Jalus

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46 Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Opened Nov 2015, a vegan restaurant and cafe with an earthy design. Makes all dishes in-house. Owner supports street and disadvantaged Vietnamese youth. Open Tue-Sun 10:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Pizza, Organic, Western, Juice bar, Delivery, Take-out, Catering, Fusion

130 Reviews

First Review by Allcatsaregrey

One of My Favorites in Hanoi - Edit

I wish they were open earlier so I could come for breakfast as well! I went here three times during my five day stay in Hanoi. I tried the chickpea and sweet potato burger, the energy coffee, the lentil stew, and another soup that I forgot the name of 😝. Everything I had was so good, and filling! I wish I could go back to try the cheesecake.

Pros: Lots of options, Cute decor, Friendly staff

Cons: Open at 10 am

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Great - Edit

Sehr empfehlenswert
Super drinks

Pros: Sehr nettes Personal, Feines und preiswertes essen

Cons: Restaurant ist etwas versteckt, oben.

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everything tasted amazing! - Edit

I was a bit hesitant to go here due to some negative reviews on Happy Cow.
But I loved everything I tried here! Will come back for sure!
The Jalus salad tasted amazing! As well as the summer rolls with mango and tofu and delicious sauce.
Also the chocolate cake and raw merry ball were sooo good!
The staff was also very friendly!
Can’t wait to try more from the menu.

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disappointed - Edit

I was looking forward to try this place out but I was really disappointed. Yes the place is cute, but the food is really bland. We had the tofu in claypot and fresh spring rolls and were disappointed by both. The juices and smoothies are really nice, and the chocolate cake is not bad but too sweet for me. The staff is really lovely... when you can find them. They often leave the room so it is a struggle to ask for something. The menu offers almost only "European" food, so maybe we should not have tried the only few items that sounded Vietnamese. Overall it was not an horrible experience, but I would no go there again nor recommend it, especially if you are looking to try Vietnamese food.

Pros: cute place, very good juices

Cons: bland food, little to none Vietnamese food options

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The tea was good tho... - Edit

As there are just a few options for an entire vegan menu around this area, we gave Jalus a try. We had a tofu mushroom sandwich, the gnocchi, an orange juice and a Vietnamese tea (after the staff told us, that various menu options are not available). The tofu Sandwich came with a lame avocado „spread“ a leaf of lettuce, sweet potato sticks and another three lettuce leaves. The patty was a sticky tofu mushroom something without any taste at all! No spices and no love within both meals. The gnocchi were trenched in oil and covered in baking almonds (why?) with no taste either! They should consider to use some salt or herbes in the kitchen!
Because the chocolate cake seemed to look good, we gave it a try but they failed again. It was just a fudgy piece of chocolate and I mean to make something taste sweet and chocolate like is not a big deal. The juice came with heaps of sugar but this seems to be a major Vietnamese problem. The staff was obviously unable to manage 10 guests at the same time. Paid 360k for the mentioned dishes but I would not spend a tenth for it! Unless they don’t consider a new kitchen crew, I would never recommend you to go there! We’re really disappointed!

Pros: -

Cons: no taste , confused staff, bad value for money

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favorite in Hanoi - Edit

I've explored many vegan places in Hanoi. This place remains my favorite. The cheesecake won me over. I still dream of it...

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delicious and cool - Edit

First meal in Hanoi and we will be back! We had the spicy Thai pizza and it was so good. Also the sweet and cool coffee was lovely.

Pros: fresh and flavorful, no MSG, nice atmosphere

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Nice food - Edit

Great ambience and interesting menu. I had the stew with red rice. Nice but a little salty. Friendly place. Would recommend it. Note they stop serving food 1 hr before closing time. Few people came just after and were turned away.

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Good food.. - Edit

Very helpful staff and great ambiance with a varanda:) Food was very good! We liked specially the gnocchi and deserts. The ginger tea came weak in ginger, the pesto pizza was totally different from what you think about pesto.. it was sweet! Despite this we recommend it!

