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“Very special”
Review of Secret Garden

Secret Garden
Ranked #71 of 808 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $48
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Opened from Jan 18th 2009, we were serving authentic Vietnamese foods with a large drink-menu of 78 wine names from 17 countries and 36 selected international cocktails. We also operate daily cooking course with capacity of under 8 participants per class. A venue of fine dining place, tranquil privacy in an atmosphere of greenery and live music performed by the best classic guitarist in town. For further information, please find us on internet. The access can be found easily in one of three alleys next to 69 Phan Chu Trinh.St, or 56 Le Loi.St, or 130 Tran Phu.St. Please donot mistake ours with the mimic restaurant nearby us, which was recently opened with very similar name. We are isolated Secret Garden in Hoi An, legally opened from 2009 hereby warming welcome you.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very special”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

My wife and I had dinner here and enjoyed it immensely. The five-colour salad was absolutely to die-for, and everything we ordered was incredibly tasty and generous in its servings. Service was great and the location was very romantic and very clean. They invite guests to see the kitchen which in my opinion is a good sign.
We chose to do a half-day cooking class through this restaurant also. The staff were very friendly, the food we prepared and ate was absolutely delicious and the preparation area was very clean. We were also taken to the markets as part of the tour and found it very informative. Great restaurant!!

  • Visited October 2012
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“Still a great visit”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Great restaurant to get away from the hustle and bustle, nice ambiance when the mist sprays are on, well appointed and good service and fantastic prices.

  • Visited September 2012
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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4 reviews
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“Wow - dig deep to get the best, tricky to find but worth finding.”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

First visit was in 2010 and thought this place was dammed good, but didn't have time to do confirmation visit. Back again in 2012 one, two, three and four times, every time impressed about the quality and reliability - high class Vietnamese, but unlike most this was - "same but same" not "same but different" ie.strong in reliablity & quality control
Fresh and high quality ingredients help a lot. The simple 5 color salad is a must of mine every time. The taste and perfect balance of flavor, texture, herb & spice gets me every time.
Cocktails are full strength and reasonably priced. Watch out for others with 1/2 price happy hour and watered down 1/4 strength drinks.

Very happy every time. ......Shaun

  • Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Try the five colored salad”
Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Cannot improve on this restaurant. The venue is so special, serene and green. Getting there down meandering narrow ancient lane ways is fun. Food is just fantastic - flavors amazing. Staff are friendly and professional. Live background music some evenings perfect for the environment. We love this place!!

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New York City, New York
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“Great find in Hoi An”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

This restaurant is off the beaten path, but once you find it you will like it! You need to take one of the small alleys off the streets to get to this garden set in the back among many houses. Just look for the small sign off Le Loi street to find your way. The food was quite good and a great value. We really liked the atmosphere here set in the garden as it was quiet and almost tranquil off the busy streets of Hoi An. They have a cooking school with an outdoor kitchen. We did not do this, but it looked like a nice program.

  • Visited September 2012
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