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Ancient Faifo

#132 of 634 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
+84 510 3917 444
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At 8.30pm we were the only customers of the restaurant. We had the table on the balcony overlooking the street which was very nice and cosy! Food was very good! Highly recommended!

Thank George O
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1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stopped for a much needed beer. Excellent staff, lovely traditional surroundings. Well worth a visit

Thank Jane W
Antwerp, Belgium
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Probably in top 3 of our hoi an visit. A bit more fancy in setting and more sophistication in the food. Great experience in wonderful building.

Thank Marc B
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The wait staff were very friendly, and the surroundings were beautiful. That being said, I was a bit disappointed with this restaurant. I ordered the duck with lemongrass, it was so overdone I thought it was beef. It was rather tasteless as well, and it wasn't all that warm. After serving my drink to another table, they served me a... More 

Thank rthoele
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurant was book by our tour company as part of a walking tour of the town so we were not expecting too much but the place is wnderful. The building and decor traditional with some mordern styling twists, service rapid and friendly. We had tbe set menu which was all beautifully presented. Vietnamese ingredients and flavours updated and modernised.

Thank NevilleJones
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

After reading good reviews on Internet fora and in our travel guide, we decided to book a table. As we are real foodies, we where anticipating the Vietnamese fusion dishes, however were really disappointed. After ordering, we heard after 15 min the duck leg was not available so made another choice. My wife's red snapper came 5 minutes before my... More 

Thank Niven M
Hoi An, Vietnam
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I normally don't write negative reviews about restaurants, but when a restaurant is deceptive in its practices and then fails to make the situation right, I feel customers have a right to know. When deciding on a restaurant for my friends who are visiting Hoi An, one of my friends read in Fodor's Travel Guide that Faifo was a true... More 

Thank petekahl
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

As I can't give half stars I thought it was fairer to give this a 4 rather than a 3. We had a beautiful balcony seat on the first floor. The food was good but not amazing. The portions were quite small and the overall cost was quite high. The saving grace was the chocolate pyramid for dessert - so... More 

Thank danmo23
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We went here based on our our Fodor's guidebook and glowing TripAdvisor reviews, but we unfortunately did not experience what others obviously had. It is a nice setting and our party of four was shown to a table upstairs near the balcony. The big issue however was that the service was ridiculously slow. It was a slow night with only... More 

Thank vinoblanco8888
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The ambience was nice, and from the balcony on the first floor we had a nice view down the busy street. The food, however, was just of average quality. My grilled chicken was dry and hard to eat, my wife's filled prawns were also not outstanding. However, the local beer was fine.

Thank Walter S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Asian, Vietnamese, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: +84 510 3917 444
An opulent experience to delight the senses, ancient faifo is a venue like no other. Combining elements of art, music and history, ancient faifo offers culture catered to the highest tastes with its menu of quintessential Vietnamese cuisine and innovative reinvention of ancient recipes.

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