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“Great location- staff not so much”
Review of Secret Garden

Secret Garden
Ranked #70 of 777 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
canada
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“Great location- staff not so much”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

lovely location, beautiful setting. Food was good, not exceptional. Service was very indifferent, even though not busy. Lovely guitar playing and singing which made up for the lack of service. For that reason, would not recommend.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Our best restaurant in Vietnam”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Good meal. Excellent staff. Best place in Vietnam for food. With quiet music. The place is very beautiful. The manager is Spanish. Dishes are big. A bit hide between the street but a real place for lovers.

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austin, tx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Meager portion, felt gouged”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We went here based on the recommendation of one of our hotel staff, who I now figure must have a relative who owns the place. To be fair, she recommended their spring rolls specifically, which were very good. However, my curry had strange composite substances in it and my daughter was served 4 prawns in a coconut shell as her lunch. Sorry, but just because the presentation is somewhat creative, does not mean you don't have to feed people! That said, my husband's fresh fish was fine. The atmosphere is really nice, with a lovely outdoor space. Unfortunately, although we were the only patrons, they decided to chop down a tree a foot away from our table while we were eating! Didn't exactly add to the ambiance. You can get much better and cheaper food in Hoi An, at least based on this visit.

  • Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

We ate here as part of a pre booked Hoi An day tour so we had low expectations based on other package lunches we had experienced in Hue and Hanoi. The food/set menu was actually very good. The main course was beef curry, fish satay, and grilled tiger prawns. All dishes were delicious and served fairly quickly although there were only two other tables whilst we were there. Worth a look.

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Bournemouth, England
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“Terrible service”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The setting was really different shame about the staff more interested in chatting to each other .
We had to find them to get our desert order and drinks yet the place was very quiet . The waiting staff dress was a football top. Considering what you are paying not worth the money.
Even the bill was wrong had so many crossing outs on it . I had to ask for another bill the waiter only laughed. I asked to see who was in charge and was told they had gone home!!!!!

  • Visited February 2012
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