CLOSED: Tam Quang Minh - Thuong Kiet

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    ( 10 reviews )



144 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoi An, Vietnam

Traditional Vietnamese buffet with vegetables and mock meats plus a small menu featuring soups and noodles. Carries a broad selection of packaged goods. No English spoken. AUG 2014 REPORTED NOT HERE ANYMORE.

Categories: Vegan, Buffet, Take-out, Vietnamese

10 Reviews

First Review by Egg But No Bacon

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Wrong address, but decent and cheap food - Edit

This place has moved and is now at 33 Ly Thai To. A separate review is available on Happy Cow under the name Tam Quang Minh (without 'Thuong Kiet').
Good portions, set meal (rice + veg + mock meat + soup) is only VND20,000. Food is not memorable but decent and excellent value for the price.
Located on the outskirts of town, in a quiet, almost rural, local area.

Pros: Local restaurant, Cheap, Good portions

Cons: Requires a bit of walking, Mock meat a bit greasy, Rice may be a bit too hard for some

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Delicious. Local. Cheap - Edit

Very tasty vegan pho (15,000 each), lots of locals. The rice, mock meat and noodle dish looked good.

Pros: Local atmosphere, cheap, tasty

Cons: None

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Authentic food, authentic feel - Edit

This place is just really authentic. It looks really thrashy from the outside with plastic chairs and stuff. The type of place locals go for everyday meals. I really liked it. The buffet had a really good choise of different veggies and mock meats. I really liked the veggie chicken. yummy. You get a plate of rice and then point ant everything you want. You can also just order "com" and the person at the buffet will just load everything that "belong" on it. Depending on ho much you load on, it will be about 15000-30000 VND (30000 will be a really big portion). There's also noodle soup

Go there! It's not too much of a walk out of the center

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typical - Edit

here is a typical vn restaurant, very simple, with vn customers, local food, vg version; good food, you get a lot for little money, welcoming people

Pros: tasty, cheap, genuine

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Super friendly and excellent value - Edit

My wife and I went back to this place several times. The staff were so friendly, and the meals were very tasty and amazing value. The buffet tray was sometimes as low as 10,000 Dong. Sometimes it was 15,000 Dong (it depends what you order) - either way, it is unbelievably inexpensive.

The staff were so friendly. One time they gave me slighlty too much change, as they did not have the right notes. I then found a smaller note and tried to give it to them, and they would not even except it!

The other great thing about this place is that they sell vegetarian products you can take with you. We bought some 'noodles-in-a-cup' type things for consumption on the plane etc. These were very inexpensive too.
Updated from previous review on Saturday January 02, 2010

Pros: Tasty food, Super friendly, Unbelievably inexpensive

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Tasty, cheap, unglamorous - Edit

I wasn't so sure about this place when we pulled up on our bikes (it doesn't scream "hygenic" per se). We decided to go for it, though, and my husband and I each got a tray of food. They scooped some rice onto it and then allowed us to point to the vast array of dishes. We were able to sample everything we wanted, and liked all of it except for the fresh sprouts. We also got a plate of their sliced meats, which were good, and bought a small jar of fermented bean curd, a container of vegetarian chicken floss, a package of vegetarian shrimp, an iced tea, and a package of cookies. The total came to around $8 for everything. (Pretty amazing, considering that the container of chicken floss alone would probably have cost nearly that much in Canada, where we live.)

No one there seems to speak any English, but they were very nice, and we were able to communicate well by pointing and using travelers' sign language. I'd happily have gone back if we were staying in Hoi An longer.

Note that as of the writing of this review, the map is wrong both on Happy Cow and in Google Maps. It's closer to the intersection of Bà Huyện Thanh Quan and Lý Thường Kiệt, about a kilometer east of where it shows up when you search the address on Google Maps. It's on the north side of the street.

Pros: Cheap as cheap can be, Friendly staff, Store selling veg items (look for MSG)

Cons: No English spoken, Doesn't feel clean, No ambience

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Average food but culturally interesting - Edit

This is a very interesting cultural experience. The restaurant was packed with locals and very busy. We had to show what we wanted since no one spoke English. The meal was ok but nothing special. Very cheap. We paid 17,500 dong each for a plate of rice, soup, veggie and fake tough meat (like a thali).

Pros: Very cheap, Athmospheric, For locals

Cons: Average food, Very crowded

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Authentic Vietnamese veggies, amazingly good value - Edit

Despite the fact that i arrived shortly before closing time as they were busy preparing for the lunar new year festivities, the very kind people at Tam Quang Minh fed me well. Three vegetable dishes, rice, and soup, all for 12,000 Dong (about 60 cents US).

The food is typical family-style vegetarian cuisine: mostly vegetables, with some fauxtein bits. Get there on the earlier side while the food is still nice and hot.

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Thanks Tam Quang - Edit

Good place. Has choice of different Vietnamese noodles and rice dishes. Average plate of meal is 15000 dong (1 USD= 18500 dong approx). A good amount of food is given for that price. Seems to be exactly as described by the last reviewer. Location is convenient on an imp main road, in the north of the Hoi An city. Open early morning around 5-6 AM.Closes at 9PM. But due to heavy rush of customers, mostly locals, food may get over by 8PM as it happened with me on ocassions. Well as someone has said, do what the locals do and you will never go wrong. This is definately one good choice for a veg meal in Hoi An.

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Great value typical Vietnamese - Edit

Really loved this place. It is very popular with the locals too - always a good sign. Does buffet style com plates including soup and free Vietnamese tea. You get a huge portion for 20,000VND, can be less depending on what you choose. Fake meat really tasty, especially chicken wings with lemon grass.

Also does all the usual noodle soup type dishes, cau lau,pho etc etc.

The lady that runs it is very friendly and smiley.
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Pros: good value, very tasty, authentic

Cons: bit out of town

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