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Ca Mai

#260 of 615 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
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Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An, Vietnam
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location and setting, staff friendly and helpful, is more expensive- but you are on the prime river strip. My partner had duck Pho, was not warm and made him violently ill. I had Bahn My which was good.

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Thank Dee B
Brno, Czech Republic
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48 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Nice location by the river. Mains cost around 300 VND here. Meal was good and fresh but not excellent and staff rather under average - not so friendly like in other restaurants in Vietnam. Even in relatively expensive Hoi An you can get the same for half price.

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Thank Petr13
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just stopped for a quick spot of lunch. As we are both not big eaters I ordered the beef soup and my wife a fruit salad. The soup came with all the trimmings and was very tasty, the beef was tender. The fruit salad was as requested watermelon and pineapple and of a good size. Not the cheapest place to... More 

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Victoria
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This place has a bangen cocktail lists and a happy hour thats good to your wallet. We visited her twice for pre-dinner cocktails and were not once disappointed with the drinks. The restaurant was however a little lacking in atmosphere and whilst their was plenty of staff on, the service was pretty non-existant.

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Thank PeafIower
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The restaurant has the most lovely outside terrace with a beautiful view over the river. We enjoyed a tasty selection of starters, including very good white rose dumplings and spring rolls. We shared mains of fish in banana leaf, tofu noodles and duck leg curry. All were pleasant enough but not memorable. We were surprised when we got the bill... More 

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Thank puglady2015
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I randomly got into this restaurant for a quick dinner with my mom tonight, while taking a walk in the Ancient Town. We ordered a seafood salad, beef pho and a duck pho. Both pho are way below average, as the beef was hard like a piece of rubber, with the broth tasted a bit sweet (which is kinda abnormal)... More 

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Thank pieonteey
NJ, USA
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Went for lunch and back for dinner. This was the BEST Cao Lau noodles I had in Hoi An. Drinks were nice. Fans were plentiful and did the trick. very pleasant for an evening meal.

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Thank BaciGirlNJ
Angaston, Australia
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The food here is the best we have had and we have been greeted with an icy cold wet towelettes on both occasions. Lunch yesterday was a Banh Mi and it was beautiful. Today we went back and had local dishes; Bong Hong Trang or white rose dumplings followed by Ban Xeo Sai Gon a crispy pancake filled with bean... More 

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Thank cathy80k
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This restaurant is away from the main tourist streets, just a little ways beyond the Japanese bridge and is a real find! Apparently owned by the same people behind the much lauded Mango Mango, but in my opinion I would prefer to come here due to the location. The garden overlooks the river and is epicly pretty at night. The... More 

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Thank Rich F
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try Banh Mi, which is a local street food, but a little concerned about some street vendors and the refrigeration of meats they serve. We saw the staff preparing the Banh Mi in a precision like process, in a very clean environment in this cafe, which is in the older part of town. They tasted great. Beers... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Quang Nam Province  >  Hoi An

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