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Citronella Cafe

#208 of 615 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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5 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An, Vietnam
08:00 - 22:30
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Santa Clarita, California
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207 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Citronella Cafe, even though we were with a large group of 40, was very good. The view of the Thu Bon River from the patio was stunning. The food was very good and plentiful.

Thank thibbs1955
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to say that this trip is interesting to us, stop by this coffee shop after my friend has just bought souvenirs, we enjoy the minute coffee break with coffee, taste is very special, medium bold Strange, very cheerful staff and especially seats can look around the street. I like to taste coffee here.

1 Thank Barros C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spring rolls were good. Grilled chicken was average. Would expect more taste in a vietnamese restaurant.

Thank John P
Greystones, Ireland
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just left the the restaurant after 10 minutes staff were so rude and when we were ready to order food we closed the menus and the staff member just took them off us and gave myself and my fiancé a dirty look ! I assume because he thought we weren't ordering but we were! Anyway we left and weren't the... More 

Thank breilly90
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to have a small cooking class where we could choose a menu. We had a great time at Citronella. The food was fresh, very healthy...a really fun experience!

Thank SPL311
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We took an two hour cooking class here and it was really great! The staff is sweet and helpful:-) first they took us to the market and showed us a lot of local ingredients. Afterward we made four different dishes, all very delicious😋 I would definitely recommend!

Thank Emilie L
Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I ate a Vietnamese chicken curry and it was good. The terrasse by the river is very nice. But the service was bad. They were a lot of waitress chatting together at the back of the restaurant, without paying attention to the clients.

1 Thank c1ndyz
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The food here tasted absolutely horrible. I felt like they just warmed up the old food. To made it worse, the service was also very bad. The servers were rude especially the woman one who seemed to be the head of all servers. Do not let the decoration fool you.

Thank Ploy38
Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

After having tried citronella food we both needed another dinner. We decided to dine here thanks to a Lonely Planet recommendation but we didn't find what we expected in terms of food and location.

Thank Matteo G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had a late lunch here after our visit to My Son Heritage Site in the morning. It was after 2pm when we arrived Hoi An and we were all very hungry. We wanted to have a bowl of hot pho on this rainy day but were told that they only have pho in the morning for breakfast. Our guide... More 

Thank ROCruiser

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An
  • Phone Number: 0510241491

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?