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Good friendly food - Edit

We have been here twice today. We had the pesto pizza (not really what I was expecting but still nice - not really a western style pizza) and energy booster smoothie which was amazing and tonight had veggie curry which was good. The burger has to be the best dish though! A bit more expensive than other vegan restaurants we have tried in Vietnam but we thought it was worth it :-) the cafe is also quiet which is nice to not have so much noise.

Pros: Good menu, Peaceful, Calm happy staff

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Good food! - Edit

Had the pesto pizza and the gnocchi, and it was very good! The atmosphere was nice but the staff was a little inattentive. Would absolutely go there again though!

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Fantastic food! - Edit

My boyfriend, who is non-vegetarian, and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We had a platter which included falafel type balls, delicious dark brown nutty flavoured bread, salad, Vietnamese rice paper rolls with tofu and the loveliest dipping sauces (3 of them, one being guacamole). We also shared the pizza which was cheese free (obviously), and packed with caramelised onion, brinjal and mushrooms. Super tasty food! We also had lovely soy milk cappuccinos which were nice. Nice seating area and fantastic service with a smile.

Pros: many options , delicious flavours and varieties , soy milk and chai lattes well priced

Cons: a little too much sugar in the caramelised onions

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Bad coffee and average food - Edit

Ordered a soy cappuccino which was nothing like a cappuccino, super watery and horrible, especially for 45k! However, the iced coffee we got was quite good. Also had the vegan omelete which is tofu scramble with bread and salad. The scramble was very bland, the tomatoes in the salad were almost rotting, but the bread was good. Probably wouldn't go back, the other stuff on the menu might be better...

Pros: Fully vegan

Cons: Bad coffee

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Vegan haven in Hanoi - Edit

Came here on my first night in Hanoi, and was so lovely to walk into a 100% vegan place.

My dad (who is an omni) had the sweet potato and chickpea burger and loved it. I has the mushroom and tofu clay pot, which was really lovely, awesome mushroomy flavour.

The juice with turmeric was nice, slightly too strong of a turmeric flavour for me personally, and it was served warm (just a heads up).

And if you can't find it, look up for the signs, and then look for the group of men sitting in the entry way (they happily move for you to walk past).

Lovely decor here. Overall more expensive than other options in Hanoi but still cheaper than what you'd pay in western countries!


Updated from previous review on 2017-09-21

Pros: Good food, Great service, completely vegan, aircon

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Wierd place - Edit

Ordered the "bean-me-up", however, no black beans were present at the dish. When I asked, I was told they ran out of beans and replaced with sunflower seeds without asking me 😐 Waiter did not know English, so I just kept the dish which turned out to be a small salad. Very expensive for what you get.. smoothie was ok. Burger was good but small.

Pros: fully vegan place, no oil, no added sugar and salt :)

Cons: expensive, small dishes for westerenrs

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Amazing Gnocchi, Cute spot! - Edit

Here right now, on the second level of a building and when it’s warm you could sit on the balcony and watch the people on the street while you eat. Inside I cute too, very chill. Free wifi.
Had a masala chai, incredibly delicious Gnocchi and the banana peanut butter ‘cheesecake’.
Everything was amazing, besides the cake, it tasted good but was still frozen.
Definitely would come back.

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Really tried but really dissapointed - Edit

Got here three times within 10 days because of the raving reviews. Either I got really unlucky every time or it’s really just not to my taste...
Burgers ok, fries coldish and lacking crunch
Lasagna ok’ish, but too sweet to my taste and lacking texture
Lentil stew/clay pot ok-good
Pesto pizza was barely eatable, no taste of pesto but rather sweet soy sauce.

On the side: masala chai and the juices are really tasty.

Pros: great tea and juices, good desserts

Cons: too expensive for the quality it offers, needs some fine-tuning

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GREAT food - Edit

My first night in Vietnam and I find this place. I think I am going to enjoy if the rest of my stay is half as good as this!

