You're in Hanoi, the birthplace of Pho, Vietnam's fabled noodle soup. Maybe you're well versed in Vietnamese cuisine, aware of all the options before you. Or you could be new to Hanoi's culinary scene, only hip to the most widely exported dishes. Whether you've tasted it all, have only eaten Pho or are lost in the choices, we're here to help.

Start with the shacks, the street vendors who beckon with makeshift signs and plastic stools in lieu of chairs. They might not look like much to write home about, but if you find the right food vendor, their heavenly fare transcends their unassuming appearance. Shop around, make sure that hygiene and service are accounted for, but most of all, enjoy.

Delving further into Hanoi's cooking scene, you'll find a number of high-class restaurants serving northern specialties in luxurious settings far removed from the noisy streets. Discover modern culinary updates and international fusion cuisine that share space with strict tradition, a wide spread of fresh, local eats.

If you're missing the tastes of home or are curious about the Vietnamese spin on imported recipes, pop in for a bite of French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Western and just about every other national palate that you can think of. With this much good food around, and with such variety, you will never go hungry in Hanoi.

Where to eat in Hanoi

La Badiane Restaurant

La Badiane Restaurant

La Badiane Restaurant is a chic Hanoi restaurant dedicated to the fusion of French cuisine with the herbs and spices of the Orient. La Badiane's exchange of cultures, people and flavors results in inventive cuisine such as Australian beef tenderloin (some say it’s the most tender steak they’ve ever tried), pan-fried scallops with seafood lasagna, crab remoulade, and banana spring ...

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Surf‘n’Fries

Surf‘n’Fries

With the simple concept of great fries served in unique packaging, this centrally located eatery has gained quite some popularity since its opening. Surf’n’Fries serves some of the best fries and burgers in the area, along with a selection of special dipping sauces. A children’s playground area is available.

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Da Paolo West Lake

Da Paolo West Lake

Have an authentic Italian meal at one of Hanoi's most beautiful and popular locations, West Lake. Da Paolo West Lake is popular with locals and travellers alike. Sample their home-made pastas, traditional appetizers or pizzas baked in a classic wood-fired oven. Or try something less commonly available around Hanoi; for example, sautéed baby calamari with garlic, olive oil and chilli in ...

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Makoto Restaurant

Makoto Restaurant

Centrally located and only a 3 minute walk away from the Opera House, this Japanese restaurant offers traditional char-grilled delicacies like Wagyu beef, as well as fresh sushi & sashimi, directly imported from Japan.

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Lebon Steakhouse

Lebon Steakhouse

Located in the heart of Hanoi near the Vietnamese History Museum, Lebon Steakhouse makes for a perfect oasis to escape the busy streets outside. Lebon has an inviting garden area with bamboo chairs creating a cozy and natural atmosphere. In the evening, Lebon offers excellent Asian and European cuisine. If you visit Lebon at the  weekend, enjoy a variety of ...

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Luna d'Autunno Hanoi

Luna d'Autunno Hanoi

The first Luna d'Autunno restaurant was opened in 1999, with a grand vision of serving excellent Italian cooking using quality ingredients from Vietnam and Italy. On 11 September 2016, Luna D'Autunno restaurant was selected as the winner of The Guide Awards 2015 - 2016. Just from scanning the menu, you can tell Gino was passionate about introducing genuine Italian cuisine ...

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Green Tangerine

Green Tangerine

Located in a lovingly restored colonial house in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the Green Tangerine offers a menu of ingenious creative cuisine inspired by French recipes & Vietnamese flavors. All paired with a vast selection of new and old world wines.

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Capricciosa Vietnam

Capricciosa Vietnam

Food becomes art at this Italian themed restaurant. Italian standards are updated by their experienced professionally trained chefs with dishes such as calamari and onion in squid ink sauce. Also, get 50% discount on all pizzas from 2pm to 4pm!

