorites while providing excellent customer service in a comfortable and authentic American style diner.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place while walking through the Hoan Kiem Lake area. The restaurant is just a block away from the lake. Food was excellent and there is plenty to go for if your appetite is for an American meal - had the pulled pork!.... Great service, prices are in the mid range.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 8, 2020

A great lunch, the real deal, we enjoyed our food, strongly recommend if you want an authentic American meal. Y'all not going to regret it. Recommend "Pulled Pork Sandwich" and ya gotta try "Vanilla Lava Cake" yummmy......

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed July 4, 2020

Decorum was right out of 50'60's America. If you like good 'ol' American style culinary engorgement, this is for you!!! Have lived in Vietnam for several years, and this is the first American type diner that I've had the pleasure of eating. Salads, steaks, chili...style hot dogs, hamburgers. fries, malts, they really had a nice diversified culinary delights. Food was excellent, the staff spole English and were very friendly and professional. This diner is owned and operated by an American and his Vietnamese wife, and they did a wonderful job with the appearance. Price is reasonable. They have some flat screen monitors that show some old American classics comedies. I don't live in Hanoi (Dalat), but when I return, I'll certainly come back here again.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 2, 2020 via mobile

It is supposed to be open at 9am but we are informed that the diner won’t serve food till 11am. I don’t know about the food but it is not nice at all!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 25, 2020 via mobile

A taste of home for sure!!! Delicious classic American favorites all in one place. The decor and atmosphere is exactly like a true American diner and the food is delicious! Anything you order is excellent; only thing that I haven’t really liked myself was the...waffle (just wasn’t the best but its ok). Overall a wonderful place when ur craving some tastes of home!! Prices are decent for the quality and portions as well. The fried shrimp salad and/or any of the salads are delicious (it’s hard to find perfect salads here but at S&L they are perfect!) The veggie burger is hands down the best in Hanoi also!! Which satisfies vegan needs and even if your not vegan it’s delicious! They have rootbeer floats (An American classic) especially good on a hot day too!! Staff is wonderful, attentive and kitchen cooks things perfectly! Follow @travelingypsey on Instagram & GoogleMaps!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 26, 2020

Top notch services, central location, nice ambience and food. Can't ask for more. It is a great choice for parties' group, friends gathering, couples' data or even business meetings (like our case). Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 30, 2020

My husband I were staying at the hotel right above this diner, and as soon as we laid eyes on this restaurant, we knew we were going to eat here. You are asked how cooked you want your burger which is great because I sometimes...forget to mention this. The burgers were delicious, the milkshakes were tasty and had a nice consistency. The service was okay, wait times good and the decor is fancy. It was a little too quiet but there was probably little that could be done about that during times like this. We ate here twice in the 4 days that we were in Hanoi because the food was delicious and we wanted to try other things on the menu. Worth visiting!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

S&L's has a great vibe, the decor is really well done. Friendly staff, though not the most attentive. The food here is top notch, if you're looking for the American diner experience then this is it!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

This my first time had dinner at restaurant. Food so better than my expect and staff take care me with so happy attitude ❤️❤️

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

Standard western style diner fare.... quite good. We had burgers and a clubhouse. The bread on the clubhouse wasn’t toasted... still good but not like home lol.

Date of visit: February 2020
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