Top Choice Vietnamese in Hanoi

Old Hanoi

This sophisticated eatery in a restored French Colonial villa with a pleasant casual courtyard outside and starched white tablecloths inside was once host to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Serving traditional Hanoian…
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 fl…
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 Noodles in Hanoi

Moto-san Uber Noodle

Brainchild of Hanoi artist, journalist and designer Nguyen Qui Duc (of Tadioto fame), this wonderful noodle stall seats eight eager eaters. The menu is simple: miso, shōyu (soy) or shio (salty) ramen, and spicy banh…
Top Choice Cafe in Hanoi

Maison de Tet Decor

Sumptuous, healthy and organic (wherever possible) wholefoods are presented with aplomb in this, one of Hanoi's loveliest settings, an expansive, airy villa overlooking lake Ho Tay.
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 Vietnamese in Hanoi

Minh Thuy's

Masterchef Vietnam contestant Minh Thuy's eponymous restaurant is tucked away in backpacker central and worth your attention. It's cheap, clean and serves mouthwatering Vietnamese food with some very original Europe…
Vietnamese in Hanoi

Banh Ghoi

Nestled under a banyan tree near St Joseph Cathedral, this humble stall turns out banh ghoi, moreish deep-fried pastries crammed with pork, vermicelli and mushrooms.
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, and while another nearby more-famous cha ca eatery gets all the t…
Ice Cream in Hanoi

Fanny Ice Cream

The place for French-style ice creams and sorbets in Hanoi. During the right season try the com, a delightful local flavour extracted from young sticky rice; other innovative flavours include ginger and green tea.