Reviews (36)

First Review by Yasminenazmy

good food, exepensive - Edit

The food was very good, but the staff was a little bit stressed and we waited really a long time for our food...

Pros: food is great

Cons: you wait e long time for your food, staff is overwhelmed and stressed

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Delicious and good price - Edit

Vietnameese food is so good, the western could be better. I am not a big fan off the cheese, it needs salt.
Good cheap prices, lovely atmosphere, staff and music.
My favorite dish is the "snail" pho noodles :)
Defenetly worth a visit!

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Good food - Edit

Totally worth the visit but prices are above average. Yummy dishes and drinks best stop for food in Old Quarter.

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lovely vegan place - Edit

Well located, sweet & cozy cafe
The food was good , tasty n yum :)

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Delicious - Edit

Great service and food. Helpful staff speAk excellent English. Faux beef pho very tasty and light. Spent $10 on light lunch for two. Great location near St Joseph cathedral in old town.

Updated from previous review on 2017-03-19

Pros: Tasty, Quick, Friendly

Cons: Atmosphere a bit sterile, Need a banh mi on the menu

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Bland food.. - Edit

restaurant serves too much mock meat which is full of additives and msg. Not heathy at all.
Pizza was terrible and too expensive. Dishes are not well presented like images shown on their website (see my photos in their gallery above) but the biggest problem is that you get not what you have paid for.
Will never come back. Beurk

Pros: Location

Cons: awful food , terrible , mock meat is being promoted here as Heathy Food??

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Good!! - Edit

Excellent Pho, Snail soup ok.

Pros: Tasty, Good atmosphere, Staff

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very nice vegan food - Edit

Try the vegan pho, it's verry tasty!!!

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Tasty - Edit

We came here for lunch today. I had the spring rolls and they were so tasty. Not just noodles like a lot of places. They were so fresh and crispy and full of veggies.
My partner had the vegan BBQ beef sandwich and to be honest I was a bit sceptical about the fake beef but it was really good. The seasoning was delicious. It came with chips and salad and the dressing on the salad was soooo yummy.
Would go back if we had time to try more of the menu.
The staff were very friendly and the restaurant itself was clean and felt friendly ?

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yurrrm - Edit

Slightly more expensive but still cheaper than western vegan food would typically be back home! Has a nice Vietnamese feel to it also, the fresh rice paper rolls are delicious and the lemon grass mushrooms are insane. Staff super cute and friendly and nice aesthetic going on

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absolutely fabulous - Edit

I was lucky enough to be staying at the hostel across from Minh Chay so I ate there daily. I don't eat wheat, so they were great about changing some of their dishes to suit me. Everything was delicious but the snail soup (wheat free) was very unique!

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Excellent vegan restaurant tucked away near Hoan Kiem lake! - Edit

We stumbled upon this place quite serendipitously on our way to a restaurant that had some veggie options--we saw a sign for a vegan restaurant right next to the St Joseph Cathedral. We decided to follow it, and I'm so glad we did!

My husband and I shared the fried spring rolls, the vegan snail soup, and a sandwich with fries. I got passionfruit juice, and he got coffee. Everything was TRULY excellent. This is non-pretentious but thoughtful and delicious food. It's expensive, but we were incredibly satisfied with every single plate. It's not a place to eat every day if you're on a budget, but well worth a visit.

The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the restaurant is cute and quiet. It's got a modern-yet-rustic vibe in a casual way, not a hipster try-hard way.

This is one of my favorite fully-vegan restaurants I've ever been to. Top 5 for sure!

Pros: Excellent food, Good portions, Friendly, helpful staff

Cons: Expensive (but worth it now and then)

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good - Edit

I wanted a snack, not a full lunch. I chose the mushrooms with lemongrass. This tasted very fresh and flavourfull. Nice looking place too, very modern. Friendly staff.

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Really good pho! - Edit

Really great fake beef pho. Wonderful flavours and really close to a good meat pho (from memory). Ordered a pizza which was pretty terrible but that's probably my fault for ordering vegan pizza in Vietnam. The faux cheese was really sweet and had the texture of whipped cream. Wasn't too cheap but overall not a bad experience.

Pros: great pho!

Cons: terrible pizza, a bit pricey

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Delicious - Edit

Had the Pho and both fried and fresh rolls. Feeling a bit jet lagged this was a very welcome, fresh and tasty meal. Location is good near St Joseph's Cathedral and away from the busy streets. Service was great with English menu.

Pros: Wide choice and fresh

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Pho-nomenal - Edit

The pho was extremely delicious! Tasted pretty close to regular pho and they've somehow managed to mimic the texture of the 'beef' quite well. Staff are really friendly too and the atmosphere is cosy.

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PRICEY - Edit

We had two different soups, which were tasty and filling.

Pros: location, menu

Cons: price

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Fine, nothing amazing - Edit

The restaurant looks nice, the service is good. Ordered the rice rolls which I liked but my companions found boring. The lemongrass mushroom just tasted like ginger, really strong. The fried mushroom tasted fried, which is something it had going for it, but not much more to say than that. The black sesame milk was good.

Pros: Nice decor

Cons: Only ok food

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amazing coffee and pho! - Edit

Very cute place right next to the cathedral. Trusted previous comments and stuck to Vietnamese food - the pho was amazing as was the coffee. Best vegan meal in Hanoi so far!

