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“Great find” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gecko Cheap and Cheerful Restaurant

Gecko Cheap and Cheerful Restaurant
Ranked #320 of 2,169 Restaurants in Hanoi
Cuisines: Bar, Asian, Vietnamese, International
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Esperance, Australia
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77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across gecko when out walking and a sudden heavy downpour forced us to find the nearest restaurant. Luckily we went into Gecko and enjoyed a really nice meal.

The waiter was really friendly and service was good. The food was of high quality and better than the other restaurants we had been to in Hanoi. 5 of us ate, 2 had the speciality fish and didn't regret it, the rest of us had food envy!

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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Port Macquarie, Australia
Level Contributor
95 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great place to eat & relax”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

We spent 3 days in Hanoi and kept coming back to Gecko to eat and 'rehydrate'. There are a few Gecko restaurants around, this was the one at the southern end of the lake, near the big round plastic thing in the garden (which is actually a clock). The food was good, tastey and cheap with all day happy hours on some drinks that are cheap to start with. Felt bad being stuck on the same place with so many to choose from but kept wanting to return.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Jeff S
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Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
104 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“A nice casual restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

We ate here several times while in Hanoi. The menu is extensive with both Vietnamese and international choices. The food quality is very good, the pumpkin soup and spring roles are delicious! It's a nice casual dining experience with great music and good service.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Carolinetravels2
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good Food with Good Ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

Visited on 1st May for lunch

Staff at Gecko are friendly and quite proficient in English. Food and drinks were very good. Ambiance was great with nice music and Western/African decorations.

Since we were sitting at the ground floor, the only issue we had was whenever the door opened, heat and dust comes through from the entrance. I think it is quite unavoidable at the ground floor.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank AlvinKKL
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sat upstairs watched the mopeds rush by”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We only had x2 small dishes but both were very good. Typical fresh spring rolls with a beautiful dip. The second dish we had was a salad with banana flower. Again a very good dish. Cocktails were great all for less than £10 (245k VD)
Servers were friendly, the food came quickly!
I feel it was close to 5 stars but we only had a quick bite & drink!

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