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“Awful food - definitely give it a miss”
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Yellow Star Cafe
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Definitely the worst restaurant we visited in Hoi An! It looked nice from outside and the welcome seemed friendly but don't be fooled - the food was awful. White rose which seemed stodgy, tasteless and with little sign of any filling. The fresh spring rolls did not have the delicate fresh taste of other restaurants rather a few large chunky pieces of filling with a watery dipping sauce. The mains were much worse though. The Vietnamese roast chicken was a plain grilled chicken breast with plain rice. The red snapper with chilli was small, very dry, lacking any sauce and was not in fact red snapper.

On pointing these things out we got a very surreal smiling nod as the waitress's previously OK English seemed to desert her. I guess we should have paid attention to the (Dutch I think) couple who as we arrived seemed to be questioning whether they had received the food they had ordered. At the end I mentioned it was a particularly bad meal which was greeted with more smiles and nodding - by this time that seemed funny.....

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Reviewed July 31, 2011

I hate to say it, but we had a terrible meal here at the Yellow Star cafe. We wandered in off the street later in the evening (most other restaurants were shut). It also looked like they had a nice menu.

The food, however, was not good. The prawns didn't look like they'd been cooked to order (definitely not fresh), and the steamed fish was dry and old (again, it looked like the fish had been sitting around for at least a day). Lastly, the peanut sauce served with the fresh spring rolls was actually mouldy.

Highly, highly disappointing. We clearly got them on a very bad night indeed.

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Reviewed August 5, 2010

Once visited it was difficult to go anywhere else. Fantastic food and really nice people. We once arrived for a late lunch and woke everyone up - they were all smiles. Make sure you try the squid with lemongrass and chili!

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Reviewed July 30, 2010

We loved it here. The food was outstanding, especially the lemon tart for dessert! And the staff were some of the friendliest I have come across. Best restaurant I came across during a week in Hoi An!

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Reviewed April 25, 2010

Great selection of local Hoi An food as well as other Vietnamese dishes. Very cheap and lovely staff but the night we went there it wa HOT and a bit stuffy sitting up the back. never the less if you want a cheap and quick meal give it a go.

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