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

Surf‘n’Fries

With the simple concept of great fries served in unique packaging, this centrally located eatery has gained quite some popularity ...

La Badiane Restaurant

La Badiane Restaurant is a chic Hanoi restaurant dedicated to the fusion of French cuisine with the herbs and spices ...

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 ...

Makoto Restaurant

Centrally located and only a 3 minute walk away from the Opera House, this Japanese restaurant offers traditional char-grilled delicacies ...

Lebon Steakhouse

Located in the heart of Hanoi near the Vietnamese History Museum, Lebon Steakhouse makes for a perfect oasis to escape ...

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 ...

Green Tangerine

Located in a lovingly restored colonial house in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the Green Tangerine offers a menu of ingenious creative ...

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Surf‘n’Fries

With the simple concept of great fries served in unique packaging, this centrally located eatery has gained quite some popularity ...

The Little Hanoi

After a busy day out in Hanoi, this restaurant provides a nice respite from the maddening traffic and daytime buzzing. ...

Wild Lotus restaurant & Lounge

Step across a flower strewn pond into the Zen garden of Hanoi's Wild Lotus restaurant & Lounge. Relax in comfortable ...

Ao Ta Restaurant

Located in a crowded Hanoi neighbourhood crackling with energy, Ao Ta has been serving traditional Vietnamese food since 2009. Their ...

Capricciosa Vietnam

Food becomes art at this Italian themed restaurant. Italian standards are updated by their experienced professionally trained chefs with dishes ...

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 ...

Quan An Ngon

With en ever-growing number of branches and a solid reputation for quality food, Quan An Ngon provides patrons with authentic ...

Club Opera Novel

Housed in French colonial grandeur, Club Opera Novel sets a new standard for authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Service staff is attentive ...

Skyline Lounge

The Skyline Lounge is the elegantly decorated modern restaurant in the Tirant Hotel serving Asian and Western fusion food in ...

Nam Phuong

Specialising in traditional Vietnamese cuisine since 1996, the 3-floor Nam Phuong restaurant serves exquisite dishes in a French colonial setting. ...

Ngon Pho

The concept behind Ngon Pho is a simple one: take the best that Vietnamese street food has to offer and ...

Green Tangerine

Located in a lovingly restored colonial house in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the Green Tangerine offers a menu of ingenious creative ...

La Table Du Chef

La  Table  du  Chef  offers  French  bliss  in  the expression of “haute cuisine”. Located in the Press Club Building, former ...

Mercure Terrace Café

Previously know as Brasserie le Pavillon Restaurant, Mercure Terrace Café has one of the best corners in Mercure Hanoi La Gare. ...

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 ...

Makoto Restaurant

Centrally located and only a 3 minute walk away from the Opera House, this Japanese restaurant offers traditional char-grilled delicacies ...

San Ho

Open since 1997, San Ho is a 3-floor traditional Vietnamese eatery with a fresh, diverse selection of local seafood. Made ...

Andochin Vietnamese Restaurant

Andochin – Dine with History! Lunch or dinner in the Minister’s bedroom, anyone? This might sound fanciful, but this is ...

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 ...

Cafe Lautrec

This all-day dining restaurant, located at Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi, is situated in the heart of town and brings a ...

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 ...

Bluebird Wine Cellar & Restaurant

This Italian designed bistro is heaven for wine lovers. Sample world class wines in the amply stocked wine cellar or ...

Khe Restaurant

Enjoy sampling a wide variety of Hanoi street food in hygienic surroundings at this centrally located restaurant. Along with street ...

Northern Vietnamese

Hanoian and Northern Vietnamese cuisine is influenced by China, which explains the abundance of stir-fries, egg rolls, soya sauce and ...

Satine

A sleek, contemporary architectural conversion, which artfully integrates the classic design features of one of Hanoi’s most beautiful buildings, ‘Satine’ ...

Press Club

Press Club, the fine-dining institution that has captivated Hanoi's dignitaries and expatriates with its hearty cuisine and historic charm, opened ...

Quan Com Pho

Quan Com Pho has been serving home-style Northern dishes since 1999. Authentic family cuisine is presented in an unpretentious, cosy ...

San Ho Teppanyaki

From the minds behind the classic Nam Phuong and San Ho restaurants, the hugely successful 2-floor San Ho Teppanyaki has ...

Thien Phat Vegetarian Restaurant

This restaurant takes vegetarian cuisine to another level altogether. They take their passion for healthy, decorative and tasty cuisine and ...

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 ...

La Salsa

Take a break from the manic Hanoi streets at La Salsa’s serene garden on the lake. A favourite with locals ...

Green Mango Restaurant

Spoil yourself with delicious northern Vietnamese fusion cuisine in this swanky Old Quarter restaurant-lounge. Their outside patio is perfect for ...

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 ...

Lebon Steakhouse

Located in the heart of Hanoi near the Vietnamese History Museum, Lebon Steakhouse makes for a perfect oasis to escape ...

La Badiane Restaurant

La Badiane Restaurant is a chic Hanoi restaurant dedicated to the fusion of French cuisine with the herbs and spices ...

Madam Yen Restaurant

Opened at the end of 2013, Madam Yen Restaurant is the latest endeavor of the Maison D’Hanoi group, a noted ...

Seasons of Hanoi

Seasons of Hanoi is set on a tree-lined street between the Old Quarter and West Lake and serves classic Vietnamese ...

Khazaana Restaurant

Khazaana has been named best Indian restaurant by the Vietnam Economic Times for the last six years running. This capital ...

JW Café

Using locally sourced produce, JW Café is such a modern and active dining environment featuring authentic cuisines from Vietnam, Italy, ...

Com Chay Ha Thanh

This vegetarian restaurant in Hanoi offers vegan and faux fish and egg selections. For carnivorous appetites Com Chay Ha Thanh ...

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 ...

Pane E Vino

Established in the heart of Hanoi in 2003, Pane E Vino offers a glimpse into the Italian lifestyle. As an ...

Thai Village

This luxuriously cozy restaurant specialises in traditional Thai Teochew cuisine. Dine on classic dishes in their classic dining room or ...

Ren

Recommended by Japanese expatriates, Ren is a small and delicious Japanese restaurant near Hanoi's Temple of Literature. Established by a ...

Milan Italian Restaurant

Experience a slice of Italy at Milan Italian Restaurant. Take in views of Hanoi while dining on a variety of ...

Tim Ho Wan

The world famous dim sum house in Hong Kong has finally arrived in Hanoi. Try the famous baked bun with ...

French Grill Restaurant

Featuring inspired French classics and seductive favourites from the grill in a vibrant and lively atmosphere. The French Grill offers ...

Wild Rice

Wild Rice serves up Vietnamese classics with a modern twist and Pacific Rim fare from a beautifully restored French colonial ...

Grill 63

With fine cuts of steak and a premium wine list from all around the world, Grill 63 satisfies even the ...

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 ...

The Kitchen

Looking for Australian beef or Norwegian salmon in Hanoi? Then head to The Kitchen, which specialises in these imported delicacies ...

Kimono Japanese Restaurant

The traditional Chado style dining and high quality ingredients have made Kimono Japanese Restaurant a hit since 2008. Fresh seafood is ...

Pots ‘n Pans Restaurant

Pots n Pans' unique design blends Hanoi tradition and modernity while the fusion cuisine is Vietnamese with an international flair. ...

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 ...

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