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Don's Bistro

16 Quang An | Tay Ho, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 4 3719 3719
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (25 reviews)
“steak” (27 reviews)
“pizza” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, International, European, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
16 Quang An | Tay Ho, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Amazing management + great views makes you feel confortable to experience their dishes. Good winery selection, nice chef style. A+

1  Thank miguel c
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

Excellent place with awesome food! There is a roof too where you can enjoy nice breeze with the view of west lake and live music! First and second floors are indoor area where you also enjoy the nice view with floor to celing window. Chef...More

Thank Samantha_fish
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

I just want to say for the record before writing my review , the owner is a die hard Montreal Canadians fan and I’m a die hard Toronto maple leafs fan , the two groups of fans are not fans of each other at all,...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed November 23, 2017

Food was delicious as usual - great mix of courses, quantities not overwhelming - just right - and very tasty. Great service and a high-quality wine list. Still our go-to place on West Lake.

1  Thank Nancy H
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2017

Thank you Nancy and Ted, your devoted patronage over the last decade is our great privilege so thank you very much for the kind words from our team and my family, most appreciated! donald

Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Just returned from a five week Asian trip and one of the most memorable dining experiences was at Don's Bisrot. Beautiful position on the lake, extensive wine list and great cocktails suggested personality by Don when we arrived. The menu is extensive but this chef...More

1  Thank Julia R
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Below average food, in quality and taste ! Went there with my boyfriend on special occasion, upon recommendation of Vietnamese friends. First bad sign, a lot of dishes on menu. Slow service.... But quite friendly staff, if I have to say something positive. And dear...More

3  Thank tabitha k
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

To the readers of tripadvisor, it is a democratic platform with freedom of speech, except for the owners of the restaurant. Over the last 40 years I have travelled and learned the art and science of cooking and hospitality, now I passionately share my experiences...More

Reviewed October 2, 2017

I was recommended Don's by a foodie friend of mine and was not disappointed. Upon arrival we were greeted by the chef himself and made our way upto the rooftop bar for a predinner drink. An amazing view of west lake and an ice cold...More

Thank BenMtaurus
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you Ben your Delish review will be shared with my team and helps us in a very encouraging way to take great care of people. we hope you return soon!

Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Went to Don's last night. So pleasantly surprised by the ambience and food. It is romantically set up, with beautiful artwork and generous space between tables, creating comfort and intimacy. Food was of high standard - I had the best Canadian oysters, fresh and juicy....More

Thank JacquelynJ66
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2017

Dear Jacq! what a well written description, and sweet review. Thank you so very much for brightening our day and we hope to warmly welcome you back soon. cheers donald

Reviewed September 28, 2017

I have been going to Chef Don's establishments for many years. I tend to think that the appreciation of food goes beyond being a wannabe food critic who bounds from place to place pretending they know the finer things when they really just know the...More

Thank roncon09
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2017

Thank you Ron for the very kind review and your continued support over the years!

Reviewed September 23, 2017

We loved Hanoi, but the best part of all was the lunch before heading to the airport. Freshest Oysters, tastiest and tender Canada steak, super yummy pizza and chef don when he talked us told us he would be treated us to Tiramisu and Passionfruit...More

Thank bonkywang
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Dear Mrs Wang, It was so kind of you to leave your sweet and thoughtful comments, it was our pleasure to take care of your family and we hope you had a pleasant trip home. hope we have the chance to take care of you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Quang An | Tay Ho, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3719 3719
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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 live music drinks only or dining ok.
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