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Review of Club De L'Oriental

Club De L'Oriental
Ranked #214 of 2,472 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Vietnamese, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Elegant design with high-ceiling Hue Imperial style dinning rooms, Club De L'Oriental is a part of a veritable empire of mostly upscale authentic Vietnamese restaurants. The restaurant is sectioned into several dinning rooms with distinctive features -decidedly romantic and luxurious for intimate dinning for two, or business parties, or big group's celebrations. The charming courtyard and upper balcony sections are ideally preferred on hot Vietnamese summer evenings.
Reviewed March 12, 2013

We came in search of good vietnamese food and we were not disappointed. Had a nice wine list and pleasant staff. We were the last table of the night so it made the experience a bit more intimate. Ordering a variety of plates to share allowed everyone to taste many different dishes. All the different meals that we shared were delicious including the ice cream that ended the night. Wow!

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Great food at a very reasonable price with a huge wine selection. Ask the manager, who always stops by your table to chat, for a tour of the wine cellar. Its an easy and safe walk from the Sofitel Metropole in Hanoi. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Our hotel recommended this restaurant but not sure why. It was difficult to find and when we did reach it we were underwhelmed by the dark decor and ambiance. It also felt cold temperature wise. Not many customers either, although it was mid week. Our food was fine but overpriced - and as others have said it seemed a bit bland taste wise. Also, my main meal arrived about 5 minutes after my husband's with no decent explanation - I don't expect that in a restaurant that is trying to give the impresion of being up market and where the kitchen was definitely not under pressure. The wine prices were crazy and whilst I appreciate that Vietnam is not a wine country we visited other places where the prices (and quality of house wine) were much better. We ate our meal and left quickly as frankly there was nothing to keep us hanging around.

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Thank Basilcat14
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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Went for a business dinner. Exceptional Vietnamese food, and superb wine (expensive but good) in a different setting. The entrance is stunning at night and a far cry from the modest lane where this restaurant is. The hostess greets you in traditional Vietnamese attire and I found the overall experience excellent. Highly recommended

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

My wife and I ate here twice in our 5 days in N Vietnam. Really loved it. It was not busy either time, but not empty. Both times about half the tables were occupied, and we were a bit jet lagged so were there at 6:00 and 6:30. The decor and atmosphere is relaxing, modern, and interesting mix of Asian and western. Waiters were very attentive without hovering, and always had big smiles. English was good.

Starters: The pho was actually the best pho I had on the trip. Delightfully fresh, sad it was only a small bowl (as a starter). Hue style spring rolls were amazing - wrapped in a birds nest kind of rice pancake instead of rice paper, fried to a lovely golden brown, and served on skewers on a hollowed pineapple lit by candle from the inside. Of course, a photo of that ended up on facebook and instagram. Pork pancakes were also tasty, though not as memorable as the other two.

Mains - Duck breast with mandarin sauce was superb. Light, moist, tasty. Can also recommend the spicy beef - not too spicy but with some chili on the side to dial up the heat. Stir fried vegetables were excellent, not too crunchy or too soft, with a nice sauce. The Club de L'Oriental stir fried rice was a real sensation - generous portions of crab, a nice nutty flavour from the sesame oil, a great dish on its own. Also had a nice pork dish served in a claypot (don't recall the dish name). Pork was very tender and nicely seasoned.

Wine - Good wine list. We tried an Italian chardonnay as a bit of an experiment (for us) and were so impressed we ordered it again the second visit.

We're not big dessert eaters, but did try the flaming mango (excellent) and the vanilla ice cream was quite good.

Of course it is more expensive than street food, but much cheaper than the big hotels. Three course dinner for two, with wine, about US$125.

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