Respond to Review of Tamarind Cafe
Review: Seems to me that a few of the reviews below are a bit harsh. This is not a GREAT restaurant, to be sure, but it was certainly worth visiting, even though the prices are high by Hanoi standards (but low by any Western standards). Was great to find a place with soy milk, and we enjoyed the meal overall. Smoothies and juices were varied and tasty, and the food was by and large good. The Thai vermicelli salad was certainly OK, and my veg pho soup was good, if a bit bland. The best meal was the spaghetti which was miles above the standard of other Hanoi "western" restos (we needed the spaghetti for my picky daughter!). Overall, if you don't care about the cost relative to other Hanoi offerings, you should enjoy a meal here, even if it's not a meal you'll remember forever. And a great place to relax.