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“Delicious food, friendly staff ... and for a good course”

White Lotus Restaurant
Ranked #70 of 838 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Australian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A not-for-profit NGO owned restaurant specialising in top quality, affordable Asian and International cuisine.
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We had lunch at the White Lotus and the local food was excellent, best we have had in Hoi An so far, at prices similar to most other 'tourist' restaurants and to top it up, all profits go to charity.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is a favorite restaurant of ours when traveling in Hoi An, not only for the consistently good food but also because it has been set up for a good cause. The setting is beautiful at night with Vietnamese lanterns hanging in the trees outside, and tables set up on the verandah. The menu is extensive and the service is wonderful. Each time we visit Hoi An, White Lotus is on our restaurant top list, we are never disappointed. Congratulations to all who are part of this great cause!

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

As a group of 7 we found the White Lotus to be a wonderful experience. It is a sponsored private Australian supported but locally run restaurant under the umbrella of Project Indochina. I would highly recommend the food and the cookbook that is sold here. We have been here in Hoi An of 4 days and we have eaten here 6 times. The portions are generous in size and visually appealing. The Project Indochina used the profits and donation from the restaurant to fund construction, water purification and other humanitarian projects. We are here for 2 more days and I am confident the children in our travel group will indicate that the rest of our meals should be taken at the White Lotus.

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Thank Kenn J
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This cafe is casual, clean and yum. The waitresses are poor teenagers in the community that are being taught life skills by Project Indochina. Both the cafe and charity are run by Geoff Shaw from Australia. He has a goal to help the people of Hoi An and has lost his marriage in doing so :( (We chatted with him whilst he assisted serving in the cafe.) He is a true inspiration to mankind. From my memory, there is also an orphanage nearby to this cafe, and we saw Westerners painting their fence (wish I'd thought to offer our services - will next time!!) PLEASE bring any clothes from home you no longer require and donate to the orphanage. www.projectindochina.org is Geoff's charity website.

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Thank richmich3
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

This little restaurant tucked up between shops in Hoi An is a great place to get a real taste for Vietnamese food. Clean premises, friendly staff, great prices and something for everyone (even fussy eaters that may not want to be too adventurous).

The White Lotus ticks all the boxes. We stayed in Hoi An for 4 nights and chose to eat there twice. A little gem!

Thank Mark P
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