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“Only average!”
Review of La Carambole

La Carambole
Ranked #31 of 365 Restaurants in Hue
Cuisines: European, French, Vietnamese
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed December 13, 2013

We made the mistake of going to this restaurant because it was too far for us to walk to their sister restaurant Les Jardins de la Carambole and we did not want to get in a taxi. The food was okay but there was nothing outstanding that we would recommend. The service was decidedly average and, even though there appeared to be a lot of staff on duty, it was not easy to attract their attention! We would not return.

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Thank Eileen L
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Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

We decided to go at LaCarambole based on TripAdvisor users recommandations. But it was one of our worst restaurant in Vietnam. Both French and Vietnamese food deserve better than this fake fancy-place. Pre-made Spring rolls and two shrimps with pepper and lemon sauce is not a meal! It is an insult to the gastronomie art.

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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Being #1 on Trip Advisor is always a useful guidance. It proved again a good yardstick as the food was excellent. A reason for us not to look any further on our second night in Hue and return to it. Especially the fish prepared in banana leaves was of the highest standard but also the mackerel prepared with lemongrass appeared to be an excellent choice. The dessert, crepes flambé with rum, was fun seeing and eating.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We had dinner there, the staff were very friendly and the food was delicious, though my husbands fish fillet had way too many bones in it. We had the Hue specialities for starters, which were really tasty and I had the chicken in lemongrass and chilli for main which was delicious. My husband had the mackerel in lemongrass and chilli, which was good despite it having too many bones.

Would recommend, nice ambience and very relaxed atmosphere.

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Thank r_shah1977
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We went here after dinner for coffee and dessert. The coffee taste and texture was ok, nothing great but not as bad as some of the really foamy coffees served up in most places. The good thing was that they had decaf coffee.

We also ordered a chocolate cake which was tasty, a banana chocolate pancake which was also good. However, the lemon tart was essentially a lemon pizza, and tasted nothing like a tart.

We were seated outside. The overall ambiance is nice. It just seems like a not too bad - not too good type of place.

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Thank wordtraveller13
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