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The Real Kangaroo Cafe

18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3828 9931
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (71 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Asian, Vietnamese, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
18 Bao Khanh St, Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 277 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We researched trips from Hanoi to Halong Bay and Sapa and decided to book with The Real Kangaroo Cafe. Great decision. We were so well looked after by Max and miss Thuy. Max was a superstar on the Halong Bay trip. Really good company. The...More

1  Thank jamiebarbara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our trip to Ha Long Bay and the train tickets months upfront and we received everyting upon our arrival. Very honest people! Our 2 children and ourselves really enjoyed the 2 days trip to Halong Bay. The boat was very clean, fantastic food...More

2  Thank Melissavdb
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the very kind post & people like you & your family make it easy to be nice I must say. The kids were great too & the little bloke who was crook was so brave too & we love kids, just like nearly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin and I were in Hanoi for just a few days with a very loose plan. We came across the Kangaroo Cafe online and opted to drop by and boy are we glad that we did. After a couple of the best beers we...More

2  Thank Thomas T
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tom & please hi & thanks to Tim too. It was great having you two here & thanks again for being so cool with the girls who work here, it's appreciated more than you might imagine. Our private entrance to the Ha Noi train...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

It was my second visit 7 years later to this great café and travel place. This last visit I brought my eighty some year old parents with me. During our fantastic visit (a must do) to Ha-Long Bay my mother sadly badly cut her leg....More

3  Thank leslielockey
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful post mate & please say Hi to Dad & Mum (who was such a trooper) too. The many forums & most guide books all recommend the most expensive hospital in Viet Nam which unfortunately has a not just very ordinary but...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We came here after a week of only Vietnamese food, and boy was this a nice change of pace. Max, the owner was truly hospitable, and gave us a lot of tips and stories. The food was great, especially the burger (and veggie burger!), and...More

2  Thank Noam C
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

That was very kind of you Comrade & we like our place the way it is too !!! I'm joking a bit but in all honesty we try & make it a bit of a "shelter from the storm" with home cooked meals, good cold...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

This entire place is a sham. Kangaroo cafe? There's not a kangaroo to be found!!! No kangaroos to pet! No kangaroos to take photos of! Not even stuffed kangaroo toys to pick up and hold! Brought the kids here and it was a big disappointment...More

4  Thank Rian G
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

This is hardly clever & again we mention that this is a forum we're all lucky to have & when used correctly & decently is a most useful restaurant & tour guide. It's easy to see how this poster has never been here, they have...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

I have lived in Hanoi for more than 10 years and when friends and family visit me I always bring them here. When my widowed mother visited from England I thought it would be nice to treat her to a few drinks and food that...More

5  Thank PeterThuy
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

There's more than a few strange things about this post ..... In your last very critical post on here about us - "Visited January 2014" you worte .... Difficult to rate given the inconsistency of the cooking but not worth a third visit. Now it...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017 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

2  Thank Penny S
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thanks for the wonderful post Penny & you & your partner are the sort of people we're always so grateful to have met. It'll be great to see you two again one day & lets hope it's sooner rather than later.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

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

2  Thank Denis492013
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

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 13 July 2017

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

2  Thank Bruce F
RealKangarooCafe, Owner at The Real Kangaroo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

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

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Nikki H
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:30
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
The REAL Kangaroo Café is a Western Style Tourist Cafe as well as one of Hanoi's Oldest Tour Operators (since 1994).

We're ONLY at 18 Bao Khanh St Ha Noi, just around the corner from the ANZ Bank.

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.
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