Membership has its privileges: you will receive our newsletter, be able to post reviews and classifieds.
Directions: Near Viet Hung People's Committee buildingPhone: 043 8272891
57 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
“Overall dining here was excellent. We were served flavorful food which was visually stimulating to our appetite. Quite simply it was good value for money for this type of fine dining. The service was very friendly, somewhat overly attentive and although our young server lacked confidence y...”
The two household names at the snake village are Quoc Trieu and Nguyen Van Duc. Quoc Trieu is more popular and is a much larger restaurant but I prefer Nguyen Van Duc because the food is just as good and you get better service.
When I talk about food here I mean snake. There are two types of snakes on offer: cobras and a kind of Vietnamese water snake (ran rao). The tourists will no doubt choose cobras because the price is about the same (600,000 per kilo compared to 500,000 per kilo for water snake) and it’s cool to brag to your friends that you’ve taken a shot of vodka with a cobra’s heart still beating in it. In terms of taste though cobras are not very good compared to the water snake - the meat is tougher and less tasty.
There are about 7 dishes that they bring you, but my favorites are the fried snake spring rolls, the snake cake (similar to crab cake) and snake meat balls (which look like very small falafel). I’ve been here about 4 or 5 times and the last time I took my friends here they were beating the cobra’s head against the cement, which would definitely be a culture shock for most foreigners.
I enjoy going to a snake restaurant once in a while but I understand that it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. Nguyen Van Duc is my snake restaurant of choice and I’d recommend it to anyone who has not tried snake before. It’s best to go out to the snake village on a taxi. Any taxi driver will know where Nguyen Van Duc or Quoc Trieu is. A standard meal here should cost you about 200,000 per person. If you order cobra expect to pay about 50,000 extra.
If you are the owner of this business please send us a message to claim ownership of this page. You will then be able to edit your contact information, reply to reviews, and do many other cool things.
If you like Nguyen Van Duc Snake Restaurant...
No group events have been hosted here