Noir. Dining In The Dark - A Sensational Dining Experience

Take away your sight, and other senses emerge to interpret the world from another perspective. Smell becomes more subtle. Taste becomes more acute. This is not simply dining, but rather a uniquely mind-altering experience.

Experience Code : 10205



  • No Cancellation
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  • Dine In Only

Fayfay Limited Time Offer: Enjoy 2 free drinks when you book 2 packages from Noir and Blanc.! You may choose among red/white wine, juice or soft drinks (Appx. VND225,000). The offer is valid until May 31, 2019.

  • Savour exquisite tastes and textures in complete darkness
  • Experience a new way of sensing the environment around you
  • Trained staff to assist and reassure you to be comfortable in the dark dining room

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Shan Shan
28/03/2019

i do love this restaurant, really clear explanation for the meal. Amazing experience!

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Set Menu From The East

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Set Menu From The East + 1 Wine Pairing

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Set Menu From The East + 2 Wine Pairing

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Set Menu From The East + 3 Wine Pairing

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Set Menu From The West

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Set Menu From The West + 3 Wine Pairing

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Set Menu For Vegetarian

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Set Menu For Christmas Celebration

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Set Menu For New Year Celebration

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Highlights

Upon arrival at Noir. Dining in the Dark, our staff will escort you to the lounge area. Here, the concept and the dining process will be described in detail. Meanwhile, enjoy a signature cocktail to begin the sensory experience. A wide selection of fine beverages is available, along with some amusing activities to relax before heading to the dining area.

All light emitting objects such as mobile phones, watches, lighters, cameras will be kept in a secured locker for improving the dining experience.

Then, your guide will lead you to your seat and describes what is on the table, then serves the exquisite, multi-course menu. You may also order additional beverages during this time.

After you have completed your last course, your guide will escort you out of the darkened dining area. Once back in the lounge, staff will give you pictures and descriptions of the dishes you had for dinner. It is a very interesting experience to compare your impressions to the actual dishes.

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Before going into a dark world, you will be welcomed with a surprise cocktail and enjoy some amusing activitiesBefore going into a dark world, you will be welcomed with a surprise cocktail and enjoy some amusing activities
Stepping in the area will give you a truly different kind of dining – dark, quiet and delicateStepping in the area will give you a truly different kind of dining – dark, quiet and delicate
Stepping in the area will give you a truly different kind of dining – dark, quiet and delicateStepping in the area will give you a truly different kind of dining – dark, quiet and delicate
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You may find it a little difficult to eat in the dark. However, take your time, and enjoy. Try to guess the ingredients without sightYou may find it a little difficult to eat in the dark. However, take your time, and enjoy. Try to guess the ingredients without sight
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All our set menus have three courses with mysterious dishesAll our set menus have three courses with mysterious dishes
The meaning of keeping it a secret is to get you to use all your senses to feel to most honest flavours of smells of combined ingredientsThe meaning of keeping it a secret is to get you to use all your senses to feel to most honest flavours of smells of combined ingredients
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Chef and his team have designed the meal around different cooking techniques and ingredients with surprising textures, flavors, tastesChef and his team have designed the meal around different cooking techniques and ingredients with surprising textures, flavors, tastes
Chef and the team have designed the meal around different cooking techniques and ingredients of Vietnam and Asia with surprising textures, flavors, tastesChef and the team have designed the meal around different cooking techniques and ingredients of Vietnam and Asia with surprising textures, flavors, tastes

Experience Info

1) Confirmation

  • Instant confirmation

2) Schedule

  • Lunch opening hours: 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Dinner opening hours: 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM (last seating at 9:30 PM)

3) Insider tips

  • If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please let the staff know when booking your reservation and reconfirm this upon arrival
  • Visiting the restroom is suggested before entering the dining area to fully enjoy the experience
  • The wine pairing is recommended to enhance the flavour of each course
  • If you need any help, call your guide by his / her first name
  • When leaving the darkened room, you may want to look down or shield your eyes for a few moments to adjust the light.

4) Inclusion

  • A three course set menu with starter, main course and dessert
  • Welcome drink
  • VAT and Service Charge

5) Exclusion

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Other drinks and food then specified
  • Personal expenses
  • All other expenses not mentioned in the inclusion

How To Use

1) How to get to the restaurant

  • Noir address: 178/180D Hai Ba Trung Street, Dakao Ward, District 1, HCMC

2) How to redeem the e-voucher

  • Show the service team your E-voucher or printed voucher upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation or refund.

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FAQ

How can I eat in the dark

After a few minutes, your other senses will become more sensitive to this environment and you will quickly adjust to eating in complete darkness. The dining experience has been designed in that way to avoid getting food on your clothes, also one should be more than capable to find one’s mouth. Of course, we are happy to provide you with an apron if you are concerned.

