Comparing to other parts of Vietnam, Hanoi seems to have the most typical cuisine with various dishes and tastes. It is like a heaven of street food in Vietnam. Everyone in Hanoi, from the elderly to the young, is likely to love gathering around a table in a restaurant to immerse themselves in the city’s street cuisine. The Hanoians love salty flavors more than the southern parts. If you are staying a few days in Hanoi, make sure you spend some time exploring the Vietnamese and also international culinary scene.
Here is an independent list of best restaurants in Hanoi that will promisingly give you unforgettable dining experiences. Let’s check it out:
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The Hung Snake Restaurant (Restaurant, Vietnamese)
Le Mat snake village is quite famous in Hanoi for a tradition of catching and breeding snakes for more than 1,000 years. In this village, The Hung Snake restaurant is one of the few restaurants keeping the oldest tradition. Coming here, you have a chance to enjoy many kinds of snakes such as Krait, Coluber and Cobras. Also, you can see these snakes, hold and play with them (if you are brave enough) and research more about the way villagers catch the snake.
There are 11 traditional dishes with snakes and most of tham should be enjoyed when it’s still hot. The family-restaurant model makes the visitors feel cozy and intimate.Location: 33 Le Mat street, Viet Hung, Long Bien district, Hanoi (11km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 9 am to 11 pm
Price: VND 200.000++
Essence Restaurant (Restaurant, Cafe, Vietnamese)
Located right on the ground floor of Essence Hanoi Hotel, the restaurant is very convenient for those staying there. Essence Restaurant offers customers with authentic Vietnamese dishes in an elegant and refined setting. Its décor is quite exotic with cutting edge contemporary design and drawings on the aesthetics of both colonial Vietnam.
You can enjoy the dishes from 3 regions of Vietnam with their distinctive characteristics. The main dishes are made with beef, chicken, fish, or pork.Location: 22 Ta Hien street, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (1 km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 6:30 am to 10 am; 11:30 am to 10 pm
Price: VND 60.000 – VND 130.000.
Home Moc Restaurant (Vietnamese)
Home Moc Restaurant is housed in French Villa which has been meticulously maintained for years. With a striking wooden design and furnishing, it is one of the best places for enjoying lunch or dinner with family or friends. They bring to you the best Vietnamese palates which specially focus on the most exquisite seafood. It is not just a meal, but also a journey through culture, history and the heritage of Vietnam.
Home Moc’s signature dishes from the excellent chef are Hanoi grilled “cha ca” and aroma salsa (Cha ca Ha Thanh), Baked herbal chicken in a clay pot (Ga nuong mat mia), and deep fried crispy pork belly with “mam” sauce (Ba chi heo chien mam).Location: 31 Van Ho 2, Le Dai Hanh street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi (3.3 km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 11 am – 2 pm, 5 pm – 10 pm
Price: VND 70.000 – VND 350.000.
Poke Hanoi (Japanese, American)
Many locals love Poke Hanoi. It has a great location near Hoan Kiem Lake. Though it’s a little bit tricky to find Poke Hanoi restaurant, a small sign will help. The interior design is quite nice and if you are lucky, you can get a table on the terrace where you can overlook the lake. Even you are in Hanoi, you can still enjoy authentic taste of Japanese and American dishes.
The food is fresh, healthy, delicious and colorful. The restaurant’s signature bowls include: The Charles, the Hawaiian, the Californian, the Vegetarian, the Hanoian, and the Savory. Especially, you can customize your own bowl based on your taste.Location: 11B Hang Khay, Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (1.2 km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 11 am to 9 am (from Monday to Saturday)
Price: VND 140.000 – VND 200.000.
Mâm Cơm Việt Restaurant (Asian, Vietnamese)
This restaurant seems to convey the meaningful messages of Vietnamese traditions, cultures and humanistic values in each family. There, you can enjoy lunch or dinner while experiencing the hustle and bustle of roads in the Old Quarter through large windows. With the goal of helping gourmets get closer to the traditional culinary of Vietnam, the restaurant serves many delicious typical Vietnamese dishes. Its menu is divided into different sets based on the season and holidays, namely the spring set, the autumn set, Tet holiday set, and Full moon set.
