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!


€21.00 p.p.

Farm tour & Cooking in Hanoi with local family


€28.00 p.p.

Cook Authentic Vietnamese Food with a Local Family


€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

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Scott Brian

Night Tour With A Local

I signed up for an evening tour of Hanoi with Brian. Not only did we have a great time eating and drinking our way across Hanoi, but I learned a ton about the city, its people, and its history. Was an overall outstanding experience and I could not recommend Brian and his tours enough.

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Michael Hanoi Photography Tour Team

Hanoi Photography Tour

Although I was already several times in Hanoi I was estonished to explore some new places. Further I got also some good tips to improve my photos.

Thank you for the tour from Germany !

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
Ankit Thanh

Secret Coffee Tasting Experience in Hanoi

Our tour was with Ling. We visited four coffee shops in the old quarter. The fifth, which was closer to the Westlake area was unfortunately closed that day, but it worked out well as we wanted to explore Westlake. Ling was a great host and a friendly bubbly person. She made the tour fun and she took us to the best spots. From the hidden spots behind shops tonjust learning more about our great host, I really recommend this tour!