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Mandarin Cafe

#17 of 231 Restaurants in Hue
Certificate of Excellence
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24 Tran Cao Van St. | South Bank, Hue 47000, Vietnam
(054) 821 281
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is run by a photographer and his pictures hang around you on the walls. Very, very beautiful pictures. Food is good and cheap. Staff are nice and they gave us a couple of photos for free. Recommended.

Thank Anto198134
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in to this friendly cafe for an evening snack after a long day sightseeing in the beautiful city of Hue. It is situated just around the corner from our hotel but unfortunately opposite a very noisy disco bar. the decor is interesting with lots of phographs taken by the owner and of course his trip advisor certificates proudly... More 

Thank Fanfloui
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vegetable coconut curry was really tasty! We came based on reviews and glad we listened to them, we weren't disappointed.

Thank Steph K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place walking around trying to kill some time. So happy that we did! Very reasonably priced menus with delicious quality food. I had a delicious plate of stir fried veggies and my friend had a bowl of pumpkin soup with a bread roll that was equally good. After noticing all the beautiful photographs on the wall... More 

Thank Leaha H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was amazing and cheap compared to most restaurants here and even street food. Bring some extra money because the owner Mr Pham Cu has the most amazing photographs he takes him self for sale at a great price! And he even gave us a free post card, such a beautiful man who loves his hobby and restaurant.... More 

Thank Jessica M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is delicious and the price is right for Vietnam. We each had chicken stir fry and they both were good but not great. The vibe was lively and the photos on the wall (work of the owner!) were fun to look at. Would recommend coming by here for some good food and atmosphere.

Thank cori_jo1
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this cafe arter reading reviews, thinking it would be ok. But no. It is dirty a bit sleazy even though the food is edible. Nothing more than that. I think it is ok for youngsters with no money and it is next door to a hostel. Ate there only since it was pouring down and we did not... More 

Thank cicela
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical Vietnamese looking restaurant with lots of pictures around, taken by the owner, Mr Cu. Food was good and so cheap, as was the drink! If you are looking for good, reasonable food, then visit here. The photograph postcard handed to us by Mr Cu as we were settling the bill was a lovely touch.

1 Thank xstephaniexsx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very nice and quick! But the best was our waiter Huy! He was really friendly, happy and spoke very good english! We will return again to take more food and enjoy the company of Huy! 🍜👌🏼☺️

Thank Marie G
Hoi An, Vietnam
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the food here and stopped for lunch twice. Good value! The waitresses seemed a little tired but apart from this it was excellent.

Thank Philippa435

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Tran Cao Van St. | South Bank, Hue 47000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue
  • Phone Number: (054) 821 281

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