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“Great fun cooking class and yummy food!”

White Lotus Restaurant
Ranked #55 of 754 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Australian, International
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A not-for-profit NGO owned restaurant specialising in top quality, affordable Asian and International cuisine.
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Great fun cooking class and yummy food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Did a cooking class here, was very fun. Went to the local parket for fresh ingredients, then went on a boat on the river. Cooked 3 different meals. It was fun and yummy and we got to take the receipes. Profits go to charity for disadvantaged children.

  • Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Friendly and very efficient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

My friends and I were enticed into White Lotus while walking up the road and we weren't disappointed. Their Vietnamese Pancake, spring rolls and salads were fesh and delicious. I had the best Vietnamese ice coffee there too.
We were so impressed that we decided to do the Cooking Class. Loved the whole experience. We were taken through all sections of the local market and introduced to various local;foods. Our teacher, Thuy, was so helpful and gave us so much of her time.
Loved the trip back to the restaurant up the river. Make sure you have lots of time after to eat the delicious food. We had to rush off. This cooking class was one of the highlights of my Vietnam holiday.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank DebLowe7
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“Excellent food, good value and proceeds go to charity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

The food was simple, traditional and good value. The cooking class is excellent value. $20USD per person for tour of the markets, back by boat, cooking and eating of 3 dishes. I now know how to cook Pho, Na Noi spring rolls and Chicken in claypot with Ginger. YUM!!

Visited May 2014
Thank jenell
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Great appetisers and salads but main course dishes were disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed close to White Lotus so popped in for lunchtime snacks of fresh spring rolls, fried spring rolls and green papaya salad, all of which we're excellent quality and value for money. We decided to treat our friends for dinner and the 4 main course dishes were disappointing. There was hardly any chicken, fish, prawn or beef in each dish but an abundance instead of capsicum, onion and sauce which was a shame.

The service is friendly and food great for snacks and lunch, but on this occasion the mains at dinner weren't up to standard. A shame given we wanted to support the very worthy cause.

Thank chin_sandy
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“Ate hear a couple times over a few days. The best restaurant in Hoi An”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

White Lotus is a not for profit restaurant supporting a secular charity called Project Indochina. The charity supports education, housing, clean water, sanitation, health care and income generating opportunities for the poor and disadvantaged kids in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. On social responsibility, it gets the big tick up front.

The restaurant is down a quiet end of town. It is beautifully appointed and the service is attentive and pleasant without ever being pushy. THe menu contains a large selection of Asian and Western dishes, and all beef and lamb is Australian grown and cheaper than you could buy it for in Aus.

The first visit to White Lotus I ordered Cao Lau (Hoi An's famous noodles) and my wife had Hoi An fried rice with chicken. Both were utterly delicious, and though we aren't sure if they were true to the traditional syle, they were the tastiest versions of these dishes we had while in Hoi An. Prices were cheap for what we got.

Our second visit was to have a second breakfast (who doesn't do that on holidays?). My wife had a lemon pancake with lemon juice in the batter plus fresh lemon to squeeze over it. Best lemon pancake we've ever had, but was fairly small. A couple of Vietnamese coffees had us wired up for the day like Lance Armstrong.

Definitely go out of your way to eat here. The food is better than anything else we had in Hoi An and it supports a good cause.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Keiramoo
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