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Rainbow Cafe

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Old Quarter | Old Quarter, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

High- tasty food- try the papaya salad. Be patient with the staff, they don't speak great English. Low- we order off the vegetarian menu and had meat in our meals.

Thank maritamoylan
1 review
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

I was struggling to find vegetarian food without being cooked in fish oil or oyster sauce!! I tried the rainbow cafe and whola.....they knew exactly what a true vegetarian is... yaiiii. The food was fabulous and even my carnivore other half was happy with his meaty meals. We went back the day after and the day after again as we... More 

Thank angiefalangie
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Good location good food + service, and very reasonably priced. Situated across the road from Sun line hotel away from all the noise of old quarter, nice indoor outdoor dining available clean and tidy, would recommend A+.

Thank Lindsay C
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Had an excellent dinner at Rainbow Cafe in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Food was excellent Vietnamese cooking, delicious and cheap. Was nice that it wasnt as crowded as the touristy restaurants closer to the lake. Will recommend and return!

Thank Tim B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

A nice little venue, with very attentive service. I had the fried Sea Bass, which really was very good. The couple next to us also had sea food which they were raving about. My wife had the chicken which was not so great. Well worth a visit

Thank stevefahy
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

An excellent find - this corner cafe. We thought it would be good by the different cultures of people eating there! Very friendly service and delicious food. It was interesting to watch the local life around us. We would return.

Thank Aila P
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Very good service, Hard to get cold drinks anywhere in Vietnam. Need to ask for ice. Point out on menu your request as sometimes meals get lost in translation.

Thank Lynn S
Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place when we got lost & I'm so glad we did. I loved the chicken leg with lemongrass & chilli and my first Vietnameae dessert, sticky rice mango pudding - bliss. Friendly staff and not about to win any style awards but the food was consistently good on each of our 3 subsequent visits.

Thank Lexisb
Hays, Kansas
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440 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014

The food here was very good and so was the service. They have a nice variety of different types of food. The wait staff was very helpful and friendly. The address is actually 37-38 Hang Hanh and very close to many hotels. The presentation of the food is very good. Had beef in Pineapple sauce and it was very good.... More 

Thank kuyals
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Rainbow cafe has a wide selection of well priced dishes to choose from and the friendly staff and quiet backstreet location make it a great place to be. It is a bit hard to find but only a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and we were given directions by our hotel reception staff. All in all, a good all... More 

Thank OzTraveller59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Quarter | Old Quarter, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Next to the Hanoi Imperial Hotel Old Quarter near the lake

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?