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Le Mat Snake Village

| Ha Noi, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Le Mat is a small village at Viet Hung Ward, Long Bien District, about 5 km away from Ha Noi Old Quater, the village has long been famous for traditional snake hunting and raising, and snake meat specialties. In XI century, in 1010, the princess of King Ly Thai Tong was seized by a serpent when she took sightseeing at Nguyet Duc River (Duong River nowadays). The King awarded the big prize for anyone who could find and save the Princess, then a local young man surnamed Hoang killed the serpent to save the princess and the King rewarded him lavishly however he only asked for a land, that is Le Mat village. In commemoration of the tutelary God's merit, villagers usually organize snake dance festivals from the 20th day to 24th day of lunar March yearly. The Hung snake restaurant is one of the best restaurant in the village and proud of receiving the "Excellence Award" - 2015 and 2016 on the Trip Advisor website and ranked 20/1446 restaurants in Hanoi based on 133 reviews.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Ha Noi, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Hung Snake Restaurant is run by a traditional family of professionell snake hunters and it truly is a unique experience. They kill the snake in front of you and will prepare 11 different dishes from it. We´ve eaten a Mountain Cobra and it feeds...More

Thank Corbinian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was awesome and interesting to see how they catch and cook the snake. It is a really must-eat food if You are in Hanoi. Fortunately the menu is written in English too. The staff is full woth friendly and nice people.More

Thank Irma D
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Irma D, We thank you a lot for your review on TripAdvisor. I am not sure you have been at our restaurant or some where else. If next time, you would like to come our village again, we hope we are your choice also....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After watching Luke Nguyens show we decided to try this place. Yes you choose your snake, yes they kill it in front of you, yes you drink the bile, blood and beating heart, yes they cook you a 9 course meal..... and yes it is...More

Thank ClareP79
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ClareP79, We thank you so much for your time in our snake village and your post on TripAdvisor! There are three types of snake: bamboo snake 40usd/kg, mountain cobra 60usd/kg and cobra 70usd/kg. All snakes the people hunted from the wild but there are...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had an unforgettable and amazing experience at the snake village! The owner is really nice and even calls an uber for you when you have to go. Definitely a recommendation for when you are in Hanoi and up for something crazy;)More

Thank Ghi95
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ghi95, I am Dragon, the owner of THE HUNG SNAKE RESTAURANT thank you very much for your sharing us on TripAdvisor. After you finished at our restaurant i called for you an uber because it is cheaper and saver then taxi. We are so...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

I am a Buddhist, also following my own principal rule not eating: turtle, snake, dog and cat so I shall not visit the restaurant for eating snake. However, you might not know the Le Mat Village Temple which more than a thousand years old. This...More

Thank Daty L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As a solo traveler, I didn't really have high hopes for Vietnam for some reason. In reality, it turned out to be one of the best stops on my trip. The street food is delicious, people are nice, it's everything you can ever hope for...More

Thank Andriyan I
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The food is great. You can read more details of the food in other reviews. This restaurant visit is more than the extraordinary delicious food itself. This restaurant visit is a spectacular experience - a fullfilling of all senses. There is a great athmosphere in...More

1  Thank Erasmus P
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Wenn you are in Vietnam you have to go to this Restaurant. It ist a great unforgettable experience. The stuff and owner from this restaurant are very friendly and attentive. If you are in Hanoi you have to go to the Hung snake restaurant!

Thank Keti P
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Hung is one of the places you absolutely cannot miss when you're in Vietnam. The place looks and feels perfect for the dish they are serving. The host, who goes by the moniker "Dragon", is as awesome as his name sounds. He makes sure...More

1  Thank HowieUyking
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We visited The Hung restaurant when staying in Hanoi back in January and I have to say that it was one of the most remarkable experiences of the whole trip. We were greeted and seated by the restaurant staff and were then handed a mobile...More

3  Thank Antons M
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Ajitha A
Hi Where would I be able to see a live King Cobra near Hanoi?
26 May 2016|
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Response from Deepesh K | Reviewed this property |
One and Only......Hung Snake Restaurant... I had a cobra from there and was awesome....The hospitality is great... Check my review on Hung Snake Restaurant in TripAdvisor, I have also uploaded pictures. Cheers....