Although it’s only in Wilmington, NC, once you step through the doors of Indochine Restaurant you are transformed into a Vietnamese wonderland. Guarding the front entrance, a 6-foot golden statue of Buddha welcomes the guests that come to dine. Statues, paintings, and nicknacks line the walls of the interior of the restaurant, all collected by the restaurants owners during their many travels throughout Asia.
The true enchantment begins when you pass through the back doors into the garden. With just over an acre, the Bartsch family has created a Vietnamese-inspired garden that will leave you speechless. From koi ponds to individual tiki-huts for guests to dine in, the garden is a true transformation to a new “far east” destination.
After opening its doors in 2001, Indochine quickly became one of Wilmington’s most popular attractions. Voted Encore’s Best Restaurant Overall for over 15 years, each visit to Indochine is a handcrafted experience. On top of a beautiful atmosphere, the cuisine only enhances the experience. Staying local and true to Thai culture, each dish is freshly prepared based on family recipes.
Indochine has built a brand based on every factor of the dining experience. Atmosphere, service, and cuisine are just a few examples of where the Indochine staff focuses their attention to ensure every guest is experiencing a true taste of Vietnam. Staying true to culture is very important to the owners and doing so has allowed them to build a strong brand awareness in the Wilmington community.
Based solely on word of mouth marketing, Indochine relies heavily on their reputation. Through their success it is clear that staying true to culture and providing the very best experience to the customer is vital in surviving in the restaurant business. Although the owners choose not to advertise in the community, Indochine is a name we all recognize and has become a staple in Wilmington culture.