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Chim Sao

65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3976 0633
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“caramel corn” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a bit out of Old Quarters but only about 30,000 dongs by Grab. Curiously they have some young guys to open car door for you. The restaurant and the neighbourhood seem to have a lot of Chinese influence. I enjoyed the eggplant,...More

Thank Davidlye70
kieuphuong3377, Manager at Chim Sao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment on our family restaurant, we hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We came here because our airbnb hosts recommended it. We got the banana flower salad, the fried eggplant with garlic, and the duck with basil. I thought everything was great. But my friend thought it was pretty flavorless, except for the banana flower salad. That...More

Thank Meenu R
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Was introduced to this eatery many years ago by one of our local friend and it left me with a strong positive impression then. Revisited on our last night in Hanoi recently and the place is still as charming and atmospheric. Ordered several of my...More

Thank ECKLKualaLumpur
Reviewed March 4, 2018

The food here is outstanding and great value for money even by Hanoi's standards. Everything we ate was well prepared, properly seasoned and served with a smile. The banana flower salad was exceptional. Most diners were locals who were clearly having a great time. My...More

Thank stephen h
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Very nice location. We were sitting on the floor, yes a little bit uncomfortable if you are not used to, but very characteristic at the same time. We tried frog legs for the first time, yum!!! The food was delicious and perfectly flavored.

Thank Marco L
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

On our first night in Hanoi we joined friends for dinner here based on recommendations for good, traditional Thai food. Seven of us were seated at two tables with hard wood benches and backs. The waiter had several recommendations from the menu that was organized...More

Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

We sat upstairs on the floor and ordered about 5 small plates of duck, pork, water buffalo, fried eggplant, and fresh spring rolls. Each plate came with its own sauce. Everything was fantastic! Our favorite was the duck. Recommended in the 2014 Lonely Planet book...More

Thank Alysse F
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch last week. The brought up stairs to a lovely area where you can take a seat on the floor (if you have back problems I would sit downstairs). We ordered spring rolls, banana salad, caramel pork, and something else....More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed September 28, 2017

Enjoyed the authentic Vietnamese food and traditional sitting on the floor. Food all very good flavours and great value for money. Garlic eggplant and duck with basil was amazing and highly recommended. Great experience when visiting Hanoi!

Thank Marnie H
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Definitely something you wouldn't usually do, but a great experience of the senses with local delicacies of snail star fruit salad and pigeon as a couple of their main dishes. Sitting on floor mats and tables being non existent is not ideal for anybody that...More

Thank Pale T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Ngo Hue (135 Pho Hue, turn right) | Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3976 0633
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