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Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Reasonably authentic food. Table settings are basic but it works for this style of restaurant. Good pricing.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020

If you want to eat in an authentic Vietnamese resto in Iloilo, you can't go wrong with Troi Oi. Everything is great, from the food to the ambience. The resto is not far fr. Diversion 21 Hotel where we stayed.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Les080253, Other at Troi Oi, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2020

Thank you for your kind words. We at Troi Oi do our very best to make our clients feel special. And we will endeavour to keep that standard so we could see you again soon. God bless you.

Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

No expectations and was very positively surprised. We enjoyed our meal so much, I want to be hungry again so I can go back again for more.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Les080253, Other at Troi Oi, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2020

Thank you. We are very happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Rest assured we will endeavour to keep our standard and we hope to see you again soon. God bless.

Reviewed 18 November 2019

After the Vietnamese chef left in the spring of 2019, I noticed a distinct drop in the quality of fare at Troi. I've had excellent pho and many other dishes - chicken, pork, beef - dishes elsewhere in Asia and Canada, and have a fairly...clear way of distinguishing the best from the mediocre? Well, after having returned to Iloilo and several more visits to Troi until the autumn of 2019, the difference from 2018 is startling. Now this is opinion of my wife and I only, but, contrary to the ads, the pho lacks flavour and snap. It's so similar to most Viet restaurants usually established by Vietnamese owners in western Canada as to truly be a let-down. As well, the rice and chicken dishes are okay, but nothing to write at length about anymore. Only the seared catfish is delicious now, but we don't go to a place to only do one dish. As well, the portions tend to be small. The bland-tasting pho is in a small bowl given the prices for it - which have risen in the past year considerably - but when the flavours are missing, well... The serving crew are as usual a lovely group, but patrons do go to any establishment for the food, do we not? Sorry to have to seriously downgrade Troi, but it's no longer a standout in the city nor in the country, as it once was! As I do a decent pho at home with broth brewing time of 36 hours, likely we will not go back... Too bad, but we've experienced this kind of thing before: when the cook or chef leaves, the food soon diminishes in quality, sometimes in quantity, and prices may go up. The balance at Troi no longer attracts us. Oh well... buhay.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Les080253, Guest Relations Manager at Troi Oi, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2019

We are sorry that you no longer enjoy the restaurant . Our two senior chefs were trained for 2 1/2 years by Chef Koro before he decided to move to study in Australia . We will keep an eye open for you and a table...More

Reviewed 17 October 2019

I had read really good reviews of Troi Oi so we decided to go for a late lunch last week during our stay in Iloilo at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. The restaurant is located at The Boardwalk near the river and is an easy...10 minute taxi ride from the Marriott. The restaurant is on two levels and we opted to eat on the small balcony at the back of the second floor restaurant. From the balcony you get some views of the river nearby and it is a lovely space with fans to keep you cool. The decor of the restaurant is lovely with some wonderful Vietnamese artwork and artifacts. The couple who own the restaurant (whose name in Vietnamese means OMG!) are Scottish and Filipina but who lived in Vietnam for quite a few years. We ordered some delicious deep-fried spring rolls and a wonderful cabbage salad with pork. We were delighted with our lunch which was delicious and with the welcome of the staff at Troi Oi which was very warm and friendly. We would definitely recommend a meal at Troi Oi. We will definitely go back next visit to Iloilo!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Les080253, Guest Relations Manager at Troi Oi, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2019

Thank you , what a wonderful review and the Troi Oi family are so happy that you enjoyed it, God Bless!

Reviewed 25 September 2019

We've dined here three times, and everything we've tried has been delicious. The atmosphere is nice, the staff very helpful and prompt to serve. Great family dinning place, there's something for everyone!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Graceofdeveron, Owner at Troi Oi, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2019

Thank you kristin for your kind review. You make all our efforts worthwhile. We hope that we will see more of you and your friends in Troi Oi .God bless.

Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

Our drinks and food wss served in a timely mannor by a staff that was coureous and attentive. The taste is wonderful. There was a live duo playing tasteful music that wasnt too loud. We could talk while they were playing. All in all a...wonderful experience. You've got to try it!!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Les080253, Guest Relations Manager at Troi Oi, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2019

What a wonderful review, the Troi Oi family are very happy you enjoyed it, do come and see us again soon.God Bless

Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

Have visited this place for quite number of times and the food is consistently good and service crew is attentive .

Date of visit: July 2019
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Graceofdeveron, Owner at Troi Oi, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2019

Hi Ann Thank you so much for your kind review. We try our very best to maintain our standard so please our customers . God bless.

Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

I’ve been to Troi Oi a few times whenever I’m back in Iloilo for a vacation. It’s slowly becoming a family favourite because of the delicious food, great ambience and friendly service. I was there again tonight with my family and while the food was...good as usual, I really have to commend them more for their amazing service! Our server I think was Aiko, she was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations without sounding pushy or patronizing. Everyone was hungry so I was rushing through the menu but she was quick to advice us if an item contains shrimps and peanuts. Which I really appreciated because I almost forgot that my 12 year old niece has both shrimp and peanut allergies! And she was also quick to inform us that we can have the peanut free and/or shrimp free versions of the said dishes! My two year old nephew has some special needs and is a very picky eater but Aiko and the rest of the staff didn’t make us feel that we are causing them any inconvenience because we were making too many requests and also creating quite a mess. I think management should know that they have hired some gems there in their restaurant. The pho tasted good but the spicy soup was not as spicy as I wanted but it was okay. I love the pomelo salad. We had both versions with shrimp and peanuts and without. I think it tasted better with the shrimps and peanuts. The salad rolls were just okay. It was just a bit too dry, otherwise it would have tasted better. The kids loved the chicken thighs. My father and my sister loved the beef stew. I wasn’t a fan although I admit it was perfectly tender and okay texture wise. The vermicelli noodles was another favourite. I wanted to try the sticky rice with mango but I was too full, I had to skip dessert. My nephew who’s a very picky eater and would only eat soup, rice and crackers, did actually eat some beef from the pho and the vermicelli dish. So I guess that’s a good sign. I know there’s not much options for Vietnamese dishes in Iloilo so if you’re craving for Vietnamese then Troi Oi is really one of the few places you can go. But tonight’s service was really one of the best I’ve experienced in Iloilo so far. Thank you!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Les080253, Owner at Troi Oi, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We value them as it is our way of improving and keeping up our standards to satisfy our customers. We hope to see more of you again. God bless.

Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

We always enjoy both the food and the service here. Excellent staff, always with a smile ready for their customers. Their Chicken Thigh is delicious!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Graceofdeveron, Owner at Troi Oi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

Hi Dmanuel 2318 We appreciate your kind words and we would try our very best to keep our standards of service and quality of our food. God Bless.

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Yes just call up in advance. They have approx 40 seats upstairs and the same downstairs. Are busy at weekends so book in advance especially with large parties.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5