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“The BEST IN Hoian!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Laugh Cafe Restaurant

Laugh Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #96 of 732 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $4
Cuisines: Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Laugh Cafe was set up in 2007 to provide hospitality training to Vietnamese youth. Many young people from the area around Hoi An and Danang come to Hoi An seeking work in the tourist industry. With minimal English and no experience they can only find work in menial positions. Laugh Cafe offers training in hospitality English, service skills, safety and hygiene, restaurant and kitchen management and cooking skills. When our trainees leave we help them find a job in the area that the area that they wish to work in.Laugh Cafe is supported by MAD Indochina, an Australian NGO.
Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The BEST IN Hoian!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Flavorable food, friendly staff, good service, reasonable prices ...we had dinner there 3 nights out of 6 in Hoian and each was a winner!

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Kelly A
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Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
““DON'T Miss this Restaurant!””
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

Some of the best traditional Vietnamese food I have ever tasted was at Laugh cafe restaurant. The dishes take some time to arrive at the table ..be prepared, but they are so worth the wait, as the ingredients often come straight from the market after you have ordered. hmm!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mick p
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Da Lat, Vietnam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“You really should go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited Laugh after it was recommended to us by a fellow traveller who had eaten here daily. We had already been here in Hoi An for several days and eaten at other local places. Laugh had really good versions of other meals we had had; the shrimp spring rolls were so good that we did a cooking class with Huy (Co-Owner, Manager and Chef) so we can make them at home. We ate there a total of 4 nights, and enjoyed the best "fresh" beer that we had found, and very reasonably priced local wine. Adrian's (who owns Laugh, and runs it with MAD) company was interesting and welcome. While the location isn't perfect, there is always some interesting street life to observe.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Bruce L
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Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
“Excellent food I will never forget!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

This local quality establishment serves the best food in Hoi an, and should not be missed to experience the best of local cuisine. This was unlike any other meal we had in Vietnam, with the food being fresh and full of flavour. The Fish dish, vietnam salad, wonton were the most amazing things we have ever had. We also had cooking class here. It was amazing with excellent quality. Now we can cook some vietnamese foods at home. And we would not hesitate in saying this was a highlight of the lovely town of HoiAn. The menu has something for everyone, and is very well priced and full of all the tastes of the region. Staffs are so friendly with good service. LOVELY

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank phillip c
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Bellingen, Australia
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“Popular resturant with average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We had seen alot of people over a couple of days at this cafe. We had vegetable soup and fresh spring rolls. Vege soup was o k but the fresh spring rolls were poor. They contained mostly grated chewy pale vege with a little grated carrot and small pieces of meat.we did enjoy the fruit smoothies though. Friendly waiter but long wait for food.

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Thank mamoore1953
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laugh01, General Manager at Laugh Cafe Restaurant, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
We are sorry that you did not enjoy all the food at Laugh Cafe, however we can do something about explaining the wait for your food. At Laugh all our food is prepared after you have placed an order. Nothing is prepared in advance. This ensures that your food is a fresh as possible, but it also entails having to wait a little longer.
It is true that at Laugh; Food takes time.
We seek to train young people about quality and customer care.
In Hoi An most of our customers have time to enjoy our service and our offerings. We do understand however that some customers are in a hurry.
We sincerely hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in Vietnam.
Peter
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