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



€19.00 p.p.

This is what guests are saying about our hosts

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Maggie Thanh

Visit the Tea Growing Province with Local Students

We spent an incredible day with Thanh!! We have been here in south Asia for 2 months already and THIS was one of the highlights of our trip. Not only because it was fun to actually go to a tea farm and learn about the vietnamese tea culture, but also, spending the hole day with locals and talking about life, was really great. We felt really comfortable and everyone was sooo friendly, we couldn`t have asked for more. Really a must-do experience, and also you get to help students talk in english and practice.

Pasamos un dia increíble con Thanh. Llevamos dos meses recorriendo el sur de asia, y esta experiencia fue una de las mejores del viaje. No solo porque fue divertido visitar una granja de té, y aprender sobre esta parte de la cultura vietnamita, pero poder pasar el dia entero con locales y hablar de nuestras vidas, fue algo maravilloso. Nos sentimos extremadamente cómodos, todos nos trataron como en casa, muy amistosos. No podemos pedir mas!!! Increíble viaje y además ayudas a estudiantes a practicar su inglés!

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Barbara Brian

East meets west on a motorbike around Hanoi

On March 15th we had a scooter tour in Hanoi with Brian and his colleague.
We discovered Hanoi with them and got so many impressions on this tour.
Thanks to them we visited places which we would never find in our own: fantastic coffee bar with an amazing egg coffee, had lunch in a very special small restaurant with excellent food. Brian impressed us with his knowledge about <hanoi and the vietnamese history.
We can highly recommend both our guides for a tour.
The atmosphere was very relaxed and we had a lot of fun! We would never ride a bike in hanoi ourselves, but with Brian and his colleague we felt save in every moment.
Thanks again to the team - we will come back for a different tour.
All the best!
Barbara and Alois

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Samuel Hanoi Photography Tour Team

A customized trip with Hanoi Photography Tour Team

If anyone asks me what the most memorable experience in Hanoi was, I would definitely mention the Photography Tour. Kim and Binh were amazing tour guides with an excellent command of English and knowledge of the hidden jams of the city. We were able to visit the beautiful sites we would otherwise never have been aware of, and of course, at the end of the day, they sent us tons of professional photos to keep. Thank you again for the unforgettable tour.