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Don's Bistro

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No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
+84 4 3719 3719
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09:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I returned to Hanoi earlier this month and within hours of arriving, I made my way to Don’s. Why? Well, for one, this first-rate bistro is difficult to beat in terms of quality and variety. Everything, from ‘Berger’ and fries and pizzas to the stupendous Fresh Black Truffle on Handmade Pappardelle Pasta is available. The Vietnamese classic dishes such as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went here for new year's eve and loved our seats overlooking the lake. Don's has a great terrace and definitely try to get seats on it. The menu is expansive but the dishes we ordered were good and well prepared Owned by a chef from Montreal (Don)

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Mexico City, Mexico
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

In a city where food is fantastic pretty much everywhere, Don's Bistro is clearly the exception. The menu is very confusing, it includes foie gras, Mexican quesadillas, pizzas, some definitely weird pasta combinations... it seems to attempt all of the world's cuisines, and fails. It's like a more expensive and pretentious version of TGI Friday's, but with worse food.

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Thank Vxmiran
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Vxmiran, i will not apologize for having a large menu, that perhaps in your impatience and limited will to spend did not admire. This last New Years Eve weekend we had hundreds of very kind comments and satisfied guests, so your review and disappointment come as a surprise, as we have a 100% guest satisfaction policy and you may... More 

Halmstad, Sweden
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Well, probably a Little more fancy than other restaurants in Town. Delicious food and a variety of Vietnamese and western. Also livemusic at the rooftop restaurant with an Amazing view over Westlake.

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Shanghai, China
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is lovely. Set on several floors overlooking the lake with traditional decor it's an oasis of calm and tranquility. Service is excellent, right balance of discreet but attentive and the food is quite frankly delicious. There's a big menu with a range of prices and influences from European to American to Vietnamese. What was particularly lovely was in... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Alba white truffles on foie gras and steak, truffle jus, a truly beautiful dish. Very special splurge and well worth. Another wonderful experience at Don's Bistro.

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1 Thank roncon09
Hanoi, Vietnam
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I've been to Don's a few times, and I have had only great experiences! I booked a table for my mother's birthday, and we were treated very well! The food is always excellent, the wine was a perfect pair to the food, an the staff were just lovely. We had the kebob, fish and chips and a beef taco salad.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Wow!!!! From the moment I walked in I felt spoiled. Friendly staff and very accommodating. food was excellent and the dessert was a real treat. I felt truly spoiled while sitting there and being served with lovely food and wine. Fantastic place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

West Lake institution, reliable food and service. Avoid the downstairs, upper floors are more inspirational with the views.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I'm local Vietnamese, I had dinner here several times from few years ago. This place is going down, disks become more and more expensive but the quality is not. Few weeks ago, I go to Dons at 3 or 4pm and I had a terrible steak. Hanoi has more and more good restaurants so I will go to Dons no... More 

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3 Thank Cường L
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Mr Coung, my apologies first of all for what sounds like a poor experience. we have a 100% guest satisfaction policy so please call me on 0913001359. I am very sad to hear your steak was poor, we have just recently upgrade all our meat toa dry aged program and in fact the meat is better than ever. Dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 50
Cuisine
European, Canadian, International, Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3719 3719
Description
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 nightly live music (drinks only or dining ok).

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