The charming Vietnamese capital has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside. Hanoi may have shrugged off several former names, including Thang Long, or "ascending dragon," but it hasn't forgotten its past, as sites such as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Hoa Lo Prison attest. Lakes, parks, shady boulevards and more than 600 temples and pagodas add to the appeal of this city, which is easily explored by taxi.
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4.5 based on 2 reviews
SPECIAL: To celebrate the coming festive season, on 24-25 Dec and 31 Dec - 1 Jan 2017, we are going to serve the Special Set menus only. We shall send you a copy of the set menus by email per reservation request. Please kindly send your request to our official email address on this website. The Gourmet Corner restaurant located on the top floor of Hanoi La Siesta Diamond hotel, which boast the finest view of Hanoi from the 12th floor, overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake, the Red River and the ever-growing skyline of Hanoi. The Gourmet Corner food menu is the combination of Vietnamese and some Western favorites. Our Vietnamese food options mostly are the dishes from the North. In northern Vietnam, a colder climate limits the production and availability of spices. As a result, the foods are often less spicy than those in other regions, especially the middle part of Vietnam. Black pepper is used in place of chili as the most popular ingredient to produce spicy flavors. Also, coriander is used commonly in most dishes. In general, northern Vietnamese cuisine is not bold in any particular taste - sweet, salty, spicy, bitter, or sour. Most northern Vietnamese foods feature light and balanced flavors that result from subtle combinations of many different flavoring ingredients. PS: Please be informed that your reservation request by email will be answered within 24 working hours or later depend on our work-load at that moment. Any urgent booking request should be made through the phone call. We are sorry for any inconvenience may cause.
During our week's stay in Hanoi, we visited the Gourmet Corner twice and on both occasions, we had a gastronomic delight!
Firstly, the view was fabulous - overlooking Hanoi from high above.
Next, the welcome and service from all staff was excellent, but in particular, from the young manager, who was warm and gave us fabulous information on the dishes we'd chosen.
Finally, the food! Wonderful! Delicious! Cooked to perfection ! It all exceeded our expectations.
A gourmet delight - do go there and see for yourself !
5 based on 520 reviews
The Hung Snake restaurant was founded in 1997. The restaurant is mostly made by good wood, eight roofs with ancient features by the famous sculptor. The family-restaurant model is warm, friendly, intimate and hospitable. The profession of catching, breeding and processing snakes have been preserved through four generations, so we can be proud of being one of the few restaurants having the oldest tradition in the village with ancient values. Coming here, visitors will enjoy many kinds of snakes. Play with snake, eat 11 snake dishes with free drinks.
I had a great pleasure of visiting The Hung Snake Restaurant. These 5 stars reviews available here are not exaggerated at all! Dragon took the meaning of hospitality to a whole new level... Its a place you feel emotionaly attached to... I wish all the best for the restaurant and I decided to become it's ambassador for a lifetime.
5 based on 707 reviews
Inspired classics... The restaurant offers 82 seats in a simplistic modern design and lively setting, a semi-private and a private dining room, walk-in wine cooler with a selection of the finest wines in the world, and one of the largest open kitchen in Hanoi to complete this must see eatery in town. True French classics combined with the best to offer from the grill, prepared with the very best of products available in Vietnam. Open daily for dinner: 18:00 - 22:30
We had an awesome experience. The food was exquisite, the staff who served our table (Linh, Tráng & Liên) were all very friendly and helpful. Our guest was impressed as well. The price was as expected of a 5-star restaurant, but it was well worth it. Would recommend.
5 based on 946 reviews
The international delight of Hanoi with Authenticity & Freshness as its key components, JW Cafe offers dining in an open, relaxing atmosphere with attentive staff and constantly changing specials. Live market style buffet counters with dishes cooked to order based around 5 distinct cuisines including Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Italian. Completed with a scrumptious dessert & pastry selection as well as an extensive juice bar, this buffet will swipe you away into food heaven. JW Cafe is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet and also offers an a la carte menu throughout the day. Open daily: 6:00 - 23:00
We purchased the buffet breakfast as part of our 4 nights' stay at the JW Marriott.
We were impressed by the range of dishes served. Service was also very personal - they had servers going round the tables recommending dishes even though it was a buffet, and not only that - they even bring the recommended dishes right to the table for us!
Our son was unable to join us on the second morning as he was not well and the Cafe was so kind as to arrange for a takeaway portion to be packed for him. And when they missed him again on the last morning, they actually inquired about his well being and asked whether we needed a takeaway pack. Just how good can the service get in this place?? We were all so WOWED!
