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Mama Ly

#237 of 635 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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Cua Dai beach, Hoi An, Vietnam
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I was told about this fabulous restaurant from a departing guest at my hotel when I asked for money saving tips. What a great find for people who are tired of overpaying to eating their hotels! I went at dinner and at lunch and cannot recommend it highly enough. Mama Ly herself served me both times and greeted me like... More 

Thank Rachel C
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good fish & octopus, nice spot on the beach, long chairs for free . Cheap and cool. Perfect place to chill in the afternoon

Thank roxanegil
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews I had to try as I'm a seafood lover and had Lobster on the menu we went there but no lobster mama ly said she can get 2,000,000 for KG I thought was rather pricey the calamari was not good however I had the Oysters and they were good. But sadly it did not meet expectations... More 

Thank Dane G
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We have spent every morning for the past 6 days on the sunbeds here relaxing and swimming. We've enjoyed the fruit shakes and cold beers. Garlic prawns and the clams were a highlight. Very casual laid back place.

Thank Kath B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

"Hello, where are you from?" "Ah number one!" "You are very handsome!" "Number one!" "Hahaha you are very funny." "So handsome." "Number one." "You like?" *pointing to poor food* "Good. Good." "Want to buy something else?" "Ah." *smile transforms to cold scowl*

1 Thank James G
Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

- Nice, little seafood restaurant with fresh seafood (they keep the shrimps, crabs, clams,... in big buckets and they take them out, if you order a dish with them). - Really enjoyed the grilled shrimps and crab. But noodles were good, too. - The view on the sea is beautiful, because they are directly located next to it. - They... More 

Thank Benedict K
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Choose this restaurant rather than the rest because of the good reviews on here. But am not sure what all the good reviews are for? Mama ly was nice but felt a bit pushed at times. Ordered a beef burger and noodles with chicken and they bought out a pizza claiming we had ordered it. We said we did not... More 

Thank Bridget D
Calgary, Canada
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

We saw the sign at the road for live seafood so decided to drop in. They have tubs of live fish, crabs, clams and prawns. All prepared to order and very reasonably priced. Grabbed some lounge chairs on the beach and enjoyed a few cold beers.

Thank Dave C
Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Doesnt look special but we were there almost alone during the days ordering beers and dishes on the beach. Great! If you spend a lot - you get the best service as we did. Mama Ly is just adorable, gave me a hug at my last day :)

Thank Vince A
Wales, UK
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Stopped here for lunch as recommended on TA. Might as well not have bothered. Granted we were only ordering the lower value lunch fare of rice and noodles, rather than the more expensive sea food, but thought that the food was very average with the service below average. Mama Ly came across and spoke to us but clearly did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Asian, Vietnamese, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cua Dai beach, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An

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