Thien Tam

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 7 reviews )

110A Le Ngo Cat, Hue, Vietnam

Located in the countryside, 10 minutes outside of historic Hue City, built in traditional Vietnamese design. Cozy, semi-open dining areas and artistic decor in a courtyard garden. Also exhibits paintings of well known Vietnamese artists. Specializes in traditional recipes handed down through generations. Reported using butter and milk. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-8:30pm.

Categories: Lacto, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Vietnamese

7 Reviews

First Review by Sanna Lehtinen

Nice atmosphere and good food - Edit

We have been there on our way to a temple near by and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We had some spring rolls, tofu with sauce, mushrooms with lemongrass, esteemed rice, bamboo soup and ginger tea. Which we shared as a couple. It was tasty and well cooked. Definitely recommend that place!

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Quite disappointing - Edit

Feel a bit disappointed with all the food we had there. There was an English translation for the menu but it was a bit bizarre​, so we could not predict what sort of food we would get. The taste was not so good, they often put too much of a certain ingredient. Our salad was too salty, whereas our sauted vegetable smelled a bit like a clay and there were too much ginger on our sauted eggplant. The tempura that we ordered was also too thick on flour. The orange juice was too sweet and they forgot some of our order. The staff spoke very little English, which made it difficult to communicate. The portion was quite generous though.

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value for money - Edit

we often have lunch here. The vegetable is fresh, I really like because they don't use sauce for cooking

Pros: friendly staff

Cons: good value

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Nice place - Edit

I came here after visiting Du Luc's Tomb, because it's not far away, and you're already in the countryside. It is in a pagoda and has a semi-formal feel. There were Vietnamese and English menus and I ordered spring rolls, noodle soup and an orange juice. The orange juice seemed freshly squeezed but wasn't chilled or iced as it is in most places in Vietnam. I was assured by the staff I spoke to that there was no fish, egg, milk, yoghurt or butter in the food, but there was a drinks menu with milk shakes and milk coffees, and a menu item involving butter. I had chosen fairly safe options, but I'm not really sure this place is completely vegan. The soup was quite delicious and fresh-tasting once I'd removed the woody lemongrass pieces from it, and had tofu plenty of vegetables, as well as pineapple, which I wouldn't have chosen. The Spring rolls were nice but fairly standard. My meal came to about VND75K, which I thought was pretty good, if not really cheap.

Pros: Decent food, Nice setting

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Well...wasn't Bad - Edit

I expectedaybe too much after these reviews and the mentioned higher price. What we've received was a not bad/not putstanding dinner, but payed 325.000VND for a bit of Tofu, rice amd spring rolls. Still fair price for EU standards, but definitely expensive compared to other vegetarian restaurants. Somehow, the restaurant was full, maybe we just ordered the wrong (too simple) food? If there were not many other options around I may give it another try, but there are many other amd cheaper quan chay's in and around Hue

Pros: Furniture, Service

Cons: Price

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Good, convenient if sightseeing outside town - Edit

This was a surprisingly large, surprisingly nice restaurant that felt somewhat in the middle of nowhere. It's a convenient stop if you're seeing tombs outside of town (we rode a motorbike there). The proprietor is a painter, whose work is hanging all around the restaurant as well as in his large outdoor studio/gallery, which is adjacent to the dining area.

The menu is large, and offers a number of local specialty dishes as well as standard Vietnamese fare. We tried some of the banana-leaf-wrapped cakes (good), the fig salad, and another dish that escapes me right now. The food wasn't the best we had in Vietnam, but it was still good. Prices were about double what they were at the places we went to in downtown Hue, but still reasonable by western standards. They accept credit cards.

The dining areas were very pleasant, covered but open, and fans are set up to keep diners cool. A very charming rooster sat near our table during the meal.

Pros: Good food, Pleasant setting

Cons: Smallish portions, Expensive by Vietnamese standards

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Absolutely wonderful - Edit

We found this really good vegetarian restaurant by accident. We were cycling from Hue to Tu Duc mausoleum-sight and saw it on the way. It's quite easy to find.

The hot pot was the best dish we've eaten so far in Vietnam.
A blend of vegetables, mushrooms, tofus, pineapple and lots of chilli. The noodles and greens you could add yourself to the boiling pot. Nice outdoor athmosphere and reasonable prices (mains 15000-60000). Totally recommend that you bicycle there - it's not far and Vietnam needs no more pollution :)

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thientamrestaurant 22 Feb 2013 - Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We at the Thien Tam vegetarian restaurant value your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Wishes and Safe Travels from the Thien Tam vegetarian restaurant.


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Thien Tam vegetarian restaurant

110A Le Ngo Cat st - Hue city - Viet Nam
Tel: + 84.54.3898220
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