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The Chef


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Located in the heart of Hoi An, just a few walks from the famous Japanese Bridge, The Chef owns a unique rooftop terrace where guests can capture all famous tourist attractions of the ancient town easily in one view. Being there, you can experience feelings like nowhere else, either under sunlight or moonlight. The Chef is also to bring you traditional Vietnamese dishes where tastes and aromas are perfectly balanced and harmonized, and freshness and natural flavors are treasured. Foods are made and served with passion and love by smilling and friendly peoples. The menu is created towards different types of enjoying foods, where gluten-sensitive or vegetarian/vegans peoples can easily find what
$2 - $100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Seafood, Deli, Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s so nice here! You can see the beautful lights from the city. The have beers from België en good wine!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank mehjanssen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try this after reading other reviews. Sat on the rooftop on a very hot evening and there was a lovely breeze which you didn’t get at street level. Atmosphere was lovely looking over all the old rooftops. Meals were delicious.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank RosieDais
Reviewed May 13, 2019 via mobile

I read a number of the not so good reviews before deciding to go here anyway. It was a move of desperation since I wanted some rooftop pics of the town and was appalled by what I experienced at Faifo. The good: good selection of...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank wilmievans
TheChef_Hoian, Manager at The Chef, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much wilmievans for your honestly and constructive review, we'll take it into account when still working hard to improve the quality of foods and services everyday to meet more requirements from customers.

Reviewed April 28, 2019

We loved this restaurant and went 3 times during our last holiday in beautiful Hoi An . It’s a great place to go for late afternoon cocktails on the roof ( stairs very steep but worth the effort) watching the sun set over the rooftops...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Dianne L
Reviewed April 26, 2019

I spotted this in the distance and hunted down the entry around the corner through the bookshop. It was a lovely view to watch the sun set over the old town skyline. Food was lovely, service good. Worth the climb. Only downfall was thinking it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

There is a very nice, cozy rooftop restaurant with local food for very reasonable prices. Just great!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank RJiri
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

We went in to look at the shop on ground floor but then saw the menu on the stairs and Belgium beers sign. We were ushered up to the roof top witch has a nice chilled vibe. The food was really nice, fresh and well...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 896iainw
Reviewed April 7, 2019

We found The Chef accidentally as you enter it via the Art Book shop. We ate here twice, and on both occasions the food and service were fantastic. And I would have given it five stars, if it wasn’t for the fact that the cashier...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank marianv423
Reviewed March 19, 2019

There are so many good restaurants in Hoi An. What makes this on a little different is this is on a rooftop. The setting adds a bit of romance to the occasion. It's easy to miss as it's above a bookshop and you have to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank researcher59
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Lovely rooftop bar/restaurant. Delicious food and cocktails BUT as a result of completing a customer survey at the end of dinner (and being strongly encouraged to add hotel name and room number) we were rung at 8.00am the following morning to be told we had...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Georgina S
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