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“Good. But over-hyped surely?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Morning Glory Restaurant

Morning Glory Restaurant
Ranked #71 of 721 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Street Food Restaurant and Cooking School. It is owned and managed by Ms Vy (Trinh Diem Vy) who is also the owner and operator of The Cargo Club, Mermaid Restaurant and The Market Restaurant and Cooking School.
Brighton
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“Good. But over-hyped surely?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Here we go again. Another restaurant drowning in 5 star, superlative reviews. As if they were written under the influence. In the cold sober light of early evening, which is how we found it, this eatery is serving good home-style cooking (well at least when and where I was brought up in the Far East) and that's all. It's not "the best food I've eaten in Vietnam" and I hope I'll get a chance to eat somewhere much better. Sure, we've had the misfortune of eating in worse places, but also a few equally or more enjoyable meals at places we can't even see listed on TA. Tonight we had Hoi An chicken rice, tofu spring roll, fish in caramel sauce, chicken curry, bitter melon and beef broth. Prices are highish by Vietnam standards, but this is Hoi An and a celebrity chef with cookbook! Well, if everyone is raving about the food here, I need to get my dad's housekeeper and cook back to open a restaurant. She'd also be a lot tougher than me as a TA reviewer! Morning Glory has several sister eateries in Hoi An: including Cargo Club and The Market. Let's hope the proprietor and chef does not spread herself over too many places and see standards drop. So, a dependable choice but don't get over-awed by the hyperbole in many of the reviews about it here.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Vietnamese food with atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

You have to book for the evening - it took us two days to get in ,but the food was worth waiting for. Superb spring rolls, a delicately flavoured chicken and ginger dish, and wonderful banana crepe to finish with. Interesting old house (like so many in the centre of Hoi An) and we ate in the airy upstairs room (though not on the coveted balcony). Don't miss it if you are going to Hoi An

  • Visited January 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“Fantastic cooking class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Great day. Markets then cooking class. We cooked some of the best food we had during our trip to Vietnam. Thoroughly enjoyable. Inspirational story

Visited January 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We sat out side which was nice although you do get bothered by the street vendors. The restaurant is in one of the lovely old buildings with great atmosphere. We had Vietnbaese food which was great and we would thoroughly recommend.

Visited January 2013
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“Quality restaurant with local food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

This was our second visit to Hoi An and we were looking forward to revisiting Morning Glory once more. We were not disappointed. Oddly enough we sat at the same place we did two years previously upstairs. The service and some of the staff were the same. We had a wonderful meal once more - traditional food in a quality setting. The service is great without being too intrusive. I would definitely recommend booking although they will always do their utmost to accommodate you or refer you to their other restaurant over the bridge. I highly recommend anyone to dine here. PS buy the cookbook - very well written.

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