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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
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Aaron E
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

2 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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank styopa
Bangkok, Thailand
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77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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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