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“always great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay
Ranked #26 of 980 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wisconsin
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15 reviews
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“always great food”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We have been here several times, and it is our go to Thai restaurant. The spring rolls are so fresh and the pan seared dumplings are amazing. The Pho here is so clean and fresh. I don't know what it is called, but the coconut curry soup is my favorite. So creamy, warm and flavorful. We love the yellow chicken curry served in a clay pot. It doesn't look like a lot of food it the pot, but we always bring half home. The Laab is my go to dish on a hot day. So refreshing! They have traditional Thai Tea and coffee, and also a small selection of beer and wine. There is typically a wait and sometimes service is on the slow side. If that is the case, it's worth it and be patient!

  • Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Korean first
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“The Best”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Simply the best Asian restaurant in Madison. Because it's so yummy, it's a mob scene with long waits on Friday and Saturday nights. Be sure to grab a handful of guava candy at the end of your meal.

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“Excellent Menu”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

plenty of selections. I went with recommended dished. Asparagus Crab soup was amazing. Also had a spring roll that was incredibly fresh and awesome. Pad Thai was a little sweet for my taste, but was very fresh. Young servers were very attentive. Highly recommended

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Madison, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
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“Consistent, amazing Thai/Vitenamese/Laotian”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Ha Long Bay has earned our top marks with its flavorful curries, peanut-infused delights, and consistent high quality food and service. We target GLUTEN-FREE restaurants, and HLB is able to provide that in most of its dishes. The amount of heat is perfect and set to your personal liking. I especially like the spicy ginger tea served when you arrive.

Parking is pretty good on neighborhood streets in this Willy Street area; just keep a close watch on the time because weekdays it's a nearly-instant tow-away zone at 4PM sharp!

  • Visited February 2013
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Calumet, Michigan
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“Mmmarvelous!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Learning about Thai-Viet food so I can know what it supposedly tastes like when I cook it - this place is great! Had the squash curry (w shrimp)- fantastic- and also great Drunken noodles. Place is crowded on weekend nights - go early if you can, be prepared to wait, and organize your ordering (they have numbers) so that you don't take up precious service time. It was such a zoo (customer-wise) on Saturday night and I was amazed at the patience, professionalism, and speed of the staff. Spring rolls (A10 and A12) were also terrific. Healthy food, generous portions, and CLEAN place, even if busy. Going back to eat my way through the rest of the menu. The only thing I wish is that they had a bar for us to wait in (or a place twice as big).

Visited February 2013
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