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40 Hang Manh Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I got here 2 years ago with 2 branches of this chain, Gecko, nearby Sword lake in Hanoi. Both of these restaurants were good to me. From the foods, drinks, reasonable prices and good staff. The space was a little small and there wasn't restroom inside. But they took us to the restroom of the apartment besides. A little bit... More 

Thank Thao Phuong N
Queenstown, New Zealand
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433 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Ate here three times during our week in Hanoi. Good selection of Western foods and cocktails. The food is always inoffensive. Pizza's need some work. Weird crust that tastes like toasted bread. Curries were good, sandwiches were pedestrian. Good cocktails and service. You'll always leave with a full stomach. Our average bill for drinks and food was 225,000 Dong. It... More 

Thank Michael R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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196 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed garlic chicken which was a proper comfort food :) unfortunately "sorrow of war" drink was good but not as good as described by some of the travelers, the flavor was quite good but it was a short drink cocktail which was a bit too expensive for what you get.

Thank EA_Oussov
Toronto, Canada
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147 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We were travelling with a 13 year old, so needed something good for everyone. We were not disappointed. The staff was friendly, and the meals were all served looking and tasting fantastic. Even the 13 year old liked it...If you are looking for something less local for choices on the menu, this is a good place to visit. The Vietnamese... More 

Thank Al S
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This is a quite nice place for lunch or dinner. You have the choice between European food (like Pizza or Pasta) or local stuff. Quality and service are good!

Thank Stefan G
takaratsuka city hyogo japan
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233 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

i ate here 100 of times never get tired of going. i took so many students too, friends and business leader too. 

Thank F4023NZalbertos
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Cheap and cheerful as it says on the sign outside. We stopped here for dinner when we needed something quickly, I had the chicken curry which was served as a big portion and was really tasty. Also returned another day for breakfast which was good value for money! Small place but cosy - you forget about the tooting of motorbikes... More 

Thank Paige O
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Just arrived in Hanoi and read reviews of the Gecko. It lived up to expectations and delivered a fine selection of great dishes. We had been recommended the spring rolls and they were nothing short of delicious. I would happily go back just for another plate of them.

Thank Travel_4_fish
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,675 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 695 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

they have a few out lets all over hanoi. At all their out lets they serve chilled beers. you even have happy hours in the evenings. the ambiance and cold beers makes the place worth chilling out. prices are reasonable. staff are friendly.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Richmond Hill, Canada
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166 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Near to the Old City. The Vietnamese food was good and the drinks are cheap. The pizza was so so, according to our friends, but why go to Viet Nam and eat pizza. If you can, get one of the seats on the second floor overlooking the street. Its very entertaining watching the street activity from above.

Thank Rowan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Hang Manh Street | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +8422110812

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