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Red Dao House Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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04B Thac bac St, Sapa 1999, Vietnam
+84 20 3872 927
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Canberra, Australia
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701 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a taste of local food and culture, then head to the Red Dao House. The wait staff are in traditional Dao clothing, and the food is simple, filling and flavoursome. My favourite dish was the pumpkin style soup, and the ginger tea was refreshing.

Thank TWal1
Ladera Ranch, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious hot pot dinner here, but I would recommend only getting the fish and beef as the chicken and pork are a little too tough for hot pot. The hot pot/lau broth is rich and flavorful unlike most other hot pot restaurants. Also, try the rice wine with apple (tao meo), it's strong and delicious (we took... More 

Thank Starresky
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed eating at this restaurant! The food was good! We had the Salmon Hot Pot!, the restaurant made us feel very warm. The staff was friendly, pretty attentive! I do recommend giving this restaurant a try if you want comfortable and somewhat romantic meal.

Thank Chinapat A
Bangkok, Thailand
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant with our guide. A little far from Sapa downtown however it is on the way if you are doing walks into the village. Food is delicious, very similar with Chinese stir fry. Seating is also very warm and comfortable. An ideal place to wine down after a long walk. Highly recommended if you are in... More 

Thank Max P
Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm food and atmosphere on a cold night. The Red Dao House serves local food for tourist stomachs. Our hotel proprietor recommended this place as local food for non-locals. We ordered grilled venison, fish, pork, and a hot pot. The venison was really good. It wasn't what I expected and was super tender with no game-iness. All the main entrees... More 

Thank Alexa C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great host great food speak good English will be back no problems at all. We had vegetable spring rolls duck with honey and venison with lemon grass and vegetable curry .

Thank Peter F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service & great food with the added bonus of being served on warm plates in a warm restaurant. Red Dao are bucking the trend in Sa Pa to serve food on icy cold plates which was a welcomed relief as maximum temp in Sa Pa that day was +13 celcius

Thank Nina G
Harrison Township, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We asked for something local and authentic, but it seems this restaurant caters toward Western travelers. Other than that- the food was very good, and reasonably priced. The sweet and sour fish was pretty good.

Thank Angela E
Singapore, Singapore
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here with a party of 9 people, consisting of 5 children. We arrived at 6:30 pm - about the same time as at least 50 other people walked into the restaurant. The service was outstanding - we could tell how busy the restaurant was and our server was but she was prompt. They missed an item from our... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here with two families (9) and pretty much everything was fabulous! We had five kids in our party and it's worth pointing out that the menu has some paste options for those with sensitive tastes! For the rest of us the menu of local food was delicious. We had veggie spring rolls, frittered sweet potato, sautéed chicken and... More 

Thank DavidWMcCulloch

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Asian, Vietnamese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 04B Thac bac St, Sapa 1999, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Lao Cai Province  >  Sapa
  • Phone Number: +84 20 3872 927
Are you looking for your private Sapa? It’s all in Red Dao House Restaurant.Located in the heart of the town of Sapa. The Red Dao House restaurant is a fascinating traditional wooden house on stilts of the Red Dao hill briber in the North West mountain of Vietnam. It is much more than a restaurant; it’s a wonderful dining experience.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?