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Kangaroo Cafe

#86 of 1,809 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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18 Bao Khanh St, Ha Noi, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3828 9931
07:00 - 21:30
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I almost feel ashamed that I haven't written a review sooner about this tour because it really was amazing and the highlight of my whole trip to Vietnam! The tour guide was so friendly and helpful and could answer any questions he was asked! The food was also fantastic, with traditional Vietnamese food being served each day. We even got... More 

Thank suzanna_h23
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Here you are !!! Thanks so much for this post Suzanna, it's wonderful, it really is. We can't say in words how grateful we are & hope one day to meet you again so we can say thankyou face to face. Maybe add us on FB so we can see some pics of your tour if you have some. Again... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your host Max Hart has been in Hanoi for almost 20 years. Excellent trips to Halong Bay and Sapa. Cafe has great Western and Vietnamese Meals. Best Burger in Hanoi. You will not be disappointed. Great staff. An easy website to use Go with the experience. You will be pleased John L

1 Thank John L
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks John another wonderful post about us. The best thing about working at the Kangaroo Cafe these many years has been the opportunity to meet people like you, people we'd not normally get the chance to meet or spend time with. Thanks again John & like always we really do look forward to the next time you visit Ha Noi. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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71 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We passed by the (real) Kangaroo Cafe and decided to drop in after having run across it online as we were looking for an overnight tour to Ha Long Bay. We're glad we did. Max was genuine, friendly and very helpful from the start, answering all our questions and never once trying to push or sell anything to us. We'd... More 

2 Thank zteu
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

You two are really nice people, have a great sense of humour & it really was cool having you around. Thanks for the wonderful post & after all it isn't every day I get to stroll out the Monty Python "Finland" song !!! Thanks again & we look forward to meeting you both another time !!! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe with delicious home cooked meals. A real homey vibe for those feeling a little bit homesick or just craving some comforts of home.

1 Thank Julia W
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your very sweet post & we try to make it a bit of a home away from home for people with our home style cooking. Our Vietnamese, Veggo & western food is all prepared as close as we can to how our Mum's would make it & it seems to work too !!! Thanks again for taking the... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a place! Max and Thuy are beyond fantastic and in every moment always went above and beyond. My friend Jay and I wandered into the cafe close to the end of the night and with Max's help we managed to book tours to both Ha Long Bay and Sapa starting he next day. He helped us... More 

1 Thank sufhayes
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the great post Suf. Posts from people who've actually & genuinely been to our place are always most welcome. Thanks for your other post on our FB page & it appears along with those quite remarkable pictures you mention. We’ve had so many comments about them too. It’s funny how not even 1 of our worst critics here... More 

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240 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Been returning here for years for a few favourite dishes that remain consistently good. Western dishes are particularly good with excellent portion sizes which more than justify prices being slightly higher than other places. As long as Kangaroo cafe is around we'll keep coming back

1 Thank BKK111
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks you two & it's great seeing you when you return. Thanks again for the chat & all the latest on Thailand too. We do appreciate people like you more than we can say. Our kindest regards to you both, Max, Thuy & the Kangaroo Cafe Mob. More 

Hoi An, Vietnam
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Always visit here- food is always good and reasonably priced, offers a Western breakfast menu that many other restaurants do not offer. Lots of Aussie favourites as well as a selection of dishes to satisfy all tastes. No frills- just a great place to eat and chat

1 Thank Jennig16
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

I've said it plenty of times but the best thing about working here is people like you !!! Having a nag about all kinds of stuff over cold drinks & good tucker is always fun & people with a real & actual sense of humour make it all the more enjoyable. Thanks again for your post & our best regards... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

We absolutely loved this place. The staff and Max the owner are lovely people and make you feel so welcome. Sitting having a beer with Max was a really fascinating experience and we learnt so much about the city and Vietnam! The food here was really great too, whether its western or Vietnamese you get good portions and they are... More 

1 Thank 13Nic13
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the very kind post you two !!! It's always good having a chat about Viet Nam with people who want to be here but sadly so many are here only because it's a cheap place for a holiday. We look forward to seeing you both again in the foreseeable future. Our very kindest regards, Max, Thuy & the... More 

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83 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is an excellent spot to head for on your travels. The food is first class, both local and western, the helpings are large and the staff just lovely. I first visited nine years ago and was very happy to return this month to find it was still as good as ever. I dragged my eat anything family there the... More 

2 Thank ScotPerth
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Scot very much for your wonderful post. The best thing about being here for so long is having return guests & it's our pleasure, very much so, to take care of people with families in particular. Thanks again for your post & we look forward to seeing you again & again. Max, Thuy & the KC Mob. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went here a few times and had a drink, ate, and arranged a trip to Ha Long Bay. The owner is a fountain of local knowledge and really welcoming. I would definitely recommend popping in when you first arrive in Hanoi and are getting your bearing.

1 Thank PaulEdm0nds
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Paul & your mob were great to chat with too. There's always been a bond between you Poms & your rough mates from Down Under & one we've always really appreciated too !!! It's very satisfying for us being able to help people get started & with a few tips, a free map & a couple of drinks ....... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bao Khanh St, Ha Noi, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3828 9931
Since 1994, The REAL Kangaroo Cafe (TM) has been providing great food, drinks & reasonably priced tours for singles, couples, families & small groups. At the Real Kangaroo Cafe (TM) we serve Vietnamese, Vegetarian & Western food & all at local prices. Our famous Hamburgers, Mugs (not eye baths) of Tea & Coffee (with real milk too) & the coldest beer in Viet Nam have always proven to be popular with our guests. We come in for some grief here on TA sometimes but you'll notice that it's always from a new breed of tourist, the ones with no cameras. It's a recent phenomena called astroturfing & we wish there was a lot more done to get rid of these fake posters. The best way to tell a fake post is that they're recently joined, post no pics or videos & almost no real info. You'll find our Mob here at the cafe to be fun, helpful & decent too & we really do look forward to meeting you in Ha Noi.

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