Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Hanoi

Hanoi Social Club

On three funky levels with retro furniture, the Hanoi Social Club is the city's most cosmopolitan cafe and an artist hub. Dishes include potato fritters with chorizo for breakfast, and pasta, burgers and wraps for l…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Hanoi

Chim Sao

Sit at tables downstairs or grab a more traditional spot on the floor upstairs and discover excellent Vietnamese food, with some dishes inspired by the ethnic minorities of Vietnam's north. Definite standouts are th…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Hanoi

Bun Cha 34

Best bun cha in Vietnam? Many say 34 is up there. No presidents have eaten at the plastic tables, but you get perfectly moist chargrilled pork, zesty fresh herbs and delicious broth to dip everything in. The nem (se…
Top Choice International in Hanoi

La Badiane

This stylish bistro is set in a restored, whitewashed French villa arrayed around a breezy central courtyard. French cuisine underpins the menu – La Badiane translates as ‘star anise’ – but Asian and Mediterranean f…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Hanoi

Blue Butterfly

Blue Butterfly floats above its weight with the lamp-lit dark-wood stylings of a heritage house and a good-value menu of Vietnamese classics. Staff offer knowledgeable suggestions and demonstrate how to tackle dishe…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Hanoi

Old Hanoi

This sophisticated eatery in a restored French-colonial villa has a pleasant casual courtyard outside and starched white tablecloths inside. Once host to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, it serves traditional Hanoian a…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Hanoi

New Day

Busy New Day attracts locals, expats and travellers alike with its broad menu. The eager staff always find space for new diners, so look forward to sharing a table with some like-minded fans of Vietnamese food. It's…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Hanoi

Cha Ca Thang Long

Bring along your DIY cooking skills and grill your own succulent fish with a little shrimp paste and plenty of herbs. Cha ca is an iconic Hanoi dish heavy on turmeric and dill, and while another nearby more-famous c…
Top Choice Dim Sum in Hanoi

Tim Ho Wan

Do yourself a favour and reserve a window table at the Hanoi branch of this legendary Hong Kong dim sum chain, high above the city on the 36th floor of the Lotte Tower. Bring a friend or six and an empty stomach, an…
Top Choice Cafe in Hanoi

Maison de Tet Decor

Sumptuous, healthy and organic (when possible) whole foods are presented with aplomb in one of Hanoi's loveliest settings, an expansive, airy villa overlooking West Lake.