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Au Lac House

#213 of 1,809 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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13 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3933 3533
10:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch as part of a day trip seeing sights of Hanoi. Lovely old French colonial style building. This restaurant is at the higher end of the price range (from what we saw) and we found the different menu interesting. Not sure we would book for an evening meal as would want to see how many others in... More 

1 Thank RandGP
Madrid, Spain
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

It is not difficult to find good cuisine in Hanoi. If it is cheap, reasonable or expensive depends mostly on the place. Au Lac House is one of the places where you can pay more in order to enjoy the charm of place and the warm service. Amazing Green Mango Salad. In my three months in Hanoi I had dinner... More 

Thank LarryLevene
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice seafood, esp the salmon. Kids liked the sticky rice cakes. Limited vegetarian options. Ended up with doggy bags as portions are large. A bit overpriced but a safe bet for our first night out in a new city.

Thank Anne S
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

It's set in a beautiful building with nice ambience however the food was highly average for Hanoi & service was sloppy tonight & so, combined with the high prices & small portion sizes, I was left rather hungry & dissapointed. Having been in Hanoi for 2 years I can definitely see why people visit Au Lac; it's set in a... More 

Thank Tom T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We came here for dinner after going to see a show at the Opera House which is about a 10 minute walk. The Villa is absolutely stunning and restored beautifully. The dining room was spacious. We ordered about 6 mains which we shared and I must say the soft shell crab needs a special mention.

Thank MsMinogue
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Went to Au Lac on recombination from our tour guide for authentic Vietnamese food & it didn't disappoint, but a little pricey by Vietnamese standards. Our bill for two came to 813000 dong for 1x prawns with cashsew nuts? 1× deep fried prawns, glass egg noodles with crab (exceptional), 1× fried egg plant& salted egg & 2× beers. Lovely old... More 

2 Thank Michelap01
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

Decent local food though I must confess to the opinion that northern cuisine hasn't the variety of the south. We sat outside on the veranda. The air was refreshing on an April evening. Unfortunately, the parapet next to our table had several months' worth of dust and grime. Food was decent, but slightly pricey. Worth a visit just to see... More 

Thank Curvermac
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling through Vietnam now for 2 weeks and this meal would easily be the best I have eaten. Fresh Clean and not oily. Very authentic and amazing flavor to match the old French decor of the house. The wine was well priced and I would highly recommend it for anyone

Thank Damorob
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Grand old place on a wide boulevard. Lovely building. Excellent food with great service. A splurge well worth taking, it will be a memorable evening for you

Thank Leonard S
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

A high-end slightly formal restaurant, housed in an old colonial house in the French quarter, along the leafy Tran Hung Dao. Very good vietnamese food, including veggie choices. You'd need to book, number of tables is limited, and some tour-operators have it on their schedule. Popular for business lunches as well. For the cooler months, try the tables outside on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3933 3533

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