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Secret Garden

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Opened from Jan 18th 2009, we were serving authentic Vietnamese foods with a large drink-menu of 78 wine names from 17 countries and 36 selected international cocktails. We also operate daily cooking course with capacity of under 8 participants per class. A venue of fine dining place, tranquil privacy in an atmosphere of greenery and live music performed by the best classic guitarist in town. For further information, please find us on internet. The access can be found easily in one of three alleys next to 69 Phan Chu Trinh.St, or 56 Le Loi.St, or 130 Tran Phu.St. Please donot mistake ours with the mimic restaurant nearby us, which was recently opened with very similar name. We are isolated Secret
PRICE RANGE
US$26
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Vietnamese, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here from all the great reviews on Trip Advisor. So glad we did! We had the spring rolls to start with, they all had a type of seafood in and were lovely. I’m not usually a lover of spring rolls but these were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank EmmaPorter13
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ms.Emma, Thank you so much for your nice words. We esteem it as a big favour for us as today is the first day of our Lunar New Year. Your kind review was giving us a really good luck for all New Year around....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been in vietnam, cambodia and laos for 2 weeks. This was the last night before returning to Canada. A last minute recommendation by a fellow Canadian that i met in the Tailor shop. He had been in Vietnam 3 times and once for a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank drj772017
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear our esteemed guest, We are so happy to please you. Thank you so much for your kind support. It's much more than a big gift to celebrate our New Year. We are looking forward to having another chance of serving you. All the best...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place for an afternoon or evening meal. Very quiet along a lane off the main street so can totally relax Beautiful scenery and gardens Lovely menu and food Slightly more expensive but worth the costsMore

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ZoeGroz
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mr.Zoe, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy to know that you were pleased with our Secret Garden. We are now trying to adjust the price in order to adapt more demands from guests while ensuring the quality. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After being in the hustle and bustle of the streets it was great to find this place. Romantic inside and very lovely staff buuuuut the food looks better than it actually tasted. For prices around its a little more expensive and I usually wouldn’t mind...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 54jayn
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 54jayn, We are so sorry for your uncompleted dinner. We wish we could be able to perceive your dissatisfaction earlier. What a pity. We saw you finished the beef, but left some complementary salad of the prawn dish. Without a doubt, we thought you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening in this beautiful and romantic place. Food was good ( we ordered duck dishes), service excellent and setting is just so gorgeous, you will not want to leave. Live music was a lovely touch too. Thank you.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hayesgirls
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Miss.Hayesgirls, We are so happy to have your kind words. Thank you so much, Miss. We are too hidden thus needing very much the kind supports like yours. It's indeed a favour for us. We hope to have another chance of serving you in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked by the restaurant in the daytime with our guide, and he recommended the restaurant for dinner. We trusted him as he took us to great lunches in Hoi An as well as sending us to a great dinner the night before. So we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Manager at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

WOLOTZKY, We know you will do it on TA as well as somewhere else as usual. Hope your spiteful words can be able to help you and your wife feel well balanced. Sorry if this fact bothers you but last night, you indeed made us...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in a beautiful and romantic setting. There was live music that wasn’t too loud or intrusive. The service was very polite and attentive. The menu is exceptionally informative about each dish to help you make appropriate choices. The best restaurant food we’ve...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kiwiguyz69
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Mr.Kiwiguyz69, Thank you so much for your kind word. We are so happy to know that you were please with Secret Garden. We look forward to having another chance of serving you in a near future. All the best for you and family in...More

Reviewed 11 January 2019

Put a honest review up on trip advisor and received an abusive and rude message back, calling us a "rat" and a dirty "tout" what ever that is. Are you kidding? you served my wife prawns twice and we clearly said she is very allergic....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

You again, Rat? Now you came up with another name or maybe it's a shared job for wife and husband. Anyway, what we need to say was clearly interpreted on our previous response to your wife's trash. You even couldnot give any significant fact to...More

Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Down a long alley into a beautiful garden setting with food to match. Everything fresh and delicious, and the lychee cheesecake was to die for.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Dear Mrs.Sally, Thank you so much for the beautiful word you were giving us. We are so happy to know that you were pleased with Secret Garden. We wish that we can be able to make it even better to surprise you in a near...More

Reviewed 9 January 2019

In short, lovely subdued ambience with great dishes. Staff is friendly and accommodating, genuinely interested in whether the food was according to our liking. The food was delicious and fresh, with a mix of local dishes and menu items I hadn't spotted before in Vietnam....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Dear Mr.Anilt413, Thank you so much for your kind word. To have a compliment from the King of spices is really a big honour for us. We are so happy to wish you and family an Happy new year. Looking forward to having another chance...More

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Jim c
14 December 2017|
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Response from Secret_Garden_Hoian | Property representative |
Dear Jim, Thank you so much for your request. An e.mail with proper information that you might need was sent to your mail box. For any further requirement, would you please feel free to tell us at your best convenience. We... More
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ChrisO760
I read your response to my review. I find it sarcastic and rude, and I am shocked to see that a business can speak to it's customers in this way. The response seems to imply that this is not the first time I have visited and reviewed the restaurant; "you again Chris". I assure you that I and my "little Vietnamese girlfriend' have never been to your restaurant before. (We live in the south of Vietnam.) We stumbled on your restaurant by accident. The prices I am comparing are those which I am used to paying, and the opinion about the taste of the prawns was that of my girlfriend. Although I will now definitely tell people not to come to your restaurant, I want to know why you think it is appropriate to send a rude and sarcastic response to a customer who gave a truthful and objective opinion about your establishment.
30 October 2017|
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Response from Secret_Garden_Hoian | Property representative |
First of all, we would like to give one more time our deep gratitude to Helen T who gave a very kind review for us. From the beginning, we totally understood that you were very amiable by trying to find the best words to... More
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LSY-R
28 September 2017|
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Dear LSY-R, Thanks so much for your response. I'm Uy TRAN, the owner of Secret Garden. I will make a double-check to my staffs who were in charge of taking care of your table in Sep 23rd 2017. I always recommend them to beg... More
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