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Don's Bistro

#171 of 1,952 Restaurants in Hanoi}
₹₹₹₹, International, European
No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3719 3719
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (26 reviews)
“pizza” (29 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Canadian, International, European, Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 277 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a five week Asian trip and one of the most memorable dining experiences was at Don's Bisrot. Beautiful position on the lake, extensive wine list and great cocktails suggested personality by Don when we arrived. The menu is extensive but this chef...More

2  Thank Julia R
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Below average food, in quality and taste ! Went there with my boyfriend on special occasion, upon recommendation of Vietnamese friends. First bad sign, a lot of dishes on menu. Slow service.... But quite friendly staff, if I have to say something positive. And dear...More

3  Thank tabitha k
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

To the readers of tripadvisor, it is a democratic platform with freedom of speech, except for the owners of the restaurant. Over the last 40 years I have travelled and learned the art and science of cooking and hospitality, now I passionately share my experiences...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I was recommended Don's by a foodie friend of mine and was not disappointed. Upon arrival we were greeted by the chef himself and made our way upto the rooftop bar for a predinner drink. An amazing view of west lake and an ice cold...More

Thank BenMtaurus
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you Ben your Delish review will be shared with my team and helps us in a very encouraging way to take great care of people. we hope you return soon!

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Went to Don's last night. So pleasantly surprised by the ambience and food. It is romantically set up, with beautiful artwork and generous space between tables, creating comfort and intimacy. Food was of high standard - I had the best Canadian oysters, fresh and juicy....More

Thank JacqJ8888
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear Jacq! what a well written description, and sweet review. Thank you so very much for brightening our day and we hope to warmly welcome you back soon. cheers donald

Reviewed 29 September 2017

I have been going to Chef Don's establishments for many years. I tend to think that the appreciation of food goes beyond being a wannabe food critic who bounds from place to place pretending they know the finer things when they really just know the...More

Thank roncon09
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you Ron for the very kind review and your continued support over the years!

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We loved Hanoi, but the best part of all was the lunch before heading to the airport. Freshest Oysters, tastiest and tender Canada steak, super yummy pizza and chef don when he talked us told us he would be treated us to Tiramisu and Passionfruit...More

Thank bonkywang
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Dear Mrs Wang, It was so kind of you to leave your sweet and thoughtful comments, it was our pleasure to take care of your family and we hope you had a pleasant trip home. hope we have the chance to take care of you...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday here and they had a wonderful special for 1/2 priced drinks on for teachers. They accommodated our table of 15 with 3 servers who spoke excellent English and were very attentive. Everyone enjoyed the food and were very impressed by...More

Thank Brycen D
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you kindly Brycen, we were very please to welcome your table of guests for the birthday party of your wife. It looked like a lively party at that!!! We hope they enjoyed the cake as much as we enjoy your appreciative and encouraging words...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

I organized a 10 persons business dinner in Hanoi from Europe 10 days before our arrival in Hanoi and upon arrival everything was flawless. The email contact with Don and his team went perfectly and even though we had only communicated by email Don was...More

Thank TobyZurich
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear Toby, thank you so very much for the enthusiastic and richly detailed review. We all look forward to the next visit. cheers donald

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Don is an amazing host, and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting him, he made sure that we never had an empty glass! We sat in the bar on the top floor and the views were amazing from there! The Oysters are some of the best quality...More

Thank Loraine T
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Loraine, thank you kindly for the glowing review, we enjoyed meeting your family very much. We also hope to see you again, your effort to leave us a thank you online is a great motivation for our team. have fun travels donald

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

don's bistro has 4 floors but i think the menu is the same for all. we found the food pretty good! we ordered the pomelo salad, cheese pizza, tuna, pasta and pho. all were good except the pho. it was quite blind and i expected...More

Thank Moconacire
donchef, Manager at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Dear Mononcire, thank you kindly for the review and to respond to your comments, please allow me. yes there are 4 floors and the main ala carte is available on all floors on request but in the ground floor Lakeside and on the top floor...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Delivery, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3719 3719
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Awarded The Best Restaurant in Vietnam and number 47 of The 50 Best Restaurants in Asia by Diners Club and San Pellegrino, it is a Iconic dining and entertainment destination with a faithful local and international clientele so reservations are recommended. Prices range from mid to high but are great value for the exceptional level of quality. On West Lake (Tay Ho) with beautiful views, fresh breezes, don's Bistro is a comfortable and welcoming fusion of western and Asian décor and flavors featuring a classic yet contemporary International menu of comfort and fine dining dishes from jet fresh oysters to wood fired gourmet pizzas, prime wood grilled meats, Foie Gras, pasta & risottos, delicious Asian choices, vivacious cocktails & a passion for wines, Cuban cigars, and stunning art works. For reservation please advise if you prefer Al Fresco Terrace seating, Smoking or non smoking air con dining rooms or the roof top open air covered Oyster Bar with live music drinks only or dining ok.
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