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Viet Emotion Cafe Restaurant

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065 Phan Dinh Phung St, Lao Cai, Vietnam
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+84 20 3820 354
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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49 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is located 2 min. wall from the train station. It is open from 04:30 am to welcome passangers arriving on the night train from Hanoi. Breakfast was good ( eggs, toasts, coffee/tea). We used the same resturant on our return back from Sapa to Hanoi . The retstaurant offer rich menu for dinner.

Thank 4birdsrg
Jerusalem, Israel
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Convenient place to wait for the train back to Hanoi. Had the tofu in tomato sauce which was nothing more than ok.

Thank mafame
Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place offered a large menu with a variety of different meals. They also had Frappuccino's which were quite refreshing on a hot day. The restaurant is located on the main street and easy to find due to all the greenery decorating the outside of the building.

Thank TYJT
Paris, France
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

After coming from SAPA our tour guide brought us directly to this restaurant. The service is nice and the food ok. We had basic pizza and pancake. After reading TA, this looked like a safe way to go for our family.

Thank vdEijk
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Obviously many tour groups drop off here to wait for the night train where they offer air conditioning and no great pressure to buy much food or drink. We did buy food, average and over priced. Not sure what else was available but it's close to train station but food quality and price isn't great

Thank Edkeo
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

Avoid going here at all costs. The food is microwaved. For the price this is not acceptable. They buy their food in the frozen section of the supermarket. In addition, their coffee was the worst I have had in Vietnam. Spend your money elsewhere please.

Thank Ben R
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We came here while waiting for our train to Ha Noi and ordered, what looked like on the menu, a juicy, double patty, American bacon cheeseburger and a pepperoni pizza. The pizza was ok for being in Vietnam. The Cheesburger on the other hand came with a very small bun and a patty half the size of a single patty... More 

Thank Jack H
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We had great pizza while waiting for the night train. Friendly Staff, good food and cozy place. Highly recommended

5 Thank Thuong H
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

I'm going to be out of step with other reviews in saying I liked the food at Viet Emotion. I had a pretty good Margarita as I whiled away a couple hours waiting for the train. I had the pasta Sorrentina which was surprisingly good, you ever expect Vietnamese restaurants to be brilliant at western food, but I enjoyed it.... More 

5 Thank Fiona M
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Nowhere near as good as the Sapa Viet Emotion. Food was very expensive for what it was and standard prices for the area, and it was however near as tasty as the one in Sapa. Shame really.

Thank Mike W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Vietnamese, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 065 Phan Dinh Phung St, Lao Cai, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Lao Cai Province  >  Lao Cai
  • Phone Number: +84 20 3820 354

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