This is the first of many future lists of restaurants we will try and recommend. We are very enthusiastic about trying something new, so rest assured that this list won’t be the last.
1. Ưu Đàm Chay
Ưu Đàm Chay is a vegetarian gastronomic restaurant located in the south of Hoan Kiem Lake. They offer a large choice of revisited Vietnamese recipes, all very refined and delicious. I have yet to taste anything average from this restaurant, including drinks, and the menu is huge. The atmosphere is also very pleasant and relaxing. If you want to try something new to entice your taste buds, look no further.
Address : 55 P. Nguyễn Du, Nguyễn Du, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Phone : 098 134 98 98
2. Maison SEN
Maison SEN is the most renown buffet in the city. The place is located in the Hai Ba Trung District and looks absolutely amazing. The variety of food, especially seafood, in this buffet is quite impressive. For around 398,000 VND, you will be able to sit and eat as much as you want, and the quality of the food is very good.
Adresse : 61 Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Phone : 1900 2850
3. Pizza 4P’s
Pizza 4P’s is the ideal place for an Italian food lover like me. Not only are their pizzas delicious, but their pasta is al dente as well. Don’t hesitate to share a half-pizza and try some of their other items on the menu. For foreigners not accustomed to Vietnamese food, this place is usually the safest choice. The mozzarella is home-made, by the way.
Our favorite address : 43 Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000
Phone : 1900 6043
Website : https://delivery.pizza4ps.com
4. Bún Chả Đắc Kim
Bun Cha Dac Kim is one of the best Bun Cha in Hanoi. It’s pretty pricy compared to the average restaurant, but make no mistake, you will get a lot of meat in one bowl. So much so that you’ll probably spend the rest of your day eating vegetables to ease digestion.
Address : 1 Hàng Mành, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Phone : 024 3828 7060
5. Phố 10 Ly Quoc Su
Hanoi being the capital of Pho, it’s only natural that Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su makes this list, as it is one of the best in the city. It’s a well-balanced soup with a Dac Biet option that will make you smile again. Note that not every Pho Ly Quoc Su offers the same quality of food, so we strongly suggest you go to the one near the church in Hoan Kiem.
Address : 10 P. Lý Quốc Sư, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Phone : 0847 225 586
6. Bún Đậu Mẹt Bà Thành
Bun Dau is, for me, one of the best culinary discoveries I’ve made. Being a Viet Kieu, I’ve always seen my dad eat the infamous mắm tôm, a fermented shrimp sauce not for the faint of heart, with boiled pork. If you are open to new experiences and want to try a sour, salty taste, Maybe you will also find this dish simply amazing and rich in flavors.
Address : 63 Ng. Văn Chương 2, Văn Chương, Đống Đa, Hà Nội
Phone : 097 896 90 66
7. Âu Lạc do Brazil
Au Lac do Brazil is a Brazilian restaurant located in Hai Ba Trung. You’ll find in this place a beautiful wine cellar and meat roasted to perfection. As a huge meat lover, I love that this place actually cooks beef and lamb as it should be: pink and juicy. We suggest you eat very light before you come here, especially if you want to enjoy as many rounds as you can.
Address : 25 P. Trần Bình Trọng, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Phone : 024 3845 5224
GOGI is a famous Korean barbecue restaurant chain with tons of venues. I’d never really tried this type of indoor barbecue setting before I came to Vietnam. I have to say that Koreans know how to deal with barbecue. Their side dishes, like salads, are also very tasty and generous. One piece of advice for you: don’t bother with the desserts; you came here for the meat!
Our favorite address : Aeon Mall, 27 Đ. Cổ Linh, Long Biên, Hà Nội
Phone : 024 7300 7334
9. Ramen Iroha
Ramen Iroha is without a doubt the best ramen in town. Be careful, though; quality from Japan comes at a price. So if you want to eat the real stuff, be prepared to pay more than the average person who “wants to be ramen” If you are a fan of anime, why not treat yourself once in a while with a chef who won some awards for Japanese Ramen?
Address : 25 Đường Thành, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
10. Banh Mi Sot Vang
Banh Mi Sot Vang or literally bread with wine sauce, is located in Hoan Kiem, near the train station. This dish is literally an adaptation of Boeuf Bourguignon from France. It is just as delicious but tastes slightly more like pho broth stock. The banh mi is the perfect accompaniment to this thick sauce, and the soy milk is freshly home made with solid pieces inside. Yummy !
Address : 30 P. Đình Ngang, Cửa Nam, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
11. Bonus after party : Mút
MUT is a restaurant located in Tong Duy Tan Street that serves Vietnamese-style seafood. Having lived on this street for a year, I can tell you that it is definitely one of the best restaurants in the area. The dishes are on point, and the quality is not too far off from what you would experience in a restaurant near the sea.
Address : 10 P. Tống Duy Tân, Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
Phone : 0889 588 080