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134 Rue Ngo Duc Ke, Hue, Vietnam
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

This restaurant was recommended in the DK Eyewitness Travel guide of Vietnam and Angkor Wat. However...... The restaurant decor is cold and unattractive, a huge upstairs room with bare walls. The floor, table cloths and glass table tops were dirty, The waiter was unable to advise which of the wines on the menu were white wine. The lemonade served to... More 

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Thank MaryTR_12
Hoi An, Vietnam
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Not really Hue food because you can see in their menu many dishes of Southern Vietnam. The food is good. The price is reasonable.

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Thank Sang P
Hanoi, Vietnam
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

If you want to taste Hue traditional cakes or fresh noodle like banh loc, banh nam, bún bò ... it's not a good choice. This restaurant serves dishes for daily family lunch and dinner cooked in Hue recipes. Most of dishes are made from chicken, beef, pork and seafood. We ordered a basic Vietnamese lunch: a dish of stir-fried vegetable,... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We tried to eat here but the experience was disconcerting from the start (and we live in Vietnam) We enter a cavernous 2nd floor space where four bored men usher us to a table in the corner (there were outside tables available on the balcony) and we were given menus. The place is large but untidy. An attractive bowl of... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

You see all those signs that advertise western cuisine? You're in Vietnam. Skip all that and go here. It is a great deal—like others have mentioned, you can choose between small and large portions so there's the option to sample multiple dishes. Between my partner and I, we ordered four plates plus fried rice (the best fried rice we've ever... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

It didn't seem like this restaurant had any recent reviews, so we thought it might be closed, but tried our luck anyway. We were very glad we did! Situated on the first floor of a corner building the restaurant overlooks a busy streetscape, which is ideal for watching whist enjoying a cold beer. To get to Ong Tao's stairs your... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2012 via mobile

Me and my friend wanted to have lunch in a good place. This restaurant was recommended by Guide du Routard 2010 . Maybe it used to be good but when we went there, july 2012, we have been very disapointed. The menu is not the same for tourists as for vietnamese. We had expensive oily and bad food when the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

The restaurant is on the first floor above what looks like a small garage forecourt but do not let this put you off. The staff are helpful and friendly. The food is fantastic and priced substantially below the local competition. The decor is minimalist and the toiltes are functional but the food, quiet atmosphere and accommodating staff make it worth... More 

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Paris
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

This place is hidden on the first floor in a very touristy street. The simple, somewhat retrograde ambiance of this restaurant which looks like a socialist canteen of the 1950's is part of the charm here. Try, if you can, to get a table on the two little balconies. A great aspect of this restaurant is that you can choose... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

Good food - no fuss and frills - that is what matters. As an Asian traveller, we look for good food and nothing less. I regretted not coming back here to eat because we thought we would try other places rated on Trip Advisor. This place beats Nina's cafe anytime.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 Rue Ngo Duc Ke, Hue, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue

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