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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 8 November 2018

It truly is a Secret Garden, hidden away down a side alley and in a lovely lush setting. We enjoyed a delicious lunch of shared plates between the 6 of us and they catered so very well to the fact that one of our party...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KimiM01
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Dear KimiM01, We are so happy to know that you were pleased with our restaurant. We believe that nice people like you would feel welcomed everywhere in Hoian, not only at Secret Garden. We do hope to have another chance of serving you very soon....More

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic secluded and sophisticated location away from the madding crowds...good food and friendly hostsMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Neil P
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Dear Mr.Neil P, We are so happy to know that you had the gratification of dinning at our place. Yes, we are so hidden (hence the name Secret Garden). It was the biggest drawback for us at the beginning but, on the other hand, someone...More

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The secret garden was recommended to us and was not a disappointment. It is a hidden gem down an alley way where you find an oasis of green and a quite tranquil place. We had a lunch & dinner and on both occasions the food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Dear Lyndall M, We have just came back to works from our annual vacation, and your beautiful review was just like a wake-up call to re-start our engine. Thank you so much for your kind word. We all do hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Up a narrow alley, you reach an oasis of greenery, helpful service, fans, and great food. We went for lunch but hope to return for dinner. Homemade cool drinks, fresh rolls, Vietnamese salads were all great on a hot afternoon.More

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

Dear Sesnova, Thank you so much for your kind words. We indeed count on the review to be popular as you might see we are so hidden. Really hope to have another chance of serving you. All the best for you and family, Uy TRAN,...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

I travel lots with work and never give 5 stars unless it's warranted. This place is amazing and they do the best Vietnamese food I've ever had. Again without sounding to big headed I'm well travelled but this restaurant is definitely in my top three...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cheeks1983
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Dear my esteemed guest, I am Uy TRAN, the owner of Secret Garden in Hoi An. Now is almost midnight but i indeed cannot postpone my response to your review. Just simply cannot. Oh my God, how can i tell you how happy i was...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Ventured here with great expectation as all reviews online and personal had been great.... soooooo disappointing. Minimum flavor on there most expensive dish, the US beef in coconut/spice. Chicken wings were not flavoursome. Don’t waste your money, go elsewhere for a good meal.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Manager at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Niknak-pattywak, Honestly, we could not understand what happended with you last night? Do you remember? Firstly, you asked me to remove my RESERVED sign because you insisted on the table A6 even it literally was reserved by another guests. I thought i could manage the...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a recent holiday to Hoi An and thought it was absolutely fantastic. Very relaxing atmosphere with very friendly and attentive staff. The food was faultless and extremely tasty. Great live guitar player playing softly in the background. Would highly recommend...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank franclarke
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, Thank you so much for your kind word. We are so happy to know that you were pleased with our foods and service. We do hope to have another chance of serving in a near future. All the best for you...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Food was delightful and beautifully presented. Manager Tom was extremely welcoming and also provided us with a song or two. Wine was reasonably priced and also had Australian varieties on their wine list. Would definitely return to Secret Garden.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank danicasey
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to have your satisfaction. We are going to launch very soon the offer of Free-Flow wine coupon with very very affordable price. Of course, Australian wine will be listed....More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is our 3rd trip to Hoi An and each time we have made sure we visit this restaurant. It is a little hard to find as it is down an alley either off Tran Phu or Le Loi and you should look for the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carolyn A
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, Our place remained a secret until the day you confided it to everyone. Thank you so much for your kind support. We are so happy to make you pleased with that dinner, and will be happy for more to have your...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had an excellent dinner for four at Secret Garden. Value for money, and variety of dishes really hit the mark. All of us found something special on the menu, and enjoyed a well positioned wine (two bottles) that hit the mark. The service was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CathH-C
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, We are so rejoiced by giving you the delight in having dinner at Secret Garden. Thank you so much for your kind word. We wish to have another chance of serving you next year with our new Menu for 2019. Eager...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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