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The Forest House of Rustic Charm

259 Au Co Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 166 488 1882
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“spring rolls” (7 reviews)
“beef dish” (2 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
259 Au Co Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Would never have imagined this hidden gem if we had not been taken there by our tour director. The food and atmosphere were lovely. It may cater mainly to groups but this did not distract from the tasty meal

Thank ELLlady
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at The Forest. The interior is beautiful, spacious, and decorated with many interesting artifacts and art objects. The meal was superb, and the same word can be used to describe the service. My wife is vegan, and the restaurant...More

Thank ilubliner
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We went here as part of a group tour. The highlight was the musical entertainment. We had a fixed menu. The food was barely okay at best. The wine was horrible. There was a choice of 2 different wines: 1 red 1 white. I would...More

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Loved the soup...beef dish was not good...large center space good for parties... food overall was good...not great...think more of a tourist place but overall the restaurant is good...reliable...

Thank eyeu
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had a business dinner here with 100 people. The wine was good, the food varied. Seafood, vegetarian and meat dishes were all savory and enjoyed by all. The only problem was the food kept coming and coming.

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Ate dinner here with a very large group; attendees at a conference. The food was excellent, the service outstanding and the decor genuine. Fun place.

Thank norling66
Reviewed 9 August 2017

this place is a little far from the main downtown area, but the taxis are so cheap in hanoi, you won't have any problem getting here. the restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staffs are very helpful and most importantly, the food is great. we...More

Thank Jessie P
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We went with friends and if you have never been there you might miss it because it's along a main road and would never expect a restaurant as cozy and rustic as this... The ambiance is so wonderful! The food was okay..and the service was...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Nice enough decor. Food OK, not great. My crispy fried squid was actually poor. Spring rolls good, not great. Drinks hopeless; no wine list (only one kind of red, one kind of white). No sparkling water. Big groups, so can be noisy.More

Thank Colin M
The Forest H, Customer Service Officer at The Forest House of Rustic Charm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Dear Colin M, Thank you for coming to us and taking time to leave us a review. It's sad to hear that some of dishes had unexpected quality at that moment which led you to an unsatisfied experience with us. The fact that our restaurant...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nice place with forest decor. Very good food and excellent service. Little hard to find and the Uber dropped us on the main road and had to walk to the place. Value for money as not very expensive for a fine dining placeMore

Thank Menenz
The Forest H, Giám đốc quan hệ khách hàng at The Forest House of Rustic Charm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Dear Menenz, Many thanks on your review. We are sorry that the difficult of finding our restaurant may bring you trouble. We have examined this situation and had a brand new easy-to-find sign set up outside our main gate. In additional, the road in front...More

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Gordon S
10 November 2015|
Response from The Forest H | Property representative |
Many thanks for your interest in The Forest. We do have air conditioner all around the restaurant. Besides, All of the ACs are kept up with routine maintenance every year. We would certainly be most pleased to see you... More
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Valentina M
9 November 2015|
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Response from Jeff J | Reviewed this property |
I was there in June and while it was hot outside it was comfortable inside as it's got natural cooling with the plant surroundings and i also remember some fans. The restaurant was two levels and quite large.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$40
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Au Co Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 166 488 1882
  • E-mail
The Forest - House of Rustic Charm On special occasions we present live, folk music and traditional dance. Other than lunch, dinner service, Forest Restaurant welcomes orders for tours’ to-go lunch box. Vietnamese cuisine cooking class is also available upon request. Reservation Only.
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