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“Good food in Hanoi” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Blue Butterfly Restaurant - Cooking Class

Blue Butterfly Restaurant - Cooking Class
Ranked #31 of 2,169 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Blue Butterfly is located inside the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter, occupying a 300-year-old two-storey wooden house that promises a highly atmospheric and enjoyable environment. Its antique architecture should be the most attractive feature of this restaurant with all the furniture made of wood, traditional antiquities and Hanoi's scenes hanging along the wall...
Kennewick, WA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food in Hanoi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for great vietnamese food off the street and found the Butterfly. Their menu consisted of the standard vietnamese menu and we ordered special Beef with lemongrass chili and Hanoi Duck. Both were delicious. Prices seemed reasonable for the Quarter, and after having Campbells Chicken noodle Pho at the New Day restaurant up the road, this was a pleasant return to good, Vietnamese food. We had good service from a pleasant staff, however I think the duck was pork, not duck. Prices reasonable for Hanoi and portion size generous. I would eat here again next time I return to Hanoi

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious find in the old quarter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

Blue Butterfly was a great find in the old quarter . Good, fresh and inexpensive food. Tihn, the manager speaks English , and is very helpful. My daughter has food allergies and he was very accommodating. We, as a family ( 4 of us) took the cooking class the next day as well and not only was it fun, but we got to eat our delicious made dishes after for lunch and we are looking forward to making what we learnt at home. It's good, straight forward vietnamese food.

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Thank diana b
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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Slow service, so-so meals”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Our family of four came here for dinner, there were only two other guests in the restaurant. We ordered our meals and waited. Each meal came out separately which is common in Asia, but my meal came out over an hour after the other three meals. My fries were stone cold, the burger, although tasty was only warm. Considering the time we had waited I feel this is quite bad service. The staff were friendly, but the service was just too slow.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Amberlina80
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tripadvisor malarkey -- avoid!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, it was a couple minutes walk from our hotel and we were weary after a long flight and the reviews seemed OK so we checked it out. The place was empty when we got there and had a weird vibe however as we were starving we decided to give it a go anyway.

When the staff weren't all huddled around the football on television in the main dining room they were standing next to our table staring at us, presumably waiting for us to order. The food was out within a few minutes and really was nothing to write home about. It was edible and we didn't get sick so I guess it passes the definition of "food", not much more I can say about it other than it was cheap.

But the reason I am writing this review and the reason I am giving it a "poor" rating is that after our meal the manager gave us his card and promised us a significant discount on our next meal if we wrote a favourable review for him on this website TripAdvisor!

I CALL MALARKEY ON THAT!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Luke D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

We had the spring rolls which were fabulously crunchy and beer which was fabulously beer. Tinh, the manager, was very friendly and funny and he speaks English, French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Japanese, and Vietnamese.

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Thank Josephiiine
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