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Le Mat is a small village at Viet Hung Ward, Long Bien District, about 5 km away from Ha Noi Old Quater, the village has long been famous for traditional snake hunting and raising, and snake meat specialties. In XI century, in 1010, the princess of King Ly Thai Tong was seized by a serpent when she took sightseeing at Nguyet Duc River (Duong River nowadays). The King awarded the big prize for anyone who could find and save the Princess, then a local young man surnamed Hoang killed the serpent to save the princess and the King rewarded him lavishly however he only asked for a land, that is Le Mat village. In commemoration of the tutelary God's merit, villagers usually organize snake dance festivals from the 20th day to 24th day of lunar March yearly. The Hung snake restaurant is one of the best restaurant in the village and proud of receiving the "Excellence Award" - 2015 and 2016 on the Trip Advisor website and ranked 20/1446 restaurants in Hanoi based on 133 reviews.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| Ha Noi, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an amazing dinner at The Hung Snake Restaurant (33 Le Mat) during my last visit to Vietnam. The owner, Dragon, is the epitome of a spectacular host. He exhibits true Vietnamese hospitality, the kind that you can only get from someone who truly...More

Thank Travis N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We landed in Hanoi and directly came here as my boyfriend was super excited about eating snake. We came to The Hung Snake Restaurant... oldest snake serving restaurant in the region. Absolutely loved the place and the hospitality... will recommend to every meat-lover.

Thank Pragati S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent three hours at the Hung Snake Restaurant at 33 Le Mat eating lots of different snake dishes and having different kinds of snake infused rice wine - even a beating cobra heart shot! The owner, Dragon, is incredibly friendly and so kind. He...More

1  Thank marianneontheroad
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing, we were advised to come her by friends and it didn't disappoint. The owner of the restaurant was on hand to guide us through the choosing of the snake(we went for the mountain cobra🐍) I swallowed the still beating heart in...More

Thank Superkeane
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Superkeane, We thank you very much for your sharing us on Tripadvisor website. You and your girlfriend Clodagh are very friendly and kind people. We will keep in touch forever on Facebook. We work with the slogan "HAPPINESS FISRT, MONEY SECOND". Welcome every one...More

Reviewed October 29, 2017

It was amazing !!! Great experience, excellent food and the best host in the whole Vietnam. If you are in Hanoi, you must book 3-4 hours to visit Le Mat Snake Village.More

Thank Anna W
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Anna W, We thank you very much for you post on Tripadvisor. We are happy to know that you had a great time in our restaurant. I am very happy to read your sweet comement about me "best host"😻. We work the heart to...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017

I visited The Hung Snake Restaurant, 33 Le Mat and was totally happy with my experience. Our host was very friendly and informative about the snakes, I could hold the non-venomous Bamboo Snake and then choose of the 3 different ones which to eat: Bamboo...More

Thank jssmkl
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Jssmkl, We thank you so much for your review about us on Tripadvisor. Thank you for sweet comment about me. We always try the best to make all our guest feel comfortable with us, we work with the slogan: "HAPPINESS FIRST, MONEY SECOND". We...More

Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

It was very nice!! There is a tradition with the snake, you see the snake, he kills the snake in front of you and after you can eat everything even the heart ! Everything were delicious. Moreover, You can try all the happy water, so...More

Thank Viktteaurre
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Viktteaurre, We thank thank so much for your sharing us on Tripadvisor. We are happy to know you had a great time at our restaurant. Yes, your idea come to us with a taxi and let motobike at home is good idea because last...More

Reviewed October 19, 2017 via mobile

Have been wanting to try cobra and a cobra heart for a few yeara. Got an opportunity to come to Vietnam amd our guide recommended this place. Wad not sure what to expect and it blew my mind. It was absolutely amazing, had the cobra...More

Thank Preston and Car... J
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Preston and Car...J, We thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor website. We are very happy to know you had a great time with us. We believe that working with the heart is most important key to be success so we...More

Reviewed October 18, 2017

I had gone eating snake before at a different place but it was nothing compared to this. Apart from the spectacular experience, that you will probably tell people about for the rest of your life, we got great customer care by the owner's son, who...More

Thank Hans E
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2017

Dear Hans E, We thank you for your 5 star review on TripAdvisor. We were very happy to met you. When you came to us you said that you had snake meal at different snake restaurant but you were not happy but at the end...More

Reviewed October 12, 2017

Nice place. Might appear spooky but everything is comfortable. The host Dragon is a good person. He will explain you everything right from the part where you select snake to how everything is prepared. We took bamboo snake & the food was delicious. This was...More

Thank Mohit S
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Dear Mohit S, We thank you very much for your 5 star review on TripAdvisor to let every one knows about us. I am proud of our job. We have many different options of snakes and some other food for our Guest to choose. We...More

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December 10, 2017|
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Response from marianneontheroad | Reviewed this property |
It depends what kind of snake you choose, if you let the owner know what your budget is he will pick accordingly. I think if you have 400K dong you get the farm bred bamboo snake (which is less meaty) and then it goes up... More
July 19, 2017|
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Response from ClareP79 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are plenty of different foods to eat, some different and some familiar. Definitely do it 😊
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May 26, 2016|
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Response from Deepesh K | Reviewed this property |
One and Only......Hung Snake Restaurant... I had a cobra from there and was awesome....The hospitality is great... Check my review on Hung Snake Restaurant in TripAdvisor, I have also uploaded pictures. Cheers....