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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 5 January 2019 via mobile

We had a set menu as part of our walking tour around Hoi An and when the tour finished, our guide took us up a really narrow lane to an awesome restaurant that just opens up before you. Had Vietnamese salad and Vietnamese rolls for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Dear Julie, So sweet, Ms.Julie. Thank you so much for your lovely word. We are so happy to know that you were pleased with our new menu of 2019. By learning from the advices of our esteemed guests like yours, we are growing up. We...More

Reviewed 4 January 2019

Down a tiny alleyway behind No. 60 Le Loi is Secret Garden restaurant where you can enjoy top quality food and cocktails in a very private, serene garden setting. Taste the local varieties of rice whiskey for something a little different or splash out on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Dear our esteemed guests, Your review came to us as big Greetings for New Year. Thank you so much for your generosity. We are so happy to please you. Do hope the class would help you to surprise you friends and relatives at your homeland....More

Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We had a great dinner at the restaurant after it was recommended by a friend, and then heard about their cooking class. We returned two days later and had a very enjoyable time. The restaurant manager was very friendly and kept an eye on things....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Dear our esteemed guests, Thank you so much for your kind review. So happy to know that you were pleased with our cooking class. In hundreds places in town where all serve cooking class, we are trying to differentiate by giving an family atmosphere to...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

Easely the best meal of our Vietbam trip. Exellent food in a beautiful garden with a friendly straff.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ninnjex
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2019

Dear Ninnjex, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to make you pleased. We wish you and family the best for New Year. Eager to see you again, Uy TRAN, the owner and Secret team in Hoian

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing, expensive and lacking flavour in general. We normally love Vietnamese food and this was the first time that the food just didn't have flavour??? So disappointing because the venue is lovely but we the staff and the food just didn't meat even the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank rachelle b
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Couple hours right after our response released for the previous terrible review, your trash came. With neither any fact nor any precise detail to describe your experience of having dinner with us, you just simply give an ambiguous story following the previous one. :D We...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

The location is lovely - service is ok but a little slow. The food was not as tasty as we expected. We had the Vietnamese pancakes, soup - cao lao, chicken and rice. Although, it was good we only rate it as average!! All of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Listen, Taylor, I cannot remember how many time i refreshed my Internet browser to catch you review right at the time it’s released. I'm the owner, not need to remind you, right?! I was staying next to you the whole time from your first step-in...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

If you want a personalized touch to get to know the people, learn about the culture and ingredients then I would definitely recommend that you book a cooking class with the Secret Garden restaurant. They only take 4 people at most and the individualize the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Jessica B
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2018

Dear Jessica, I'm Uy TRAN, the owner of Secret Garden. I'm so happy to have your kind review. It's all about our idea in operating something more friendly and easier but useful. We do hope the participants in our class can be able to surprise...More

Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in quiet alley in the middle of ancient town. Away from bustling area, which is something you need after few days of fighting the crowd in ancient city. Food is well-executed with great flavours. Salty fried crabs taste as good as the beautiful...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, We are so happy to know that you were pleased with our foods. The menu for 2018 made a significant turning point in cooking style of Secret Garden. Then after one year, we were collecting dozens comments from guest in order...More

Reviewed 25 December 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is down one of the narrow alleys and a bit difficult to find. But it's well worth the effort as it's in a beautiful garden setting with little ponds. There was also a local gentleman playing the piano and accoustic guitar which added...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thequest2018
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, We are so happy to make you pleased. Thank you so much for your kind word. Yes, we are too hidden thus really needing guest's "word of mouth" to survive. Such as your review is very valuable for us. Thank you...More

Reviewed 22 December 2018

Loved discovering this restaurant down an alley, through a residential section, in the middle of Hoi An Ancient Quarter. It was raining the night we had dinner here, which made it even more magical. Lush greenery and ponds surround outdoor seating. The menu features a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pamela B
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2018

Dear Mrs.Pamela, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to please you, especially TOM, the singer of our team. He loves to sing and do it with all passion. Now we are taking time to release the new menu for...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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