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“Good food, impersonal service.”

Morning Glory Restaurant
Ranked #83 of 808 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Bombay, India
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Good food, impersonal service.”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We went here based on the reviews on TA. Definitely a popular spot. Most of the tables were full and we were lucky to get a table immediately. Our first night in Vietnam and our first experience with Vietnamese food. We went by the recommendations of the lady that served us.

Papaya salad and white rose dumplings for starters. The salad came to our table two mins after ordering which made me wonder about the "fresh" bit. The flavours were unusual and interesting. The white rose dumplings were nice but nothing to rave about. Our mains include prawn curry, stir fried morning glory and tuna steak. The curry was delicious. The morning glory crunchy and a perfect side but the tuna steak was just ok. Too full to try out the dessert.

The service was decent but clearly impersonal. I think they are too busy to give any personal attention to you or even make an effort to know what you like. I asked the waitress if this is the kind of food they ate at home or was it tempered down to suit western tastes. She did say though that they do like with chillies. And while there was none in our food, she then got us some freshly chopped red chillies on the side for us.

Going by all the reviews though, this is definitely great Vietnamese cuisine, but I think I would probably prefer a smaller place where I would get more interaction that would help us to understand the cuisine and it's flavours more.

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best restaurant in Hoi An, hands down!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Buzzing restaurant in the old town. Loved everything we ate. Banh Xeo is a must! Definitely need to eat here at least once during your stay.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Tremendous - great food with reasonable prices”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Ate at Morning Glory tonight with a group. The food was excellent. Try to sit upstairs if possible -- a little quieter. Also, you might need to make a reservation as we could not get in the night before. While the food was great, the prices are very reasonable. We ordered a few appetizers, main courses for everyone and dessert. It was too much food, but still only came to $15 per person including tip. (Note that other than a couple beers, most of us only drank water). Highly recommend the crab wontons -- an excellent appetizer. The Cargo restaurant across the street is also owned by the same person. That is also tasty and reasonably priced.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Delicious food”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

The meal we had here was one of the best in Vietnam...in fact it was so good we came back with a big group two days later. All you would hope for in Vietnamese cooking - fresh herbs, tasty salads, al dente noodles. best to sit downstairs if possible and soak up the atmosphere of the central kitchen.

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Durham
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“It's definitely worth a visit”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

What a great restaurant located in the wonderful ancient part of Hoi An. We needed to book as it was an incredibly busy Sunday evening, but only had to entertain ourselves for an hour whilst awaiting a table. It wasn't as busy the following evening, so clearly weekends are the problem. We were shown promptly to a table and our food was served very quickly. My crab wantons, followed by cinnamon beef (although the main came before the starter was finished) were both wonderfully flavored. My main came with crunchy French bread and the obligatory rice, all in all too much food but excellent quality and very reasonably priced. The menu is in English and well described and advised. Good atmosphere and clearly popular.

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