Les Jardins de la Carambole Restaurant in Hue

Located 400 meters west from the main door of the forbidden City, you are welcomed into an exceptional area, where you can spend unforgettable moments with your friends in the garden or under the arches of the two terraces.

You will be entirely devoted to your dining experience, The interior is decorated with much attention to detail, emursing you back into Indochina times, the restaurant has two interior bars and one in the garden with a barbecue. During the winter seasons there will be two log fires to warm you. From the kitchen you will have a choice between the delights of Vietnamese cuisine and the flavors of French cuisine, with the possibility of dinning a la carte or menu. With a large dining room, this restaurant is suitable for groups or for independent travellers, private dining rooms are also available for business meeting or family celebrations. We will be happy to accommodate your requirements, and are looking forward to meeting you soon.

Ha and Christian And all the team from Les Jardins de la Carambole Restaurant La Carambole in Hue since the year 2000

Location and Contact Information

Address: 32, Dang Tran Con, Hue, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien – Hue Province  >  Hue
Phone Number: +84 234 3548 815

Restaurant Details

Average prices:  ₫116,279 – ₫465,116
Cuisine:  French, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals:  Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features:  Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for:  Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups


Michael_Gol from Thierhaupten, Germany – Great food in a nice house

We passed by for lunch and were very positively surprised. The restaurant is located in a very beautiful house, only a few minutes walk away from the entry to the Forbidden City in Hue.

They have French and Vietnamese food on the menu. We choose the Vietnamese food and were truly happy with it. Very nicely arranged and with a great taste.

Last but not least the service was really good and friendly.

And after all, the prices were very reasonable. Fine dining at a moderate price.

Paul M from Nottingham, United Kingdom – Lovely dinner with my partner

Amazing food and service, we had 2 local starters, 2 steaks, 2 desserts plus a bottle of wine and about 4-5 beers and the bill was 1,250k VND, expensive for here but worth every penny.

Plus they brought out a cake for us as had informed them it was a special evening for us.

AkelaH from Liverpool, England, United Kingdom – Friendly staff but average food

The staff here are friendly enough and the atmosphere is nice. We ordered a starter of spring rolls which said they were made of meat. When they arrived, we found out they were pork and shrimp but this was not stated on the menu and as I have an allergy to shrimp, this could have been terrible if I hadn’t been a little suspicious. My OH ordered the pasta Bolognese which he said was bland. I ordered the grilled duck – and that is all I got – small pieces of dried grilled duck and a cup of steamed rice, no sauce. It was very dry and difficult to eat. They do have a nice Vietnamese white wine though which is quite cheap.


After some hours walking under the sun inside the citadel in Hue (the imperial city), my wife and myself only wanted two things: sit down in a nice place, and enjoy a great meal. We had both at Les Jardins de la Carambole, a gourmet place at incredible prices. From the starters to the home made ice creams, you will not be disappointed at this already classic restaurant. You can have classic French or Viet food. Enjoy it! We even had a special cake for our anniversary )first class lemon tart).

From the entrance of the forbidden city, walk some 10 minutes to get there.

Nick B from London, United Kingdom – Lovely old colonial building within the Hue citadel

Good food, both Vietnamese and western dishes offered, served by very friendly and able staff. The star fruit tree (carambole) is in the entrance. Good value for money.

Indefatigable from Sheffielduk – Hue Good Choice

Eating out in Hue most restaurants are economy Vietnamese or burger favourites. Many of the tourists arrive in escorted tour groups and venture not from their hotel dining. Backpackers are looking for $6 meals. Nothing wrong with that, but if you are looking for a decent restaurant in Hue you probably have three choices: Le Parfum at La Residence which is very expensive indeed, excellent food, and very nice if you can get a table outside, Ancient Hue which I didn’t visit, and this restaurant. I am more than happy to be corrected on this observation.

Les Jardins de La Carambole is a very acceptable destination for dinner. We hosted the meal and our guest liked it so much he took his wife back to dine the following evening. It’s ‘colonial french’, if you like. There is Vietnamese food available but the french food is the point. The chef has accessed ingredients from Europe and the menu reflects this. The result is good.The food is freshly prepared.

The restaurant is attractive albeit on a typical vietnamese street, and nicely appointed inside. Our table on the balcony was very nice indeed and a ceiling fan was running for the sultry evening heat. Although there were a couple of largish groups attending that evening, we were not aware of them and our meal service was in no way compromised.

Wine prices are very reasonable for Asia, obviously the choice mainly french. The list is well put together with respect to problems of storing and serving wines in a tropical country.

The staffing level is generous, the waitresses lovely, and their english is good.

It would be difficult to imagine a better evening out whilst on vacation.

Aixois from Paris (France) – Excellent restaurant with attractive decoration and tasty food

The French name of this restaurant pays tribute to both the style of the place typical of the french colonial flair and the fact that the owners are a mixed couple: vietnamese wife, french husband. As you would expect the food is fusion, I should say delicious fusion!

The traditional nems with porc are perfect both crunchy and tasty, the beef in banana leaves is more surprising with hints of lemon grass and ginger but very pleasant to discover, the sautted noodles with Porc also deserve to be praised. We passed on french options as this meal happened on our second day in Vietnam but the french desert are the better options otherwise local fruits beautifully sculpted are a treat.

Try to get a table on the terrace on the first floor is you can. Making a reservation will help.

SiuYin K – Good service but food was disappointing

We are a family of 4 that has been traveling thru Vietnam for a week. We live in San Francisco so are admittedly spoiled with the quality of food. We were recommended to this restaurant by a local born and raised in Hue, so I have to believe that we may not have ordered the right foods. On the positive side, the service was very good. They noticed that we did not finish all of our dishes and gave us 2 complimentary sorbets as a result. The desserts were very good – the crepe with chocolate and the mint sorbet were delicious. The restaurant was also very clean and probably had the only air conditioning in Hue. Unfortunately, the meal was very inconsistent. 3 of us ordered the beef filet. I ordered medium and it was well done. There wasn’t a lot of flavor to the steak and nothing really special. My son ordered the beef noodle soup (pho). He said the flavor was “off” as if it had been sitting for a while. Also, the meat in pho should be slightly pink and not all the way cooked, but his meat was fully done. Additionally, the bean sprouts that came on the side looked old and couldn’t be eaten. On the other hand, the pork skewers came with fresh lettuce and cucumbers on the side. Price was still reasonable. The steak was most expensive at $10 usd but everything else was quite cheap. Our meal including 5 dishes and 4 desserts plus beverages was still about $50.

Souce: Trip Advisor

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