Cau Go Restaurant, Hanoi - review by Rusty Compass
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Cau Go Restaurant, Hanoi

| 27 Oct 2014
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Cau Go Restaurant, Hanoi
7 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
+84 4 3926 0808
Lunch and dinner

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Price guide: $$$

Our rating
27 Oct 2014

Cau Go, which means wooden bridge, is a stylish Vietnamese restaurant that enjoys spectacular views across Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi.

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If you’ve been in Saigon prior to arriving in Hanoi, you may notice some similarities between Cau Go and the ever-popular Saigon eatery, Cuc Gach Quan - especially in the menu and the decor. We couldn’t get a clear sense of whether this is a collaboration or something less gracious - but there’s plenty of commonality.

In any case, if you liked Cuc Gach, you’ll like Cau Go.

There are differences too. Cau Go is right downtown, has sweeping views across Hoan Kiem Lake and the city and feels more upmarket than the intentionally earthy Cuc Gach. It may not quite be fine dining in vibe or price, but it's a step above most other Vietnamese restaurants in town.

Cau Go is definitely worth including in your Hanoi culinary plan - both for the setting and the food.

The flavours are drawn from all parts of Vietnam and our meal was very tasty and good value for money.

Dining is over two levels - one indoor and one outdoor. It’s a big place and it was busy during our visit. Despite that, our courses was delivered promptly and in proper order.

Cau Go’s staff were another highlight - offering chatty service with a smile while attending to many tables.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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