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“Great place in dire straits”
Review of Hoa Xuan - CLOSED

Hoa Xuan
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a Vietnamese restaurant that branched later to include Indian cuisine on their menu. I haven't yet had dinner from the Indian list yet, since it's not available on every evening, but I eat from their pretty good combined lunch buffet often. I have had large dinners there many times, both vegan and seafood dishes. They have a huge variety of vegan food. Their style of cooking is very different from any "Vietnamese" place I've tried in Finland. This is not generic quasi-Chinese with a twist, this is Vietnamese food. A lot of ginger, lemongrass and other strong flavours in simple combinations with clear broths and not sticky sauces.
Their seafood hot-pot is very good.

Unfortunately this place happened to open during large-scale and ongoing construction work in the city centre. It is very easy to reach (just a few steps from the railway station), but the main flow of people is a bit diverted from this usually busy place. It does not bode well for a young restaurant. I hope they manage to stay afloat.

They have also karaoke evenings, which I hear are very popular, and you can order their bar snacks (like raw spring rolls, huge things) and drinks from a very extensive list.

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Thank Hulaus
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

This place has Vietnamese-Indian kitchen. Yes, you read that right. Sound strange, but the food was great. For some reason the place didn't have any other customers, but we loved it. Service was great and both Vietnamese and Indian dishes were great.

It is just next to the train station. Go thru the tunnel and it is there. So location is great for visitors.

We heard that there is karaoke during the nights, so that may give strange background for eating if the kitchen is open then.

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Thank z0range
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