The Hanoi Social Club

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6 Hoi Vu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe and bar housed in a 100 year old villa with air-conditioned inside. Sketches and paintings from local artists adorn the walls, and a garden bar is on the top floor. Hosts live music nights. Serves Pan-European food with some meals being vegetarian and vegan, including tempeh sandwich and falafels. Has soymilk for coffee drinks. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Western, Beer/Wine, European, Fusion, Vietnamese, Non-veg

34 Reviews

First Review by tattopani

Lunch - Edit

We found this place in the nick of time - we were both starving and had tried 3 places before this but they’d all been closed for the day. We were so excited to finally sit down and ordered quickly. We both got the black bean burger. It comes with mayo so make sure to request no mayo if you are vegan. The burgers tasted wonderful, and the buns were delicious, too. Our only complaint was that we were expecting french fries with our meals but got salads instead. It wasn’t until the meal was placed in front of us that they told us the fryer was broken. The manager was very helpful in rectifying the situation - she gave us a discount on the food. Drinks: We ordered the ginger beer - good, and the mango lassee with soy - not very good in my opinion. The power kept going out while we were there which could definitely factor into our experience vs. other’s experiences.

Pros: Tastes wonderful, Good atmosphere with helpful staff

Cons: Not many vegan options

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Kept Coming Back - Edit

While in Hanoi for 5 days, I came here for breakfast twice and once for afternoon tea. The black rice and chia pudding is super good. They also have a very strong cold brew that has a chocolate flavour - so good! The prices are higher than street food but they have AC and good wifi. I really like this place and would definitely recommend it. The building is super cool as well.

Pros: Good vegan options , Big menu , Cool decor

Cons: A bit on the pricier side

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Yummy Banana Lassi - Edit

I only came here to have a drink, but the soy banana lassi was great! All the vegan foods on the menu looked very delicious however quite pricey (in Vietnam).

Pros: Nice decor, Nice selection of vegan foods and drinks, Upstairs and downstairs seating

Cons: A bit dark inside, Pricey

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Nice muesli and soy coffee - Edit

Asked for the oats on the breakfast menu to be vegan, was really nice. Coffee was good, although I asked for double shot. Rather expensive but it’s all really nice food so worth it!

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Definitely a must try! - Edit

Several vegetarian options that can be made vegan. Really good service and English speaking staff. Cosy atmosphere especially in the night! Absolutely in love with this place! I got the green bean salad (without feta), homemade chips with salsa (make sure to eat them right away as the salsa make the chips soft) and a tempeh sandwich that were simply amazing! Can’t wait to be back next time I’m in Hanoi.

Pros: English speak staff , several options , cosy atmosphere

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Good vegan options - Edit

Vegan options are clearly labelled, including soy smoothies.

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Quality food - Edit

I enjoyed my meal here. The patty on the veggie burger is vegan but not the bun and omit mayo. I loved their regular French fries and tempeh Rueben made vegan. Would go back.

Pros: Quality food, Cozy environment

Cons: Serves meat

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Not many vegan options, confusing - Edit

Attention: we asked staff and they told us that they use refined sugar (which is not vegan at all) for making food and baked "vegan" cakes as well.. (?!)
:-/

And I had not much choices actually.. :-/
The vegan pavlova (the only vegan dessert) was too sweet (because of adding too much refined sugar?) and I was wondering about the vegan creamy topping that I had eaten.. :( still think that creamy topping was hyper-sweet too and I was quite scared and could not finish my tiny portion of Pavlova (70k) because its taste was so close to dairy products. Frozen dark berries on top (which I was not eating) and some strawberry and kiwi slices. Maybe strawberry and kiwi were the safest parts of that pavlova..

However, the place was hippie and I loved that atmosphere where I could speak French again with other customers. Quite a good place for the community, but not really a right place to eat for vegans or the ones who search for healthy plant-based food.

#refined_sugar should be off the menu. Really.





Updated from previous review on 2017-07-30

Pros: Atmosphere , Nice staff

Cons: Not many vegan options, over priced , Refined sugar , Slow Service

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great start for 1st meal in Hanoi - Edit

My friends and I had. Just reached Hanoi and wanted to have breakfast. Went here on Happy cow recommendation and loved it. We had the bircher museli and vegan lasangne. My non- vegetarian friends also got great options! The ambience and food is great. Must for everyone on Hanoi! 🤘🏻💜

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Good Burgers - Edit

Veggie/ vegan options in a chilled out cafe perfect for working in. My favorite is the veggie burger - delicious and filling. Service can vary.

Pros: Good Veggie Burger, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Service can be slow

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Great atmosphere! - Edit

Very nice atmosphere with a very nice green terrace. Some veggie options. I had the veggie burger with fries and was very good, though a bit over priced was a good size.

Pros: Some veggie options.

Cons: A bit over priced.