For those who are confused about choosing what to eat for the main course, some must-try dishes include Hanoi grilled pork (Bun cha Hanoi), Grilled beef in coconut (Bo nuong trai dua), and rice noodles with fried tofu and fried nuggets (Bun dau cha com).Location: 8th and 9th floor of JM Marvel Hotel. No 16, Hang Da street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (1.8 km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 11am to 11pm
Price: VND 70.000 – VND 350.000.
Cloud Nine Restaurant (Asian, Combination)
Cloud Nine Restaurant is located on the 9thfloor within La Siesta Premium. Its name also shows its wonderful features with dazzling views and heavenly menu. The restaurant’s classical style reminds to an Indochina area with black, white, blue-grey and creams as the main colors.
The mouthwatering menu features the best iconic dishes from the northern, central and southern areas: quintessential spring rolls, fragrant beef noodles, grilled beef in Bamboo, and Bun Cha – the most favorite of Hanoian. Dining at Cloud Nine on the rooftop with superior service and divine cuisine is surely an experience that is hard to beat.Location: 27 Hang Be, Hang Bac street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (400m from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 10:30 am to 10 pm
Price: VND 55.000 – VND 5.000.000.
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Era Restaurant (Vietnamese)
Nestled in the heart of the vibrant Old Quarter, Era Restaurant is a great choice for both Vietnamese and international travelers. Founded by a couple who have a lot of experience in the travel and hospitality industry, it surely brings satisfaction to most visitors. The dishes are mainly Vietnamese, but cooked in a more creative way.
The food menu does not include too many options but the food taste is really outstanding. The restaurant highly recommend 2 dishes: Hanoi style “bun cha” and traditional grilled fish “La Vong’s style”.Location: No 48, Ma May street, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (1.7 km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm
Price: VND 50.000 – VND 200.000.
Sen Trang An Vietnam (Vietnamese)
If you have been to Hanoi, do not skip Sen Trang An Vietnam, of which the service is pretty good. The staff will greet you and quickly take your order and serve the meal. If you want to enjoy the authentic Vietnamese food or hot pot, go nowhere but this restaurant.
The cozy atmosphere and reasonable price are huge pluses for the restaurant. There are 3 must-try dishes voted by the gourmets, which are fried duck with basil leaves, stir-fried Pho with Beef, and stir-fried Pho with Chicken.Location: 43 Hang Be, Hang Bac street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (450m from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 11 am to 10 pm
Price: VND 120.000++
O’ Lake View Restaurant (Asian, Vietnamese, Combination)
O’ Lake View Restaurant is a Vietnamese restaurant that has a luxurious, sophisticated design and sheer ambiance. As its name suggests, you can fully enjoy the beauty of Hoan Kiem Lake while having the charming flavors of traditional dishes. Serving almost all day, it can please whenever you want. O’ Lake View serves both Asian and Western dishes so you have more options to choose from.
Some typical dishes include Steamed Seabass with Jambon and Mushroom, Oven Pork chop with green rice, crispy crusted green Mussel, and homemade Salmon carpaccio.Location: 2 Cho Cau Go street, Hoan Kiem street, Hanoi (500m from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 6:30 am to 10:30 am; 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Price: VND 200.000 – VND 500.000.
Local Cuisine Restaurant (Asian, Vietnamese)
Featuring the Vietnamese cuisine, the restaurant is considered a hidden gem in the Old Quarter. To bring nature throughout the restaurant, it regularly uses fresh flowers for the tables and alcoves. You will be surprised to discover the restaurant ample space that can host many large parties.
Featured with fresh and mouth watering- looking food, the Local Cuisine Restaurant is very famous for Hanoian dishes such as Hanoi dumpling cake, stir fried noodles with chicken, and Hanoi pan – fried fish.Location: 44C Dao Duy Tu street, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (1.9 km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 10 am to 11 pm
Price: VND 70.000 – VND 300.000.
With this list of the best restaurants in Hanoi, hope that you can find the most suitable for you. Let’s choose and go for exploring Hanoi culinary.