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Chim Sao

65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3976 0633
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“caramel pork” (6 reviews)
“rice” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Enjoyed the authentic Vietnamese food and traditional sitting on the floor. Food all very good flavours and great value for money. Garlic eggplant and duck with basil was amazing and highly recommended. Great experience when visiting Hanoi!

Thank Marnie H
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely something you wouldn't usually do, but a great experience of the senses with local delicacies of snail star fruit salad and pigeon as a couple of their main dishes. Sitting on floor mats and tables being non existent is not ideal for anybody that...More

Thank Pale T
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was our last dinner in Hanoi and we wanted somewhere authentic to go and wow, we nailed it with this restaurant! We loved every aspect - the space, the people, the ceramics, the presentation and of course the food. An unusual but beautiful menu...More

Thank Rome332
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in a real traditional restaurant don't miss Chim Sao. You will sit on the floor (there are no chairs upstairs) or you make a reservation days before. We sat upstairs and had a delicious meal, beers and two diferent rice wines...More

Thank Ronny T
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Chim Sao serves delicious local Vietnamese food from the North and not the Favourite mainstream foods that you may be more aware of. This place is not easily reached unless you come to find this place been located in a side Alley. The building itself...More

Thank Goochmaster
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I elect Chim Sao as my favorite restaurant in Hanoi. The place is nice, with floor tables and pillows, the food is good and the price as well. The staff is really lovely. You can find local people mix with tourists. I sincerely recommend it!

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The food is magnificent and the ambiance is great. Fresh food and staff is extremely helpful. Go there!

Thank Rogier R
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Wonderful food , memorable meal, character surroundings. Food was attractive to the eye and tasted great!! Good service.

Thank Jiwa N
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

On our last night I asked a knowledgable waiter from Mme Hien where to dine. He was kind enough to recommend Chim Sao. Upon finding it in a smaller side street (yet another "hidden" gem) we were asked to remove our shoes and guided upstairs...More

Thank chiseen
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Hidden away in a small, non-descript lane, this wonderful restaurant is really, really worth a visit. The atmosphere is great - old furniture in a traditional house, with a view of a temple across the road. Staff are friendly and happy to give recommendations (don't...More

1  Thank Verity C
kieuphuong3377, Manager at Chim Sao, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Thanks for your nice review and we wish to welcome you again and again. Best

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3976 0633
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