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19 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue, Vietnam
+84 54 3810 491
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Mossman
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

La Carambole topped off our visit to Hue. Chi,our hostess, is the best example of professional dining attendant we have found in Vietnam. Charming restaurant decor complemented the fine quality food and service. Congratulations to founder Christian Athenaux and wife Ha for creating such a fine restaurant.

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Hangzhou, China
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200 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quaint restuarant with a great dessert and wine selection. The other items on the menu also seemed great but the desserts are what we went for because they were great.

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Thank Andrewbyrne86
Victoria, Canada
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120 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went there last night and we were all quite pleased with our choices. We ordered a selection of Vietnamese dishes and found them all quite tasty and not drowning in sauce. The menu is quite varied with French, Italian and Vietnamese choices. We stayed with Vietnamese so cannot comment on the others. Many patrons were ordering... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw all the great reviews so we gave it a try. I have to say the food was ok but we've had better. To be honest, so of the dishes were very good while others were just average. The rice and noodle dishes were nothing outstanding, we did have a good shrimp dish. The deserts were disappointing. A lively... More 

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Thank Keith H
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been in Vietnam for 6 months and this was our worst meal. Could almost hear the ping of the microwave as our food was served! Pizzas were small and still frozen in the centre and rubbery, the pasta dish was hot on the outside and cold underneath-and far too salty. My boyfriends fish was ok but basic. The restaurant... More 

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Thank MegGeb17
Norwich, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the set meal. Every dish was tasty and a great introduction to Hue food. Highly recommended. There is a newer branch called Le Jardin de Carambole which I heard serves the same food but has a better ambiance.

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Thank Han Y
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant is centrally located in the town and close to many of the other establishments frequented by tourists. The menu appears to have no direct focus and appears to have French, Vietnamese, Italian and other offerings. We elected to have the Vietnamese set menu which was reasonably priced at 200k VN Dong per person. The courses were varied and reasonably... More 

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Thank Wilton2
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here this evening because the restaurant offered some more European food and we wished for a change from the lovely Vietnamese food we have been enjoying. Apparently the owner is French but the standard is some way away from the food we enjoy at home in France. The staff are delightful, as one might expect, but the service... More 

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 2 weeks of savouring Vietnamese food we were hugely disappointed with the offerings here. None of the signature flavours of ginger, mint, coriander, morning glory. Boringly bland. I would not have liked the back room table with the toilets so close. Had to go back to the DMZ bar to cheer ourselves up.

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Thank GezzaPerth_Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and lovely food. Vietnam just keeps surprising us with the quality and variety of the food and tonight was no exception. We only ate the Hue specialities and they were all wonderful but our favorite was the pork on lemon grass skewers, wrapped in rice paper and dipped in a slightly spicy peanut sauce. Scrumptious😊

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue
  • Phone Number: +84 54 3810 491

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?