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“Don’t go”

The Hung Snake Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 3,003 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: US$10 - US$150
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Hung Snake restaurant is one of the oldest restaurant in Le Mat snake village . The restaurant is mostly made by good wood, eight roofs with ancient features by the famous sculptor. The family-restaurant model is warm, friendly, intimate and hospitable. The profession of catching, breeding and processing snakes have been preserved many generations. Coming here, visitors will enjoy many kinds of snakes. Play with non-toxic bamboo snake, eat 11 snake dishes with free drinks. Our slogan is HAPPINESS FIRST - MONEY SECOND so we commit if you are not satisfied we will discount, even free meals for you. Thank you! Dragon, the owner (Mr)
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant, because we wanted to try snake meat! But we left after we saw something we didn’t like.
They treat The snakes bad.
Amazing that so many people eat here and are positive. It is very bad for the fauna of Vietnam that wild snakes are eaten. It is also animal abuse. I understand that this is not an issue in Vietnam, but Western tourists should know better. Do NOT go here !!!

It is also unnecessary how they deal with the snakes. And the so-called potency enhancing effect is also nonsense!

1  Thank JanLinksGroningen
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The H, Chủ sở hữu at The Hung Snake Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Dear JanFinsterwolde,
Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor.
We are so sorry about your experience.
Please understand for us, we have to show how to prepare snakes to our guests if they require before we cook snakes. But there are some guests don't require us to show them how to prepare snake meat. So it is better.
We agree with you that we have to protect the wild animals therefore we only cook snake from farm.
We understand, we shouldn't cooking alive animals. So we understand the most important thing is how we live honestly, know how to love, share, help and treat well to everyone.

We hope you will have a great time in Vietnam.
Wish you all the best to your life!
Kind Regards,
Dragon, the owner

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Dragon, our host, was really helpful in this experience! We tasted 11 different dishes based on our cobra, had our shot of blood and bile, it was an amazing experience! Would definitely recommend !

Thank Vnhx
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Wow! We found the hung snake online and after reading the reviews we couldn’t resist! And didn’t they live up to their name!! From the moment we arrived a little late and woke Dragon (the owner) up from a little nap he was so accomodating and genuinely happy to see us. The snake options were told to us and before you knew we were holding snakes while they killed and prepared the snake in front of us! The man drinks the snake heart followed by blood and bile. Then the snake came in 11 different dishes accompanied with anything you want to drink included! Somewhat delicious too! Dragon was so kind and was happy to lean more English and tell you about his family. Great night had and after it all showed us all the snakes and booked and paid for our taxi home. Legend! Pricey depending on what snake you go for but worth the experience!

Thank alyce922018
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We got to play with a snake, eat some delicious snake, and had a great time. 10/10 would recommend. .

Thank Craig L
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I was here with a group of travellers and we loved it. We would highly recommend for a good laugh!! The staff were very helpful and good fun

Thank lrc888
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