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The Real Kangaroo Cafe

#153 of 2,128 Restaurants in Hanoi
$$ - $$$Cafe, Vietnamese,
18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
+84 94 312 42 27
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, Vietnamese, Australian, Asian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We just love this place...... Max and Thuy are like our fairy godmother and godfather.... They looked after us sooo well. Our tour to Sa Pa was amazing.... really well done..... We felt quite confident in such an exotic place. Good hotel .... Great guide......More

Thank Natalie N
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great post Natalie & you & david have been so good to get to know. We do like our tour to Sa Pa & the O/night train is still the most comfortable & safest way to get to Sa Pa by a...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018

We began our recent SE Asian trip in Hanoi and had a meal here, first week in April: perfectly nice food and service. We had already booked a 2-day tour to Halong Bay for later in the week (5/6 April). with the KC and returned...More

Thank John B
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

I just knew you’d post something like this, I’ve been in the Travel caper now for over 25 years after all. This forum & those like it are supposed to be for rational, meaningful comment & I knew you’d take it down at least a...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We brought some friends here to look at their tours and have a bite to eat and drink. We were last here four years ago and the food and service are still great! Just a short stroll from Hoke Kiem Lake it's easy to find....More

Thank rosieaway2017
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your very kind words & it's always good having previous customers stop by. Our "Craft" beers (which seems to be what most people call them) are a big hit & made just down the coast at Nam Dinh, they're always getting big wraps....More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

Max Hart and his staff will provide you with first class food and service. Max's cafe has been in Hanoi for over fifteen years. A great place for a meal and a excellent source of information on things to due in Hanoi and trips in...More

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RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

John has been a regular here for many years & it's always a treat to have him stop by. We've got him onto the Beetroot on his Hamburgers (he's getting more Aussie every time) & next is some vegemite on Toast for his brekkie. Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great atmosphere, delicious Australian and Vietnamese food, very cold beer and helpful and caring staff. I have been going to the Kangaroo Bar for many years now and i'm always met with very friendly and warm staff who treat you like family. A good assortment...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We prefer to do the local food and restaurants when we travel, but after a week, we needed a little taste of home. The food was amazingly good and the burger was the BEST I have ever had .... ANYWHERE. Apart from the excellent food,...More

Thank Katrina R
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We walked into the The Real Kangaroo Cafe half way through out second trip to Hanoi. Our biggest regret is that we did not walk into this place sooner. Well priced food, excellent local beer and incredible hospitality. Unfortunately we had already booked our tours...More

Thank Christoandchristycat
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I opted for the full Kangaroo experience, eating and drinking beers in the cafe with the local expats and Max who is the consummate host and also booking one of Kangaroo's packages to Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba island. Booth food and tour were...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 18 March 2018

We booked a 3 day 2 night Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island tour through these guys....It was well worth the money and it was a fantastic trip...We thoroughly enjoyed it! You get a lot of sights included with this tour together with all...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Been to Hanoi a few times now first time I have eaten here even though I must have walked past dozens of times to my nearby hotel, really great food and atmosphere. Definitely my new eating place when I return to Hanoi. Give it a...More

Thank Gary H
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the very kind post Gary & we'll be very happy to have you again anytime. Best regards, Max, Thuy & the KC Mob

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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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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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