i had lunch here which on the sign above the door says "com chay". perhaps i missed the sign that read trinh nguyen. this is not to be mistaken for the other restaurant in the city called com chay as well. the staff was friendly from the start. they helped me sort through the extensive menu which consisted of many mock meat dishes, and dishes with traditional vietnamese, chinese, western, and french influences. i chose a plate set that came with steamed rice, sauteed banana leaves, fish with tomato sauce, and fried chicken made from stacking a bunch of leaves on top of each other, breading and then frying them. it came with tofu soup and i ordered the corn congee for dessert. i thought the food was generally good. but having tried a few other places in hanoi already, it had to conclude that this place wasn't my favorite. the food and 1 bottle of water set me back 90,000 dong. the staff speaks english to an undertstandable level, they're friendly and eager to help.
Cons: moderate taste, plain