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.

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Hannah Manh

Farm tour & Cooking in Hanoi with local family

Mandy (Manh) and her family are so wonderful. My husband and I had a blast. She took us to the market and showed us all around her village. It poured down rain as soon as we arrived but she supplied us with hats to keep us dry. The weather cleared up within 30 minutes. She then had us help her cook a traditional meal that was delicious. It was a great way to have a taste of local culture and get away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi city.

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Tracey Julie

Best Ever Bicycle Tour of Hanoi

This was my 2nd bike tour with Julie. My first was back in March. Then last week ,July. It coensided with very hot temperatures, so it would be fair to say we were all struggling in the 39 degrees. Julie is lovely knowledgeable and will stop and start for you , you just need to shout out!!

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Daniel Thanh

Visit the Tea Growing Province with Local Students

Had a very unforgettable time on this tour with Thanh. She was very knowledgeable, helpful and personable. Seeing the tea farms and processes was very enlightening, but even more so we’re the suprised along the way. Thanh took us to a secluded lake where we boarded a banana boat with a local coxswain; they took us to a small island with old temple which was beautiful... along with lunch in the boat of local cuisine. I will definitely be contacting Thanh again when I come back for more adventures