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“Decor excellent, food just-above-average” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hoi An Vietnamnese Restaurant

Hoi An Vietnamnese Restaurant
Ranked #191 of 3,104 Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: High End Dining
Jakarta, Indonesia
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159 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Decor excellent, food just-above-average”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

Went here with a business group. Had one of the set meals. Very mixed, with some of the dishes inevitably better than others. The lobster was memorably excellent, spring rolls very good (though stingy with the number of rolls recognising so cheap to make!). The beef not good. The sea cucumber and mushrooms was bland and made us all remember why we don't eat sea cucumbers. All else average to good. Would recommend going for a la carte.

Wasn't impressed that our table was right in front of the musicians, ie noisy.

Overall, definitely not the best meal I've had in HCMC or Hanoi. I would recommend staying simple and have Vietnamese fare in one of the many good "basic" restaurants in HCMC and then going to one of the nicer French restaurants if looking for something special. This place is a little bit of a tourist trap, complete with Australians in their ubiquitous shorts and singlets national dress. Or just come here for dessert and a coffee to enjoy the atmosphere.

Service was OK, not excellent. Some of the dishes cold.

Was going to give an average rating, but bumped it up as my visitors enjoyed it. Having lived in Vietnam for 5 years, I would not go except with visitors who wanted a tourist brochure-esque "Vietnamese" experience.

But very nice decor. Advice to the restaurant - don't rely on the "atmosphere" - get a better standard of food.... And stop with the sea cucumber!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Colin M
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Pubordee K, General Manager at Hoi An Vietnamnese Restaurant, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We truly value opinions of our guests and it is sad to read that we were not able to impress you despite our effort to deliver our commitment for high quality of products and services.

We have addressed the impression you get about us being a tourist trap by reviewing the dishes we offered. We have more products which are yet to be explored by our guests. We want you to know that we truly enjoy sharing our passion for our destination with guests for them to walk out the door feeling happy and satisfied.

If you come back to Hoi An Restaurant we would love to have the opportunity to speak with you directly, so please ask for Ms. Dao Thi Thanh Thuan.

Thank you and we look forward to see you again in the future.
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Vietnamese first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Recommended restaurant for fine dining experience & ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

If you are looking for fine dining experience and ambience, certainly Hoi An is worth a visit. Nicely crafted wooden Vietnamese styled architecture envelopes the place. We sat at the upper deck where a trio of musicians entertained us with soft light music. Certainly a good place to entertain guests. Service is professional befitting the place. Prices are above average.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pubordee K, General Manager at Hoi An Vietnamnese Restaurant, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Our products and services are indeed a fine dining concept, offering purely Vietnamese food. And we were listed with the New York based website, The Daily Meal as one of the 101 Best Restaurants in Asia in this concept. With your support we made it.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Warwickshire, UK
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Finish on a high!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Our last night in Vietnam after travelling the length of the country was spent in Hoi An restaurant and we loved it. In contrast to almost everything else in Vietnam, this restaurant is very romantic. The food, staff and atmosphere were all spot on and a final night spent eating the most delicious food seemed the perfect way to end what has been an amazing trip!! Don't forget your credit card...prices are comparable to home.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Poddweller
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Pubordee K, General Manager at Hoi An Vietnamnese Restaurant, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear valued guest,

We appreciate the fact that you have seen the value of our service, property and products. We tried to give more emphasis in providing you the best quality of products and services for a fine dining restaurant in Saigon thus we are happy to hear you have a happy experience with us. With the launching of more creative dishes and the good review of the New York based website, The Daily Meal, putting Hoi An in the list of 101 Best Restaurants in Asia, we do hope to welcome you back.
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Knutsford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Go there!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Food exquisite, service perfect, overpriced 100% profit but if can afford it do it.......amazing!!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Linda190778
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Pubordee K, General Manager at Hoi An Vietnamnese Restaurant, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear valued guest,

We are glad to hear we have served you well as we intend to. We are working to maintain our reputation of being one of the 101 Best Restaurants in Asia this year as rated by New York based website, The Daily Meal. We are hoping though that you can pay us a visit again and try our new dishes which are more creative and interesting than what we have now. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Worst and most expensive meal in Vietnam”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Yes the place has a nice decor, the staff are very friendly, but the price you pay for and what you get is absolutely the worst I've had. If you are not paying out of your own pocket, and don't mind a mediocre meal, and doesn't mind to pay for 53,000 dong for a local bottle of mineral water, then you might find this place acceptable. But in the food heaven Saigon, you can easily eat 3 fantastic meals with what you paid for in Hoi An. I certainly won't go back nor recommend it to anyone. With the empty room we saw, I don't except this place to stay in business much longer.

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Thank leileibe
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Pubordee K, General Manager at Hoi An Vietnamnese Restaurant, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Valuable customer,

I am writing to express my deepest appreciation for your point of view sharing for our Hoi An restaurant

You are entitled to your personal comment and opinion about our selling price which are absolutely and totally different between fine dining restaurant and casual or family restaurant

Our job is to ensure that we serve food that is safe and hygienic for consumption. There is a price different between what is sold in a casual restaurant and in a fine dining restaurant. As long as we are competing fairly against other competitors in the market, I strongly believe that we are aiming at offering the worth value food and service to customers.

We wish you a pleasant stay in HCMC and Vietnam.

Thank you for your understanding and we wish you good health and happiness.

Best Regards,
PK.Ohm
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