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“Good vibe”

Soul Kitchen Beach Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #93 of 777 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sydney, Australia
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Good vibe”
Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This beachbar/restaurant has a relaxing atmosphere with plenty of places to sit/lay in big sofas or deckchairs right on the beach. As long as you buy a drink or food you can use beach chairs all day, common courtesy really.
Nice variety menu (Vietnamese/European)and plenty of choices as well when it comes to the bar selection. There's also a pool table. I can recommend the tuna sashimi and the tomato/avocado/ basil salad served with fresh baguette.
The tuna is lightly seared and is served with fresh ginger, pickled vegetables, wasabi/soy sauce and rice.
Both dishes individually were of a quantity enough for me personally for lunch.
Good tasting, simple presentation, have since been back. And enjoyed.
Apparently there's life music on Sunday afternoon/evening.

Ps I tried the cappuccino and it tasted as if the same coffee grains had been used and re-used. Might be different when you try, but I myself will not as it tasted s$&t! Heard it comes from the Italian place behind.....
Obvious someone needs some instructions!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“were we at the same place as the last 6 reviews?”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

On sunday evening we made our way to Soul Kitchen - we had been here before, last year and it was ok so a return visit in search of a nice meal with a couple of friends, and some live entertainment sounded like a good idea..

To start with, the music was simply woeful - like a bad talent contest or karaoke with live backing
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now let's talk about the food- it was mediocre at best - in fact one of the dishes of chicken skewer was sent back as it didn't even look cooked

we also ordered apple/mango/banana crumble for desert but it was only banana- it was ok but ice cream would have been a really welcome addition

I'm astounded that this was one of the most expensive meals we've eaten on this latest trip to Vietnam - which would have been ok if the food were excellent. as it was, we left feeling really disgruntled. We will not be going back again.

huge disappointment

  • Visited July 2013
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New York
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Hidden little spot”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Walk to the left at An Bang beach and you get to this restaurant. The atmosphere is great, the water phenomenal. Food is average. We enjoyed the calamari but the tuna didn't seem right. French fries were nice and crispy. I'm not sure why anyone says that it's away from tourists because I don't see any Vietnamese here. Only expats and tourists. Still quiet, serene, worth the atmosphere.

  • Visited July 2013
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Mas de Barberáns, Catalonia, Spain
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food by the beach”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great place to share with friends. Lovely food. They have a shower to get ready before having dinner or lunch. Comfortable cushion armchair with excellent views.

  • Visited July 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Perfect for an afternoon of lounging by the beach”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Another great suggestion from our guesthouse (Sleepy Gecko), my friends and I spent three days in a row at this little oasis on the beach. We lounged in their cabanas from morning until evening, sipping on fresh fruit shakes and stuffing ourselves with their fresh seafood. Over the course of three days we sampled the mussels, steamed clams, fresh spring rolls, avocado and tomato salad, fried calamari and french fries. Would recommend everything...especially the mussels and fresh spring rolls. The restaurant is all open air with tables, cabanas, a bar, a pool table and a shower. The beach is also lovely, cooler with some nice waves.

  • Visited April 2013
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