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Citronella Cafe

#178 of 592 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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5 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An, Vietnam
08:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing, service very good! Situated right on the river, so you watch later so float down river as you eat!

Thank westminsterwoman11
Carleton, Michigan
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review is for the cooking class - I wanted to learn how to cook a few specific things and not take my whole day to do it so I felt this class was a good fit for me. The cost was reasonable ($22) and it was just me who signed up so it ended up being a private class.... More 

Thank Mustlovetheworld
Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were tired of looking at reviews and menus of the thousand of restaurants in Hoi An so we just picked this restaurant mostly because of the nice terrace with the view over the river lights. We ordered 2 types of stir fried dishes who turned out to be deep fried, in very sweet sauces- didn't look homemade. The food... More 

1 Thank Lisa K
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here on our way along the river. The restaurant was a lovely place to sit and enjoy the river lights and lovely evening warmth. The food was yummy and service attentive.

Thank Sophie B
Mortlake, Victoria, Australia
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326 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We dropped in as we were passing by on our way home from shopping in old Hoi An. It's lovely here with nice cooling fans and right on the river too. Nice tasty food, freshly prepared and very reasonably priced. The staff were friendly and helpful too. Great find.

1 Thank geoffdemanser
Ashburton, New Zealand
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197 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a lovely wee restaurant and very romantic beside the river, we stopped here for a drink our first day and then went back for Dinner. Staff very efficient and friendly. Our food was lovely although we did order a starter of garlic Bread and it wasn't eatable as it had so much garlic on it and not like... More 

Thank Trina M
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was a lovely, cool cafe. They had a good range of usual and slightly different drinks. I enjoyed the ginger tea and my daughter was very impressed with the chocolate shake. Staff were cheerful and were happy to let us sit and take our time.

Thank Karen F
Hue, Vietnam
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Visited this restraint three times during stay and enjoyed all meals and friendly staff. Did lunch tim coking class with the two of us and proprietor and her son demonstrating and instructing. They took time to ensure we had adequate time and enjoyed each of our four courses as we cooked them. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Ferndale22
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,495 reviews
890 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 615 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

just by the side of the river and they have outside sitting. nice you have a drink in the evening and enjoy your drinks. they have home made ice cream.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Restaurant is located on the river. Every evening the area has festivities happening with lots of beautiful lanterns and activities happening. You can sit in the garden area and enjoy the views while you are having a meal and drinks. Food is very tasty and well priced.

Thank sandyf1

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: 0510241491

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