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“So ...good”
Review of Secret Garden

Secret Garden
Ranked #150 of 1,101 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$26
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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 Garden in Hoi An, legally opened from 2009 hereby warming welcome you.
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 had a severe allergy.Great service, delicious food, lovely setting all made for a highly recommended restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank KimiM01
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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.
All the best for you and family,
Uy TRAN, the owner, and team

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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Neil P
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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 likes it as a retreat from the bustle and hustle life out there.
Thank you so much for kind review. We do hope to have another chance of serving in a near future.
All the best for you and family,
Uy TRAN, the owner, and team

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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 was wonderful & awesome passionfruit mojito as well.

Tom recommended the fresh spring rolls,
calamari & the beef spare rib all of which were delicious.

On our return today we had mixed spring rolls & salads. All the dishes have loads of flavour & are very filling.

Tom & the staff are very friendly & helpful.

Thank you for wonderful experience when we are back we will visit again

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 98lyndallm
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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.
Eager to please you for more.
All the best for you and family,
Uy TRAN, the owner, and team

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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.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank SESNoVA
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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, the owner, and team

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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 throughout the world. I have just read the last 1 star feed back..... who goes to a fine dining restaurant in Vietnam and orders American steak and chicken wings then goes on to complain. Literally cried with laughter reading that review in conjunction with the managers comments. Myself and my wife had our favourite meal here and can't recommend it enough.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cheeks1983
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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 by reading your kind words. And i'm pretty sure that my all of thirty-two staffs, especially Ms.Vui, would be very happy too. I mean, on behalf of the whole team, i would like to thank you so much for your generous review for our place. We are very hidden thus counting on guest's word-of-mouth to survive. Honestly, you actually did a big favour for us.
I'm now struggling in finishing the last draft of our À-la-carte menu for 2019. If you have any chance to come back to Hoian next year, i myself and staffs sincerely beg you another chance of serving you. Eager to please you for more.
Can't wait for the day we see you again.
All the best wishes for you and your wife,
Uy TRAN - The owner of Secret Garden in Hoian, and team

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