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The Real Kangaroo Cafe

18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 94 312 42 27
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“noodles” (10 reviews)
“pho” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stepped into the cafe when we arrived in Hanoi and felt we had a mate in Max for our entire stay. We booked two tours, Halong bay and Sapa. Both were well organised and th food we had on the boat in Halong bay...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank heldenalt
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm from New York. Greatest city in the world, but I gotta tell you guys, this Aussie putz really knows how to make some good friggin' food. Portions the size of Brooklyn. Prices lower then a snitch's grave. Goombah will talk your ear off. Swear...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Benny L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, tasty and filling. The owner, an Australian by origin, is a jolly good fellow, gave us several tips. Would definitely come back again.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Avinash Chandra A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located near the lake, the restaurant in charge is well versed in English, the first hurdle crossed. Customers can see the kitchen staff preparing the meal. We ordered the Chicken Pho, traditional Vietnamese soup with chicken and lots of ginger and fresh chopped coriander. Flavourful...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank puchka
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m so glad that we booked trips with this operator. They’re not the cheapest but you get real value for the money. We booked a tour to Sapa. The arrangements worked like clock work. All very professionally organized. They take the stress out of traveling....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Africanchill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found the Kangaroo Cafe in my travel book, ‘Rough Guide to Vietnam’, where they are recommend for tour groups. Checking them online I thought to give it a go. I liaised with Thuy by email about the price of Ha Long Bay tour, the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank jameseF3523TE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Max and Thuy provide outstanding meals, trips to Halong Bay and Sapa, and insightful information on what to due in Vietnam. There is a reason why The Real Kangaroo Cafe has been in business for over 20 years. Outstanding customer first service. John Alaska

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank John L
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

What a find! In the middle of Hanoi old district. Great cafe with food at great prices. On top of that Max and Thuy went out of their way to guide, translate and help us find the places and goods we wanted. Love you guys...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank RosalieB191
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We contacted Max and Thuy from NZ about 4 months before we arrived in Vietnam. Very helpful. We told them what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go and they sorted everything for us. We did the 3 day 2 night cruise...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank rachaels1955
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful post Rachel & thanks too to you 2 travelling mates. You 3 were great to be around & it was a pleasure to help out with your tour. You 3 helped us put together a good tour in no small measure...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Did 2 tours with The Kangaroo Café. We did Halong Bay over 3 days and 2 nights which included one night in Cat Ba and also a trek in the National Park. The tour in Halong Bay and Cat Ba were well planned and really...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 680AlanB680
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Alan & thanks so much for this. It's clear that you went to a lot of effort to do such a comprehensive review & it's very much appreciated. Great to see that you managed to do the Kayaking without any difficulty unlike old mate,...More

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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
USD 2 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 94 312 42 27
  • E-mail
The REAL Kangaroo Cafe (since 1994) is a Western Style Tourist Cafe as well as one of Hanoi's Oldest Tour Operators & not just another Booking agent. We're ONLY at 18 Bao Khanh St Ha Noi, just around the corner from St Josephs Cathedral. At the cafe we've got Vietnamese, Vegetarian & Western food at local prices & with proper western style portions too as well as very reasonably priced, "genuine small group" tours to Ha Long Bay, Sa Pa & beyond. Check us out on our Facebook or You Tube Channels & you'll see very genuine reviews as well as REAL pics (Never Photoshopped) & Videos of exactly what we've been doing for over 25 years.
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