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“Incredible food, amazing hospitality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hoai Linh Restaurant

Hoai Linh Restaurant
Ranked #211 of 732 Restaurants in Hoi An
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Incredible food, amazing hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We've been to hoai Linh 3 times now during our stay in Hoi An, the food is delicious, doesn't break the bank and the owner is the best part - Extremely friendly, and very helpful. He even sat down with us for our meal last night telling us the best places to go in Hoi An and just general conversation, very lovely. Food is great quality and much cheaper and flavoursome than found by the river in hoi an. The spring rolls are a must, and a visit is necessary when in hoi an. Best place for Vietnamese food in hoi an for sure!

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Calgary
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58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try this place based on the number of locals eating here. The food was extremely good! Lots of flavor, spice, and heat. Really delicious. The owner came over and chatted with us for awhile. He was very genuine and interested in speaking together with us, it was a nice touch to make us feel welcomed. We had 7 dishes and 13 beers among our group for the grand total of $25.... amazing value.

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Hong Kong, China
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66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delicious and great price!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

It was our very first meal in Hoi An, we were staying at a hotel nearby. After checking in at 3pm, we were starving!!!
So we figured to walk towards the old town and see what's there...
We walked by Hoai Linh and figure to give this local food a try. The owner/chef was so friendly and greeted us...he had a quick chat with us and as we pointed to photos and made our order, he went stright to the back and started cooking!
They were all so delicious! The garlic morning glory is a must try! The three of us liked it so much and ordered a second plate.
Lastly, I got to say...even my friend (who used to be a chef) gave it thumbs up...only one thing...the chef tends to put 'pepper' on all dishes...you can tell him not to for a better authentic taste.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food for a great price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

This was by far the best local restaurant we found here! For a very cheap price we were shocked at the great quality,taste and presentation of the food. They make you feel very welcome and the owner will come to have a genuine chat to you which is nice. He also recommended some dishes to try, spring rolls and deep fried wanton which were both lovely dishes. Will return a third time and we highly recommend =)

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“So good we visited three nights in a row!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

After arriving in Hoi An slightly fatigued from train and taxi travel, we walked out of our hotel and wanted to find somewhere nearby to eat. What luck to stumble upon this place! The food was the best we had had so far in Vietnam, and the prices probably around some of the cheapest to. The owner is immensely friendly and always came over for a chat (and a few vodka shots one night!) and is impressively multi-skilled in his running of the ship!

A fantastic place to eat, full of locals, excellent menu and at a price you can't go wrong regardless. One of the more memorable experiences so far.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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