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Secret Garden

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Opened from Jan 18th 2009, we were serving authentic Vietnamese foods with a large drink-menu of 78 wine names from 17 countries and 36 selected international cocktails. We also operate daily cooking course with capacity of under 8 participants per class. A venue of fine dining place, tranquil privacy in an atmosphere of greenery and live music performed by the best classic guitarist in town. For further information, please find us on internet. The access can be found easily in one of three alleys next to 69 Phan Chu Trinh.St, or 56 Le Loi.St, or 130 Tran Phu.St. Please donot mistake ours with the mimic restaurant nearby us, which was recently opened with very similar name. We are isolated Secret
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Central Asian
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

And it was a good recommendation. Fun finding this little gem. Beautiful garden setting with very professional staff. Food was amazing. Recommend the Three Beef (Australian) with three different toppings on three different mashed potatoes combinations of tomato, pineapple and vegetables. Also order the vegetarian...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear our esteemed guests, We would like to thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to please you with the food. We were learning from guest's comments to refine our food day by day. We hope to have another chance...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had to use google maps to find the place! We had an amazing meal here for a special birthday celebration. This was fine dining at Vietnamese prices. The setting was lovely, the food delicious and the service excellent. Would definitely come back again.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mareeslee, Thank you so much for your kind word. We are so glad to serve your birthday dinner, and so much happy to know that you were pleased with us. Can't wait for the day you come back to Secret Garden. We wish you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spotted this restaurant on the map, and then followed the discreet signs down at alley way and wow... it’s a beautiful little restaurant. We opted for some Hoi An specialities from their lunch menu all of which were totally outstanding. The staff were very...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ms.PAIGE, Thank you so much for your kind word. Your review is indeed a big support for us as we are so hidden from the main street. We really need "word-of-mouth" from guests to survive. We are so happy to know that you were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband followed me blindly into the twisting streets in an undiscovered quiet portion of Hoi An’s old quarter... and we found gold. The food is exceptional, and the wait staff are very helpful. I highly recommend the aubergine rolls and the freshwater crab in...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Ms.LAURA, Thank you so much for your generous review. Your beautiful wording is indeed giving people a nice passage through the meandering alleys to Secret Garden. So happy to know that you were pleased with our food, especially the crabs. Our fresh water crab...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Contemporary Vietnamese Cuisine in a lovely garden setting down a laneway away from the hustle of the Old Town. All types of credit card accepted without a fee and bill comes with no extra charge for service or tax. We booked online. There is an...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ms.SUSAN, We are so happy to have your kind words, Ms.SUSAN. Thank you so much. It's indeed a great support for Secret Garden as we are so hidden, we really count on kind of this help. We also thank a lot for your warning...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have eaten here many times on our trips to Hoi An. This year the meal was excellent. So glad we went back. It is one of the few restaurants that are not by a road so it is very peaceful and quiet. It is next...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear our esteemed guests, Thank you so much for your kind word. We are so happy to have many chance of serving you. As hidden in a small alley, we really count on guest's recommendation to survive. Your review is just a big support for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place to eat by the water and looking for a place to eat. We wandered down an alley and out of nowhere we ran into the Secret Garden. It was a beautiful place to have a meal. The Kim Chi...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mr.JOSEPH, Thank you so much for your kind word. It's really big help for us as we indeed locate at nowhere. We are so happy to please you. We do hope to have another chance of serving you in a near future. We wish...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well it’s not a secret garden any more. We went here 5 times for lunch or dinner on our stay in Hoi An . The food had such delicate flavours . We couldn’t fault it . All dishes we tried were excellent.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear our esteemed guests, We are so honoured to welcome you back all the five times. Thank you so much for your for your kind word. We are so happy to know that you were pleased with us. We are looking forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent choice in all aspects, quality food, beautiful environment, kind staff ! Follow the secret garden sign into a narrow street and discover the magic place...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Annick, Thank you so much for your kind word. We are so hidden thus really need the guest's recommendation. Your review is indeed giving a significant indication. We are looking forward to having another chance of serving you soon. All the best for you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A relatively up market restaurant in Hoi An with a beautiful setting tucked away at the end of a long, narrow lane way, this restaurant serves contemporary Vietnamese cuisine. Definitely worth a visit if you ever get tired of the awesome Vietnamese street food.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Hanyut, Thank you so much for your kind word. We are so happy to know that you were pleased with Secret Garden. Apart from Vietnamese traditional cuisine, the influence of cooking styles from South East Asia, East Asia and French were creating a new...More

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KiwiDavebr
April 1, 2019|
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Response from Secret_Garden_Hoian | Property representative |
to Mr.Braddock, I'm Uy TRAN, the owner of the restaurant. Thanks for your prompt feedback. Before giving any response for a negative review, i always make a double check by scanning the CCTV, by discussing with the staffs... More
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Jim c
December 13, 2017|
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Dear Jim, Thank you so much for your request. An e.mail with proper information that you might need was sent to your mail box. For any further requirement, would you please feel free to tell us at your best convenience. We... More
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ChrisO760
I read your response to my review. I find it sarcastic and rude, and I am shocked to see that a business can speak to it's customers in this way. The response seems to imply that this is not the first time I have visited and reviewed the restaurant; "you again Chris". I assure you that I and my "little Vietnamese girlfriend' have never been to your restaurant before. (We live in the south of Vietnam.) We stumbled on your restaurant by accident. The prices I am comparing are those which I am used to paying, and the opinion about the taste of the prawns was that of my girlfriend. Although I will now definitely tell people not to come to your restaurant, I want to know why you think it is appropriate to send a rude and sarcastic response to a customer who gave a truthful and objective opinion about your establishment.
October 30, 2017|
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Response from Secret_Garden_Hoian | Property representative |
First of all, we would like to give one more time our deep gratitude to Helen T who gave a very kind review for us. From the beginning, we totally understood that you were very amiable by trying to find the best words to... More
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