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45/11 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An 00000, Vietnam
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Sydney, Australia
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128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place serves a set menu of typical traditional Vietnamese food, it's a fun place to go which is reasonably priced for the extraordinarily expensive Hoi An.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with a G Adventures tour group of 12 people. Everyone said it was a highlight of their tour around Vietnam and South East Asia. Happy Harry is incredible and his positive enthusiastic attitude is infectious. 10/10. Stop looking for something to do, this is it!!!! Best value, so many amazing inclusions.

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tucked down an alley way this restaurant is worth the search. We enjoyed fried spring rolls and rice pancakes. Eating with the locals and watching the hustle of the restaurant staff made for a fun evening. Good food served quickly.

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing ancient noodles recipes mad unique by using the waters of a 1000 year old well and an old family recipe. These noodles are only available in Hoi An. Large place, but gets very busy.

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Thank Gale S
Brisbane, Australia
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here after a recommendation from a local tourist operator. Awesome. 120000vnd each all you can eat. Cheap drinks too and dessert included. Free WiFi. Lovely garden setting or in restaurant or footpath. Plenty of locals and westerners.

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Washington State
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204 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THe first place I come to for lunch when I am in Hoi An is Bale Well. The best, the absolute BEST spring rolls are here....and you make them!!!! You get all the ingredients and you add what you want. You even get free lessons on how to do it. The amount of food is prodigious....hard to finish it all.... More 

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Sychdyn
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's very simple. It's a fixed price of a selection of delicious food, about 120k VND each. You get a personal food attendant who is at your table the whole time. She/ he assembles the food for you to eat. It was absolutely fantastic, the foods are all wrapped in rice pancakes together. The beers are also at street prices.... More 

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Thank Martin A
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommendes by our hotel, Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor... This cannot be anything else but awesome, right? After three days of amazing food at good prices in Hoi An I was so excited to try this place. I really don't mind the setting not being cosy or a set menu, but the food just was not good. The ricepaper was really... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrive as a guest leave as a friend. What a fun night. Set menu, who knew, food just kept arriving and it was sooo good. Lots of fun chatting with the staff who enjoy a good laugh with you. Highly recommend.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is overpriced and wasn't very delicious...the food tasted fishy and the staff was very pushy and cheesy. They bring you out dessert and one of the owners shoved a bite of the mango dessert in my mouth...I was not okay with that and after receiving the bill (for 260,000 VND!! For spring rolls!!) I was very unsatisfied and... 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45/11 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoi An 00000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An

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