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Cafe Lautrec

Cafe Lautrec

This all-day dining restaurant, located at Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi, is situated in the heart of town and brings a dash of modern French gastronomic sensibility to the capital city. Inspired by its namesake French painter, Cafe Lautrec serves Mediterranean cuisine in an operatic-inspired setting. Featuring both a la carte and buffet dining, each tempting dish at Cafe Lautrec is ...

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Ao Ta Restaurant

Ao Ta Restaurant

Located in a crowded Hanoi neighbourhood crackling with energy, Ao Ta has been serving traditional Vietnamese food since 2009. Their goal is to introduce world travellers to authentic flavours of both Hanoi and rural Vietnam. Step into the calm of the tastefully decorated interior, decorated in earth tones, Vietnamese art and simple-yet-elegant dining sets.   Clean lines typically found in ...

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Wild Lotus restaurant & Lounge

Wild Lotus restaurant & Lounge

Step across a flower strewn pond into the Zen garden of Hanoi's Wild Lotus restaurant & Lounge. Relax in comfortable ambience with soothing background music piped quietly through the venue. The extensive menu offers Asian favourites and classic Vietnamese food like spring rolls and spicy pumpkin soup with a contemporary spin. Join Wild Lotus for a culinary journey along the ...

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Crystal Jade Palace

Crystal Jade Palace

This award-winning restaurant showcases authentic Cantonese dishes in a world-class setting. Specialty dishes include succulent Peking Duck and Crispy Suckling Pig, feisty live Australian lobster and delicately prepared Braised Bird’s Nest with Crab Roe & Crab Meat.

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Green Tangerine

Green Tangerine

Located in a lovingly restored colonial house in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the Green Tangerine offers a menu of ingenious creative cuisine inspired by French recipes & Vietnamese flavors. All paired with a vast selection of new and old world wines.

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Mercure Terrace Café

Mercure Terrace Café

Previously know as Brasserie le Pavillon Restaurant, Mercure Terrace Café has one of the best corners in Mercure Hanoi La Gare. Near the main railway station, this cafe offers various views of Hanoi: The dynamic metropolis and the classic capital. Relish its local and international cuisine prepared with fresh, authentic ingredients, or enjoy assorted choices from the seasonal drinks menu.

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San Ho

San Ho

Open since 1997, San Ho is a 3-floor traditional Vietnamese eatery with a fresh, diverse selection of local seafood. Made by highly experienced chefs, each dish has the option to be paired with one of their well-chosen wines. A traditional band plays on weekdays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

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Club Opera Novel

Club Opera Novel

Housed in French colonial grandeur, Club Opera Novel sets a new standard for authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Service staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The beautiful architecture and silk décor figure definitively into the dining experience while each new dish surpasses the former in both taste and appearance. The cuisine at Club Opera Novel is traditional with a touch of sophistication and ...

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Lebon Steakhouse

Lebon Steakhouse

Located in the heart of Hanoi near the Vietnamese History Museum, Lebon Steakhouse makes for a perfect oasis to escape the busy streets outside. Lebon has an inviting garden area with bamboo chairs creating a cozy and natural atmosphere. In the evening, Lebon offers excellent Asian and European cuisine. If you visit Lebon at the  weekend, enjoy a variety of ...

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Madam Yen Restaurant

Madam Yen Restaurant

Opened at the end of 2013, Madam Yen Restaurant is the latest endeavor of the Maison D’Hanoi group, a noted name in Hanoian hospitality. Quality and attentiveness can be seen in every aspect of our business, from the comfortable and thoughtful interior design to the courteous service of our knowledgeable staff. Madam Yen is run by Chef Hoang Van Duong, ...

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San Ho Teppanyaki

San Ho Teppanyaki

From the minds behind the classic Nam Phuong and San Ho restaurants, the hugely successful 2-floor San Ho Teppanyaki has an Asian-inspired cuisine which combines seafood and teppanyaki styled grill meat. Must-tries are the crab salad, grilled snow fish and any teppanyaki dish.

