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“Simply the best!”
Review of Golden Lotus

Golden Lotus
Ranked #87 of 789 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Opposite Palm Garden Resort
Perth, Australia
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165 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
“Simply the best!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Enjoying our fifth holiday in Vietnam and fourth in Hoi An, a highlight has again been returning to our favourite restaurant.

Owner Linh is one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet and to enjoy her friendly service was again a treat.

The food is exceptionally good and the menu is extensive. All the food we have enjoyed at this restaurant has been fresh and delicious. An appetiser I recommend trying are the fried Wantons, which have amazing flavours combining with the perfectly crispy shells. For mains the grilled Snapper with butter and garlic is a sensational dish. It is a 500-600 gram fresh snapper which Linh buys daily from the markets, wrapped in a banana leave and covered with various spices and vegetables. Cost is under US$10 for the whole fish and it’s a treat not to be missed.

On our last visit last December we had the pleasure of doing Linh’s cooking class. Going to the markets with Linh, doing the cooking class and then eating the food we cooked was one of the best experiences we have had in Vietnam – Highly recommended.

So far we have only tried one of the top 3 rated restaurants, in Hoi An, on Tripadvisor and this is 100 times better (check out our other reviews).

Don’t go by the website map. It is directly opposite the Palm Gardens resort hotel.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank AussieWestCoasters
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Linh N, Owner at Golden Lotus, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words and for visiting our restaurant again. We look forward to seeing you again on your next holiday in Vietnam.
Kind Regards,
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Amazing fresh food”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We had dinner a couple of times while staying at the Palm Garden Resort. The food was very fresh, well prepared and combined lots of flavors. We were surprised by the variety the menu offered which included, apart from the Vietnamese option, burgers and pizzas. Mango Salad, Sea food stir fry and fry banana with chocolate sauce were my favorites. The place is very clean and the owner Miss Linh was very friendly. If you are staying in one of the hotels in the area, it really worth trying this place. Food is very fresh, delicious, affordable and you are supporting local business.

The shop is run by a family and they also organized a day trip to Hue for us. For less than USD 100 we got a new Mercedes Benz minibus with a driver from 8am to 8pm.

  • Visited October 2013
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san francisco
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fresh fish resturant fit for foodies!”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

We order a whole fish and we asked to see the whole fish before it was cooked. The fish looked and smelled as if it had been catch only a few hours before it was presented to use. The fish was prepared vietmese style and it was cooked to perfection. With our fish we ordered fresh vegtables which were prepared simply, we could taste the freshness of the produce. Clean, Friendly, good enough for foodies!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Davidtravel_9
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food; great value; friendly service”
Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Dined here several times while staying Palm Garden Resort, which is right across the road (restaurant location incorrect on TripAdvisor).

Try the chicken with five spices and the whole stuffed squid. Salads are excellent too. But you won't go wrong with whatever you choose.

Thank David M
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Eat here instead of Palm Garden - Great Food and Friendly!”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had about four meals here. What a wonderful place! You turn up as a patron and leave as a friend. The atmosphere is wonderful and it is a great family run restaurant.
I have nothing negative to say about our experience here, that is why we went back time and time again. Great value and the food is everything you expect. They go above and beyond.

Thanks so much for having us, it was great to meet you and we are missing the food now that we are back at home. Hope to see you again soon!

-Also, please note, there are some negative reviews of Golden Lotus on here and it's not fair play. Other restaurant owners have had negative reviews posted to bring down the rating. That gives you an idea of how much you will love the place, other restaurants feel threatened!

Go there! You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Tammy_Lee2013
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