Ray Quan, Hanoi - review by Rusty Compass
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Ray Quan, Hanoi

| 08 Sep 2015
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Ray Quan, Hanoi
8A Nguyen Khuyen, Dong Da, Hanoi


Price guide: $$

Our rating
08 Sep 2015

A quirky hole in the wall eatery that’s up close and personal with Hanoi’s railway line. Generous servings of local liquor help wash down a distinctly Hanoi culinary experience.

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Quirkiness is probably Ray Quan’s main claim to fame.

The local food’s fine - especially if you’re carnivorously inclined. It’s very local - most bits of the creatures that appear on the menu are up for grabs. But there are plenty of very accessible options too.

The decor’s rustic and cool. For some reason it reminds of 1990s Hanoi.

Service? Ah. Don't expect too much.

It’s the occasional train rumbling very close by, the precarious closeness of the tables to the tracks, and the local liquor, that’s really exciting the crowds. On my visits the expats outnumbered locals but I’m told Ray Quan also has a solid local following.

A Hanoi night out you won't forget in a hurry.

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