We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ciao Cafe

££ - £££
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Short walk from | Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 27: English reviews
Level Contributor
220 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here near hoan kiem lake. Nice broken rice with pork chop. Many other variety of food to choose. Royal coffee too strong with liquor. better to drink Vietnamese coffee next time. but Saw a rat ran pass my table at the time!! Means cleanliness needs to be improved!

Thank GohYH93
Bac Ninh, Vietnam
Level Contributor
97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I have a good impression on Ciao. I love ice cream with rum and dried grapes there, and it's my habit to visit Ciao whenever I am near Hoan Kiem Lake. I highly recommend this shop for coffee, ice creams.

Thank linhvu9x
Crawley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

This place has low ratings but the feel of the place is good with a mixture of tourists and middle class locals. Service was fine and the waiter spoke good English. Menu is vast and opted for a local dish of spring rolls which were good. Also had a passion fruit juice which got without ice and was also nice.... More 

Thank Peterwilliamhumphrey
Hanoi, Vietnam
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The cafe served a wide variety of international meals and Asian style food, very clean. I found it just nice, and the service was good.

Thank Helen Q
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
247 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Ate here twice during my stay. Extensive menu both western and Vietnamese. I had fried noodle dishes both times and was quite pleased with them. Good sized portions and satisfyingly tasty. My colleague had a chicken curry the first time and a beefsteak the second and also was content. Prices were I thought quite cheap. Service was fast. Some of... More 

Thank Peter M
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
910 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

Nothing here to get excited about. Staff were a little on the slow side, but the tet holiday may have been the reason. The food was ok, but have had better. Price wise was ok.

Thank Brenton K
Level Contributor
190 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

During lunchtime I ordered the club sanwich from the menu. It was very good! The service in English worked quite OK:-) On my next visit I will come back

Thank wwesterhuis
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Level Contributor
88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I was walking and was hungry wanted to eat some good food but I diod not know where or what so decided to go inside this place , it is very stylish , beautiful and well decorated , his location is perfect for the establishment , about the food , I took steak with french fries , was good only... More 

Thank Vanwelde B
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

We stopped for a drink and scored a front table to watch the world and lots of traffic go by. Sadly our experience was spoilt by what I perceive to be racism. We were asked once to move tables after a group of locals arrived. We declined. We were then asked a second time, under the guise of it being... More 

Thank Sue T
England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

One of our first meals in Hanoi and one of the nicest Vietnamese meals eaten during our 3 week stay in Vietnam.

1 Thank Bren R

Been to Ciao Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Vietnamese, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Short walk from | Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
This is a very beautil restaurant with high ceilings, beautiful drapes, aubergine walls, varous styles of period European furniture...an eclectic mixture of styles that really works. The food is both Vietnamese and western. Downstairs is more like a cafe with fabulous desserts. Staff are very classy. The only fault is the horrible smoking at tables which doesnt happen in Australia any more. I't is a great restaurant not far from the Lake in Hanoi.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ciao Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?