Respond to Review of Loving Hut - Quan Thanh
Review: We arrived in Hanoi on a Sunday and called the restaurant around lunchtime to see if they were open. Someone answered the phone, and though his English was minimal, we thought we understood that the restaurant was open. We walked 45 minutes in intense heat to get there, only to find that it was closed. Someone came to the door and told us it's closed on Sundays, but open all the other days of the week. We went the next day for lunch, and ordered fried sweet and sour shrimp (I thought they were just ok, my husband loved them), chicken with lemongrass (ok), glass noodles with crab meat (excellent), spring rolls (good), and pineapple cake (so good we ordered two slices and had to stop ourselves from eating more). There were a ton of options on the menu, and I'd have been happy going back several more times to try more of the dishes. They even had things like vegan dog meat, which was interesting. Gripes: The Supreme Master TV is very prominent here, if that bothers you. The day we were there, the segment was about extraterrestrials and spiritual interplanetary travel. We finished up the meal and said we'd be back the next day for lunch and asked the owner (who spoke decent English) if they could pack up food so we could take dinner to go for our evening train trip. He said yes. We showed up the next day only to find that the place was closed again. This time, it was because of a holiday, but it would have been nice if we'd been told this the day before when we said we'd be coming back.