The cuisine can tell you a lot about a city or a country. Coming to Hanoi, the foreign travellers can get overwhelmed by too many restaurants with delicious foods from plain to sophisticated, cheap to pricey. Below is the list of top 10 good restaurants in Hanoi Old quarters with particular features which are recommended by many people who have come and had a good time there. Choose for yourself and your partners an appropriate one (or ones) to enjoy the true Vietnamese gastronomy during the time in Hanoi.

1. Red bean restaurant

Red bean seems like a simple and humble name which is “Đậu đỏ” in Vietnamese but this is actually a very renowned restaurant attending in top 10 best restaurants in Hanoi listed by which serves high end Vietnamese delicacies. The restaurant is on the ground floor of the hotel La Siesta which is also famous. Its decoration is a mixture of Vietnamese traditional features and western architecture. The dark wooden furniture makes the dining area elegant and quiet.


Red bean restaurant

It is said to serve modern Vietnamese cuisine with high quality and innovative ideas. The Vietnamese dishes are brought to a high level with beautiful taste and decoration. There is a bar for those who want to enjoy wine and champagne. The waiters can speak English fluently and make you feel welcomed and comfortable. There are also menus for western dishes but it is highly recommended to order Vietnamese foods, simply because you are in Vietnam and that what the restaurant specializes in.
Don’t forget to book a table by yourself or ask the receptionist in your hotel to call and book for you in advance as the restaurant is always fully packed.

2. Gourmet Corner

Located on Hanoi Elegance Hotel’s 12th floor, Gourmet corner promises a stunning view to the beautiful Hoan Kiem lake and the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, especially at night when the whole city lights up. The restaurant offers elegant ambience featuring melodious music and courteous decoration which all contribute to a romantic dinner with lovers or friends.
The restaurant offers thoughtfully creative and beautiful presented dishes. Vietnamese dishes are laid in traditional dishes and bowls made of clay and bamboo flat baskets. The presentation is absolutely sophisticated and gorgeous that make you appreciate every dish. The Gourmet’s staff is knowledgeable and attentive, they always give you bright smiles.
In addition, Gourmet corner is ranked no 1 fusion for vegetarians in Hanoi so take it into consideration if you are a vegetarians. The restaurant also serves unique international dishes like Rata Tofu, Trio lasagna. Prices are relatively reasonable compare to other luxury fusions in Hanoi.

Address: 32 Lo Su, Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam
Phone number: +84-(43)-935-1632

3. Highway 4

It is quite easy to find due to its unique exterior. Outside, the restaurant looks like a Vietnamese small house with the vintage yellow wall and brown wooden door. The owner has brought many Vietnamese features in the restaurant: the colorful lanterns, light bulbs in bamboo baskets, wooden curtain screens… The restaurant interior contains many strange things that you will never get bored looking at them. There are long dining tables which are good for those who come in group.


Highway 4

The restaurant offer diversity menus which have applied for 18 years and focus on Vietnamese traditional gastronomy. Son Tinh liquor is a must when it comes to Highway 4. Son Tinh is a plain liquor which is Vietnam’s first and only internationally-awarded liquor. Highway 4 is a perfect place for exploring and enjoying Vietnamese culture and cuisine in a friendly and comfortable ambience.

Address: 25 Bat Su, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3926 0639

4. Viet Deli

Located inside the Oriental Suites Hotel, the restaurant is a warm feeling, tranquil lovely space in bustling Hanoi. Its space is quite enormous and offers many group tables. The restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, a lots lanterns and patterned chandeliers, especially the fishes swimming under the floor which will make anyone excited and surprised. The curtain walls make the dining tables more private.
Viet Deli serves authentic fresh Vietnamese food which is beautifully presented in the stunning atmosphere and elegant interior. The food is promised to be made from safe and fresh ingredients every day from the local markets. The menu contains a range of combos for two people and for families which make it easier and faster to select. The drink menu also offer alcohol and nonalcoholic drinks which meets everyone’s need.
Address: 58 Hang Dao, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Telephone: +84 4 3928 6789

5. Cha Ca Thang Long 19-21 Duong Thanh

Cha Ca is a half simple and half high end dish which can represent for Hanoian gastronomy. All over Hanoi, there are many cha ca restaurants which only serve the only dish. Cha ca Thang Long is one of the best fusions specializing in cha ca for you to come and take a taste. The slices of fish and fish stomach come in a pan on a stove to make sure the dish is always hot which makes it tastier.


