The 10 Best Places to Eat in Hanoi

08/02/2014
By Elton

Hungry in Hanoi? Whether you’re looking for cheap eats at a street stall or to shell out for a ritzy dining experience, here’s a list of the 10 best places to grab a bite when you’re exploring Hanoi.

Bun Cha Dac Kim

Hang Manh St.

Bun Cha is BBQ minced pork served with noodles and veggies. It’s a famous Vietnamese dish, and the place to get it is Bun Cha Dac Kim. Avoid it at lunchtime, because it can get crowded! But that’s just a testament to the taste and service– locals and tourists alike head there for the best bun cha in the city.

Bun-Cha-Dac-Kim

Bun Cha Dac Kim

Bun Bo Nam Bo

67 Hang Dieu

If you want to rub shoulders with the locals, then here’s a great place to do it. Bun Bo Nam Bo serves bun bo, which is grilled beef with noodles and fresh veggies. It’s a simple dish, but a classic favorite.

Bun-Bo-Nam-Bo

Bun Bo Nam Bo

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Pho Gia Truyen

49 Bat Dan

This place may not look like much, but haven’t you heard that looks can be deceiving? This is the spot to try Pho, which is quite possibly the most famous Vietnamese meal. Their Pho Bo, beef with noodles, is particularly delicious. It’s often crowded, so just head on in, make yourself heard, and grab a table to slurp down your delicious noodles.

Food Street

Tong Duy Tan St.

Head over to Food Street in the evening to sample a little bit of everything. Food Street is the aptly named road that has the most street food stalls in Hanoi. You’ll wander the street carts, pick what looks good to you, and soon enough you’ll be sitting on the road in a rickety plastic chair next to a local munching down on true Vietnamese food. You can’t ask for a more authentic experience (or a better price!).

Food-Street

Enjoy a meal on Food Street

Cha Ca La Vong

14 Cha Ca St.

Any list of must-visit places of Hanoi is going to mention Cha Ca La Vong. It has even been listed in the 1000 Places to See Before You Die books. Set in the heart of the Old Quarter, Cha Ca La Vong is the one-hundred year old restaurant where the very popular dish by the same name was first created. Cha ca is a tasty meal of flaky white fish fillets with turmeric and dill, and this is by far the most famous place to try it.

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Cha ca La Vong

Quan An Ngon

  • 18 Phan Boi Chau St.
  • 34 Phan Dinh Phung St.
  • B2-R4 Vincom Mega Mall Royal City
  • 25T2 Hoang Dao Thuy St.

With several locations to choose from, Quan An Ngon is a great place for someone who is new to Vietnamese food. They offer a little bit of everything with quick service and a good atmosphere. They have many stalls serving traditional meals set up in a gardened terrace, so you can try whatever strikes your fancy without the hubbub of a street stall.

An-Ngon-Restaurant

Quan An Ngon

KOTO

59 Van Mieu St.

If you want to eat delicious food while supporting a great cause, check out KOTO. At KOTO they teach street children important life skills so they can build successful lives for themselves. Children taken into the program are given English lessons and learn about hospitality and cooking. Once they are through the program they are often hired by many of the best restaurants and hotels in Vietnam. KOTO stands for “Know One, Teach One,” and represents the restaurant’s philosophy.

But this isn’t just about a wonderful program– they also serve up fantastic meals! They offer Asian fusion foods with friendly service and a lively atmosphere.

KOTO-restaurant

Koto Restaurant

Bobby Chinn’s

77 Xuan Dieu

Bobby Chinn is Hanoi’s own celebrity chef, and you can quickly understand why he shot to stardom when you try his food. Bobby Chinn’s offers a gorgeous atmosphere of silken lounges and glowing lanterns and serves up a variety of Western and Vietnamese meals. Be ready for lots of courses and large portions, so make sure you’re hungry!

The Gourmet Corner

32 Lo Su St.

The Gourmet Corner is a great place if you want fine dining at a reasonable price. It’s located at the top of the Essence Hotel, and has a beautiful view over the city and Hoan Kiem Lake. It is ranked the top restaurant in the city for vegetarians– they consider vegetarian dishes to be their specialty. They have a wide variety of Vietnamese and Asian-inspired meals, deserts, and drinks– so go when you’re feeling choosy and let them cater to you!

Hotel Metropole

15 Ngo Quyen St.

For a fine dining experience, Hotel Metropole offers three distinct restaurants that have a reputation for excellence. Le Beaulieu is their French styled restaurant. It’s extravagantly decorated and offers excellent service and authentic French cuisine. Spices Garden serves some of the highest quality Vietnamese meals you can find in the city, with indoor or courtyard seating. Angelina is a chic Italian restaurant and lounge. Go for the jazzy atmosphere and enjoy the award-winning food.

As an added and particularly noteworthy bonus, the hotel’s Club Bar offers a truly delectable chocolate buffet every day from 3pm to 5pm.

Hanoi is a foodie’s paradise, so this is only a small taste of what’s available in the city. Try these out to start, and then go explore the streets and alleys to find your own new favorite. Happy eating!

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