Restaurants

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 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

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 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 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 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 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.
Vietnamese in Hanoi

Highway 4

This is the original location of a restaurant family famed for adapting Vietnamese cuisine for Western palates, although with increasing popularity it becomes harder to please everybody. There are now four other bra…
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…
Vietnamese in Hanoi

Quan An Ngon

This branch of a number of small same-named kitchens turns out street-food specialities from across Vietnam. Try and visit just outside the busy lunch and dinner periods, or consider Quan An Ngon's newest branch in …