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Secret Garden

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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 21 December 2018 via mobile

We stumbled onto this restaurant via its tiny sign hanging at the entrance to a narrow alley in Hoi An Old Town. A charming respite amidst the jostle of charming but hectic Old Town of Hoi An makes it worth a stop—but to have truly...More

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

Dear our esteemed guests, I'm Uy TRAN, the owner of Secret Garden. I myself (and all of my staffs, surely) are so happy to have your kind review, and most of all, your gratification of having dinner at Secret Garden. Your beautiful words did really...More

Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

This is a lovey place to eat. Quiet and a nice break from the bustle of Old Town, with pretty plants and fountains. The cocktails are delicious as is the food; plating is lovely. They have a very extensive wine collection. It may be more...More

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

Dear Lucas, Thank you so much your kind words. That's our honor to serve you at Secret Garden. We are so happy to know that you were pleased with our food. We are learning from guests to improve ourselves. Eager to have another chance of...More

Reviewed 20 December 2018

Like an earlier reviewer, we also visited Secret Garden with our guide Xuan for lunch. Xuan clearly knows the best places. The setting is beautiful, peaceful, quiet and the welcome is genuinely warm. But it's the food that's the star of the show. With helpful...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, Thank you so much for your kind words. So happy to know that you were pleased with our local specialities. We inherit the fusion of Vietnamese and Chinese gastronomy hence possibly can do somethings different and good. Not only at Secret...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018

We went to the Secret Garden with our guide Xuan and enjoyed the freshest, tastiest food of our trip. The setting in the garden was very relaxing and we enjoyed great food and local beer at a very reasonable price. It may be off the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, We are so happy to know that you were pleased with Secret Garden. Thank you so much for your kind review. We do hope to have another chance of serving you in a near future. Eager to please you for more....More

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I eventually found this restaurant situated down a narrow passageway ( hence Secret Garden) . It's a very pretty place to eat but was spoilt by the delivery man on his scooter coming in and out right in the centre of the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear Mrs. and Mr. Davies, So sorry for this belated response. I'm now being on my business trip in Saigon thus donot really get in touch with office work. I'm Uy TRAN, the owner of the restaurant be your servant that lunch. Honestly, i was...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Excellent Meal Extremely friendly staff Quick service. Highly recommend to anyone travelling to Hoi An !!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Dear our esteemed guest, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy and indeed being motivated a lot by your support. Our menu for 2019 is going to be released very soon. We do hope to have another chance of serving...More

Reviewed 3 December 2018

This place has rave reviews from many. It is not easy to find and yes, it is a nice garden oasis in the middle of the Old Town. The menu is extensive and the prices are reasonable for food and drink, but our food was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Manager at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Kindly to REAL DOG LOVER, I'm Tom, your servant that night. Time flying as it happened twenty-one days ago, but i feel like it did last night. Honestly, i never forget two of you, the couple at the table A6 at the night of November...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018

On every occasion that I visit Hoi An , I always venture to the Secret Garden, it never disappoints. I have celebrated my birthday , and today was no exception to the quality of food , service and attention to detail. A change of menu...More

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

Dear Mr.SyeZ, Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy to know you were pleased with your dinner at Secret Garden. We couldnot expect to have any other review from guest which's more generous than yours. You melted us entirely. Our...More

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We went to The Secret Garden as a family on our last night together in Hoi An. Its hidden down an alley and you wouldn't know it was there unless you searched. The venue and food were lovely. There was guitarist playing away in the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, We are so happy to have your kind word. Thank you so much. That was our pleasure to play with your beautiful baby. That's not a duty at all but indeed made us feel very excited as well. We do hope...More

Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

After a morning tour of the Old Town, we walked down a small side street to find The Secret Garden restaurant. What a peaceful spot to eat lunch. A green oasis! The food was delicious and presented beautifully. We could take our time and savour...More

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

Dear Brightstar32, You are obviously a brightstar to illuminate our path. We are so hidden thus needing very much the guest's word of mouth to survive. We do hope to welcome you back next year. Our new menu for 2019 is going to be released...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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