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Chez Cesar French restaurant, Hoi An

| 05 Dec 2018
Chez Cesar French restaurant, Hoi An
37 Lac Long Quan, Cam An, Hoi An
Dinner
05 Dec 2018

Authentic French cuisine nearby Cua Dai Beach around 5kms from Hoi An old town. Good food, relaxed feel. Run by two young Frenchmen.

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Chez Cesar is reminiscent of restaurants I used to love in Saigon and Hanoi back in the 1990s.

Two young Frenchmen, who look to be on a culinary adventure far from home, run the show. They care a lot about their food and wine and one of them, Marius, has been travelling to Vietnam since he was child.

The feel is casual and convivial - most of the seating is in the garden.

The menu is concise and takes its inspiration from the city of Lyon. We're not sure what that means from a flavour perspective. But we liked the flavours we encountered. I had the specialty - Duck Magret. It was very good.

Mains are priced around 300K.

Marius - co-owner - Chez Cesar Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An
Photo: Mark Bowyer Marius - co-owner - Chez Cesar Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An
 

There are surprisingly few French restaurants in Hoi An given the number of tourists and eateries around. This is one of the few. 

Chez Cesar is well regarded by the local French community. A good spot for some French cuisine that French people recognise, with a glass of wine. We’ll be back.

It wasn't a problem during our visit but we hear Chez Cesar has a liberal attitude to smoking and dining- which has annoyed some guests in the past.

 

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