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Cay Cau

#154 of 1,541 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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17 Tran Hung Dao Str., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Bangkok, Thailand
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193 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located inside the very nice De Syloa hotel, this restaurant attracts a lot of people with good reason: excellent choice of Vietnamese delicacies, such as chicken grilled in bamboo, various kinds of spring rolls, delicious soups, etc. Service is fast and attentive, wine is decently prices, the decor is average and the local music provides a nice background. Without any... More 

Thank Labienus
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I don't understand why is in 188 position, I tried the number 4 restaurant in Hanoi and this one is lot better. Nice place and exceptional food !!

Thank Ramontse R
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

A Vietnamese friend suggested we eat together at this restaurant, which is centrally located but somewhat off the tourist track. We’re glad we took her advice. The food was very good, especially the pomelo and shrimp salad, the duck morsels, and the shrimp spring rolls. It’s a pleasant space and with good service (despite what some reviewers have said, at... More 

Thank WEC01
Singapore, Singapore
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195 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

My Vietnamese friend wanted to treat me to dinner and he asked me what I wanted. I said, "Let's go local" local I got. The place was packed with locals with a scattering of foreign folks, like me. ;-) The ambience was surprising conducive to quiet conversation. The service was a tad slow but the food that came was lip... More 

Thank Colin L
Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

The best part of Hanoi experience was the lunch I had with my colleagues here in December. I liked their generous servings, attractive presentation and fine flavours. This place is always full of Japanese business delegation aiming to invest in the country. I guess this place has become an important place for international businessmen to enjoy local Vietnamese food. Will... More 

Thank mcrhon
Jakarta, Indonesia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

another great restaurant with very good ambiance, service and quality of food. the ingredients they are using are all fresh and taste is very vietnamese which is lovely !

Thank Jesica5719
The Hague, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice ambiance, friendly personnel and seemed like lots of locals / business people were eating here. We ordered several dishes, all were of very good quality. Especially the crispy fried tofu and the soft shell crab with salt eggs are recommended. The latter was the best I've had in years!! We tried several better quality restaurants in Hanoi and as... More 

Thank Patrice K
Redondo Beach, California
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Food is fantastic! Try the fried tofu, spring rolls and the short ribs ( so tender it falls off he bones). The restaurant is located across from the lake so sitting by the window you have a lovely view of the lake! One downfall is its on the 5th floor and there is one small elevator..walking up 5 flights of... More 

Thank MsTravelBug1970
Las Pinas
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1,435 reviews
565 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 668 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food is good. The choices are many. The service is friendly. The prices are reasonable. No complaints but nothing to really rave about either.

Thank JEmmanuelLasPinas
Oakland, California
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A friend described Cay Cau as a restaurant that doesn't cater to tourists, and we were the only Westerners there the night we went. She also said, "The service is slow, the servers hostile, but the food is delicious." Well, the hostess was hostile, but the servers were pleasant enough. The rest is accurate. I had tofu with seafood in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Tran Hung Dao Str., Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: 39331010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?