Known as the capital of Vietnam for over a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural centres of Vietnam. Hanoi has rich culinary traditions with many of Vietnam’s most famous dishes, such as phở ( Beef/Chicken noodle soup), chả cá (Grilled fish), bánh cuốn (Stuffed pancake), cốm (Young rice), etc. All of them that you can find on anywhere, from streetfoods to Vietnamese restaurants in Hanoi. Hanoi has a number of restaurants whose menus specifically offer dishes containing the unique flavour of the north of Vietnam.

If you don’t would like to enjoy the street food along the Old Quarter or nearby, we will highly recommend some restaurants for you to find traditional foods:

Ngon Villa Restaurant


  • Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 10 Tong Duy Tan Str, Hoan Kiem District




Built in 1889 for a French army captain, Ngon Villa magnificently reflects this fascinating period of Vietnam’s history. The structure itself is a blend of French style and Vietnamese building techniques, using red brick for the walls and a bamboo base to provide a natural cooling system. Today, the house has been restored and served as a restaurant to showcase Vietnam’s finest cuisines.


Before heading over to this restaurant, you should have a reservation to avoid disappointment, but sometimes no have reservation, you luckily could have comfortable seats.

Quan An Ngon


  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
  • Address: 34 Phan Dinh Phung Str, Quan Thanh; 18 Phan Boi Chau or other branches: 25T2 Hoang Dao Thuy; 72 Nguyen Trai and the newest branch – Ngon Pho, Aeon Mall, Long Bien.


quan an ngon

Its first branch is in Saigon, with the premise is like a luxurious food court, with different food stations positioned around the periphery of the restaurant serving regional specialities from across Vietnam, all cooked fresh to order.




Some complain that it lacks true authenticity with reduced flavours to appease the Western palate and more expensive than other restaurants, but everything is very well prepared and the restaurant is beautifully designed in traditional Vietnamese style.


Highway 4 Restaurants


  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 23:30
  • Address: 25 Bat Su Str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi; 5 Hang Tre Str (in the Old Quarter); and 31 Xuan Dieu Street near West Lake.




This is a Vietnamese restaurant that everyone should visit for innovative local Vietnamese dishes and exotic liquors. With a classic Vietamese decoration, local artwork, bamboo furnishing and floor cushions, the restaurant is a good option for dining style.

Visitors can be impressed by its space. You can sit at regular tables or on floor cushions with low tables on the ground floor, while the terrace upstairs offers a view of Hanoi.





Essence Restaurant


  • Opening Hours: Daily 06:30 – 22:00
  • Address: 22 Ta Hien Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi



Located in the Old Quarter, on the ground floor of Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa, this restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese and Western table delicacies together.

It’s a good option for travellers looking to enjoy value-for-money meals.



(Source: Internet, Tripadvisor)


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