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The Real Kangaroo Cafe

18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 94 312 42 27
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (75 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
“salad” (10 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Max Hart and his staff will provide you with first class food and service. Max's cafe has been in Hanoi for over fifteen years. A great place for a meal and a excellent source of information on things to due in Hanoi and trips in...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, delicious Australian and Vietnamese food, very cold beer and helpful and caring staff. I have been going to the Kangaroo Bar for many years now and i'm always met with very friendly and warm staff who treat you like family. A good assortment...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We prefer to do the local food and restaurants when we travel, but after a week, we needed a little taste of home. The food was amazingly good and the burger was the BEST I have ever had .... ANYWHERE. Apart from the excellent food,...More

Thank Katrina R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked into the The Real Kangaroo Cafe half way through out second trip to Hanoi. Our biggest regret is that we did not walk into this place sooner. Well priced food, excellent local beer and incredible hospitality. Unfortunately we had already booked our tours...More

Thank Christoandchristycat
Reviewed March 21, 2018

I opted for the full Kangaroo experience, eating and drinking beers in the cafe with the local expats and Max who is the consummate host and also booking one of Kangaroo's packages to Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba island. Booth food and tour were...More

Thank John B
Reviewed March 17, 2018

We booked a 3 day 2 night Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island tour through these guys....It was well worth the money and it was a fantastic trip...We thoroughly enjoyed it! You get a lot of sights included with this tour together with all...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

Been to Hanoi a few times now first time I have eaten here even though I must have walked past dozens of times to my nearby hotel, really great food and atmosphere. Definitely my new eating place when I return to Hanoi. Give it a...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Went hear yesterday after reading positive reviews on trip advisor. First impressions were that the place is a little tired and it feels a bit unloved with reviews of trips reporting how good it was ten years ago. We ordered 2 sandwiches which took over...More

1  Thank 444JohnW67
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2018

A strange review from someone who was all smiley & nice as pie to us when he was here & in fact complimented us on his order. We actually slice our own bread so it's thicker that the usual too thin sliced loaves we get...More

Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We were fortunate to get referred to Max and the Real Kangaroo Cafe (RKC) well prior to leaving Australia. We had some idea of what we wanted but were like most first time visitors to Vietnam, flying blind and hoping for the best. We talked...More

Thank Dean M
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Dean's rather well known back in Oz & rightly so too having helped many thousands of Aussies in his much admired career so we were a little nervous & a bit star struck when he contacted us initially. Even though he'd been at the top...More

Reviewed January 31, 2018

A trip to Hanoi wouldn’t seem right without a couple of meals here. Food is consistently good, as is catching up with the owner for a good old chat. I’ve never used Kangaroo for booking tours, we did all that long ago but I believe...More

Thank BKK111
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

It's always great to see one of our favourite couples & I thoroughly enjoy chatting with you both. You're always welcome & are warm, charming & interesting, no wonder we Yak on so much !!! Kindest regards from Max, Thuy & the KC Mob !!!

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Nikki H
June 7, 2016|
Response from clame15 | Reviewed this property |
just call at café see max they watch game nearby hope this helps have good trip
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 94 312 42 27
  • E-mail
The REAL Kangaroo Café is a Western Style Tourist Cafe as well as one of Hanoi's Oldest Tour Operators (since 1994). We're ONLY at 18 Bao Khanh St Ha Noi, just around the corner from the ANZ Bank. At the cafe we've got Vietnamese, Vegetarian & Western food at local prices & with proper western style portions too as well as very reasonably priced, "genuine small group" tours to Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa & beyond.
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