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Citronella Cafe

#189 of 603 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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558 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a late lunch here after our visit to My Son Heritage Site in the morning. It was after 2pm when we arrived Hoi An and we were all very hungry. We wanted to have a bowl of hot pho on this rainy day but were told that they only have pho in the morning for breakfast. Our guide... More 

Thank ROCruiser
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suggest only ordering Vietnamese food here. We usually order garlic bread (yes I know tacky!), & then order local food. The garlic bread was absolutely disgusting, it was garlic out of a jar coating small slices of bread & then grilled. It was inedible. However in saying this we sent it back & they apologised & took it off the... More 

Thank Anita M
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on our first night and were very impressed. we ordered 3 starters and 3 mains and were so full half way through. spring rolls were superb...very tasty and in rice paper. cau lou was very nice too. lemongrass-chilli chicken was stunning. if you like lemongrass as much as i do...this is a great dish. nice service too

Thank scousejonny
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487 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour group dined here after our afternoon tour of Hoi An Town. The restaurant is situated on he other side of the Japanese Bridge, away from most of the Temples, Old Houses and Assembly Halls. The decor was nice and the service was friendly. Our set menu consisted of seafood egg drop soup, crispy wonton (fried, with very little... More 

Thank Dushi-NY
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a dinner here with friends. Had to wait forever until the waiter came, although the place was empty... As soon as we ordered the food, a rat ran out of the kitchen. The waiter said it was normal and god angry why we complain. We wanted to leave, but they forced us to pay beforehand. Pff

Thank Justinas_x
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice greeting at the door. Ordered the fried spring rolls (pork), these were lovely and different to all the other spring rolls we've tasted during our week here. Very tasty. Had the pork with five spice and steamed rice - this is perfect for someone who doesn't like spicy food. My partner order the pepperoni pizza... I wouldn't suggest westerners... More 

Thank neiwar
Colchester, Vermont
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour group had dinner at Citronella after a walking tour of the Hoi An Old Town. It was comfortable and could easily fit all of us. We had a set menu dinner that was decent, but seemed to be geared toward tours like ours. The food was OK and there was plenty of it between the five courses the... More 

Thank Lee S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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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9 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 

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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
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?