Cha Ca Thang Long

The fish is boned and well added seasonings and loads of dills and spring onions. The staff will show you the way to enjoy it with herbs, rice vermicelli noodle and fish sauce which are very familiar ingredients in Vietnamese cuisine. An alternative for fish sauce is shrimp sauce which is rarely loved by even a number of Vietnamese, however, you are a tourist so just try everything. Unlike the restaurants above, Cha ca Thang Long get visited by many local people as cha ca is a popular dish and the local love the dish.
Address: 21 Duong Thanh Street, Old Quarter | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 24 3828 6007

6. Quan An Ngon

The restaurant is actually an old French villa in the heart of the Old Quarter which is impressive at the first sight. The restaurant structure makes it look like a folk food fair in the country which is different from other fusions. The dining area outdoor is spacious with a lot of dining tables looking to the gardens with stunning views. Another special thing about Quan An Ngon is that they serve Vietnamese traditional foods from every region of Vietnam which really diverse.
It is always crowded and bustling here. Quan An Ngon is a good place for those who would like to enjoy their meal in an open space with many people around. This is also a part of Vietnamese culture, people enjoy eating in public space. Or you can just book an indoor table to dine in a more private room inside the villa where it is low-key and less noisy.
Address: 18 Phan Boi Chau | Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Phone number: +84 90 324 69 63

7. Essence Restaurant

The Essence restaurant offers authentic Vietnamese delicacies in an exquisite and traditional space. The interior is quite spacious and elegant with the gorgeous chandeliers and stone dining tables. The green clay flower vases add some freshness to the ambience make it cozy and nice. The staffs are attentive and knowledgeable. They can present about each dish in detail and tell you the right way to enjoy it. The restaurant is very renowned for its brilliant service.


Essence Restaurant

The foods are a good mix of Asian and Western foods with beautiful sophisticated presentation. The price is at the average lever in comparison to others and definitely worth the decent food and good service. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the Essence Hotel on Ta Hien street, the famous beer street in the Old Quarter which makes it very easy to be found.

Address: 22 Ta Hien Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone number: (+84) 24 3935 2485

8. Duong’s restaurant & cooking class 27 Ngo Huyen

Duong’s restaurant is ranked 4/2003 restaurants in Hanoi which makes it one of the must-visited place for anyone who passionate about Vietnamese gastronomy and would like to taste it at the higher level. Hoang Duong is a very famous chef having attended in cooking shows like Top chef Vietnam, Iron Chef Vietnam where he ended up at high positions. Duong’s is said to be his spirit child launched with his desire to share his gastronomy journey and vision and have customers enjoy the mix of Vietnamese and French fusion dishes.
Visiting the restaurant, customers will get welcomed by the friendly enthusiasm staffs. And the dishes are presented in the most beautiful way that each looks like a masterpiece showing how thoughtfully and meticulously the chefs cook their dish. The rate is said to be reasonable and even less than some have thought due to the faultless foods and superb service they have received. The restaurant also offers a cooking class which promises to bring amazing experiences.

Address: 27 Ngõ Huyện | Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Phone number: +84 4 3636 4567

9. Thang Long Deli

Another nominee attending in top 10 good restaurants in Hanoi is Thang Long Deli. The restaurant is located in the O’Gallery Premier hotel at 122 Hang Bong street. The restaurant looks fancy with European-style ambience, however, it is truly Vietnamese.


Thang Long Deli

The restaurant offers a wide range of dishes at prices from 95000VND to 210000VND and drinks including wine, coffee, cocktail… The famous dishes in Thang Long Deli suggested as must try by the restaurants are Sweet and sour Pomelo and shrimp salad, Traditional deep fried spring rolls, Traditional Vietnamese rice noodle “Pho” with chicken or beef and Hanoi grilled Lang fish “Cha Ca”, Grilled beef in bamboo. Besides, they also serve western food like pasta, sandwich, pizza and dishes for vegetarians.
Address: 122 Hang Bong street, Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone number: +84 24 3235 333

10. Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su

Pho Ly Quoc Su is very familiar to Hanoi cuisine aficionados. No one would miss a chance to try the true Vietnamese pho when coming to Hanoi and this is a spot you can come and have a bowl of Pho. In comparison with other pho restaurant, Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su is more expensive a little bit due to its old brand and the quality of pho. The rice noodle is particularly made, and the broth is pure and bland. There are many kinds of Pho but rare-beef is highly recommended. It will be tastier with some herbs, vinegar and added some chili sauce, especially pickle pepper corn which is rare to find in other restaurants. The restaurant also serve hotspots of which ox tail hotspot tastes really good and will be very appropriate for a big meal with friends in the fall or winter weather of Hanoi.
Address: 10, Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone number: (84-24) 38 257 338