Au O Vietnam Kitchen, Hanoi - review by Rusty Compass
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Au O Vietnam Kitchen, Hanoi

| 17 Dec 2019

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Au O Vietnam Kitchen, Hanoi
13a Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Lunch and dinner

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Price guide: $$$

17 Dec 2019

Hanoi is upping its Vietnamese restaurant game right now and Au O is part of the trend. Located in the city’s French Quarter around 500m from the Opera House, Au O offers a good selection of local dishes in a classy, casual setting. Most of the clientele are locals - always a good sign. Right now, Au O’s a favourite stop for a bite in Vietnam’s capital.

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Au O serves tasty local dishes, beautifully presented, in a tastefully decorated space with indoor and outdoor seating. Because it’s focused on local guests, English skills will vary among staff. But that’s more than compensated for by the food and the feel of the place.

Au O Vietnamese Restaurant, Hanoi
Photo: Mark Bowyer Au O Vietnamese Restaurant, Hanoi
 
Au O Vietnamese Restaurant, Hanoi
Photo: Mark Bowyer Au O Vietnamese Restaurant, Hanoi

 

The menu is extensive and mixes popular dishes as well as flavours that will be less familiar to visitors.

I’ve now eaten 3 or 4 happy dinners and lunches at Au O and look forward to passing by again. Expect to spend 300 - 500K VND on a good meal (food only). There’s a small selection of wines.

 

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