Restaurants in Hanoi

Hanoi is more than the historical old quarter and its history and sights. The city offers more than what meets the also meets your tastebuds. If you are wondering where to get authentic local Vietnamese food, check out the recommended places below for an awesome meal!

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Take a look at our list of restaurants to eat while you are in Hanoi.

  • Visit the Essence Café and Restaurant
    Great cuisine with both international and Vietnamese influences. Located on the ground floor of the Essence Hanoi hotel. 
  • Amazing food for a great cause at Koto Restaurant
    This restaurant combines delicious local food with a good cause. Koto is helping street children start a new life by offering them hospitality and culinary teaching programs. 
  • Have a coffee at Cafe Mai 
    Definitely the best coffee place in town! Lots of Vietnamese coffee variations are available here. 
  • Top-notch view at the Gourmet Corner Restaurant
    This cozy restaurant is located at the top of the Elegance Diamond Hotel, and offers you one of the most amazing views over Hanoi City. Cuisine is influenced by Vietnamese, European and American styles. 
  • Visit the Tamarind Café 
    This café features a massive amount of different restaurants, but manages to present tasty food at every platter. Enough space, relaxed atmosphere and available wi-fi. 

Top food experiences in Hanoi

Awesome Street Food Tour in Hanoi


€31.00 p.p.

A Taste of Hanoi - Food Adventure by Foot


€40.00 p.p.

Hanoi Street Food Tour: the 10 Tastings



€19.50 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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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.

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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 !

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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!