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Skyline Lounge

Skyline Lounge

The Skyline Lounge is the elegantly decorated modern restaurant in the Tirant Hotel serving Asian and Western fusion food in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. The restaurant occupies the top three floors of the hotel with the higher level being an al fresco dining space on the roof. The Tirant Hotel is located in the highest building in the ...

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Makoto Restaurant

Makoto Restaurant

Centrally located and only a 3 minute walk away from the Opera House, this Japanese restaurant offers traditional char-grilled delicacies like Wagyu beef, as well as fresh sushi & sashimi, directly imported from Japan.

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Don's - A Chef's Bistro

Don's - A Chef's Bistro

By famed Montreal-born Chef Don Berger, Don's - A Chef's Bistro's impressive menu ranges from authentic international specialties and an oyster bar to sophisticated fusion dishes all mastered to perfection. Pair your meal with wine from the in-house wine cellar and end it with a premium cigar. Dine indoors or out, chic or casual, smoking or non-smoking. Don's - A ...

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The Little Hanoi

The Little Hanoi

After a busy day out in Hanoi, this restaurant provides a nice respite from the maddening traffic and daytime buzzing. Located on the corner of Hang Gai, right by Hanoi’s famous shopping street, the central location means you can spend the day in the Old Quarter and around West Lake, and still be in proximity to the pleasant cafe and ...

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Oven D'or Restaurant

Oven D'or Restaurant

The buffet, a la carte menu and popular high-tea should not be missed. Oven D’or caters to European and Vietnamese palettes.

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Nam Phuong

Nam Phuong

Specialising in traditional Vietnamese cuisine since 1996, the 3-floor Nam Phuong restaurant serves exquisite dishes in a French colonial setting. Start with a great appetizer - grilled shrimp on sugarcane, or seafood fried rice - and move on to mains, like grilled beef in bamboo or pork ribs.

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Da Paolo West Lake

Da Paolo West Lake

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Northern Vietnamese

Northern Vietnamese

Hanoian and Northern Vietnamese cuisine is influenced by China, which explains the abundance of stir-fries, egg rolls, soya sauce and food additive MSG. Dishes are more stringent in the use of herbs and spices. Bun Cha: Hanoi's favourite lunch food, this noodle dish includes ground pork patties and vermicelli noodles in a sweet broth made with pickled veggies, vinegar and ...

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La Table Du Chef

La Table Du Chef

La  Table  du  Chef  offers  French  bliss  in  the expression of “haute cuisine”. Located in the Press Club Building, former home of Vietnamese writers and journalists, La Table du Chef is a sophisticated dining space for corporate and creative minds alike. The ambiance has polished stone walls, lacquered tables, and Hermès wickerwork wallpapers. The menu  created  by  two  star  Michelin  ...

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Thien Phat Vegetarian Restaurant

Thien Phat Vegetarian Restaurant

This restaurant takes vegetarian cuisine to another level altogether. They take their passion for healthy, decorative and tasty cuisine and combine it with friendly service with a smile.

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Hemispheres Steak and Seafood Grill

Hemispheres Steak and Seafood Grill

With the best steaks in town and amazing views of lush gardens and the West Lake, cue Hemispheres. Choose from the black angus, US prime sirloin, rib eye, rump or tenderloin - each grilled to perfection.

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Quan Com Pho

Quan Com Pho

Quan Com Pho has been serving home-style Northern dishes since 1999. Authentic family cuisine is presented in an unpretentious, cosy environment. Favourite dishes include fresh spring rolls and their delicious braised catfish in a clay pot.

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Luna d'Autunno Hanoi

Luna d'Autunno Hanoi

The first Luna d'Autunno restaurant was opened in 1999, with a grand vision of serving excellent Italian cooking using quality ingredients from Vietnam and Italy. On 11 September 2016, Luna D'Autunno restaurant was selected as the winner of The Guide Awards 2015 - 2016. Just from scanning the menu, you can tell Gino was passionate about introducing genuine Italian cuisine ...

