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The Chef

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Asian, Vietnamese, Grill, Healthy

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Located in the heart of Hoi An, just a few walks from the famous Japanese Bridge, The Chef owns a unique rooftop terrace where guests can capture all famous tourist attractions of the ancient town easily in one view. Being there, you can experience feelings like nowhere else, either under sunlight or moonlight. The Chef is also to bring you traditional Vietnamese dishes where tastes and aromas are perfectly balanced and harmonized, and freshness and natural flavors are treasured. Foods are made and served with passion and love by smilling and friendly peoples. The menu is created towards different types of enjoying foods, where gluten-sensitive or vegetarian/vegans peoples can easily find what they want. A large collection of special imported Belgian beers can also be a good reason for people to come and enjoy.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Asian, Vietnamese, Grill, Healthy
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant has a nice view from the roof top where you can see all Hoian from above. The lantern tree is so nice. Come here and enjoy your meal

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lanlannguyen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here Sep 2018. Lovely bookstore and souvenir shop on the ground floor. You can find interesting gifts-traditional and modern combined. Upstair is a cafe and restaurant. Great view from the balcony as well as from the rooftop. I prefer the rooftop in the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ung L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad I stumbled across this little gem. A gorgeous, quirky and quiet cafe close to the old town. Sitatued above a beautiful old bookstore, perfect place to relax and enjoy yummy food and coffee. I had the vegetarian noodles and they were great. Iced...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tara H
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Loved "The Chef," which I never would have found on the rooftop of a bookstore, if it weren't for asking a couple leaving Hoi An what their favorite place was here. There is an extensive menu, and lots of craft beer and mixed drinks. You...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JulesDangerFox
Reviewed 30 October 2018

So we were away travelling and my friend and his girlfriend joined my girlfriend and I in Hoi an. They took us to this absolute gem of if a restaurant. Overlooking the entire skyline of Hoi An. Food was the best we had whilst visiting...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kibble992
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot above a book store with the best coffee with complementory green iced tea. Nice rooftop terrace with view on the roofs of the houses. Friendly helpful personell.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sergei H
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Our Air BnB host recommended this place to my boyfriend and I, and we are so happy that we went! The most wonderful thing about this place if definitely the roof top bar which has 360 views of the ancient old town roofs. It's decorated...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank emta24
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Have a beer at their rooftop! Soooo nice and chill and pretty after a long day as a tourist in this busy city!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ElenaSanchezRivas
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Good drink and nice view. I feel peaceful and comfortable when I been here. I will recommend to our my friends.

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank Explorer582879
Reviewed 20 August 2018

After reading some reviews I really wanted to find this place and we did. Yes it looks like a book/record shop when you enter. But then you move upstairs to the first floor where yo can enjoy a relaxing drink on the balcony and watch...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank 32pamd
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