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“Amazing value delicious food and great service, a must.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Les Jardins de La Carambole

Les Jardins de La Carambole
Ranked #13 of 296 Restaurants in Hue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: French, Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Les Jardins De La Carambole is a new restaurant in Hue serving Vietnamese and French cuisine. It is inside the Citadel, very near the Forbidden City. It's an impressive reconstruction of a French Colonial Villa. Great attention was paid to every detail of the historic reconstruction.
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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“Amazing value delicious food and great service, a must.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

We had the 5 course menu royal consisting of vietnamese soup, a delicate fish and beef in banana leaf, calamari, chicken and cantonese rice , and coco and passion fruit ice cream, all course were delicious. The service was impeccable, best so far in vietnam. I suspect the rest of the menu is of equal quality and value, and we shall be going back to explore.

  • Visited March 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great food and good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

12 of us had a fantastic lunch here on a day in Hue. Well presented food that tasted fantastic. Used my little bit of French with the owner who was very friendly. Not sure of the cost as it was booked through a package with Mrs Thi of Smile tours.

  • Visited February 2013
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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“don't miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We spent some two weeks touring Vietnam and this was by far the best restaurant we had - certainly for the price. This is a french restaurant with strong local influence (to distinguish from Vietnamese restaurants with a French touch). All the dishes were perfectly prepared and served with a smile. I took the daily Prix-Fix which included 5 courses and, listen to this, cost $6. Can't beat it. The menu is rich with selection and the several items we tasted covered fish, pork, beef, vegi all were uniformly great dishes. I have already sent friends to there and received the same reaction - don't miss

  • Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Generally good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Good menu of Hue foods and French foods. Certainly a chance to try something new with good wine or beer. One member in our part had cool pasta but otherwise it was good. The owner was present which is nice.

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“Top Recommendation: Les Jardins de La Carambole”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

MinMax Travel Day Tours provided most of what we needed on our family trip. Still, there were a few times we ventured out and about to find restaurants and shopping without the tours. While in Hue, Vietnam we obtained a recommendation to eat at Les Jardins de La Carambole from the locals. It is a French restaurant with Vietnamese and French cuisine. We soon found they offer breakfast, brunch and late night meals.

Almost anywhere you eat or travel in Vietnam it is going to be affordable. Most meals were between $5 and $20 making it perfect for our family to afford. The food, service, atmosphere and value were all just what we had hoped for. The ambience alone made you fit into the culture and enjoyment of the city. Here you can make certain you are dining in a restaurant you trust if you are afraid of eating on the streets. More importantly, you can try Hue cuisine. It might not be the most authentic food, but it was enough of an experiment for the kids, so we got through the meal without trouble. It was also easy to get to from the tourist areas.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sam M
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