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Name: Green Tangerine
Address: 48 Hang Be, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi

Directions: Take Cau Go east from the northern tip of Hoan Kiem Lake, and turn right on Hang Be. It will be on your left shortly thereafter.

Phone: (+84) (0)24 38251286
21.03272651963016 105.85379183292389
Description: One of the more envible spaces in Hanoi. A fantastic culinary and atmospheric combination of Old Hanoi and modern comforts.
Rating: 3.72 on a scale of 1 to 5. Based on 59 reviews.

Restaurant Type:
Sit-down restaurant
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European dishes with a Vietnamese twist...or two.
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12 Dong Me Street, Me Tri Ward, Từ Liêm, Hanoi

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59 Reviews (Followed by 36 users)
Peter3171 on Green Tangerine
April 30th, 2011 at 7:07 am

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. We had not been there in a few months but my VN friend really wanted to take her mother there for her birthday because we had such fond memories. So, Saturday we went for lunch. We were all incredibly disappointed. First, the service was terribly slow. The staff eating their own lunch was much more important than serving us or pretending to care we were there. We had to pour our own wine for example, which is fine for a place that does not charge these types of prices. They have changed their menu and the changes are not good. For example, one of our favorites was the pate (simple baguette toast with a beautiful pate), now is is soggy bread and the pate is encrusted in different types of fruit that do not compliment it. We also ordered the duck breast and the sauce was broken and the duck came in 1/2" slices that were almost impossible to chew. Several of the rest of the courses were cold. I would certainly not choose this for a special occasion again anytime soon. I was embarrassed to have brought my VN friends there saying this was good French food.

mmmarchie on Green Tangerine
September 19th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

If you have the funds, this is a great place to enjoy a fantastic meal and a great glass of wine. The decor and ambience is very inviting, and the staff are extremely amiable and give their constant attention. Everything is really expensive, but I believe you are paying for the environment, the great food, the beautiful plating, and the top-notch service. Given my income, this isn't a place I would go often, but it is definitely ideal for special occasions

hanoi_jon on Green Tangerine
August 9th, 2010 at 3:11 am

Absolute scandal. Tiny portions, overpriced, mediocre-at-best food, dirty looks and bad service from staff for, I assume, the fact that I was with a Vietnamese girl. I was passing this place and decided to go in just because I recognized the name from a guidebook. Big mistake that I wont make again. Leave this place to the backpackers and other tourists looking for a "safe" place where the staff are capable of muttering a few words of broken English. I could literally have eaten 5 of the dinner "meals" before I was full. The only reason I didnt complain was that I was speechless from the smallness of the portions. I spent 399,000 dong for a set meal -soup, 2 main courses and desert- that didnt fill me up or taste as good as a 20,000 dong bowl of pho you could get on any sidewalk. To repeat: small portions, overpriced. Oh, but great decor, just wish I could have seen more of the inside...too bad they were "full" inside and put us outside, but then let an older Western couple, who arrived 5 minutes after we did, be seated inside. Be warned: the shrimp main course consists of TWO small shrimp. The soup resembled pho and was about the size of 3 shot glasses. Total rip-off.

greapfruit on Green Tangerine
February 28th, 2011 at 10:28 am

This could be a very short review
- bland to bad food
- way expensive

to make it more informative
- setting is very beautiful (which I'm sure got them in the guidebooks which brings in the majority of their customers)
- staff is attentive but unwelcoming/cold

The food
The last time we went (appr. a year ago) it was fine, not outstanding or so but fine.

This time all four dishes we had were a miserable attempt to produce some fancy cuisine. You probably wouldn't even expect this level from the entrance round in one of the currently popular TV chef shows.
The ingredients/tastes did not work together at all creating a bland/boring experience at best. One of the "creations" was that underwhelming that it went back in the kitchen almost untouched.

And no, this is not a taste thing! We are pretty much able to differ between "I do not like the taste personally" and amateurish cooking attempts which more or less all four samples we had here were.

Sorry, but for the food offered for the asking price of this place we would need negative stars!

alexjgraham on Green Tangerine
April 4th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

We visited Green Tangerine as a celebratory family meal, we were out to impress and show off the best of modern Vietnamese cuisine, we weren’t disappointed.

The setting is quintessential colonial old quarter charm with the open court yard and tiled floors. The menu is impressive if a touch a pretentious but I think that’s more tongue in cheek and the dishes delivered on their promise so perhaps ostentatious would be a better description.

Let’s start with the starters, the trio of soup was exquisite, with its layers of different tastes, it had creamy mushroom soup as a base with an onion soup in the middle and finished off a spicy floating consommé – delectable. The beef carpaccio with baked camembert was pretty sensational and as good as anything I’ve had in Italy.

The mains followed in similar fashion, I’d recommend the cat fish with passion fruit and rice wine risotto not an easy dish to pull off but the flavours balanced each other well and the chief’s skill was apparent in the good use of colourful garnish to break up what could have otherwise been an anaemic looking plate. I’m assured the salmon melted in the mouth and probably had a really good source but my 13 year old sister in law “isn’t in to all that green mush,” but did like the eye catching decoration of broccoli and leak trees. Overall, the meals had an excellent range of flavours, highly recommended even by my sister in law Holly who helped write this, her first restaurant review.

Normally in Vietnam I find the joy of choosing food is tempered with the pain of choosing wine, with a list that looks like it was selected from a 7/11 or 24hr petrol station with the obligatory 400% mark up. Not so a Green Tangerine, a reasonable selection with good choices around the 500 D mark, look out for the miss labelled Saint Emilion claret at 1m D – bargain!
Our whole meal came to about 1m D a head and we had 3 courses with

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