Restaurants in Hanoi

Hanoi is more than the historical old quarter and its history and sights. The city offers more than what meets the eye...it 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

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€31.00 p.p.

A Taste of Hanoi - Food Adventure by Foot

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€40.00 p.p.

Hanoi Street Food Tour : the 10 Tastings

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€19.50 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Jade Jessica
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Scary but Tasty! - Hanoi's weird food tour

Excellent tour, really couldn’t of found all the amazing dishes we ate without a local guide, honestly enjoyed every dish but the egg coffee was amazing, by far my favourite. Jessica was very friendly and informative, spoke excellent English which was important for us because we can’t speak Vietnamese at all. You really must try this

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A Taste of Hanoi - Food Adventure by Foot

4 hours filled with fun, history, interesting conversations, and oh, did I mention absolutely delicious local 🥘?! Extremely professional and highly knowledgeable and prepared. If I had to squeeze out a complaint(s), I wish I had starved myself before the tour because between food brought by Brian and 5/6 stops, I was just stuffed. And Brian should raise prices for the tour! :)

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Eszter Thanh
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Secret Coffee Tasting Experience in Hanoi

I highly recommend this tour.
Thanh knows some pretty awesome cafés in Hanoi, willing to show and present them, and all that is done in excellent English!
The cafés and types of coffee included in this touer are not "awesome" in the "hyped-so-everyone-goes-there" sense of the word, but in the sense that they are unique, original and popular with locals (hardly any foreigners spotted), and all for the good reasons.