Places to Eat in Hanoi

You are visiting a city and can’t decide where to have your dinner. You want something special, but somehow you end up at a restaurant where they overcharge you for an “authentic” meal. Recognize this? How amazing would it be to skip this process, and have dinner in an authentic environment? Then why not go to a local's home for an authentic local meal? Check out below some of the dishes you can request on your home made dinner!

Withlocals experiences in Hanoi are

100% With locals

Who you see is who you get.
The Withlocals host you book is the
host that welcomes you.

100% Private

All Withlocals experiences
are private, meaning exclusively
for you.

a 100% taste of the city

From city highlights to hidden gems.
From food essentials to home dinners.
Our hosts share it with you.

Food inspiration in Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Eat Gaeng Daeng (red curry) with the family Saranya
  • Get the fabulous tuk tuk driver meal
  • Dance and sing during a traditional Khantoke dinner
  • Dinner with the monks if you are lucky 
  • Prepare your own fish in the riverside house of family Limthongkut

Top home dinner experiences in Hanoi

Have Dinner With A Hanoian family!

from

€21.00 p.p.

Farm tour & Cooking in Hanoi with local family

from

€28.00 p.p.

Cook Authentic Vietnamese Food with a Local Family

from

€45.00 p.p.

Advantages to enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local

  • Meet new friends and get an authentic experience you will never forget
  • You get extra recommendations on what to do and what to try while you’re there
  • Your host can teach you how to cook local dishes and take home one of the best travel souvenirs: local recipes. Ask for a cooking class for an in-depth understanding of the cuisine you’re trying out
  • Taste and enjoy authentic local food prepared just for you by your host.
  • Taker in the flavors, history, and culture of Vietnamese cuisine
  • You can always personalize your experience 100% for your food preferences and diet restrictions, simply ask for a personalized offer from your host.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Steven Toan
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Adventure day in Trang An & Mua caves

Toan is a fantastic guide with a real knowledge and passion - an asset to the 'with locals' team

We decided to pre-book a private day tour with a local guide for our day trip to Trang An and the Mua Caves as we didn't want to go with a regular coach crowd, preferring a more personal touch and we were not disappointed

We were greeted at our hotel in Hanoi by our guide Toan who was immediately welcoming and wasted no time in telling us what lay ahead for the day. Toan spoke excellent English so conversation flowed easily

On route to the caves we enjoyed a comfortable private car journey with air con and water provisions, chatting comfortably with Toan about the history of the areas we were travelling through. Toan even bought a flask of Vietnam green tea to share with us

We arrived at the caves in good time (before the masses) and enjoyed 2 hill hikes and a tour of the surrounding caves before lunch, it was only when we were heading back to the car to leave that we noticed how much busier it was becoming - so great timing!

Toan took us to a local village restaurant for lunch so we could try some of the local delicacies.... including mountain goat!! Even if food adventure is not for you the atmosphere is well worth soaking up. Toan was in his element and loved sharing his local culture with us

Following lunch we headed to Trang An for a bamboo boat ride ..... with Toans local knowledge we were able to observe how busy the Trang An tourist spot was and quickly move to a quieter spot just outside of the village where we could enjoy a more peaceful boat ride - this was a pure hidden gem and so tranquil .... also the spot where Kong Skull Island was filmed so a great photo opp for us!!

Following our boat ride it was time to start the 2hour journey back to our hotel, we felt we had such a fulfilled day with Toan and the private tour made it all the more personal for us. Toan is a mind of information and knowledge and it is lovely to see him so passionate and caring about what he does

We 100% recommend both Toan and this tour during your trip to Hanoi

Withlocals guest
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Fleur Thanh
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Visit the Tea Growing Province with Local Students

We had such a lovely day with Thanh! The students we met were so eager to practice their English and great to have a chat with. You learn about local life and about the tea and the proces in a fun and interactive way. If you can, go there in the weekend so a lot of students can join! Thank you so much.

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Julia Brian
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A Taste of Hanoi - Food Adventure by Foot

We had three Tours with Brian! All of them were great but the "Culinarian Highlight Tour Hanoi" was the best of best. Brian really takes care about the places, restaurants and bars he is choosing. In just one evening you get phantastig insights in restaurants and places you would never find yourself on a short trip to Hanoi. He has a lots of experience and information he loves to share.

Besides that Brian helped us to organize the transportation from the norther Vietnam-Laos Boarder point to Hanoi for a 37 people group! That was quite a challenge but Brian found a solid solution on a fair budget. Thanks a lot for your help Brian, otherwise we proably would have gone stuck on our way...

We highly recommend Brian as a tourguide and for all organisation of individual or group Travel in Vietnam (and around the world because he not only knows Vietnam like his own pocket).