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First Review by Egg But No Bacon

Busy, runs out of food by CoB, food OK - Edit

I arrived around 7.30pm, they didn't have two dishes I opted for. I chose alternatives: fried jackfruit, fig with sesame salad and vermicelli soup. Green leaf salad came with the soup. A combination of the two salads was delicious, soup was OK (first soup in Vietnam to arrive spicy, a plus!). Ordered an extra rice bowl and was charged 16dongs (more than a basic rice veg dish!). Salty lemon drink was terrible, smelled like dishwashing liquid and tasted badly. The place is really busy, service is doing all they can, but I've noticed them passing by customers who were reachig out... All in all food was good, but I think my expectations were just too high for a '$$' restaurant.

Pros: Fried jackfruit

Cons: Salty lemon drink was awful, busy place, run out o

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Excellent! - Edit

Best vegetarian food we had in Vietnam. Everything on the menu is vegetarian friendly so choosing from the extensive list is worry free. The spring rolls were divine, as was the bok choy/mushroom dish. Ate only here our two days in Hue. Great setting too and super inexpensive.

Pros: Delicious, Cheap, Ambiance/setting

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Excellent food - Edit

Excellent food, busy and bustling restaurant at night, affordable and varied dishes on an extensive menu.

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Good basic dishes, pricey a la carte - Edit

Nice local style restaurant with an extensive menu of veg dishes and mock meats. We ate here twice. First time we ordered the Com Dia (rice with mixed tofu and veg) for two and paid 36000VND. Next time we ordered a la carte and had a worse experience paying 179000VND.
We would visit this restaurant again but we'd stick to the simple all in one dishes rather than order a la carte.
Another tip... the restaurant closes at 9pm which means they will be very unhappy if you show up after 8.15pm and they aren't shy about telling you off which can make for a sour experience. You've been warned.

Pros: good food, clean kitchens and dining area

Cons: don't show up late, pricey if you get carried away with your order

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Hard to order, but good! - Edit

The menu is big! And if you go here at night.. many things will be sold out. This place is so popular amongst the locals. I am not sure if what I got was vegan or not.. but it was good enough and you get some soy cheese with your dish which is a treat : ) I like the atmosphere and it is super close to the main area of hostels. Staff is nice and tried their best to help me order. I got the rice plate for 15,000 and some fried Jack Fruit. It is better to go with a group (I was alone) so you can order a few dishes and share or get the hot pot.

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Made it just in time! - Edit

Easy to find location, about 10 minutes walk from main tourist restaurants. made it just before closing time and had mecan (like crispy fried chicken pieces). very tasty, rice not so fresh but was end of the night. Cheap and cheerful, would recommend as a must visit if in the area.

Pros: cheap, tasty

Cons: bit of a walk from tourist restaurants

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Great Food and Service - Edit

Attached to the Lien Hoa temple, this place is a real gem, and we're so grateful to Happy Cow reviewers for leading us here! Great breakfast soups with inexpensive coffee and chè for dessert; fantastic hotpots (if a little over-salty, but seems to be the Hue way) for a reasonable price. Our unseparated-12-jewels-something salad was especially unexceptional, but so far everything else has been pretty good.

Pros: good for all mealtimes, reasonable prices, friendly attentive service

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Best vegan/vegetarian in Vietnam so far... - Edit

Went here three times in 24 hours, due to the goodness and cheapness. Packed with locals and foreigners alike.

Air conditioned area is available, but the outdoors has more charm.

Very good soup broths.

Pros: Open from early to late, Very quick service , Large menu of fresh stuff

Cons: Not enough time to try everything.

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Unique restaurant with a variety of food options - Edit

The food at this restaurant was unlike anything I've experienced. They had unique dishes, some which I never saw again during my stay in Vietnam. My husband and I had the fried jackfruit, which is a must have, some type of clear noodle dumplings, spring rolls, steamed rice, and morning glory. The dishes also came with 3 different sauces. Everything was delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive. In addition, the total cost of the meal including drinks equated to $4 usd.

