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“Incredible Food, Incredible Value”

Vina Ngon Restaurant
Ranked #145 of 788 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Albany, New York
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30 reviews
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“Incredible Food, Incredible Value”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This unassuming place, a bit out of the old town but very close to the fabulous Hai Au hotel, manages to turn out the best food in all of Hoi An and very likely in all of Vietnam. I am somewhat of a foodie and although fresh, much of Vietnamese food seems bland to me, especially after the explosive flavors of Thailand. Not so in Vina Ngon. They will make it spicy or not, as you wish, but it is all very tasty and well seasoned. They make everything from scratch so get there early if you don't want to wait. We ate there two times, had fish in clay pot and fish hot pot as well as assorted sides. White rose was also delicious, a delicate dumpling. The entire cost for two was about $12 US with beer and all, and the portions are quite large.

If this place was near my home, I'd be there 4 to 5 times a week. I regret that I didn't have time to take their cooking class. MAKE THE EFFORT TO FIND THIS PLACE. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED IF WANT AUTHENTIC VIETNAMESE FOOD.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Great, Cheap Food in Hoi An”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

This is indeed a great place to eat. As noted many times... the service is slow... so sit back, have a beer or two, enjoy the puppy and kittens and then have a wonderful, cheap meal.
Not the best food we had in Vietnam, but it is very cheap.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Amazing !!!!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Been in Vietnam a few days and this is the best food so far !! Amazing people and food. Very cheap , family run restaurant . Now we have been will go back again and again while in Hoi An ! Must go , you won't regret it !!

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Winchester
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“What we hoped Vietnam would be about.”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

I read reviews here and we decided to give it a go. Excellent food, excellent value and excellent service. A must in Hoi An.

My husband had the squid and said it was the best he has ever tasted and he has had quite a few. I had burger and chips, made to my spicy level, so handmade to order, it was really lovely. Loads of other choices on the menu too.

They cook all this in a tiny, spotless kitchen and genuine friendliness. We have 3 more nights here and are definitely going back to taste the rest of the menu, well some of it.

We had a shared starter of spring rolls plus 2 mains and 4 large Tiger beers all for £9. Best £9 ever spent.

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“Tasty, Great Value, Great Service”
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Came to this place three times, before noticing its top on TA for Hoi An. Then went again! Deservedly top. Often the top spot on TA can ruin a place as they put up prices, and skip on quality and service. Not this place.
Food the best we've had in Vietnam. Prices very reasonable, set meal 1, amazing value at 110kVND for 5 different dishes.
Service always really genuinely friendly.
Only downside, as its all freshly cooked, it can take a while for your meal, especially if busy. Don't go if you're in a rush. Fancy a beer, a chat and some cracking Vietnamese food, then this is the spot!

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