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Mandarin Cafe

#17 of 236 Restaurants in Hue
Certificate of Excellence
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24 Tran Cao Van St. | South Bank, Hue 470000, Vietnam
(054) 821 281
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
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Saigon
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Came here to have lunch as I stay at imperial , right next to this restaurants. The owner has its picture collection that was very nice but local food was not what I expected

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Thank Followthesun1946
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very disapointed. We ordered the tipical pancake of Hue, nothing special. Then we chose the duck or what we thought was duck??? I did not eat it. It was everything but duck. Do not try the Dalat wine, it was not good either. The most expensive of all the restaurants we tried in Vietnam and the worst.

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Thank abcrandos
La Canada Flintridge, California
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132 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were with a group of 10 people who had lunch at a large table. Every person felt that the food was first rate and the price very reasonable. The opportunity to view the photos is a special addition.

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1 Thank weiss782
Hue, Vietnam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well priced and good quality local food. Mr Cu and his family are very welcoming and the hidden gem is Mr Cu's photographs (Snapping Vietnamese life is his hobby). Ask to see his albums - they are amazing.

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1 Thank Sno999
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mandarin Cafe is well located approximately 1 block from the river in central Hue. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. And the collection of photographs are truly stunning. The staff could not have been more charming. Unreservedly recommended.

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Thank Arnold L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at mrcu mandarin by accident, ordering just fried noodles porc and a plate of sauted vegetables. But what an enormous surprise: the most delicious meal we ate in Vietnam since our arrival 5 weeks ago. Só tasteful and varied! Here you eat really "HAPPY FOOD!!" A must.

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1 Thank Elsruud
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
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164 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mandarin is recommended by Travelfish, so we went there for lunch and to arrange a tour. Lunch was quite good, but the tour organizer could not come up with an English-language interpreter. We had success with Stop and Go instead. The owner is a gentle, affable fellow who is a photog. His photos adorn the walls.

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Thank JMB-NLY
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading reviews my partner and I were excited to stop by for lunch, the food was tasty and the price was reasonable, however, the atmosphere was lacking and the staff were unfriendly and seemed disinterested. Overall we enjoyed the meal, but didn't return. It seems that Mandarin may be relying on their reputation rather than putting their best foot... More 

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Thank Georgia T
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lot of our time in this cafe over the course of three days. Would highly recommend the fried vegetable spring rolls and fried banana with chocolate sauce and icecream. The owner's photography work pictured around the cafe is amazing!

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Thank Claire M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was tasty and good value. The service was efficient and the staff were pleasant. As we left we were given photographs of Vietnam taken by the owner which was a lovely touch and they are beautiful.

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Thank gtna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Tran Cao Van St. | South Bank, Hue 470000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue
  • Phone Number: (054) 821 281

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