Pros: Delicious food, friendly and attentive staff

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Wide variety - Edit

Busy restaurant, many locals but also tourists. Menu is translated, but sometimes unintentionally funny. We had a couple of dishes with rice. All tasted great. Prices are ok.

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Decent food, poor service - Edit

The waiter didn't pay much attention to us, and was very slow. Small portions but decent food.

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wide variation of food - Edit

Huge variety of food, tasty and cheap.

Pros: large menu, lots of veggies

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very good - Edit

Very good restaurant. I went two times, to try all the best of the menu. Don't miss mecan and jackfruit. They are really tasty. Soya cheese is like faux meat, and the paste choices a little bit disappointing. However, a cheap yummy meal.

Pros: good food , nice staff

Cons: the place could be cleaner

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Andateci, cibo squisito!!!! - Edit

Ci siamo trovati benissimo, il posto è sempre pieno di gente locale, il cibo è davvero super! Complimenti davvero.

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Great food with nice atmosphere - Edit

A lovely little restaurant right on a main road. There were lots of good food options. The "small" hotpot is enough food for two (or more). The jackfruit with sesame was also a good savory appetizer. The one dish not to miss is the "salad" called the unseparated twelve predetermined affinity is a must have. one small note is that while we were in the restaurant there were 3 rats running and playing in the courtyard of the restaurant.

Pros: lots of options, nice decor

Cons: rats

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It looked really nice - Edit

The place seems to be really popular, for it was crowded when we arrived. The menu had so many items to choose from! Unfortunately, we were not impressed by the food... Something seemed to be missing. I guess they just don't put much effort into cooking.

However, the atmosphere was really nice there, so I do recommend this place at least for a drink and a small meal.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, A wide menu, Spacious seating area, nice decorations

Cons: The food was not very tasty, A lot of the items were sold out

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Bustling, charismatic vegetarian restaurant - Edit

All the food is very good and inexpensive. It can be hard from the English menu to determine what's what, but you can't really go wrong. The staff are busy but very helpful in trying to explain the menu.

Pros: Atmosphere, Prices, Food quality

Cons: Confusing (English) menu, Cash only

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Hilarious menu, great experience - Edit

Delicious food in a great atmosphere with very amusing translations! The unseparated twelve predetermined affinity was the highlight!

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Hype ZERO STARS - Edit

was running late and got there 45 minutes b4 close. thats usually good enough time to get food b4 close. Nope! they were already basically closed....but open. and only one thing on the menu that was orderable sucked. really bad canned bamboo shoot/canned mushroom/canned something else over rice. tasted like the smell of canned bamboo shoots. the rest of the menu looked pretty damn lame anyway. i seriously could not tell what ethnicity the food was...they could have easily chopped a little cabbage and onion and steamed or fried it up a little.NOPE!
so i ask the guy at the front whats up with the no food thing at an open restaurant. he says only rice.. whatever dude. so i ask when do you actually have food. he tells me to come back at 6:30am... no! i will not ever go back even if they had run out of food 1 minute b4 i got there. this place fricking sucks!
im not the only one either. this is prolly a daily thing there. i read at least one more review almost exactly like mine. i think it was on tripadvisor.
by the reviews on this site and my experiences at these joints, i figure most reviewers come from parts of the world that dont have much in the way of fake meat. these eateries get top notch reviews and places that are actually healthy and tasty get crapped on.
way to go guys.

Pros: cheaper than usa

Cons: no food, bad tasting food, unhealthy food

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Bland and spicy - Edit

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere but the food was far from impressive. One dish was stir-fried 'vegetables' but consisted only of water spinach (?) with no spices at all. Very bland taste. The other dish was fried mock meat with citronella (which I could order only from the sixth time because all other five dishes I wanted were finished that evening). It was very fragnant but super spicy. I could hardly finish it. Both dishes came with no rice.

It is hard to judge a restaurant only from this only visit, but compared to some other places in Hue, it seems to lag behind.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: bland or spicy, runs out of dishes in the evening

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Nice Location, Average Food - Edit

The restaurant is vegan! No animal products. Monks eat here. We had some fried rolls and a rice dish and a vegetable soup. The choice was probably not the best. The hot pot with soy cheese would have been the better alternative. The locals have chosen that.

