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Don's Bistro

No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3719 3719
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (25 reviews)
“pizza” (28 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
European, Canadian, International, Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We celebrated my wife's birthday here and they had a wonderful special for 1/2 priced drinks on for teachers. They accommodated our table of 15 with 3 servers who spoke excellent English and were very attentive. Everyone enjoyed the food and were very impressed by...More

1  Thank Brycen D
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you kindly Brycen, we were very please to welcome your table of guests for the birthday party of your wife. It looked like a lively party at that!!! We hope they enjoyed the cake as much as we enjoy your appreciative and encouraging words...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I organized a 10 persons business dinner in Hanoi from Europe 10 days before our arrival in Hanoi and upon arrival everything was flawless. The email contact with Don and his team went perfectly and even though we had only communicated by email Don was...More

Thank TobyZurich
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Toby, thank you so very much for the enthusiastic and richly detailed review. We all look forward to the next visit. cheers donald

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don is an amazing host, and we thoroughly enjoyed meeting him, he made sure that we never had an empty glass! We sat in the bar on the top floor and the views were amazing from there! The Oysters are some of the best quality...More

Thank Loraine T
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Loraine, thank you kindly for the glowing review, we enjoyed meeting your family very much. We also hope to see you again, your effort to leave us a thank you online is a great motivation for our team. have fun travels donald

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

don's bistro has 4 floors but i think the menu is the same for all. we found the food pretty good! we ordered the pomelo salad, cheese pizza, tuna, pasta and pho. all were good except the pho. it was quite blind and i expected...More

Thank Moconacire
donchef, Manager at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mononcire, thank you kindly for the review and to respond to your comments, please allow me. yes there are 4 floors and the main ala carte is available on all floors on request but in the ground floor Lakeside and on the top floor...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017

I don't post reviews about places to eat but I think Don's is worth posting about. I have had a lot of items from the menu and everything is cooked to perfection. The staff is always greeting you with a smile and shows true professionalism....More

1  Thank Jake C
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jake C, thank you for the very well written posting. Your encouraging words are very motivating. we hope you join us again and again for great evenings! best regards donald

Reviewed 4 August 2017

While I was in Hanoi, I ate at Don's twice. I can't even begin to describe how great everything was. From the quality of the ingredients to the preparation to the service was impeccable. And the presentation was phenomenal. I can't rate Don's any lower...More

Thank theprof3141
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you kindly for brightening our day we hope you return and say hello! don and team

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Dons is 100% pure excellence. I am not sure how Don trained his front of house staff and kitchen to be perfect in all ways, but he has. Dons food is exceptionally delicious, everything is (and I've had most items on the menu). Whether it...More

Thank Brandon H
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you Brendon, your daily patronage is greatly appreciated as is your kindness. You are a great guest, and it our please to take great care of you!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Don has some work to do. This spot has great potential and at first it made a good impression. The main dining room is nicely decorated with a great view and some interesting art. The staff were friendly throughout our visit. The wine was good...More

1  Thank paulpflynn
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Dear Paul, thank you for the kind comments and criticism also. At 57 years old i am now on a downward decline and it is refreshing to be reminded that i have work to do towards being perfect. I used to be a better person...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

today let me share with u my experience at Don's- A Chef's Bistro Hanoi Heard a LOT of positive review, all saying its a good place fine dining, in an article in an hanoian website, some people elect burger from don's best in town. Never...More

4  Thank fred_frenchy
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Firstly I will repeat to the Trip advisor readers, I have a Ritz Carlton Executive chef background and that means and intensive training in Quality Management, Quality Assurance, and even ISO 22000, as well as a very long history of customer service focus. That said...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Dons has something for everybody We were three generations and the teenagers hopped into the excellent European dishes whilst the rest of us enjoyed fine Vietnamese food. The roof deck overlooking the Westlake was stunning as was the jazz, wines and Cuban cigar.

1  Thank Tom L
donchef, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you Tom, it was an honour to be selected for your families dinner celebration of your son's birthday. We are so happy that they all enjoyed the food, dinner, music, view and party!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Delivery, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3719 3719
  • E-mail
Awarded The Best Restaurant in Vietnam and number 47 of The 50 Best Restaurants in Asia by Diners Club and San Pellegrino, it is a Iconic dining and entertainment destination with a faithful local and international clientele so reservations are recommended. Prices range from mid to high but are great value for the exceptional level of quality. On West Lake (Tay Ho) with beautiful views, fresh breezes, don's Bistro is a comfortable and welcoming fusion of western and Asian décor and flavors featuring a classic yet contemporary International menu of comfort and fine dining dishes from jet fresh oysters to wood fired gourmet pizzas, prime wood grilled meats, Foie Gras, pasta & risottos, delicious Asian choices, vivacious cocktails & a passion for wines, Cuban cigars, and stunning art works. For reservation please advise if you prefer Al Fresco Terrace seating, Smoking or non smoking air con dining rooms or the roof top open air covered Oyster Bar with live music drinks only or dining ok.
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