This Cafe made quite a difference to our stay at the JW Marriott - keep it up guys!!
4.5 based on 1 reviews
The stylish Gia Ngu Restaurant offers a variety of exclusive tasty authentic Vietnamese dishes, Asian Fusion and a Western menu for lunch and dinner as well as an extensive menu of beverages including fresh fruit shakes, coffees and wines. Promotions with 20% OFF for lunch, buy one get one drink at Happy Hours are available in this summer. Please come & enjoy!
Restaurant at the base of our hotel and serves up wonderful looking and amazingly tasty Vietnamese dishes with friendly helpful staff.
Great range and mixture of rolls fresh and with superb dips and herbs. Coconut chicken curry and beef in bamboo shoot also excellent.
Need to book on an evening as gets busy.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
At Red Bean our vision is to become one of Vietnam's leading restaurant brands serving modern Vietnamese cuisine with high quality and innovative ideas but never forgetting the roots and value of true and authentic Vietnamese cooking. Our aim is to build a great reputation in the hospitality and restaurant trade. To help lead the way in creating inspirational dishes which keep true to Vietnamese
I decided to treat myself for my birthday and eat at this fine establishment. Best decision I ever made. The staff were amazingly friendly and the food was delicious! To top off the experience, when I told them it was my birthday they brought me out a complementary chocolate moose with 'happy birthday' written is chocolate! Thank you Red Bean Restaurant.
5 based on 1 reviews
The fusion of old world splendor and cutting edge sophistication defines Home. We’ve partnered the finest traditional Vietnamese dishes with inspired contemporary cuisine, which are presented with warm service and in spectacular surroundings. Superbly located in one of Hanoi’s most desirable traditional areas, Home is within walking distance of lyrical lakes, traditional markets, charming parks and many of Hanoi’s most popular sites.
Food was excellent, service by our waiter Lan was excellent also. 5 stars, would definitely recommend to anyone in Hanoi.
5 based on 2 reviews
Street food is found everywhere across the country, but each province will be different in terms of the dishes served and the ingredients and recipes for those dishes. This is where Ngon Villa steps in, bringing the whole world of authentic Vietnamese street food to one beautiful French villa.
We went here during a family trip, and were pleasantly surprised by the top-notch service and delicious food! We had 'Tip Top' as our waiter, and he was phenomenal. From the very beginning he had us laughing and having a great time, and he made superb recommendations on the food front. Seriously - just let him order for you if he is your waiter! Definitely recommend getting the 'buffet' menu, which is really an all-you-can-eat menu (you stay at your table). It was great for us because we could try more things, and its a good deal. You won't be sorry if you go here!
5 based on 698 reviews
At Red Bean our vision is to become one of Vietnam’s leading restaurant brands serving modern Vietnamese cuisine with high quality and innovative ideas but never forgetting the roots and value of true and authentic Vietnamese cooking.
they both have Vietnamese and american style menu, i would for sure recommend the local, superb taste and great service, and chip also.
5 based on 1 reviews
About Chef Duong I am proud to launch Duong’s as my first solo venture and the first leg of my journey and vision. I am honoured to share this journey with my family, friends and most importantly of all, you the customer. I hope you enjoy the journey that I will take you on as I present a mix of traditional Vietnamese dishes mixed with Vietnamese/French fusion dishes.
After checking TA rankings, we thought we'd give this "famous" place a try.
FOOD (1.095M dongs / 34 GBP / 30 EUR for 3 with drinks)
We had starters, mains and cocktails and everything was exquisite in my opinion. The food wasn't just delicious, it was presented in style like it would in a big chef restaurant in Europe or a Michelin Star restaurant. We were very very impressed by this restaurant and if I am not mistaken the chef of this restaurant has won Top Chef contest in Vietnam. A must try if you are not on a backpacker budget as frankly for Westerners, this remains very cheap.
Very professional staff and service; rightfully in line with the image of the restaurant.
I believe there are two of these restaurants but this particular one was just next door to our hostel which was very convenient. There are many hostels in this street. The location is a 5-10min walk from the night life street, 4min from the Lake.
The atmosphere is kind of romantic, slightly dark, I'd recommend dinner only there. The tables are also on 2 (maybe even 3 floors) so might be more complicated if you cannot go up some stairs. The toilets are also upstairs. In the background they have screens playing Top Chef Vietnam which is rather entertaining (perhaps less professional)
CONCLUSION: I STRONGLY RECOMMEND AND WOULD RETURN ANYDAY.
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