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La Badiane Restaurant

La Badiane Restaurant

La Badiane Restaurant is a chic Hanoi restaurant dedicated to the fusion of French cuisine with the herbs and spices of the Orient. La Badiane's exchange of cultures, people and flavors results in inventive cuisine such as Australian beef tenderloin (some say it’s the most tender steak they’ve ever tried), pan-fried scallops with seafood lasagna, crab remoulade, and banana spring ...

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Surf‘n’Fries

Surf‘n’Fries

With the simple concept of great fries served in unique packaging, this centrally located eatery has gained quite some popularity since its opening. Surf’n’Fries serves some of the best fries and burgers in the area, along with a selection of special dipping sauces. A children’s playground area is available.

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Green Mango Restaurant

Green Mango Restaurant

Spoil yourself with delicious northern Vietnamese fusion cuisine in this swanky Old Quarter restaurant-lounge. Their outside patio is perfect for semi-formal dining, and the breakfast lounge is ideal for sipping Italian coffee for a leisurely “breakfast in bed” experience.

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Kimono Japanese Restaurant

Kimono Japanese Restaurant

The traditional Chado style dining and high quality ingredients have made Kimono Japanese Restaurant a hit since 2008. Fresh seafood is flown in weekly from Japan and prepared by highly trained sushi chefs.

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The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Looking for Australian beef or Norwegian salmon in Hanoi? Then head to The Kitchen, which specialises in these imported delicacies along with serving Western favourites including a smattering of flavourful Mexican fare.   Centrally located near the northwest edge of Hoan Kiem Lake, The Kitchen’s views from its upstairs terrace are something to write home about – especially considering the ...

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Thai Village

Thai Village

This luxuriously cozy restaurant specialises in traditional Thai Teochew cuisine. Dine on classic dishes in their classic dining room or in one of their 11 elegant private VIP rooms. Thai Village also has a location in Ho Chi Minh City. Thai Village has a balcony with great views of the traffic roundabout and Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy drinks and dessert ...

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Milan Italian Restaurant

Milan Italian Restaurant

Experience a slice of Italy at Milan Italian Restaurant. Take in views of Hanoi while dining on a variety of Italian regional cuisines. Located in the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, the restaurant offers classic Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist.

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Seasons of Hanoi

Seasons of Hanoi

Seasons of Hanoi is set on a tree-lined street between the Old Quarter and West Lake and serves classic Vietnamese cuisine like soft shell crab, banana flower salad and vegetarian spring rolls. The atmosphere is classic French colonial villa decorated with period furnishings; intimate, gracious and refined. Seasons of Hanoi is also your go-to eating place for catering and party ...

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Wild Rice

Wild Rice

Wild Rice serves up Vietnamese classics with a modern twist and Pacific Rim fare from a beautifully restored French colonial villa in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem District. Slate floors, glass-encased bamboo stalks, fresh white linens and black chopsticks contribute to the minimalist, airy ambience. Enjoy delicious cuisine and excellent service in the capital city's most peaceful and enlightened spot. Try Wild ...

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Ren

Ren

Recommended by Japanese expatriates, Ren is a small and delicious Japanese restaurant near Hanoi's Temple of Literature. Established by a former chef to the Japanese Ambassador, Ren is definitely worth a visit to fulfil your Japanese food cravings. Choose a table near the mini waterfall and order favourites such as mouth-watering gyu tataki, mashed potato salad, edamame, deep fried pork ...

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Pots ‘n Pans Restaurant

Pots ‘n Pans Restaurant

Pots n Pans' unique design blends Hanoi tradition and modernity while the fusion cuisine is Vietnamese with an international flair. Tempt your taste buds with braised tofu and mushroom croquettes, crab tarte or twice-cooked pork belly with sauteed baby vegetables. For an exclusive kitchen view, dine at the private chef's table. Pots n Pans is located in the heart of ...

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Pane E Vino

Pane E Vino

Established in the heart of Hanoi in 2003, Pane E Vino offers a glimpse into the Italian lifestyle. As an importer of fine Italian food, wine and coffee since 1996, Pane E Vino chooses only the best raw ingredients. All the dishes are authentic Italian and the wines are imported and chosen with a strict adherence to quality control. Mains ...

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Mediterraneo Italian Restaurant

Mediterraneo Italian Restaurant

Mediterraneo's truly traditional Italian cuisine and ambience will im/mediately transport you to Italy. Just a few steps from St Joseph’s cathedral, you will be enchanted as you enjoy a glass of wine on Hanoi's prettiest street. Head upstairs to relax on the outdoor balcony. Try the mouth-watering vegetarian pizza laden with eggplant, spinach and zucchini or a classic Tagliatelle Bolognese. ...

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Khazaana Restaurant

Khazaana Restaurant

Khazaana has been named best Indian restaurant by the Vietnam Economic Times for the last six years running. This capital city treasure trove of authentic Indian and halal cuisine will make your olfactory senses sing and your stomach smile. Located on Ly Thai To in the heart of Hanoi, Khazaana's extensive menu covers a wide range of Desi Indian and ...

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JW Café

JW Café

Using locally sourced produce, JW Café is such a modern and active dining environment featuring authentic cuisines from Vietnam, Italy, Japan, Korea & Canton. Great venue for your group lunch or dinner, family gathering at the weekend with a Super Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 12noon – 10pm, evolving buffet with lobster, pan fried foie gras, seafood with interesting kid’s ...

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Grill 63

Grill 63

With fine cuts of steak and a premium wine list from all around the world, Grill 63 satisfies even the pickiest eaters. Located on the 63rd floor of Lotte Hotel Hanoi, Grill 63 offers unrivalled views of Hanoi together with impeccable service.

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French Grill Restaurant

French Grill Restaurant

Featuring inspired French classics and seductive favourites from the grill in a vibrant and lively atmosphere. The French Grill offers a unique, contemporary and innovative dining experience. The restaurant has 82 seats in a modern design and lively setting, including semi-private seating and a 9-seat Chef’s Seafood bar . A large variety of premium wines and spirits is paired with ...

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Cielo 13

Cielo 13

With a panoramic view of Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Opera House, Cielo 13 is the perfect place to take in the amazing city while indulging in delicious cuisine and drinks. With dishes such as pan fried foie gras, duck breast with orange and ginger sauce - Cielo’s foods won’t disappoint one’s palatte.

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Au Lac Do Brazil

Au Lac Do Brazil

Serving Hanoi’s first and only authentic Brazilian BBQ, this centrally located restaurant serves a real Churrascaria with traditional meat cuts on a skewer with buffet style side dishes, served at the table in Rodizio style.

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Quan An Ngon

Quan An Ngon

For delicious and authentic Vietnamese food under the comfortable shade of beautiful yellow awnings, Quan An Ngon is the place to be. One of Hanoi's most charming spots to grab a bite, the Miele guide voted it one of Vietnam's top 5 restaurants. Stalls situated around the open-air courtyard serve up Vietnam's best traditional dishes. You can window shop before ...

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Com Chay Ha Thanh

Com Chay Ha Thanh

This vegetarian restaurant in Hanoi offers vegan and faux fish and egg selections. For carnivorous appetites Com Chay Ha Thanh specialises in mock meat offerings such as chicken, beef, shrimp and even ribs. The service staff at Com Chay Ha Thanh are all practising vegetarians so you can be sure you're feasting on the highest quality eats. Be sure to ...

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Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan

The world famous dim sum house in Hong Kong has finally arrived in Hanoi. Try the famous baked bun with BBQ pork or steamed dumpling with shrimp. Located on the 36th floor of Lotte Hotel Hanoi.

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Ngon Pho

Ngon Pho

The concept behind Ngon Pho is a simple one: take the best that Vietnamese street food has to offer and recreate it to the highest possible standard. Superbly designed to imitate a traditional outdoor dining experience, you can sit amongst quirky vehicles, outside shop houses and under telephone poles as you enjoy the excellent cuisine. Located on the third floor ...

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