“How surprised!” – that’s what we heard most from all the lovely customers. Secretly located in the heart of Hoi An’s old quarter, our restaurant can be found through the alleys No.130 Tran Phu St. or No.56 Le Loi St. Not only serving you contemporary Vietnamese cuisine, our setting will also give you the true experience of a beautiful and peaceful Vietnam.


After being under the sunlight discovering Hoi An, nothing’s better than enjoying an exquisite lunch in our beautiful garden. The mindful menu includes flavorful “Cao lầu” – a must try specialty of Hoi An, delicious crispy Vietnamese seafood crêpe and much more.


In our tranquil evening atmosphere, try a bit of scrumptious Beef shank stewed in coconut milk, get a bite from Medley of fresh and fried spring rolls, yet a sip of Malbec. We hope all these little things could become one of your wonderful memories when talking about Hoi An.

Know about us

Dear valued customers,

Welcome to my restaurant. I am Uy TRAN, the founder of Secret Garden Hoian since 2008. I hope this message finds you well.

Someone is falsely claiming I relocated my restaurant to other place while I literally did not. I’d like to clarify that my family’s house and restaurant have remained in the same location, having been home to five generations over 120 years. I have no reason to move my business elsewhere. Here’s the one and only place in the old town where you can find a truly hidden garden.

I regret leasing my family’s house and the whole materials for business in 15 months after Covid. It resulted in my entire business, including my brainchild “Secret Garden Hoian”, my original recipes and the platforms on Google Maps as well as on Meta, were moved by my tenant to establish his new restaurant. And I’m accused of doing this myself.

The most important issue is that reusing the name Secret Garden would force me to pay advertising costs for both mine and the imposter’s. So rebranding my restaurant was a must.

Anyway, everything passed. Now I am so thrilled to announce that I have made significant progress in renovating and reopening the Secret Garden. I extend my warmest gratitude to all of you who have trusted and chosen my place as your culinary destination. Your affection is the grand force that inspires me to continually strive for excellence and elevate the quality of my service. At my Secret Garden, you will be enveloped in an oasis of tranquility and delight in a diverse menu of exquisite dishes – all contributing to a utterly perfect day.

My successful menu from the past is still here, so you can come to ask for the taste you had been satisfied before. Besides, as part of my dedication to enhancing your dining experience, I’m so excited to introduce a unique pairing of contemporary Vietnamese cuisine with a diverse wine collection, along with a menu featuring classic breakfast, brunch and fresh pastry items paired with high-quality coffee.

Once again, thanks so much for your support and continued patronage. I eagerly await the pleasure of serving your cherished moment. Strive to make your dining experience extraordinary.

Kind regards,

Uy TRAN, the founder and team

Genuine SECRET GARDEN restaurant in Hoian, Vietnam

The second and also most favorite cooking class is Know-how Program. You have two choices: Cooking delicious “Cơm gà Hội An”(Hoian style chicken rice) or “Phở gà lá chanh” (Vietnamese chicken noodle soup). Despite of the simple look, their amazing and delicate taste requires some focus and skills. Join this class to grab our tips, in order to bring its totally genuine flavor back to your hometown

Cooking class

Homestyle Program

The most interesting thing is to go to the local market for picking the right ingredients yourself. After that is two hours of practicing with our chef. This would be a the must-try experience when visiting Hoian.

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