What if I need to use the toilet in the middle of the meal?

We encourage guests to use the toilet before entering the dining room. However, if you need to get to the toilet during dining, please call your guide by their first name and they will assist you.

Why can’t I just turn my mobile phone on silent?

Dining in the dark is a concept restaurant featuring a complete sensory experience. If you have your phone with you, you will be tempted to check it, and this small amount of light will detract from the entire dining experience for all of our guests. We recommend that our guests detach themselves from their worldly affairs and enjoy the meal and fellowship with your dining companions.

Why can’t I take my bag inside?

Bags of all sorts and all light emitting devises (watches, phones, lighters, cameras, etc.) are to not to be brought in the dark dining room. It will be placed in a secure locker to which you hold the key. When it comes to bags you may think to keep it under or next to your seat; for safety reasons we like not to. Since you cannot see it, it could cause tripping of our service staff, yourself and other guests.

Why are your guides blind and visually impaired?

Blind and visually impaired people are naturally more comfortable and efficient in low light situations. When you enter our completely dark dining room, you will have to transfer your trust to your guide. This is not only a confidence booster, but also a wonderful way to raise awareness about the visually impaired and disabilities in general.

Are the chefs blind/visually impaired?

No, our chefs are not blind or visually impaired. The kitchen is well lit to ensure only the highest quality ingredients and industry standard preparation techniques are used.

How will I place my order? How can I see the menu in the dark?

You will place your orders in the lighted lounge area. At Noir. Dining in the Dark, we exclusively serve set menus, so once your order is placed in the lounge area, you are set. Additional beverages may be ordered in the dining room from your guide. If you are vegetarian or have other dietary restrictions, please remind your guide as they serve your meal to avoid any confusion.

Why do you advise us to go for the same menu?

It is our recommendation to take the same menu, as it enhances the dining experience; out of experience we have noticed our guests like to talk about and discuss the different ingredients in the menu. Sharing menus, besides the tricky task of it, combines flavours and smells of both menus together and are not recognisable anymore.

What if I am concerned about the food?

There is no need to be. We are still a restaurant and focus on providing great food and great service, it may be in the dark, but that does not mean we cannot provide a hospitality experience. The chefs in our kitchen team take pride in making sure the dishes prepared are to be fully enjoyed by our guests; we place a lot of effort in the development, preparation and even presentation of the food. There are no strange ingredients in the menu, maybe you are not familiar with some, but that does not mean it is strange; we would not be pleasing anyone with that. For allergies and dietary restriction, it is no issue to alter the menu.

What if I have allergies or other dietary restrictions?

Please let us know about any dietary restrictions and/or allergies when you place your reservation. Kindly remind the staff upon your arrival to the restaurant. And lastly, remember to remind your guide about your dietary restrictions when they are serving you.

How regularly do you change the menu?

We change our menu based on what ingredients are in season. If you plan to return to Noir soon, check with us about our menu status (who knows, you might have eaten the last day of our previous menu). This is also why it is essential that we get as many details from you as possible when you make your reservation.

How long will we stay in the dark dining room?

Most of our guests spend between 1 to 1.5 hours in the dark dining room. Closing your eyes time to time helps to relax your eyes and adjust to the darkness in an easier way. If you wish to stay longer inside the dining room, just tell the guide.

What about security matters?

Security is something that we take very seriously. The lockers where you place your light-emitting items are locked and monitored by security camera. Lights in the dining room will automatically switch on in case of an emergency and there are emergency exits to provide safe routes in case of an incident.

Is the dark dining room monitored at all?

Yes, we have infrared CCTV cameras monitoring the dining area at all times and archive this footage. Please note that we only review this footage if there is a doubt about security, an incident or upon government authority’s request.

Can our “junior diners” join us?

Of course! Children aged 8 and above should it enjoy it very much. For younger children, this experience may be a little frightening. Out of experience we have noticed it helps to inform children in advance, so they have time to prepare Also based on their reactions you can see whether they are going to like it or not.

**What is the dress code of the restaurant? **

We prefer our guests to wear relaxed, smart casual, what you feel comfortable with. Shorts and slippers are fine, however no tank tops and no glowing shoes, clothing or accessories.

What can you do if we have something to celebrate?

Dining in the dark is a special experience, perfect for celebrating birthdays or anniversaries. Please let us know upon making the reservation if we need to assist in organising flowers or a cake.

Can you do blind dates?

Having a blind date over dinner is romantic, having a blind date over dinner in the dark is even more memorable. It is most certainly a unique way of meeting each other for the first time! Let us know and we shall advise you to arrive with an interval of 15 minutes and seat you separately one after another, to avoid laying eyes upon each other at arrival in the lounge prior dinner. During dinner focus on your voices and the words you say to get to know each other.

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