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SO TASTY - Edit

Had to stop mid meal to write a review cos it was so good!! we had the mushroom steak, the mushroom and bean pancake, and the fried vietnam rolls. So incredibly delicious and the staff are so friendly!! 10/10 I wanna take this place home with me

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flavorful - Edit

The dish I ordered (aubergines cooked with sesame seeds) was very tasteful. I loved it. Just to mention that I had to order rice for 10k with it (it was not included and not written in the menu).
The cashew nut milk I had at the end was also very good. I asked without sugar, it was just perfect.
The only thing I can complain about is the prices, but I guess this is not the same quality as the other chay restaurants I usually go to.

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veganvirtues 08 Nov 2016 - Fab Pap, how can you compare Minh Chay with 'Bo De Quan'? ' The only thing I can complain about is the prices, but I guess this is not the same quality as the other chay restaurants I usually go to'. You can complain about prices. But Bo De Quan quality is not in the same league as Minh Chay. Food which is prepared hours before and is left exposed and on display to the air environment, people breathing over the food, is certainly not conducive to ones health. Minh Chay is served a la carte much healthier. You pay for what you get.
 


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FabulousPaprika 10 Nov 2016 - @veganvirtues That's exactly what I meant by "I guess this is not the same quality as the other chay restaurant I usually go to." because I often eat at cheap chay places, which are really good, but this restaurant is definitely on an other level and I'm not comparing.  


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Minh Chay - Edit

Dined here this evening, I had written a review about this place my first time here but seems to be missing. I found it not the same quality of the food than the first time around. Although I loved it being 100% vegan, no msg and not overly flavoured they gave fresh herbs which I ate with my dinner. I had fresh raw spring rolls, fried rice with cashews and a casserole pot of shitake mushroom with tumeric. Each dish was well garnished with small bunches of mint leaves, and a baked large flat sesame cracker. Had a glass bottle jar of fresh passionfruit juice. My bill came to 255,000d ($10), very reasonably priced. Got the Happy Cow sticker.

Pros: friendly staff and they spoke English well., Decor and ambience was great, good value and good food

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Try it! - Edit

really modern, clean and nice restaurant. easy to find and friendly service. the food came fast and was very good. we were fine with the prices (juice 35.000, pho 55.00) but the servings aren't really big.

Pros: everything ist vegan

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Not worth the money - Edit

This was our first stop in Hanoi - waiters very friendly and really seemed to care about you having a good experience in their restaurant. We ordered one of the menus and unfortunately it wasn't as good as we hoped for. It wasn't terrible but overall just lacked in flavour and especially for their prices which are quite high we expected more. We ate much better for less money after that, so wouldn't really recommend.

Pros: Friendly staff , Nice interior

Cons: Expensive , Bland food

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A classy vegan restaurant near the Cathedral - Edit

A nice little place with fresh and funky interior and very cool wall art. Service from a smile from the waitress who spoke good English.

I was surprised at the prices at this place, definitely on the pricey side for local vegan food (from memory, about 60,000 for my noodles and 50,000 for the cashew-nut milk ). I had snail noodle soup which said 'vegetarian' on the menu, but I checked with the waitress and she said it’s vegan (all dishes here are vegan). It was a big bowlful filled to brimming point with tomato broth, vermicelli noodles, tofu, vegan sausage, tomato, chives and mushroom + a plate of greens. Unfortunately, it was a little disappointing as a bit too much on the bland side for my liking; I expected more flavour for the price. The cashew nut milk was really good and the jam-jar type glass it came in was cute.

I would definitely come back here for a drink and just to hang out as I love the funky décor and this place is in one of my favourite parts of the old quarter. Not sure if I’d bother with the food again though. I understand that it's located in an upmarket area, but so is Noodle n Roll just around the corner and they do some very good vegan dishes for around 30,000vnd.

The map on here for this place is slightly off, it showed this on the left-side of the cathedral. Actually, if you're facing the cathedral it’s the street to the right, opposite Impressive hotel.

Pros: Fresh and funky interior, Cool wall-art, Located in a great area

Cons: Pricey

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veganvirtues 30 Oct 2016 - Hi how can you compare Minh Chay 100% vegan with Noodle & Roll 30% veggie, it's a carni place with 'vegan' options? Noodle and Roll uses MSG, dairy, eggs, cheese, utensils for both carni and vegan cooking. 'Pricey'?? 69-89,000d for a mains ($3 to $4) -you could never pay those prices in the west. Besides you get what you pay for Noodle & Roll highly seasoned and the money u spend there goes towards supporting the carni industry.  


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MarkusSmith 27 Apr 2017 - " 'Pricey'?? 69-89,000d for a mains ($3 to $4) -you could never pay those prices in the west." First: Ha Noi isn't in the west. Second: Wrong. A vegan dish (Noodles with vegetables) at an asian restaurant in my train station (located in Germany) is less than 3€.
 


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great resturant - Edit

for people looking for vegan resturant this is an excalent place!very clean! the food is excalnt!the staff are very nice and helpfull!very recomended!!

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Great - Edit

Various and delicious food, both Vietnamese and Western style. Kind of expensive but affordable ('coz it's located in the expensive area of Hanoi)

Pros: Good food, Nice decor, Center position, English speaking staff

Cons: Kind of expensive

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