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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 10 October 2018 via mobile

We’d heard amazing reviews from friends about this place so were super keen to try it out. The setting of the restaurant is absolutely gorgeous, with a beautiful garden area with ponds and water features throughout. It’s sectioned off as well, allowing plenty of privacy...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Choccylove
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Dear my esteemed guest, I'm Uy TRAN, the owner of Secret Garden in Hoian. Thanks for your review. Honestly, i cannot remember how many restaurants i have been in my life but i can remember clearly how many restaurants where they offered the table water....More

Reviewed 10 October 2018

Positives first, the location and setting away from the crowds was a pleasant relief, the restaurant layout is a large open sided, warehouse type space. The staff were welcoming and attentive. The food however was a let down. I would agree with a previous reviewer...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MarkSturgiss
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Manager at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Dear Mark, Sincerely, we do hope you are still staying around the old town that we can come to give you the refund of VND 158.000 (approx. USD 6,79) for your dish of Fried rice last night. We were misunderstanding that you were fine with...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This is the best Vietnamese food restaurant. The quality and flavor in their dishes is unique. the atmosphere of the restaurant is simply beautiful. you will never imagine that behind that alley there is a great jewel! It is definitely a place you should visit.More

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

Dear Andreina, Oh my God, you cannot imagine how much happy we are by receiving your kind word. Thank you so much, Andreina. Yes, we are very hidden hence its name Secret Garden. By word of mouth from our esteemed guests, we were being able...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018

I had been to Hoian twice before around 2009. Was introduced to Secret Garden by a friend. I visited again with my lady, her first time. Very beautiful setting, friendly staff, lovely dinner. The duck was especially nice. My lady was impressed. A must when...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank davidtimmins32
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2018

Dear Mr.David, We are really happy to know that you and your partner were pleased with us. Thank you so much, Mr.David. We expect to have your return in the next time you come back to Hoian. Would you please tell us in advance when...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Plug this little beauty into your phone and follow the directions. Yes the alley feels like your in the wrong place but it’s worth persevering. Excellent set-up, excellent food and excellent service. Even had live acoustic guitarist to provide ambience. Up there with top 2...More

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

Dear Mr.TONY, Thank you so much for your kind word. My guitaring teacher and my thirty-two staffs would be very happy to receive your comment. We commit our best effort to maintain the service in order to be able to please you for more. Eager...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

This venue was recommended to us by friends and lived up to expectations. Visited on a weekend night, still a good crowd in. Can be difficult to find as is down dark narrow road off a main street. Staff were very attentive and smiling. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John G
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Dear Mr.John G, Thank you so much for your kind word. The menu for 2019 is going to be released shortly. We do hope to have another chance of serving you in a near future. Can't wait to please you for more. All the best...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

We came here for our first meal in Vietnam and while the setting was lovely and the service good, there were only 2 vegetarian options and they were both very overpriced and small portions and below average taste. Perhaps the non-vegetarian food is better. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Manager at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear Mr.Reynolds, Even it happened eighteen days ago, even there were about thousand guests we served during that time, we still remember you, Mr. and Mrs.Reynolds. You didnot ask at the front door whether we have vegetarian / vegan foods in the menu or not....More

Reviewed 28 September 2018

Very pleasant restaurant. Quality food. A little more expensive than others around bet well worth the visit.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sean W
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear Mr.Sean W, Thank you so much for your kind review. We commit our constant effort into bringing the best value for our guest. Looking forward to having your return one day. All the best for you and family, Uy TRAN - The owner of...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Attended as group of 6. Highly recommended. Food was very good. Staff very accommodating and informative. Surrounds were very relaxing and aesthetically pleasing. Relaxed and comfortable. Word of warning relating to your steak. Well done is medium rare. The grilled calamari was very nice. Be...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank toc164
Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear our esteemed guests, Thank you so much for your review. What a pity that your steak was not grilled at the right level at the first time, however we do hope you were pleased with it when we re-made it to be well-done. We...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018

Excellent service - food good rather than great. We ran up a chunky bill - but that might have been due to multi bottles of (good) wine.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Secret_Garden_Hoian, Owner at Secret Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear Dglewsey, Thank you so much for your kind word. Yes, your gross disbursement was mostly due to the number of bottles of wine which cost really much more than the quantity of food you ordered. In Vietnam, the wine consumers have to suffer a...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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