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“Highly recommended! ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Golden Lotus

Golden Lotus
Ranked #95 of 732 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Opposite Palm Garden Resort
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Highly recommended! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Palm Garden Resort and ate at the Golden Lotus on the first night. The food was absolutely delicious and cheap - a great intro to Vietnam. The staff were lovely and very friendly, especially the owner a lovely lady called Ling.

We liked the place so much that we ate there twice more and also did a cooking class with Ling, which I would recommend. I'm not a huge fan of cooking so wasn't that keen when my friends suggested we do it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and we made a huge amount of food which was delicious, we also got drinks and a little gift at the end, all for about 15USD. It was supposed to last 3 hours but we ended up being there nearly all day, all the staff were very welcoming and it was great fun.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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“Real feel of the country's street food, if you dare.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

Friendly stuff, good food, appropriate english, possibility for touristic tours arrangements, loundry service, decent prices (especially comparing with resort's). What you need more in Vietnam. And don't forget, you are in Vietnam.

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Henfield
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“Excellent value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

This is a great little local restaurant with friendly service and very tasty local dishes. Our host, Ling, made us feel very welcome and remembered our names when we returned.

I had an excellent noodle soup with chicken. The spicy pork was mouthwatering and certainly lived up to its title. All dishes are reasonably priced and freshly prepared in this family run business. Try the crispy spring rolls or the chicken steamed in coconut milk. Fabulous!

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Melbourne, Australia
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“An Oasis of Vietnam Among the Resorts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

If you are staying at any of the nearby resorts - Golden Lotus is directly opposite the Palm Gardens - this is THE place to go.
Ling owns (with her husband) and runs the show. Her welcome is elite and constant, the food is incredible, the price amazing, and the overall experience outstanding.
We are a 3-generation family of 11, and stayed at Pam Gardens for 2 weeks. We came to call the Golden Lotus "Ling's," and visited regularly for lunch, dinner, a 333 or two, laundry, conversation, tours, cultural insights and I could keep going…...
We had wonderful experiences in Hoi An itself, but Ling's will linger as a kind of club of which we became temporary members and permanent fans.
Our resort was very good, but most things were sanitised in a western kind of way. No such trimmings at Ling's - we knew we were in Vietnam.
Lovely.

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“Lovely staff and food! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

I came here for dinner with my family of 5 and we really enjoyed our meals. The staff were lovely and kind and it was just opposite our resort. As we are all vegetarian we were happy to see that they had a page in the menu with only vegetarian options as it makes it a lot easier for us. The food tasted good and was reasonably priced (especially compared to the resort). We ordered 2 fried noodles with tofu, fried noodles with vegetables, spaghetti and a pizza. We might come back again for lunch :)

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