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No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
+84 4 3719 3719
11:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 00:00
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I come back to Dons this time with my friend. This time everything is perfect. 600gr rib eye is one of the best meal I have in Ha Noi.

Thank Cường L
British Columbia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wound up a 4-month backpacking trip through SE Asia (and 5 weeks in Vietnam) by treating ourselves to a lunch at Don's Bistro. We had heard such good things about Don's and decided to incorporate a bike ride around West Lake with the reward of a special lunch that wasn't served on small plastic stools! Since... More 

Thank madtraveller11
Windsor, Canada
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120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a short cab ride from the Old Quarter, this bistro in West Lake District is worth the visit The food and drinks are great value and very good The Canadian owner has done a great job in presenting Vietnamese food with Western food as well While you are there you can visit the other shops and bars of West... More 

Thank Qadishadoc
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there with my friend last month, we had 600gr of Steaks. It was great. I haven't tried anything else yet. The view is excellent, and the service is very good.

Thank Hieu P
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I returned to Hanoi earlier this month and within hours of arriving, I made my way to Don’s. Why? Well, for one, this first-rate bistro is difficult to beat in terms of quality and variety. Everything, from ‘Berger’ and fries and pizzas to the stupendous Fresh Black Truffle on Handmade Pappardelle Pasta is available. The Vietnamese classic dishes such as... More 

2 Thank 844GeoffM
Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We went here for new year's eve and loved our seats overlooking the lake. Don's has a great terrace and definitely try to get seats on it. The menu is expansive but the dishes we ordered were good and well prepared Owned by a chef from Montreal (Don)

Thank TorontoTravelGirl09
Mexico City, Mexico
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

In a city where food is fantastic pretty much everywhere, Don's Bistro is clearly the exception. The menu is very confusing, it includes foie gras, Mexican quesadillas, pizzas, some definitely weird pasta combinations... it seems to attempt all of the world's cuisines, and fails. It's like a more expensive and pretentious version of TGI Friday's, but with worse food.

Thank Vxmiran
Gastro-surfing, Owner at Don's Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Vxmiran, i will not apologize for having a large menu, that perhaps in your impatience and limited will to spend did not admire. This last New Years Eve weekend we had hundreds of very kind comments and satisfied guests, so your review and disappointment come as a surprise, as we have a 100% guest satisfaction policy and you may... More 

Halmstad, Sweden
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Well, probably a Little more fancy than other restaurants in Town. Delicious food and a variety of Vietnamese and western. Also livemusic at the rooftop restaurant with an Amazing view over Westlake.

Thank Stefan T
Shanghai, China
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is lovely. Set on several floors overlooking the lake with traditional decor it's an oasis of calm and tranquility. Service is excellent, right balance of discreet but attentive and the food is quite frankly delicious. There's a big menu with a range of prices and influences from European to American to Vietnamese. What was particularly lovely was in... More 

1 Thank taxedteacher
Managua, Nicaragua
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Alba white truffles on foie gras and steak, truffle jus, a truly beautiful dish. Very special splurge and well worth. Another wonderful experience at Don's Bistro.

1 Thank roncon09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 50
European, Canadian, International, Asian, Vietnamese, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 16, Quang An Road, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3719 3719
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 nightly live music (drinks only or dining ok).

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