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No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
+84 4 3719 3719
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Halmstad, Sweden
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, probably a Little more fancy than other restaurants in Town. Delicious food and a variety of Vietnamese and western. Also livemusic at the rooftop restaurant with an Amazing view over Westlake.

Thank Stefan T
Shanghai, China
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This place is lovely. Set on several floors overlooking the lake with traditional decor it's an oasis of calm and tranquility. Service is excellent, right balance of discreet but attentive and the food is quite frankly delicious. There's a big menu with a range of prices and influences from European to American to Vietnamese. What was particularly lovely was in... More 

1 Thank taxedteacher
Managua, Nicaragua
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124 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Alba white truffles on foie gras and steak, truffle jus, a truly beautiful dish. Very special splurge and well worth. Another wonderful experience at Don's Bistro.

1 Thank roncon09
Hanoi, Vietnam
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

I've been to Don's a few times, and I have had only great experiences! I booked a table for my mother's birthday, and we were treated very well! The food is always excellent, the wine was a perfect pair to the food, an the staff were just lovely. We had the kebob, fish and chips and a beef taco salad.... More 

2 Thank Hildegard_O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Wow!!!! From the moment I walked in I felt spoiled. Friendly staff and very accommodating. food was excellent and the dessert was a real treat. I felt truly spoiled while sitting there and being served with lovely food and wine. Fantastic place.

2 Thank melissahuman
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

West Lake institution, reliable food and service. Avoid the downstairs, upper floors are more inspirational with the views.

2 Thank Aaron E
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I'm local Vietnamese, I had dinner here several times from few years ago. This place is going down, disks become more and more expensive but the quality is not. Few weeks ago, I go to Dons at 3 or 4pm and I had a terrible steak. Hanoi has more and more good restaurants so I will go to Dons no... More 

3 Thank Cường L
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Mr Coung, my apologies first of all for what sounds like a poor experience. we have a 100% guest satisfaction policy so please call me on 0913001359. I am very sad to hear your steak was poor, we have just recently upgrade all our meat toa dry aged program and in fact the meat is better than ever. Dining... More 

Parker, Colorado
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I went here twice during my stay in the Sheraton (10min walk along lake). The staff was all friendly, spoke good English and Don was very friendly. I rented a bike from him as well as enjoying his food and drinks at night. Nice place and live music on roof-top.

2 Thank Lesterino
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

One of the few places where you will be able to meet the owner Don. Run by expat. They offer legit cigars and wine. Food is average as will everywhere in Vietnam. Good location and quiet. Bar on teh top is ok. Recently over the past year new places like chops, linguini, the fat pig, etc have been propping up.... More 

Thank Richard D
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Fantastic restaurant overlooking Westlake. Creative cocktails made with local fruits (we had delicious dragonfruit and passionfruit margaritas). Both Vietnamese and international foods (hummus, babaganoush, lasagna, pizza, etc.). The deserts were really creative and delicious -- especially the creme brule baked in passionfruit shells! Finally, the atmosphere was relaxing and the service was top-notch.

Thank cerw2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $50
European, Canadian, French, International, Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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, 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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