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Kangaroo Cafe

18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3828 9931
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed today

We booked the 2 days/1 night tour in Halong bay. Halong bay was gorgeous, our guide was really helpful and the boat was great. When we got back the cafe helped us book our train tickets for the next part of the trip. Extremely helpful,...More

Thank jscam123
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this place. Check it out. The food is fantastic and they don't muck around with serving sizes...if you are hungry this is the place for you. The prices are the cheapest I found in town, the staff were adorable and all speak great English...More

1  Thank Penny S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 2 day/1 night tour to Ha Long Bay and had an absolute blast. Max was our guide and did a great job of entertaining, informing, and making sure we were taken care of. The boat we stayed on was really nice, and...More

Thank JefffromColorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first came across Max 10 years ago. Since then we have dropped in for a good burger and beer on different trips, 4 times. We booked a Sapa tour with him and he saw us to our train, over 5 rail tracks and did...More

Thank Denis492013
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the cool post Denis & seeing people again time & after time is for sure, the best part of working at the Kangaroo Cafe. You're spot on too about these "windows" that people go to for travel advice & it's hard to imagine...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Kangaroo Cafe for a coffee and found it was excellent. Sitting upstairs on the balcony drinking very large mugs of coffee was a great way to people watch the people of the old quarter. The owner was very interesting to talk to.More

Thank Bruce F
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the cool post Bruce & people watching from our balcony is a favourite with so many of our guests. Our staff & me in particular enjoy meeting & have a nag with good people like you very much. Until next time, thanks &...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't eat or drink at the Kangaroo Cafe, but rather used them for a Ha Long Bay tour. It was straigtforward and clear, and at no point did we feel that we were being taken for a ride. We can't compare to any other...More

Thank TrainsandmoreTrains
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your post & very much too. We honestly try as hard as we can & for our efforts come into contact with people like you & the nfew hundred other posters here who liked us. When the posts devolve into little more than...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello Everyone, Max and Thuy have a fantastic Cafe in Hanoi. We stopped in on the way to Thailand and had the best experience ever. The hosts were very friendly and the in-house meals were delicious. We also toured Ha Long Bay and Sa Pay...More

1  Thank stevenwilliams6
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great post Steve & unlike the previous poster, we're happy to have people pay online just like you two did. It can be a strange old world with people posting things that are clearly untrue & we've had a few doozies lately...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and 4 friends had the pleasure of meeting Max at his Hanoi based cafe. From the start it was clear that he was one of the most genuine and knowledgable individuals we have met. His continual assistance with any problems we encountered in Vietnam...More

1  Thank Jack G
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I haven't stopped talking about you guys since you left to be honest. You fellas were wonderful to be honest & I really do want you to tell you parents that we all reckon they should be so very proud of you. Really well mannered,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i would like to thank max,thuy and staff at the kangaroo cafe for taking so much time in making my elderly parents visit to hanoi a trip of a lifetime.they were treated like vips.nothing was too much trouble great trip,great hotels,they really appreciated your help...More

2  Thank rosee07
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We were really happy to meet & spend time with your parents & they were no trouble at all, I can assure you. Vietnamese people go out of their way with the elderly & with kids too & it's one of their nicest & most...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The owners and their staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. Did the Halong bay tour with them and that was excellent value for money with a charming English speaking guide. They booked my ticket to Sa Pa and quite literally put me on the train....More

Thank Nobbynonads
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thanks Comrade & as they say on the Tele, Everybody Loves Raymond !!! You were great to have around & very easy going when we went to the train station too even agreeing to go down earlier so I could home a bit earlier. There...More

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Nikki H
7 June 2016|
Response from clame15 | Reviewed this property |
just call at café see max they watch game nearby hope this helps have good trip
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3828 9931
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Since 1994, The REAL Kangaroo Cafe (TM) has been providing great food, drinks & reasonably priced tours for singles, couples, families & small groups. At the Real Kangaroo Cafe (TM) we serve Vietnamese, Vegetarian & Western food & all at local prices. Our famous Hamburgers, Mugs (not eye baths) of Tea & Coffee (with real milk too) & the coldest beer in Viet Nam have always proven to be popular with our guests. We come in for some grief here on TA sometimes but you'll notice that it's always from a new breed of tourist, the ones with no cameras. It's a recent phenomena called astroturfing & we wish there was a lot more done to get rid of these fake posters. The best way to tell a fake post is that they're recently joined, post no pics or videos & almost no real info. You'll find our Mob here at the cafe to be fun, helpful & decent too & we really do look forward to meeting you in Ha Noi.
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