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“Lovely place and friendly staff”

Red Dao House Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 137 Restaurants in Sapa
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Are you looking for your private Sapa? It’s all in Red Dao House Restaurant.Located in the heart of the town of Sapa. The Red Dao House restaurant is a fascinating traditional wooden house on stilts of the Red Dao hill briber in the North West mountain of Vietnam. It is much more than a restaurant; it’s a wonderful dining experience.
Sapa, Vietnam
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely place and friendly staff”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

A cool place to get in for a really unique dining experience. Nice staff that are always very helpfull and the decoration of the house is trully unique in Sapa town (altough it's not really a Dao house !)

The food is always fine : rainbow trout (what they call in Sapa "Salmon", eggplants, sweet potatoes fried cakes, etc...

Nice drinks list also.

Just a bit pricey but you definitely pay what you get for !

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Oliviersapa
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Canberra, Australia
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114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“Touristy, and average food”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was the big disappointment of our eating in Sapa. Among many ordinary restaurant offering pizza and pasta, Red Dao appeared to offer something special - authentic local food served by local "minority" people (as they are called in Vietnam).
The food was just ok. Some dishes were fine, others frankly bizarre and the service was chaotic, due I suspect to the fact this place was packed with tour groups. Seeing hawkers allowed to follow groups in, and hassle them as they tried to eat was also offputting.
The concept here seems good, but there needs to be better execution of both the cooking and the service.

  • Visited April 2013
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5 Thank LucyKate
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saigon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Red Dao, a must !”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

friendly staff in traditinal Red Dao uniform to present local culture in the restaurant.

Food is awesome with quality and quantity as well as art decoration on the warm plate.

highly recomended for any one come to Sapa to have good food and fun chat and more information for Viet nam travel.

Thanh Nguyen

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank ivysaigonsaigon
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Brunei Darussalam
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81 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner with the family”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We had a great meal and dining experience at the Red Dao. The servers were all very friendly and attentive, and they were able to do both the local and western food quite well. The atmosphere of the place was rustic and local, with the servers all dressed in the local clothing. It was a very popular place, especially with large organized tour groups. I would go back again.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank eriktera
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Cleveland, Ohio
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Touristy, but good food”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

The restaurant had several large tour groups when we visted, but we liked the atmosphere, and the food was tasty. We shared a green papaya salad, sizzling beef dish, and sauteed eggplant with garlic.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Christina H
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