Top 6 Best Restaurants in Hanoi, Vietnam

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 6 best restaurants in Hanoi that will promisingly give you unforgettable dining experiences. Let’s check it out.

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1. JW Café (Japanese, Cafe, Seafood)

JW Café is one of the leading luxury restaurants in Hanoi serving a hearty buffet. You can expect to have international food, BBQ, fresh seafood and wonderful sweet treats there. The restaurant pleases diners with specialty dishes from famous cuisines such as Japan, China, Korea and the Mediterranean. There are certain dishes to try when visiting the restaurant such as abalone, lobster, French oysters and foie gras. At JW Café, you can enjoy high quality food, impressed by the variety of dishes and the beautiful lake view, and also by the attentiveness of the staff.

Location: JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, 8 Do Duc Duc street, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. (10 km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 7 am to 10:30 pm
Phone: 02438335588
Price: VND 690.000 - VND 1.600.000

2. The Hung Snake Restaurant (Restaurant, Vietnamese)

Le Mat snake village is quite famous in Hanoi with the tradition of catching and raising snakes for more than 1,000 years. In this village, Snake The Hung restaurant is one of the few restaurants that keep the oldest tradition. Coming here, you have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of snakes such as Krait, Coluber and Cobras. In addition, you can see these snakes, hold and play with them (if you are brave enough) and learn more about how villagers catch snakes. There are 11 traditional dishes with snakes, most of which you should enjoy while still hot. The restaurant-family model gives visitors a feeling of warmth and intimacy.

Location: 33 Le Mat street, Viet Hung, Long Bien district, Hanoi (11km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 9 am to 11 pm
Phone: 0989331012
Price: VND 200.000++

3. Essence Restaurant (Restaurant, Cafe, Vietnamese)

Located right on the ground floor of Essence Hanoi Hotel, the restaurant is very convenient for those who stay there. Essence Restaurant offers customers authentic Vietnamese dishes in an elegant and sophisticated setting. Its decor is rather quaint with cutting-edge modern design and drawings of both colonial Vietnam's aesthetics. You can enjoy the dishes of 3 regions of Vietnam with distinct features. The main dishes are made from 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
Phone: 02439352485
Price:  VND 60.000 – VND 130.000

4. Poke Hanoi (Japanese, American)

Many locals love Poke Hanoi. It has a great location near Hoan Kiem Lake. Although it is a bit difficult to find Poke Hanoi restaurant, a small sign will help you. The interior design is quite nice and if you're lucky, you can get a table on the terrace, which overlooks the lake. Even if you are in Hanoi, you can still enjoy authentic flavors of Japanese and American dishes. The food is fresh, healthy, delicious and colorful. The restaurant's signature dishes include: Charles, Hawaiian, California, Vegetarian, Hanoian and Savory. In particular, you can customize your own bowl according to your preferences.

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)
Phone: 0903483218
Price: VND 140.000 – VND 200.000

5. Mâm Cơm Việt Restaurant (Asian, Vietnamese)

This restaurant seems to want to send meaningful messages about Vietnamese tradition, culture and human values ​​in each family. There, you can enjoy lunch or dinner while experiencing the hustle and bustle of the Old Quarter streets through the large windows. With the goal of bringing diners closer to traditional Vietnamese cuisine, the restaurant serves many delicious typical Vietnamese dishes. Its menu is divided into different sets based on seasons and holidays, namely spring set, autumn set, Tet holiday set and full moon set.

For those who are wondering what to eat for the main course, certain must-try dishes include Hanoi grilled meat (Hanoi Bun Cha), Coconut Grilled Beef (Beef braised beef), fried tofu vermicelli with nuggets fry. (Bun cha ca)
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
Phone: 02438238855
Price: VND 70.000 – VND 350.000

6. 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 with extensive experience in the field of tourism and hospitality, it is sure to bring satisfaction to most visitors. The food is mainly Vietnamese, but cooked in a more creative way. The food menu doesn't have too many options, but the taste of the food is really outstanding. The restaurant introduces 2 dishes: Hanoi-style bun cha and traditional La Vong fish cake.

Location: No 48, Ma May street, Hang Buom, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (1.7 km from Old Quarter)
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm
Phone: 02436610999
Price: VND 50.000 – VND 200.000

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