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“Finally, the true taste of vietnam”
Review of Mai Fish

Mai Fish
Ranked #145 of 847 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 21, 2014

After being distinctly underwhelmed with some of the dishes I'd eaten this week in Hoi An and with so many places to eat, all of which has at least one review of "Best meal ever!!!!" I struggled to reconcile our experiences with the Trip Advisor reviews.We went to Mai fish on a personal recommendation. I read the reviews beforehand and agree with some and disagree with others:
- the quiet but beautiful location by the river - we had dinner on the ground floor
- the higher-than-the-norm prices for Vietnam (but referring to western prices? Are you joking? Have you not eaten out in London since the 70s or something?). That being said our bill was closer to $40 in total than the $25 we'd spent before at places like Morning Glory and Tam Tam cafe
- the staff were extremely attentive without being over-bearing and their level of service was exceptional
- the food, oh the food! Superby fresh ingredients, beautifully prepared which set the taste buds alight with every mouthful. We had fillet of snapper and pork shoulder with the standard accompianmentsmof rice, veg and soup. Everything was perfect. By far and away the best meal we've had in Hoi An and Vietnam

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Restaurant has lovely food, all cooked very fresh from ingredients bought on the day. The Restaurant is a little sparse and it could do with another fan or two, or some air conditioning. I would highly recommend though as the food is one of the best of my two week trip in Vietnam.

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Thank Jim C
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

It doesn't happen often when I am so impressed by a restaurant. The location is wonderful, the design is inspired and the food was absolutely fantastic. I knew the food in Vietnam would be good but this restaurant raised the bar far higher than I ever expected. Many thanks to the creator, Duc and his wonderful wife, Ly + the fantastic staff at all of their restaurants. I can't wait to visit again

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Thank ayeshashiham
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Reviewed February 13, 2014

The restaurant is beautifully decorated thought out. We had a lot of very very good food whilst in Vietnam but Mai Fish, The Mango Rooms and Mango Mango were with out doubt stand out restaurants in Vietnam let alone Hoi An. The very cool owner Duc with his impeccable taste and beautiful wife Ly with her warm intoxicating personality amaze locals and tourists so much that many a restuarant within Hoi An have tried to mimic their originality, not surprising as they are all so good. Unfortunately for the competition they don't quite seem to keep up as Duc and his Mango bambinos are ten steps ahead of the others in many ways. It's so refreshing to see the staff all showing such respect for their leader, which again is another hats off testament to such a lovely couple. The wine list is great, Cocktails fresh and delicious. Can you tell we liked it?

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Thank thelittlegloster
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Food here is good and it has a nice location. A nice colonial style building with atmospheric interior. The service was a bit slow and the staff were not very cheerful. There was nothing wrong with the food however there are many restaurants in Hoi An that produce better quality food at lower prices and with better service. If you want quality and value for money this is not the place for you.

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Thank felipehavana
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