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- 85%Family Travelers
- 68%Local Culture
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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User Reviews (17 Reviews)
- Quan An NgonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 12, 2014
Quan An Ngon is a popular Vietnamese restaurant among expats and locals and serves a wide variety of Vietnamese food throughout all the regions in Vietnam. The food tastes delicious and the prices are reasonable.Recommended for:Foodies
- Quan An NgonMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFeb 06, 2014
Best. Restaurant. Ever. With a lovely courtyard setting, this perpetually busy place (popular with both tourists and locals) serves gourmet takes on Vietnamese street food from a dozen small 'kitchens' arranged around the space. Shockingly good-value for the excellent quality of both food and atmosphere, I have literally never had a dish here I didn't like. It's small-plate style, and meant for sharing, so order whatever looks good (I happen to be a huge fan of their pounded shrimp-paste on sugarcane), order a Tiger beer or two, and roll up your sleeves!
- Quan An NgonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 22, 2014
This is a super busy restaurant and is quite popular among expats and tourists to the city. The restaurant is a collection of street food. Good thing is that it is quite clean and you can walk around to see what strikes your fancy, as I found it quite difficult to order things off the menu. Though there are a lot of different stands, they all seem to be either some type of noodle soup, fried rice or rolls, can be fried or non-fried. The food tasted OK, and it could be a little more flavorful. It is very cheap, so I can't complain too much. The restaurant is a bit out of the way of the lake and old town area, but for $3 you can easily get there by Taxi.Recommended for:Budget Travelers
- Quan An NgonSep 14, 2013
We spent 10 days in Vietnam - in Hanoi, Hoi An and Halong Bay - and this was absolutely our favorite restaurant (and we went to several really great ones). We were two families of 4 (with kids ranging from 7-10) and we all loved this restaurant. The hotel we stayed at recommended it and by way of recommending it, said it was a place both foreigners and locals loved. That was evident each time we visited and we can well understand why. The food is so good I still dream about it - be sure to try the Vietnamese pancakes, the spring rolls, the mushroom & herb dumplings (these are more like donuts with mushrooms & herbs inside and taste divine) and the pounded shrimp on sugarcane. The setting is really great - ask to be seated in the courtyard so that you can really appreciate the vibe at this busy and happening restaurant. The food is prepared in what looks like beach stalls around the perimeter of the courtyard and if you aren't sure what to order, simply walk around and see what's being made. The other alternative is to simply ask the wait staff for recommendations - they are great about offering advice and then even showing you how things like the Vietnamese pancakes should be prepared & eaten. The staff is really friendly too. We had the same waitress twice - a week apart - an she remembered us and welcomed us like old friends. I really can't say enough about this restaurant - if you miss it, you're really missing out.
Note: Reservations are practically a must - or you're likely to wait a while to be seated. It was always busy.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Quan An NgonDec 18, 2012
This is a restaurant where they gathered all the examples of street food stalls under one roof... It is hygienic, the service is ultimate... If you ask them to give you a tour to the stalls they happily do... The food is absolute delight... My favorite is Chao Tom... bbq shrimp paste wrapped in rice paper...
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- Quan An NgonSep 13, 2012
It's an open air restaurant surrounded by food stalls but served by waiters. The concept is that the stalls represent different regional fare from around the country. It sounded intriguing. This egg pancake filled with noodles wrapped in rice paper and cilantro, dipped in the red sauce was fabulous. "I dreamt last night I went back to Quan An Ngon....". The Chinese next to me were eating chicken heads. You have to love the fact that there is so much variety and that the crowd is so diverse. Sitting at communal tables surrounded by the stalls you really feel part of the action as a variety of customers stream in and out: locals, lovers, expats but not too many tourists.
Planning tip: It's pretty close to the Hanoi Hilton, so it's a great place to eat before or after visiting John McCain's former POW prison (depending on how your appetite holds up post-prison visit!)
- Quan An NgonSep 08, 2012
Just a fun restaurant to be in. You may browse the different food stalls that each specializes in local Vietnamese dishes. Better make a reservation ahead of time because it's terribly difficult to find a table if you just turn up at the door. The place is always packed!
- Quan An NgonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Aug 13, 2012
Hands down the best restaurant experience in the city of Hanoi. Street food is good, the market is questionable, but if you want cheap, delicious food in a clean and cute setting this is the place to be. There are different stations where you can see what you're ordering and the menu is all in pictures. Order anything and it's sure to be good.