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Kangaroo Cafe

#95 of 1,779 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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18 Bao Khanh St, Ha Noi, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3828 9931
07:00 - 21:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Been returning here for years for a few favourite dishes that remain consistently good. Western dishes are particularly good with excellent portion sizes which more than justify prices being slightly higher than other places. As long as Kangaroo cafe is around we'll keep coming back

Thank BKK111
Hoi An, Vietnam
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always visit here- food is always good and reasonably priced, offers a Western breakfast menu that many other restaurants do not offer. Lots of Aussie favourites as well as a selection of dishes to satisfy all tastes. No frills- just a great place to eat and chat

Thank Jennig16
Manchester, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved this place. The staff and Max the owner are lovely people and make you feel so welcome. Sitting having a beer with Max was a really fascinating experience and we learnt so much about the city and Vietnam! The food here was really great too, whether its western or Vietnamese you get good portions and they are... More 

1 Thank 13Nic13
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent spot to head for on your travels. The food is first class, both local and western, the helpings are large and the staff just lovely. I first visited nine years ago and was very happy to return this month to find it was still as good as ever. I dragged my eat anything family there the... More 

1 Thank ScotPerth
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Scot very much for your wonderful post. The best thing about being here for so long is having return guests & it's our pleasure, very much so, to take care of people with families in particular. Thanks again for your post & we look forward to seeing you again & again. Max, Thuy & the KC Mob. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We went here a few times and had a drink, ate, and arranged a trip to Ha Long Bay. The owner is a fountain of local knowledge and really welcoming. I would definitely recommend popping in when you first arrive in Hanoi and are getting your bearing.

Thank PaulEdm0nds
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Paul & your mob were great to chat with too. There's always been a bond between you Poms & your rough mates from Down Under & one we've always really appreciated too !!! It's very satisfying for us being able to help people get started & with a few tips, a free map & a couple of drinks ....... More 

Miyazaki, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Max was super friendly and really easy to talk to. We had a great trip to Halong Bay. We were a group of 12 people, which was perfect. It was nice and relaxed and we could go at our own pace. The food was delicious and we felt that the experience was good value for money.

Thank Tamlyn K
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much Tamlyn & you & your family were wonderful. Easy to get along with & relaxed & it makes all the difference in developing countries too. Thuy & girls say Hi & from all of us here, thanks again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Western (Primarily Australian pub food) on offer here is some of the best I've had, and I'm from Australia. The chicken parma was excellent, and I've been back a few more times and tried other dishes which, while not groundbreaking, would easily run you $20-25 back home, and here they range from $5-10. It's really impressive that the Vietnamese... More 

1 Thank George G
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

It's great to get posts like this George, it really is & not just me & Thuy appreciated having you here but the other staff as well. Just like your post & unlike a few lately, we found you to be, humorous, intelligent & kind. When I showed the "respect bit" you mentioned in your post to the girls they... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We weren't welcomed, not that this was a biggie. We just ordered off menu and asked a few questions about the Vietnamese options but gave up as the english was limited from the vientmaese waitress we encountered which surprised us as menu reads really good. Have to agree with Cymryyncrwydro review.. the 2 Vietnamese options we went for were disappointing,... More 

Thank Kiwichook
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

In general, we appreciate customer comments but you 3 really need to get past this. The spring rolls you ordered came exactly as ordered from our menu ….. You’re welcome !!! Fried Vegetarian Vietnamese spring rolls & they were just that, 100% vegetarian too. The Pork dish has no mention of Ginger on the menu so to complain about no... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The two tours to Sapa and Ha Long bay were incredible and ran smoothly with the Cafe as overseers and planners - beautiful sights, scenery and a sense of security for a good price. We spoke to a really disappointed Austrian man coming back from Sapa to find out how easy it is to get ripped off for an overpriced... More 

Thank Reuben S
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review & it was great meeting & spending time with your charming family. The most common reason for people like old mate from Austria is not checking the details of what they're doping & asking a few questions. Thanks for being so easy to get along with as well & that ast night, Xmas Eve really... More 

puerto princesa
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Let me start with the positives ! Great food in the cafe with good portions. Good food on the boat trip, excellent tour guide, good accommodation on the boat.. OK, we researched overnight trips on Halong Bay and i was about to book with one particular company then i came across the reviews of Kangaroo Cafe and their trips. I... More 

Thank palwandave
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this review

Lots of people have come to the café just to meet me because of my replies so I’ll do my best not to disappoint & with material like this bloke’s ….. how can I go wrong. He’s got the 1st couple of things I find really silly down, straight up. No 1. It’s an anonymous post ….. why do they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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, Ha Noi, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3828 9931
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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