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The Matchbox

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40 Cao Ba Quat, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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07:00 - 21:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Walked for miles to this restaurant on the recommendation of lonely planet. Couldn't find it& told by a local it was closed!

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1 Thank Jane C
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Well, this is a hard one to rate, after a mixed experience. I was taking a friend out for diner to celebrate his birthday and had heard good things about this place, so thought I'd give it a whirl. The 'experience' started with a phone call to the restaurant to book a table. the girl on the end of the... More 

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Thank PurpleG70
Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

Possibly the worst waiter on the planet. Lunch visit and were led to a just va ated table in its unmade state, stains on table cloth etc. from previous diners; there were other fresh tables available. Got no better from there, won't go in to the full details, but very unacceptable service. He should have his mobile phone taken away... More 

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3 Thank MonsieurPeutEtre
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Our family went for lunch. Really good food in a lovely setting. We had Vietnamese dishes and our kids had western dishes. All were excellent. Definitely recommend.

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Thank PeterFromMelbourne22
London, UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Clean, quiet but uninspiring. Vietnamese tea didn't have that characteristic 'sugar puffs' flavour but coffee was nice. Spring rolls were nice.

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Thank cut2quick
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

In the fine art museum compound (do not miss the ground floor exhibits of Champa artifacts). Cosy and tasteful interior. Has also al fresco upper floor dining. Service quick and attentive. Vietnamese menu . Very ample wine cellar

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Thank Vigorish93
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

If you want to escape Asian cuisine for a bit this is the place to go. We had lunch and my teenage son said it was the best burger he had ever tasted! Great service and a nice atmosphere

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Thank Meredith F
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We ate here for lunch prior to going to the Museum of War based on TA reviews! Again we were not disappointed! The english was a bit difficult to understand, but we were surprised when the people who ordered their toasted sandwiches actually got them toasted like a panini. The cheese board was actually very good as was the banana... More 

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Thank Thehiprocks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

After a hot day wandering around the city and the worthwhile Fine Arts Museum, we were in need of some tender loving care. Matchbox provided, being set into the grounds of the museum and treating us very well. Salads, tofu, and cheese platters were well balanced in terms of flavour, and a good serving size. Cocktails were fine. Prices were... More 

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Thank Monsieur-Canard
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Monday evenings, The Matchbox, in the grounds of the Fine Art Museum, has a steak and wine offer for 199,000 VND - around $10 or £7. We were the only people at 6pm but the candlelight and the water cascade made a romantic backdrop. Once it ha time to breathe the French red wine was very palatable and to my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, French, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Cao Ba Quat, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?