We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Cafe 43 for Dinner”
Review of Cafe 43

Cafe 43
Ranked #95 of 845 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Cafe 43 is a good local spot. The service was great and so were the 3,000 dong fresh beers. I had the chicken curry with steamed rice which was average. I did have high expectations because of the reviews but the prices are cheap which balanced it out. I would visit again but just try another meal.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Joshua L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (987)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

518 - 522 of 987 reviews

Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Got chicken burger. Ordered beef burger. Gave it back, got another chicken burger. They insicted it was beef. Gave it back. Still ended up on the bill. Not really cheaper then most nice places in town eather.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank hwot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We dined here at the recommendation of our guide and when we arrived it was clear to see that this place had long been discovered by travellers. The service was friendly, the food sensational and the prices ridiculously low. I ordered a beer and 2 main sized meals and my bill only came to $2.50 (I feel embarrassed by this!). Our group of eight just about ordered the entire menu. The place is not flash but largeish for its kind. A tiny bit off the beaten track but well worth the visit. If you're on a budget or even if you're not, Cafe 43 should be one place you should dine at. Try the stuffed squid!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank jazzyjules63
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 21, 2013

We went to this restaurant based on our guidebook's recommendation. Upon arriving we were overwhelmed by the accolades written by previous guests. So I guess we were expecting something really, really special. Well, that is not what we got. The food was OK, but very far from fantastic. In fact it was the first place in all of South Asia where everything tasted of pepper. I am not a fan of pepper in any case, but it should especially be very lightly used in South Asian cuisine. Here everything was soaked in pepper.
The beer is the cheapest we have seen in Hoi An, but the food is not special.
Verdict - not worth the trek. If you happen to be in the neighourhood, go for it, but don't go out of your way to eat here

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank utas2010
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Menu is vast and the food is delicious and cheap. Friendly service. Highly recommended. A cut above most traveller restaurants. Also does great cooking courses. Just ask.

Thank new_test_leper_13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cafe 43 also viewed

Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
 
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
 

Been to Cafe 43? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing