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“Arrogant, dreadful food and appalling service”
Review of Cafe de Paris

Cafe de Paris
Ranked #18 of 259 Coffee & Tea in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $15
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Madame, monsieur, It's with pleasure we will receive you in our cafe bistrot in the old quarter of Hanoi. A little Paris where you can find French specialities like tartare, tartiflette, goat cheese salad, cheese, wine and meat. We are able to serve all your family and friends with pasta and burger also. Our team can speak French, English, Japanese and vietnamese in a traditional place. See you soon to share a convivial moment
Reviewed January 5, 2013

It looked so inviting. After a week living with the hill tribes the idea of some well cooked french food was so appealing.

We were given a table. Then the trouble began. It was alike a comedy sketch. "Ill have the Toulouse sausage...". "we're out of that". "I'll have the Charcuterie plate "we're out of that". I'll have the cheese..." we're out of that.... I mean what sort of French restaurant runs out of cheese.

We settled on Andouilette. I love Andouilette. It was a brave choice, but this was a french restaurant and the one place that knows how to do andouilette is the French , right? Wrong.

Then we were asked to move to the Bar as the Manager wanted the table for friends of his who had "pre-booked". It soon became evident that this was no such thing, and as we struggled to sit and chat at the bar, they continued to be rude, noisy and then spent most of their time outside on the pavement drinking with the manager/owner. We could have had the table and been out of there.

Then we were told the Beer had run out. All of this was at 7pm in the evening - not like they had had a run on covers for the evening.

Then the Andouilette arrived. It was disgusting. Cold, rubbery and terrible presentation. It was served with mashed potato that was lumpy.The manager was called and he just did that arrogant Gallic shrug and said " it's Andouilette" as if that solved the problem and third world debt all in one simple explanation. No apology, no explanation and clearly no discussion

As we left, we had to push past the Manager and his friends who were blocking the way and didn't even a) move or b) ask us if we had enjoyed our meal. Smart move on the latter point because I might have given him both barrels.

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

I don't think this is your place if you want something fancy and glamourous...This is the place for some one who wants to enjoy the warmth and coziness of winter days =)

Thank TaeWoo
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Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Very Nice staff, fresh & good food, clean and pleasant atmosphere with typical French meals. Even has Belgium beers ;-)

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Thank Bilsig
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Limited dinner and wine menu, but very good French food in a charming bistro in the heart of the Old Quarter. Reasonably priced for the quality. Also got some great sandwiches to take out for an overnight train trip. Would return next time I'm in Hanoi.

Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Just some step from Green Street Hotel and near Grass beer Shop, you can choose some soft drinks and good pizza

Thank HenryHCM
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