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One of the best - Edit

I tested 4 different main dishes and their delicious choco banana cake. Its fine, fresh, maybe a little expensive but I think its worth to taste.
Its not traditionnal vietnamese food but its one the rare restaurant to offer something else than tofu for your proteins.
The Massala Chai is also very very nice !

Pros: Very fine and fresh products, Original recipes, Cosy place

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Not much the get excited about - Edit

Got really excited when I read the reviews from this place and also when we got there - it's a really cute place. We went for dinner and had the mushroom tofu burger and spinach pasta. The burger patty just tasted eggy and was really bland, and was more like a mini-burger with five cold potato chips. The pasta lacked flavour (and salt) and was just oily. The waiter also seemed to forget many people's drink orders, including ours. Because of this experience I would not recommend this place. If you do decide to come here I would try a smoothie or maybe a dessert.

Pros: All vegan, Cozy

Cons: Small portions, Bland and oily food

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Yaaaaaaassss kween - Edit

This place is the cutest, and the food is bloody excellent! Plus the severs are also very cute! We ordered the Energy Buster smoothie - dear lord it is the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. We also got the braised tofu hot pot 🤤 and the spinach pasta. Both amazing, and whilst we were on a winning streak we got the banana peanut butter cheese cake, and it was also tops. A definite must visit! You can sit on their cute balcony and eat delicious food as the streets of Hanoi pass by.

Just get around it already!

Pros: delicious, dessert, cute views

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One of My Hanoi Favorites - Edit

Jalus is one of my favorite restaurants in Hanoi. It serves great food, has a great little seating area with some outdoor balcony seating, and is centrally located.

The vegan omelette was fantastic with a gummy texture I've never seen replicated anywhere else. It was hands down my favorite of the dishes I tried. The braised tofu and mushroom in clay pot was also pretty fantastic with great flavors and a phenomenal tofu. The bean me up bowl was the only dish I was a bit disappointed with, despite some recommendations in other reviews. The menu specifically points out the benefits of amaranth but the final dish includes maybe 2 tablespoons of it. I also found the portion of beans to be quite minimal compared to the other dishes, mostly containing spinach and basil which was fresh, but kind of boring as the major part of this dish. The only seasoning was a balsamic vinegar-type reduction which didn't quite fit the palate I was looking for- full disclosure that I am generally not crazy about sweet-tasting entrees. I wish the dressing had been a tahini or something different.

The juice I had; containing ginger, turmeric, pineapple, and other fruits, was incredible. I'm sure I'll be back to try some other meals soon!

Updated from previous review on 2017-12-31

Pros: Ambiance, Fresh Ingredients, Great Flavors

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Tasty food - Edit

I had the pesto pizza which was delicious and a slice of chocolate cake which was also good but a lot for one person. It would have been better shared. A few if the menu items were not available and it was not an extensive menu to begin with.

Pros: Delicious food, Decor

Cons: Service was very slow, even to be seated with menu

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great - Edit

Nice place and different options than standard Vietnamese vegetarian.

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Stellar Experience - Edit

Great food, cosy atmosphere, reasonable pricing and ALL VEGAN! I haven't found the like in Ha Noi.

Love this place, definitely want to go there again.

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Just Wonderful! - Edit

Amazing food. Simply amazing. I was only in Hanoi a short while and I came here twice because the food was so good and nowhere else really compared. Order the pizza, the platter or the amazing chocolate cake. Or anything. All of it is amazing.

Pros: 100% vegan, 100% delicious

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Tastes like home - Edit

I really like this place! The people who work there are super friendly and the food is just delicious, for me it tastes like home! I had the vegan Omelette, which is actually more like scrambled eggs, but non the less really yummy and the bread that comes with it is great! It is healthy but very flavourful! Highly recommend! It is definitely a place where you can eat every day without feeling bad about it :)

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