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Brother's Cafe

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27-29 - 31 Phan Boi Chau St - hoi an | Hoi An town, Quang Nam province, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 510 3914 150
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I walked by this place a few times, and every time i was intrigued by the setting. A beautiful property, with a colonial looking mansion with large dining halls, set on the river, with garden of spectacular beauty. The menu is reasonably priced hence we gave it a go. First off, the tables didn't exactly wow us. We sat in... More 

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Leicester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here one very wet evening. We were escorted with an umbrella to a table which was inside looking out onto the river. Very pleasant, gentle service. Nice meal, all good — other than the weather. Went back for lunch a couple of days later for Cao Lau — another good experience.

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Thank MikeLeicester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We followed a recommendation in Lonely planet and ... 1) the food was cold ... first dish, second dish ... we complained, next dish was cold again (forget it) 2) the food - dishes you find everywhere in Hoi An was not tasty, not seasoned enough, my duck not well done and - unusual for Vietnamese kitchen - poorly decorated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and atmosphere is off the charts. A must. Our waitress is a doll. We sat at the bar which is not the norm but you can sit on the river or many choices. Gorgeous and old architecture.

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Thank Joseph L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

ANYTHING would be better than the meal we had the evening before heading to this lunch. ANYTHING. Dog crap would probably taste better, honestly! That being said, even if our previous meal was pleasant, I still would have thought this food was good! I got the grilled calamari with no sauce, which was simple, chewy and delicious, as well as... More 

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Thank GiGi E
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to have a hands on cooking class and lunch of what we cooked. We watched the chef show us what to do then we went to our outside stations to make that dish. We then sat and ate it. We weren't great chefs with Vietnamese food but the experience was wonderful. The restaurant is on the... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

This place is a little bit away from the main part of town Great location overlooking the river A little more 'upmarket' that most other cafes / restaurants in Hoi An We had appertisers for lunch and they were great, especially to 'roll your own' fresh spring rolls Pretty good value Would recommend to others

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

We ate here as part of a tour. Absolutely beautiful at night with lanterns and lights. The menu was set by our tour group. It was good but not outstanding. We loaded up with mosquito repellant before going since it is by the river. The ambiance is as important as the food for me, hence the 4 star rating. Easy... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We sat alongside the river enjoying the evening riverside ambience. We were serenaded throughout by frogs that enjoy the luxury of the restaurants water features. Food, staf and service were all excellent. Loved the fact that it was within easy walking distance of our hotel and situated in the walking cycle area of the town. Probably the cosiest restaurant we... More 

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Thank Darkbird50
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Just walked out of this restaurant after a large rat passed by our terraced table while eating. The thought of this had the immediate effect of us not wanting to continue with our meal as the thought of rats in the kitchen and / or rat droppings in our food was totally abhorrent. The waitress offered us a derisory discount... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $32
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27-29 - 31 Phan Boi Chau St - hoi an | Hoi An town, Quang Nam province, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: +84 510 3914 150
Description
3 french colonial building located in heart of hoi an town ( near central market) .Short walk thought a beautiful garden .enjoy lunch or diner along of riverside

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