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“what a great find”

White Lotus Restaurant
Ranked #133 of 1,060 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Australian, International
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A not-for-profit NGO owned restaurant specialising in top quality, affordable Asian and International cuisine.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I came across this restaurant while walking through the back streets of Hoi An. It is only a few hundred meters from a busy intersection neat the covered markets. The Australian owned and managed attacked my attention. I was greeted by a lovely gentleman with a beautiful Australian accent and knew straight away I was going to be well looked after. The menu varies from Australian meat, to seafood to Asian cuisine. I decided to try the fresh spring rolls and the pork parcels/ dumplings- mouthwatering to say the least!!! While sitting enjoying the quiet , I read that the restaurant is a not for profit business and that all funds are donated to the improvement of t he quality of life of disadvantaged children, their families and communities in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. When in Hoi An, I would certainly put it on your list of "must do". I will certainly return.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Hoi An has a plethora of choice when it comes to restaurants, and to say the market is saturated, would be an understatement. Therefore, best praise I can give the White Lotus, is that it is the only restaurant, on a six day stay, we visited twice! The owner is a lovely Aussie guy, very friendly and runs the restaurant as a 'Not for Profit' enterprise supporting a children's charity with the profit. The food is of good quality, both Asian and Western and unlike many other restaurants in the town, the White Lotus cares for the customer and wants the customer to enjoy their food. This was very welcome! This is a charming restaurant, with a huge heart and pleasing food - it's worth taking the extra five minutes to walk there from the hustle and bustle of the centre and just sit back and just relax for a couple hours with great food, great bears / wine and know it's also for a great cause.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

I've been to this restaurant the three times that I have come to Hoi An & it never disappoints. The atmosphere is relaxed & friendly and the food is always delicious! We voted the fried spring rolls the best we have eaten in Vietnam. The steam boat we had on this occasion had a Thai flavour & was fantastic. The restaurant is situated on the edge of the main old town just down from the market so it is in a quiet part & town where not a lot of people go ( unless your accommodation is there ) so sometimes there are not many tables full but don't let this put you off. Recently there have been a couple of harsh reviews which are contrary to our three experiences at White Lotus
Do yourself a favour & take a stroll to this restaurant as you won't be disappointed.So along with the great food & the profit going to help the Indochina/Vietnam project it is a win win situation all round.
We enjoyed our night here so much that we decided to do the cooking class on the Saturday morning.This was run by Trang,a delightful young woman who took us to the local market to buy the ingredients we needed, then a boat ride back to the restaurant where we learnt to make Hoi An spring rolls, sauteed chicken with chilli & lemongrass & grilled fish in banana leaf. We then got to eat all that we made. It was an interesting & fun experience

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great evening at White Lotus Hoi An. We live the idea that this restaurant is working on a project for projectindochina. Staff was a bit slow but very friendly and funny. And we are on holiday .. so slow is not a bad thing ;-) Don’t expect a 5 star dish, but definitely okay and not expensive at all.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Have been to this restaurant each time we visit Hoi An and have never been disappointed.
The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and the food is excellent.
This time around had white rose, spring rolls and steam boat. Spring rolls the best we have had in Vietnam over the past week, so much so that we couldn't wait to make them in the cooking class with Trang a day later (after shopping for fresh ingredients at the local market ) - overall an experience not to be missed.
My suggestion - don't walk past if it isn't teeming with people - it's on the edge of the town so people have a tendency to think they might do better further in but this is so far from the reality. Stop, go in and enjoy teh wonderful food while, as a side benefit, helping to further a worthy cause.

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