Restaurants

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 (fish burger) is an iconic Hanoi dish heavy on turmeric and dill; while another nearby mor…
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Bun Cha Huong Lien

Bun Cha Huong Lien was launched into stardom thanks to Barack Obama, who dined here with celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain in May 2016. Customers fill the four storeys to sample the grilled-pork-and-noodle delicacy wh…
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Quan Com Pho Co

This large, bustling restaurant attracts a mixed crowd for its long menu of simple, good Vietnamese dishes such as ga nuong xa (lemongrass chicken) and Hanoi pho cuon (steamed rice rolls filled with mango, vegetable…
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Bun Rieu Hai Beo

This no-fuss restaurant’s name refers to the ‘fat’ (beo) owner Hai who serves delicious hot bowls of bun rieu (crab noodle soup). Choose your protein – meat, blood jelly or tofu ­– to go with the herbs, rice noodles…
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Highway 4

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