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Don's Bistro

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No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
+84 4 3719 3719
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food for everyone, there was a variety of options for the whole family. Safe were lovely and very helpful and the view was gorgeous over the river!

Thank Moo Moo B
new york, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

What can I say...what a great place. Respite from the HaNoi hustle. Great view..great food..especially Don & team interpretations of local cuisine. Good and helpful service. Rooftop bar overlooking West Lake...'Nuff said.

Thank styopa
Bangkok, Thailand
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25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

located by the lake.. easy to find. elegant decor and spectacular view of west lake but food and service is just ok. or perhaps i read reviews on here and fancy too far. in the end, it didn't reach my expectation.

Thank kharavas c
Milan, Italy
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

On 4 levels. The last one is a terrace with lake view, where they perform live music. A lot of choice of food with high quality, western and fusion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Good location , wonderful food but a bit pricey . We do love happy hour and brunch menu here , it's really valued . A perfect place for dating night , i will come back again .

Thank Khalid B
Sterling, Virginia
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69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

When I first opened the menu at this restaurant I was concerned that perhaps, because they try to do everything, that nothing they do would be done well. I was glad to be proven wrong. We started with baked oysters that were very tastefully done, with a delicate combination of flavors. I enjoyed the lamb shank from New Zealand. A... More 

Thank Vikingtraveller59
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Don's Bistro, located in trendy Westlake and enjoying great reviews, has an identity crisis. It just doesn't know whether it is an Italian restaurant or an Asian one and as a result, it doesn't manage either very well. It's also expensive and when you charge those prices in Hanoi, you'd better deliver something special. The location is great, with nice... More 

Thank WispyRobin
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Wispy Robin, thank you for some of the nicer words you had for us, but your discouraging review I accept as part of being a restauranteur and I recognize that it takes all kinds of people to make the world complete. As far as an identity crisis, I have to advise we are very comfortable in our skin and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting Don's over a number of years now but I never reviewed the place. In the earl days it stood really out as a restaurant in Hanoi and Tay Ho especially. It was clearly the best place to go. Yes expensive, but outstanding to local standards. Now a few years down the road the competition in and... More 

Thank h_poelmann
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

After 7 years in our current location, and 16 years in Vietnam, I feel our product is one of the finest on offer and our team many whom have decade+ service are doing a great job. However the reviewers in this forum can anonymously express their opinions freely whether they are right or wrong. To put this in perspective, if... More 

Bournemouth England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Fab meal here. Live music with two ladies playing on the rooftop terrace. Ate so much with loads to drink for not very much at all. Excellent value

Thank Brockers5018
St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Excellent food and service. Accepted card cards, making payment easy. Great location and atmosphere.

Thank Jerry T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $50
European, Canadian, French, International, Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3719 3719
Awarded The Best Restaurant in Vietnam and number 47 of The 50 Best Restaurants in Asia by Diners Club and San Pellegrino, it is a Iconic dining and entertainment destination with a faithful local and international clientele so reservations are recommended. Prices range from mid to high but are great value for the exceptional level of quality. On West Lake (Tay Ho) with beautiful views, fresh breezes, don's Bistro is a comfortable and welcoming fusion of western and Asian décor and flavors featuring a classic yet contemporary International menu of comfort and fine dining dishes from jet fresh oysters to wood fired gourmet pizzas, prime wood grilled meats, Foie Gras, pasta & risottos, delicious Asian choices, vivacious cocktails & a passion for wines, Cuban cigars, and stunning art works. For reservation please advise if you prefer Al Fresco Terrace seating, Smoking or non smoking air con dining rooms or the roof top open air covered Oyster Bar with nightly live music (drinks only or dining ok).

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