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Don's Bistro

) #207 of 1,986 Restaurants in Hanoi $$$$ European, , International
No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3719 3719
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't post reviews about places to eat but I think Don's is worth posting about. I have had a lot of items from the menu and everything is cooked to perfection. The staff is always greeting you with a smile and shows true professionalism....More

1  Thank Jake C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While I was in Hanoi, I ate at Don's twice. I can't even begin to describe how great everything was. From the quality of the ingredients to the preparation to the service was impeccable. And the presentation was phenomenal. I can't rate Don's any lower...More

Thank theprof3141
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you kindly for brightening our day we hope you return and say hello! don and team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dons is 100% pure excellence. I am not sure how Don trained his front of house staff and kitchen to be perfect in all ways, but he has. Dons food is exceptionally delicious, everything is (and I've had most items on the menu). Whether it...More

Thank Brandon H
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Brendon, your daily patronage is greatly appreciated as is your kindness. You are a great guest, and it our please to take great care of you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don has some work to do. This spot has great potential and at first it made a good impression. The main dining room is nicely decorated with a great view and some interesting art. The staff were friendly throughout our visit. The wine was good...More

1  Thank paulpflynn
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Paul, thank you for the kind comments and criticism also. At 57 years old i am now on a downward decline and it is refreshing to be reminded that i have work to do towards being perfect. I used to be a better person...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

today let me share with u my experience at Don's- A Chef's Bistro Hanoi Heard a LOT of positive review, all saying its a good place fine dining, in an article in an hanoian website, some people elect burger from don's best in town. Never...More

3  Thank fred_frenchy
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Firstly I will repeat to the Trip advisor readers, I have a Ritz Carlton Executive chef background and that means and intensive training in Quality Management, Quality Assurance, and even ISO 22000, as well as a very long history of customer service focus. That said...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Dons has something for everybody We were three generations and the teenagers hopped into the excellent European dishes whilst the rest of us enjoyed fine Vietnamese food. The roof deck overlooking the Westlake was stunning as was the jazz, wines and Cuban cigar.

1  Thank Tom L
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Tom, it was an honour to be selected for your families dinner celebration of your son's birthday. We are so happy that they all enjoyed the food, dinner, music, view and party!

Reviewed 6 July 2017

We ate on the top deck with our children- great food and views. The food we had was Vietnamese with a European twist. It is close to the Intercontinential and Sheraton which meant we could walk here too.More

Thank kellie526
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you ever so much for the kind comments, we were happy to take great care of the children and you parents too, family values here in Vietnam are great and we enjoy so much seeing a family enjoy a meal together! Hope you come...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

On our most recent trip to Hanoi, my wife and I went to Don’s for dinner. Before sitting down at the table we decided to go up to the top floor Oyster Bar and enjoy the lake view over a quick glass of wine. Once...More

1  Thank Kevin F
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kevin, Thank you for all the kind words, we all very much look forward to the next visits! don

Reviewed 5 July 2017

I came in to Don's Bistro on the recommendation of a friend. I had one last night in Vietnam and I had literally come in from Saigon when I messaged Don if I could come by and kill some time before I left later that...More

Thank Steven A
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Steven, Thank you for the visit, it was a pleasure to meet you, and thank you for the kind review. Next trip please come say hello and enjoy some live music too! hope the flight home was pleasant. don

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Good food and very pleasant staff, who - although not speaking much English - were all very helpful and friendly. Once a family moved out from the big table in the window they promptly re-laid and invited us across - a really nice gesture, and...More

Thank Martin L
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Martin thank you and your wife for the nice words, we are still working on English lessons, it is never ending training but a pleasure. cheers donald

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Delivery, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3719 3719
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Awarded The Best Restaurant in Vietnam and number 47 of The 50 Best Restaurants in Asia by Diners Club and San Pellegrino, it is a Iconic dining and entertainment destination with a faithful local and international clientele so reservations are recommended. Prices range from mid to high but are great value for the exceptional level of quality. On West Lake (Tay Ho) with beautiful views, fresh breezes, don's Bistro is a comfortable and welcoming fusion of western and Asian décor and flavors featuring a classic yet contemporary International menu of comfort and fine dining dishes from jet fresh oysters to wood fired gourmet pizzas, prime wood grilled meats, Foie Gras, pasta & risottos, delicious Asian choices, vivacious cocktails & a passion for wines, Cuban cigars, and stunning art works. For reservation please advise if you prefer Al Fresco Terrace seating, Smoking or non smoking air con dining rooms or the roof top open air covered Oyster Bar with nightly live music (drinks only or dining ok).
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