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Pretty balcony - Edit

Nice atmosphere. Balcony is covered with plants, very pretty. The food was delicious, big portions so didn't really need sides.

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Decent vegan options - Edit

Had the Lentil Pasta and Mango Curry which were vegan. They were both pretty decent but could have used a pinch more of salt. Portions are pretty huge which justifies the slightly higher prices. Also got the chai tea which was a little thin and mild in flavour. Friendly bunch of staff and cool interior.

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Nice atmosphere, good food - Edit

Great place, i love the atmosphere and the food was amazing. The only bad thing is that they dont have enough vegan options.

Pros: Atmosphere, good food.

Cons: Not many vegan options.Pricy.

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cute place - Edit

Friendly staff and nice as most of them spoke good English.
However, very poor vegan options and did not feel quite clean.

Food is expensive and not so tasty.

Pros: Hip place

Cons: not clean, expensive, food not good

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Fab service, food, & atmosphere - Edit

Lots of veggie options, only a few vegan but totally worth it as the meal was delicious! Big portions, excellent friendly service, & the slushies are a must at this place. Would definitely recommend this place along with the mango curry!

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Good Atmosphere - Edit

Some vege options avai, great atmosphere

Pros: delicious, Good Atmosphere

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all around superb - Edit

very nice food with numerous vegan options. the Hanoi social club is famous in Hanoi. breakfast and falafel especially recommended. the service is a little slow at times but can be forgiven since I was told that street kids are given a chance here. try the Vietnamese coffee black. goes down like a thick cup of delicious dark chocolate.

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Great non veggy place - Edit

The food was great - we ate burgers and falafel and everything was delicious! The decoration and the garden on the 2nd floor are adorable and we really had a nice dinner there!! Totally recommend this place!

Pros: Decoration

Cons: Non vegetarian, A bit pricy

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Okay place - Edit

I went in there very excited after seeing the board with tempeh sandwiches and other eye grabbing options with would appear to be vegan but quickly discovered that I couldn't have any of them because the bread wasn't vegamvega. That took away a lot of the options which seems like something they could easily change to appeal to a wider audience. That said they still had some options. I tried the lentil pasta which was quite nice having not eaten pasta im 2 months, and the mango curry which sounded great but was not really a curry as much as it was just rice and mango. I did love the vegan coconut cake and the chai tea.

Pros: really great vibe

Cons: not many options

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lovely cafe, with funky interiors.. - Edit

It's a lovely cafe, with funky interiors.. one of the better ones we visited. And in spite of a lot of visibility given to the fact that they have vegan food, there was only one or 2 options on the menu. Even the breads had milk in them. A vegan specials menu had green pea soup which really was not very good. I gave them my feedback and they have promised to do something about the vegan options. Great to visit, but not as yet a great option for vegans

Pros: Ambience, Staff, Interiors

Cons: not many vegan options

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nice place - Edit

Nice spot, with some good food and great drinks. The mango curry is a nice combination of textures and tastes with the sweet of mango, the crunchy peanut and coriander, and the vegan lentil pasta is perhaps their best dish. The rest of the vegan/vegetarian food is really poor, and the veggie burger was one of the worst i've had (sugary bun, patty falling to bits, no salad). The iced drinks are pretty good, but if you want vegan food you are limited here.

Pros: central location, iced drinks

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Tourist Prices - Edit

Paid $15 for two coffees and two muffins. Vegan entrees run $5-6 but aren't that big. If you want to drop a lot of money on a good vegan meal, try zenith instead!

Pros: Good Coffee, Western Selection , Atmosphere

Cons: Small Servings

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Lovely place - Edit

Hanoi Social Club has lovely atmosphere and decoration. It is a cafe where I would like to sit for hours. I ordered pasta with cherry tomatoes and olives but the taste was plain. It seemed to only have some oil and maybe a little bit spices in the pasta and then cherry tomatoes and olives around it. I would have been good, if the tomatoes and olives had been made to a lovely fried sauce with oil, chopped onions and garlic, salt, pepper and herbs. But no. There was not many vegan options in the menu. I would have liked to eat a burger, but it was not vegan. If I lived in Hanoi I would come here often, but not to eat if the other portions are as bland tasting. It would be amazing if they had any vegan cakes or cookies. I visited Hanoi Social Club in March 2014.

Pros: They have soy milk for coffee is you ask, Lovely decoration

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Great place to eat and visit - Edit

We ended up going here more than once. Nice food - interesting and creative menu. Gluten free options clearly marked. Friendly staff, laid back atmosphere and live music on occasions.

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Chique - Edit

Heard the last customer complained about too much salt. Which reminded me to always tell the chef no sugar and salt in any of my food and drinks!

Pros: Chique, Atmosphere, Balcony

Cons: Salty

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Excellent food! - Edit

Loved the Mango curry with coconut milk. Spicy and hit the spot! well done! Chilled out place too :) Definitely coming back!

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