Pros: Nice Location, Locals

Cons: English Menu Bad Translated, Our Choice Wasn't The Best

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Amazing and different! - Edit

This place was so different compared to all other veg/vegan places we had been to. Their menu was huge and filled with all sorts of random items we had never seen. Our waiter suggested fried nem (which was incredible) and jackfruit with sesame seeds. We also tried for 10,000 vdn two dishes that were rice based wraps, one stuffed with some sort of paste and the other with vegetables. They were both very different from each other and really interestingly good. The waiter was really helpful and kept bringing us cold tea! The prices there are really reasonable and is a must try.

Pros: Selection, Quality, Service

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Loved this restaurant! - Edit

We loved this vegetarian restaurant - tasty food, super cheap, and great way to sample some local Hue specialties.

The menu is a little hard to understand due to some creative translations, but that added to the charm really, and the waiter was very patient with us. We had some great rice dumplings - both Banh Beo and Banh Uot, stir fried dishes, and the braised tofu and tomato that was delicious.

With about six or seven dishes, and drinks for two people, we only paid around 200,000 vnd. Great value!

We went after reading the reviews on Happy Cow, the restaurant was full of locals when we got there, and we also spoke to some locals including our taxi driver and staff at our hotel who recommended it as their favourite vegetarian restaurant in Hue.

Pros: Delicious, Great value

Cons: Creative translations on the menu

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Lovely restaurant, okay food - Edit

The restaurant was almost full when we visited it in March 2014. Most customers were Vietnamese. There was a hot pot on most of the tables, but we did not order one.

The restaurant looks nice and traditional.

The menu has some weird language. For example tofu is named soya bean paste and seitan (wheat gluten) is named mecan. It also seemed that the soya cheese in the menu was fermented soft tofu, that tasted rotten. Interesting experience though.

The food portions were good looking, but eventually the tastes were not so special.

We had:
* mushroom fried in dough - tempura, good
* mecan with bread - mixture of seitansausage and vegetables and lots of french bread on the side. Not anything special.
* appetizer of five things - the name was something like that in the menu and no explanation. It was a nice plate of mock meats
* braised tofu in tomato sauce - great
* and also a portion of rice that came with some fried haricots and raw jackfruit.
* Also we got one small soup made of water spinach and mushroom. We did not order it and it was not charged so probably it was part of some portion.

All these and two sweet lemon sodas cost 199.000 dongs.

Pros: Lovely vietnamese restaurant, Good location in the centre

Cons: The menu has some weird "english"

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Cheap And Delicious - Edit

We went there on a saturday night, and the restaurant was almost full, but we didn't see another tourist. Only locals. The atmosphere in the restaurant was so nice and the staff was friendly, although some of them didn't speak much english. We ordered the fried nem, which was to die for, and mixed vegetables with rice, and payed 65000 vnd, which is obe of the cheapest meals we have had so far. Definetely going back there tonight to try something else from their huge menu!!

Pros: Tasty Food, Cheap, Local Atmosphere

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Tasty Vietnamese food - Edit

this restaurant was recommended by our hotel. The restaurant was crowded mainly with local people. Although what we got wasn't what we thought we ordered it was fantastic food which excited my taste buds with new flavours. The staff did not speak English but we managed well with help from local people and guesswork. Great value for money and wonderful food one of the best meals I have had in Viet Nam. My non veggie friend also enjoyed the food and thought it was really tasty. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: excellent food, good value for money, nice atmosphere

Cons: crowded, staff don't speak English

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Great food and great value - Edit

Large and busy place. Filled with locals since the prices are equivalent to street food. Fresh juices are $.60 and dishes range from $.50 to $2.00 each. Servers don't speak English but the menu is in English and has photos. The hardest (and most humorous) part is deciphering the names of dishes (e.g. Unseperated twelve predestined affinity) Large portions and free cold green tea. We ordered two drinks (plus tea) and four dishes for $8. We could only finish a third of our meal.

Pros: inexpensive, large portions, delicious

Cons: they often sell out of dishes , not very clean, no English spoken

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