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“Shockingly good pizza!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vuon Xua (Old Garden) Cafe Restaurant

Vuon Xua (Old Garden) Cafe Restaurant
Ranked #78 of 732 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Shockingly good pizza!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

My girlfriend and I dropped in here on our visit to Hoi An and we loved it! The pizza is exceptional and I like to think I've eaten my fair share in the past. Thin crispy bases and rich toppings....stone baked which makes all the difference. Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A hidden 'old garden'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

During our meanderings in the streets of Hoi An my wife and I came upon the Vuon Xua Cafe (Old Garden Restaurant) tucked away in an alley, 33 Phan Chu Trinh off 76 Tran Phu. The peaceful little garden cafe, which seats approx. 30 people, had pleasant Asian music playing quietly in the background. The food and service were good and the prices very affordable. Definitely worth looking for.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“hard to find”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

we looked several times for this restaurant and decided after a very average meal that it wasnt worth the effort.There are so many very good small ,clean and comfortable places serving good traditional food.This isnt one of them.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“A wonderful find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

We were hot and tired after walking for quite awhile. There was a lady tending on the corner of the alleyway on Tran Phu. "Come eat at my restaurant" she said. We looked at he menu and decided to try it, she said "very good food", she was right. We did wonder where we were going as we followed her down the narrow alley.
We soon came to her restaurant and were happily greeted and seated. She helped us with food choices. The rice pancake was delicious, in fact everything was. It was one of the best meals we had whilst in Hoi An, we enjoyed it so much we returned for lunch the following day. We were very warmly greeted, had great food and were fondly farwelled.
Good down to earth family business, with great food and very good value for money. Do yourself a favour, go and find secret garden in Hoi An, you will be glad you did.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“best food in Hoi An”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is not a fancy restaurant this is just a little mom and pop hole in the wall in Hoi An. Here you get honest to goodness local flavor in a local setting it is down a side street alley off the main tourist street market.
The restaurant is called the OLD SECRET GARDEN. Not I repeat not to be confused with the secret garden restaurant which is just down the street. ( an overpriced pretentious tourist trap) the food at the old secret garden was hot plentiful and tasty. The menu is the size of a small phone book. Just ignore that and ask what the young boy serving likes best .

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rum r
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