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“Best food in Vietnam”

Red Dragon Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 788 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $6
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: FINE VIETNAMESE FOOD: creative and refined take on classic Vietnamese cuisine using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients where possible
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best food in Vietnam”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

This family owned restaurant serves the best food I have eaten in Vietnam, the young chef here understands food and how to get the best from it with a depth of flavour in each mouth full that is to be experienced. We visited this restaurant 2 years ago and were very keen to return and were once again impressed with the passion that this young chef puts into the 5 star food hẻ serves. The family are lovely people and provide service that is warm and friendly where nothing is a problem, the restaurant is easy to find located on the road that leads to Cau Dai Beach next to the Lotus Hotel.
We did not have to wait for our food and would have gladly waited anyway to eat Vietnamese food as good as this at a very reasonable price.

  • Visited November 2012
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“Must visit, a little gem”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

My partner and I just aate here and the food was amazing. After reading some reviews about taking a while to receive the food we good there a little earlier but the wait wasn't any longer than I have waited back home in Australian. Beers were cheap so the time went quickly.
Its a little out of town ( $3 cab ride) but a must visit. The food was delicious and ridiculous value for money. We had 2 appetizers, 2 mains, and 4 beers all for under $15.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A gem off the beaten track”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

I agree wholeheartedly with Petra R's review. This place is a gem!

The problem with this restaurant is its location. It's located about halfway between Old Hoi An and Cua Dai beach, about 2km from either right on Cua Dai road. But it's really just a problem of awareness, not convenience: you can bike to it in 10 minutes or taxi to it for about USD1.50.

The food is the best I've tasted in Vietnam to date. The portion sizes were generous and the food wonderfully flavourful. Typical prices are USD2.50-4.00 for a meal. And while it's true that it takes longer for the food to be delivered than most other Vietnamese restaurants, it's still very fast service by North American (or certainly by good quality restaurant) standards.

The staff were extremely friendly and warm. After our meal we chatted for a few minutes and I learned that the typical customers are expats who discover the place then come often. I could see why--I would go back often if I lived in Hoi An. At the end of our meal, they gave us each a free water bottle for our bike ride to the beach.

I highly recommend a visit to this restaurant, whether it's for a lunch on your way to the beach or as a special trip 'out' of town for a great meal.

  • Visited October 2012
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Zaandam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“went back over and over again”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We went back to this restaurant three days in a row, just like one of the other reviewers. Wonderful food, great tastes and wonderful people. Like many restaurants it does take a while for them to prepare your food, but if you wait patiently you will be rewarded. I wish them more customers because they truly deserve it. Try the stuffed squid!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Petra R
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“Very good food, great service if a bit slow”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Great food at a very reasonable price. Service was good, but a little slow. Well worth a visit for a cruisey holiday meal. Would highly recommend.

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