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!

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.

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

from

€31.00 p.p.

A Taste of Hanoi - Food Adventure by Foot

from

€40.00 p.p.

Hanoi Street Food Tour : the 10 Tastings

NEW! WITHLOCALS ORIGINALS

from

€19.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Mitchell Brian
Rating

East meets west on a motorbike around Hanoi

Brian was great! He offered us insight and recommendations to places we would never of been able to find on our own. Great guy! Thanks a ton! Keep up the great work. Highly recommend Brian!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Evy Hanoi Photography Tour Team
Rating

Hanoi Photography Tour

My guide Ewie (apologies for incorrect spelling!) was very good at picking out interesting scenes to photograph as well as introducing me to local markets, cafe and spots I wouldn’t have probably seen myself. He was also very helpful in assisting me set up my camera for great shots. Highly recommended!

Withlocals guest
Withlocals host
about
Karolina Thanh
Rating

Visit a Unique Ceramic Village with a Local

We truly loved our pottery class with Thanh. And not only that. She is a very knowledgeable and curious person. She took us to some porcelain and pottery workshops to see beautiful things. We booked a full day tour. So we also tried lacquer painting. We visited artist’s workshop. If that’s not all we learned about Vietnamese culture and society. We took home with us egg shell decorated plates and hopefully will soon receive our pottery bowls. Thank you for the great experience, Thanh!