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“A cocoonish paradise of zen”

Son Hoian Restaurant
Ranked #30 of 754 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A small Vietnamese house on the way from ancient town to Cua Dai beach (in between Phuoc An River Hotel and Hoi An Riverside Resort). A stop-by site for you to take a break before heading to the beach or to gain your energy after long hours by the sea. A chill out atmosphere, a simple and elegant interior design, open space to view the Hoian rice field before it would fade out by the invading of rude modernism. Good just with the healthy-concept smoothies, without sugar and condensed milk, or a light sophisticated meal to a romantic dinner with your lovers.Perfected with jazz music collection, from Nat King Cole to Michael Buble...Welcome all of you to come and enjoy the Vietnamese slow food meals as well as enjoy every minutes of an unhurried life.
Tromso, Norway
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“A cocoonish paradise of zen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Me and my girlfriend visited a lot of 'gay-friendly' places and restaurants in Vietnam, and this was one of the best experiences we had. The location is somewhat impractical, right between the town and the beach, so really neither here nor there, but it is well worth a trip or stopping on your way. We both love spring-rolls, so we tried some wherever we ate while in Vietnam, and the ones we got here were the best we had. All the food was really good and interesting. This is a good place to go for a culunary experience with a great, calm, atmosphere. The waitress didn't speak much English, but she was really sweet and even helped us with our moped. I would definately recommend this place to LGBT travellers as it was very subtle, nothing flashy, it's just a place where you can expect to be respected as you are.

  • Visited March 2014
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“Lovely setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Good food; good ambience and good pricing. You have to go a bit out of Hoi An towards the beach area. It is on the left side of the road seen from Hoi An.

Visited August 2014
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“Best smoothies in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We returned hungry from the beach on our bicycles, and we dropped by this little spot, very good lunch and fantastic smoothie!

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“Good Food, nice location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Been here for lunch, the food was delicious and the staff is really friendly and help full! You'll find good local food as well as western food, but mainly seafood.
Try the Papaya Salad :-)

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“Best find in Hoi An possibly in all our travels around Vietnam!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were recommended to go to this restaurant and weren't disappointed! It was definitely or best meal in Hoi An and possibly in all of Vietnam (I day that because we haven't been to HCM yet). Set in a garden the ambience is lovely. The food is fantastic! Loved the lost and found cassava salad, beef la lot and the chargrilled chick with lemongrass. 2 entrees and 2 mains and 2 wines was $35 AUD.
Get there if you can!

  • Visited August 2014
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