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19 Pham Ngu Lao, Hue, Vietnam
+84 54 3810 491
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France
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Nigel Y
Perth, Australia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank Neil W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the vietnamese speciality (Nem Lui) and the marvelous desserts (mango tart and banana crepe). The espresso coffee was excellent. The staff is very friendly and everything is clean. You'll like it too!

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Thank Samuel M
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carambole is an ok restaurant but nothing special. Food is well presented but rather bland. Pizzas are lacking in taste maybe because of a rather unusual cheese. Need to up their flavours!

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Thank Cliff L
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We felt we needed some western food for dinner and so went to La Carambole...we went in blind mainly due to the setting. While the pizza's were nice they were way over priced for their size and quality. We found drinks were also on the higher end of Vietnamese prices too. It ended up a +900,000 VND dinner and it... More 

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Thank Paul S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lack of love. Tourist trap. We ordered a mushroom pizza and a menu. The pizza did not.contain mozzarella or anything remotely like cheese. The dessert was creppe sucree, they bring us this ( see pic ) They hate food and they live from old reviews that hang from the door and a French name. Avoid at all costs, when you.read... More 

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Thank Ana_Belen_Baires
California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful old villa feeling. On quiet side street near citadel. I felt like I was back in 1960s vietnam. Food very good. Extensive menu and good bar

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Thank ElliottBaim
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just absolutely loved this restaurant and especially the fried prawns and the flambéed banana. Was recommended by our guide and was spot on for us - not too expensive, delicious food and very friendly staff. We are only here for 2 days but will definitely be eating here again.

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Thank KatieAstrucJones
Vancouver, Canada
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190 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here twice while in hue and found it to be the best restaurant I ate at in the city. The crowd is a bit older and "classier" than most other restaurants in the city as well. I definitely recommend it.

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?