“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.
So glad to see you again. The last three years changed many things including my beloved brainchild, the old Secret Garden. But i am still here, still taking care of it.
Like the rainbow after the rain, everything was back to normal. For my restaurant, It took almost two months to restore the landscape and furnishing, giving it a new outfit, greener and healthier.
That’s a part of reason why i turned my “old Secret Garden” into “AVOCADO resto”, which relates to its new cuisine style: Fusion and Vegan. On the other side, the name also reflects a tradition of my family. I myself as well as my siblings, when each of us was born, a tree would be planted. There are some avocado trees here. The biggest one has the same age of my younger sister. It’s now nearly forty but still very strong and promising for the new harvest.
I hope to have a chance of serving you soon.
And please do not mix up with the mimic place in town. I have no reason to move my old Secret Garden to anywhere. It’s still here, in the alley. I just want to call it now “AVOCADO Resto”.
Uy (the founder)
There is one special ingredient that we use for all dishes on the menu. Can you guess? Yes you got right. That is love, the love to my Grandma’s amazing recipes, the love to delightful Vietnamese cuisine and the love to serve you the best we can do, from choosing fresh ingredients at local market to making all recipes absolutely perfect.
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
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.
We are eager to have a chance of serving you at our restaurant. Would you please leave your request here and let’s stay in touch.
As an hidden sanctuary in the heart of Hoi An, Secret Garden is originally the garden of Phong Thai family’s ancient house - one of the oldest families in Hoi An. The restaurant owner, Mr.Uy TRAN, is also the only son of forth generation: “In this house, all my family members used to gather and enjoy plates from our Grandma with her best recipes…”. With a huge desire to maintain his Grandma's amazing recipes and the passion for Vietnamese cuisine, he decided to open this restaurant.As an hidden sanctuary in the heart of Hoi An, Secret Garden is originally the garden of Phong Thai family’s ancient house - one of the oldest families in Hoi An. The restaurant owner, Mr.Uy TRAN, is also the only son of forth generation: “In this house, all my family members used to gather and enjoy plates from our Grandma with her best recipes…”. With a huge desire to maintain his Grandma's amazing recipes and the passion for Vietnamese cuisine, he decided to open this restaurant.
"Living in Hoi An since the 17th century, with a background of half Chinese - half Vietnamese, our family have created an unique cooking style, which’s combined Chinese exquisite recipe with Vietnamese fresh and delightful ingredients. The image of my Grandma cooking with all her affection in our little kitchen has gotten deep in my mind and become a great motivation for me. She taught me to always put effort, concentration, and most of all, the love into each dish to make. That's the most valuable recipe I got from her", said Uy
What makes each dish become lively and unique is the sauce. From the starter such as “Nộm”, to the main course like Barbecues, they all cannot be accomplished without their special sauces. That is also what makes Secret Garden distinctive.
Added to that, with all the plants and settings preserved carefully by generations, you will also feel the vibe of Vietnamese culture when enjoying meals here.
Vivant à Hoi an depuis le 17ₑ siècle, avec des influences mi-chinoise mi-vietnamienne, notre famille a su créer un style unique de cuisine qui associe les exquises recettes chinoises avec les produits frais et délicieux du Vietnam. L'image de ma grand-mère travaillant avec amour dans sa petite cuisine est restée profondément ancrée dans mon esprit et est devenue ma plus grande motivation. Elle m'a inculqué les valeurs du travail, de l'effort et de l'amour de la cuisine, cette amour que l'on retrouve dans chacunes des assiettes que je prépare. Toutes ces valeurs sont là plus belle recette que j'ai pu apprendre d'elle.
Ce qui rend chaque plat unique est la sauce. Avec en entrée du "Nôm" suivi d'un barbecue en plat principal, cette sauce si particulière est ce qui rend nos plats si délicieux. C'est ce qui fait la distinction du Secret Garden.
Ajouter à cela tout le savoir-faire préservé soigneusement et transmis de génération en génération et vous ressentirez toutes les vibrations du Vietnam à chaque bouchée.
Address: At the end of the alley next to the house No.132 Tran Phu street, Minh An ward, Hoian city, Vietnam.
Phone number: 0941561465
Mon - Sun | From 8 AM until 12 PM
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