We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Immaculate service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ancient Faifo

Ancient Faifo
Ranked #137 of 732 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Contemporary, Fusion
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: An opulent experience to delight the senses, ancient faifo is a venue like no other. Combining elements of art, music and history, ancient faifo offers culture catered to the highest tastes with its menu of quintessential Vietnamese cuisine and innovative reinvention of ancient recipes.
Warrnambool, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Immaculate service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Our tour group dined at Ancient Faifo for lunch. The service and presentation of meals was excellent. One of the managers made us feel very welcome when she chatted with us after our meal. The food was traditional and delicious with lots of sea food dishes.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Louise M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear writer, thank you for your wonderful comment. We hope to welcoming you again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

544 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    346
    118
    49
    22
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A perfect "last night" dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

In my opinion, this restaurant is the best fine dining in town. It doesn't have a view of the river (or the crowds, a definite plus!), but if you are after amazing food and experience, I'd rate this over any of the riverside restaurants any day. The food is a creative spin on Vietnamese classics - they don't just do a "nice" version, they really take it to the next level. Service is great, to the point of being a little speedy, but they are happy to slow down if you ask.

And the price is right too - $250k for 2 courses, or $11 au, and a nice drinks list to match

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Dasein_23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, April 27, 2013
Dear writer, many thanks for your review. As you mentioned, we are on the quieter side of the busy main street of Hoi An and the river is just around the corner. Our food is creative Vietnamese and we take it to the next level in terms of flavour and presentation. Thanks again and hope to see you back!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
vientiane
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good service and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

I like the service there and the food was amazing. The location is just perfect. The personal tried their best. To recommend if you want to have a very nice dinner.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank gramadni
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear writer, thank you for your sweet and concise comment. Look forward to having you again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

Had a great dinner at Ancient Faifo for my birthday last night. The food was amazing and the service was top shelf. Thanks guys for a great night and your dragon Mojito's blew my socks off!!!

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank John R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear writer, it was great to have you on your special day! Thank you and hope to see you back soon as we will have a new and better creation of Dragon Mojito.....with a twist !
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
copenhagen
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner in romantic setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Just had dinner at this restaurant tonight, was very positively pleased! Each dish was a culinary experience - not traditional vietnamese - but with a vietnamese twist, in exemple prawn with coconut Rice and herbsalat. Notice, by far most people are placed on the 1st floor, so don't worry if the restaurant looks empty when looking in at the entry. We visited on a sunday, and there were two people playing instruments in a nice and romantic way. Very good value for money and fantastic service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank anne b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ancientfaifo, General Manager at Ancient Faifo, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear writer, many thanks for your review. Our main dining room is located upstairs. Guests are free to have their meals in any rooms at the restaurants, including our gallery where we have 4 low tables Vietnamese style dining. Hope to see you again soon!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ancient Faifo also viewed

 
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province
 

Been to Ancient Faifo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing