32 Of The Best Hanoi Restaurants And Cafes


Wondering what to eat in Hanoi Vietnam? Our Hanoi food guide showcases the best food that we ate in Hanoi over five weeks in Vietnam’s chaotic capital city. Check out our favorite Hanoi restaurants, cafes, bars and street food because you won’t want lớn miss a thing during your visit.

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This Mien Tron, or Soya Noodles with Muscovy Duck, is one of the many great foods in Hanoi.

Stepping into the chaotic streets of Hanoi in Vietnam can be scary. Wherever you are, motorbikes & cars whiz by haphazardly. There aren’t many crosswalks and the relative few are more suggestive than heeded.

In fact, we jokingly refer to lớn these walkways as suggested crossings! Yes, pedestrian conviviality has never been a Hanoi strong suit.

Honk honk, beep beep. The traffic in Hanoi is for real.

And let’s not even get into the hawker ladies aggressively selling their wares on shoulder poles that are also used khổng lồ trap tourists. Sounds awful, right? Wrong! The chaos is part of what makes Vietnamese places like Hanoi uniquely wonderful. The other part is the food.

Expect open-air dining at knee-high tables và plastic stools at typical Hanoi restaurants. Dress code = t-shirts và shorts.

Hanoi street food is for real và is something you must eat in Hanoi Vietnam. This is a thành phố that takes the phrase “street food” seriously – food is literally everywhere. Each block has dozens of cafes, with diners spilling on lớn sidewalks littered with tiny plastic chairs representing every primary color of the rainbow and similarly sized tables.

What about the prices? Street food is the answer if cheap eats Hanoi is the question.

Eating out in Hanoi is not only cheap but also fun.

Day or night, a stroll easily becomes a Hanoi street food tour. During the day, Old Quarter Hanoi street vendors sell fruit and sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves.

It’s nighttime though when these streets really come alive with the kinds of food that Hanoi residents love most including our personal favorite – meat on a stick.

We never say no khổng lồ ever-popular meat on a stick available on Hanoi streets.

You vì not have lớn worry about being hungry during your visit. Long story short – there’s lots of great street food khổng lồ eat in Hanoi with or without a Hanoi street food guide.

Table of Contents

Hanoi Food GuideWhat và Where to Eat in HanoiPho (Noodle Soup)Hanoi Restaurants Worth a SplurgeHanoi DrinksHanoi Coffee ShopsHanoi Tea HousesHanoi BeerHanoi Cocktails
The food options in Hanoi are seemingly endless. We ate these Nem at Bun phụ vương Hang Quat.

Finding good food in Hanoi is the opposite of a challenge. Instead, at least for visitors, the challenge is knowing what and where to lớn eat in Hanoi Vietnam. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with our picks for the best Hanoi food.

A month in Hanoi wasn’t enough for us khổng lồ find the best Hanoi restaurants và eat all the street food. That’s why we returned for another week khổng lồ conduct further culinary exploration.

Hanoi has numerous markets where shoppers can buy fresh food as well as sit for a meal. The largest, cho Đong Xuan, is located in the central tourist area.

Use our Hanoi guide to find the best places khổng lồ eat in Hanoi as well as a variety of yummy things khổng lồ eat in Hanoi during your visit. There’s no shortage of wonderful food lớn eat in Hanoi, và we’re happy to cốt truyện some of the best food in Hanoi Vietnam here.

However, be aware that Hanoi restaurants can move or close at any time. Don’t worry if one of our favorites has closed unexpectedly. Instead, just follow your nose to lớn a different spot on the same block. The risk is low but the rewards can be delicious.

What và Where lớn Eat in Hanoi

Sea snails are a local favorite in Hanoi. Are you up for a snail feast when you visit lượt thích the one we enjoyed at Oc Lan Beo nhì Phong?

Any visitor to Hanoi will quickly find out that the number one thing to vị in Vietnam’s capital city is to eat. The city has over 7.5 million residents, many of whom eat out on a daily basis, and is one of the best food cities in the world.

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Though Hanoi food options run the gamut, most diners choose from the following classics:

Pho may be the perfect soup with its combination of wide rice noodles, meat and herbs. It’s no surprise that pho is the most famous food in Hanoi.

Oh, Pho in Hanoi, how vày we love you? Let us count the ways.

We love you for your savory broth and your slow-cooked meat, both beef và chicken. We love you for your reasonable price of around $2 US. We love you for your condiments, especially the small but potent red peppers.

Most of all, we love you for your freshly made rice noodles that we always swirl on our chopsticks before slurping into our mouths. We hate to lớn pick favorites, but we think you’re the best food to lớn eat in Hanoi.

Pho originated in Hanoi & is arguably the national dish of Vietnam. We could eat this soup morning, noon and night. In fact, that’s what we bởi vì whenever we’re in Hanoi. Any time we wonder what khổng lồ eat for breakfast in Hanoi, the answer is almost always Pho.

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Pho Bo (Beef Noodle Soup)
Don’t be fooled by this bowl of Beef Pho. It may look simple, but it is filled with complex flavors from spices like star anise & cinnamon.

We’ve eaten Beef Pho many times before, but never lượt thích in Hanoi. We stumbled into Pho Bat Dan on our first night in town & returned another half dozen times over the following weeks to eat some of the best Pho in Hanoi’s old quarter.

The lines may often be long (a good sign) compared lớn other Hanoi pho shops, but the wait is well worth it when the reward is cheap bowls of soup with ultra-fresh ingredients & slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth slices of beef. Though super casual, Pho Bat Dan is one of the best restaurants in Hanoi.

Quán phở Gia Truyền chén Đàn is located at 49 chén bát Đàn, Cửa Đông, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

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The broth in this Chicken Pho may be clear, but the soup’s flavors are deeply complex. We slurped và slurped until our big bowls were empty.

Tucked away on an alley near the Hanoi Hilton, Pho Lam serves the kind of Chicken Pho that we could easily eat every day without getting bored. Eating here is a full-on experience starting with the women cooking the soup over coals & continuing inside the bare-bones restaurant with long community tables & wooden benches.

It’s the soup, though, that steals the show with its clear broth và tender chicken. Don’t even get us started on the condiments…

Phở Lâm is located at 7 nam giới Ngư, Cửa Nam, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Watch our Hanoi Pho video clip to see us in kích hoạt eating some of Hanoi’s best Pho.

Eating thân phụ Ca in Hanoi is an interactive experience best enjoyed with friends over a leisurely meal.

We fell in love with the Hanoi food scene while eating cha Ca at our first lunch at non-touristy phụ vương Ca Phan. Cha Ca, a Northern Vietnamese specialty involves pan-fried chunks of meaty, fatty skinned fish, turmeric, dill, peanuts, shrimp paste & rice noodles. If you haven’t tried it before, then cha Ca may be the most unique food to lớn try in Hanoi.

Watch our Hanoi phụ thân Ca video clip to see what it’s lượt thích to eat phụ thân Ca in Hanoi.

If you have limited time, you can eat phụ vương Ca in Hanoi’s Old Quarter where an entire street is dedicated to lớn the popular dish. On this street, you’ll find the most famous phụ thân Ca restaurant which is called phụ thân Ca La Vọng.

Cha Ca Phan is located at 84 Trần Quốc Toản, Trần Hưng Đạo, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.Chả Cá Lã Vọng is located at 107 Nguyen Truong To, quan tiền Thanh, bố Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam.

If Pho is Hanoi’s number one dish, then Bun cha is easily number two when it comes khổng lồ being a Hanoi local food favorite. & who can blame the locals for loving this dish where grilled pork & rice noodles are the stars và fresh herbs, sliced papaya, red chili and garlic are the supporting players? If these ingredients aren’t enough for you, then địa chỉ cửa hàng fried spring rolls called Nem khổng lồ the mix.

Watch our Hanoi Bun phụ thân video to lớn see the full Bun cha dining experience.

You don’t have lớn worry about freshness at Bun thân phụ Hang Quat where employees grill pork over an xuất hiện flame in the courtyard.

Similar to lớn Pho, you will find Bun thân phụ restaurants all over the city. After eating at several different Bun phụ thân restaurants, we consider Bun phụ thân Hang Quat our favorite.

Though somewhat hidden in an alley, the Old Quarter restaurant does a brisk business by serving freshly made bun thân phụ to the starving masses for just four hours a day from 10 am khổng lồ 2 pm. Go early to lớn get a good seat & beat crowd seeking the best bun in Hanoi.

Nicknamed Bun thân phụ Obama after the former US President ate here, Bun phụ thân Hurong Lien serves Bun phụ vương and beer khổng lồ a steady crowd of local diners và gawking tourists.

Fun FactBun cha achieved international fame when Anthony Bourdain và Barak Obama sat on little chairs lớn eat the noodle dish at Bún Chả Hương Liên. Though we found the food here to be above average, we were less impressed by the higher prices & surly service. Even still, it’s a fun spot lớn eat Bun cha amid photos of two of Hanoi’s most acclaimed visitors.

Bun phụ thân Hang Quat is located at 74 sản phẩm Quạt, hàng Gai, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.Bún Chả Hương Liên is located at 24 Lê Văn Hưu, Phan Chu Trinh, nhị Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Sticky rice may be the ultimate Hanoi comfort food. We especially lượt thích the version at popular xoi Yen where they flavor the glutinous rice with green mung bean paste and lots of chicken fat.

Topped with meat and paired with a cheap bottle of beer, Hanoi sticky rice is a true guilty pleasure.

Xôi Yến is located at 35B Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Lý Thái Tổ, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Bun Bo phái nam Bo may not have been created in Hanoi, but the thành phố serves up a mighty fine version of this dish.

No worries if you don’t eat pork – head over lớn Bun Bo phái nam Bo for the Southern Vietnamese dish that inspired this Hanoi restaurant’s name.

Unlike Pho và Bun Cha, this dish is not a Hanoi creation. It’s still worth eating in Hanoi at Bun Bo nam Bo for the melange of ingredients (grilled beef, veggies, herbs, peanuts và crispy onions) artfully served together in one big bowl.

Pro TipWhen you eat Bun Bo phái mạnh Bo, be sure to showroom fresh lime juice và chili sauce for maximum flavor.

Bun Bo nam Bo is located at 67 sản phẩm Điếu, Cửa Đông hoàn Kiếm Hà Nội, Vietnam.

For the uninitiated, Muscovy ducks are indigenous in the Americas và can be found in countries as far away as australia and New Zealand. We don’t know why the large, meaty ducks are so popular in Vietnam. Curious diners can enjoy Muscovy duck at eateries around town in versions ranging from soups to noodle dishes.

Pick your passion. As for us, we lượt thích to eat ours with cellophane noodles at spots like khô nóng Ngan De.

Hạnh Ngan Dé is located at 63 Cửa Bắc, tiệm Thánh, cha Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Eating a Banh mày in Hanoi is great for an inexpensive snack; however, you will find better versions in cities like Hoi An và Saigon. We shared this one at Banh Mi cha Lan.

As hard as we tried, we never found the best Banh mày in Hanoi, though we ate several in our noble quest. They were all good but not great. Though our quest continues for Banh mày greatness in Hanoi, we can’t neglect including the Hanoi cheap eats staple in our Hanoi eating guide.

Our Banh mi baguettes were pretty good at super-popular Banh mi 25 in Hanoi’s old quarter. We also shared a decent Banh ngươi with paté at bánh mì Bà though the flavor profile oddly skewed sweet over savory. Ironically, our favorite Banh ngươi sandwiches in Hanoi were at nameless stands including the one outside our apartment.

UpdateWe found Vietnam’s best Banh mi in charming Hoi An. Watch our đoạn phim for the full story.

Banh ngươi 25 is located at 25 hàng Cá, P, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.Bánh Mì̀ Bà Lan is located at 8 Chả Cá, sản phẩm Bồ, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

If you love rice noodles, then you will love Pho Cuon where big rice noodles are rolled around beef & green herbs to lớn create a delightful finger food. If the delicate flavors aren’t enough for you, then ramp it up by dipping the Pho Cuon into Nuoc Cham, a mixture of fish sauce, sugar, vinegar và chili.

We ate Pho Cuon at Phở Cuốn Hương Sơn; however, the neighborhood has several spots serving this dish. Look around và pick the restaurant that looks best to you.

Watch our Hanoi Pho Cuon đoạn clip to learn more about Pho Cuon, one of our favorite Hanoi foods.

Phở Cuốn Hương Sơn is located at 19 Ngũ Xã, Trúc Bách , Tây Hồ, Ha Noi, Vietnam.

Pho Chien Phong (Fried Pho Noodles)
Pho Chien Phong are technically fried pho squares with beef gravy & vegetables, but we prefer to gọi them pillows of yumminess.

We discovered Pho Chien Phong in the Truc Bach neighborhood, the same neighborhood where we ate Pho Cuon. The discovery was a happy one.

In this Vietnamese dish, pho noodles are cut into squares, deep-fried và then topped with beef & sautéed green vegetables. Considering that we dubbed these squares as “little pillows of yumminess”, it’s fair to say that we highly recommend trying Pho Chien Phong in Hanoi.

When we think about our time in Hanoi, a key memory will likely be sitting on small plastic chairs and eating Banh Cuon for the first time at Banh Cuon ba Hoanh. We had never eaten this dish before, & we immediately fell in love with the big pieces of fermented rice noodles served with fresh herbs & bowls of pork, mushroom & minced shallots.

True StoryOur love for Banh Cuon did not fade when we later heard a rumor that the dipping sauce may have been flavored with ca cuona, the essence of a giant water bug. If the rumor is true, then we got some extra protein.

Bánh Cuốn Bà Hoành is located at 66 tô Hiến Thành, Bùi Thị Xuân, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Diners can be separated into two groups – those who love snails and those who don’t. We get that some people don’t feel comfortable eating the little mollusks. As for us, we love them.

In Hanoi, adventurous food travelers can eat snails bathed in coconut milk and lemongrass và then wash their hands in lemongrass-infused water. At least that’s what we did at Ốc Lan mập Hải Phòng. See photo of our snail feast above.

We recommend eating Hanoi snails at your own risk since we can’t vouch for the cleanliness of the snails or the water where they live. Interestingly, our Vietnamese friend confided that she had never see foreigners eat local snails until she saw us suck down the little critters.

Ốc Lan lớn Hải chống is located at B1 Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Trung Tự, Đống Đa, Hà Nội.

Che is a Vietnamese dessert that we had not tried prior to our Hanoi visit, and we were unclear what it was until we tasted the sweet dish in Hanoi. Bịt can be either hot or cold, & it can have a wide range of ingredients lượt thích mung beans, red beans, fruit & tapioca beads.

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Visitors can sample different varieties at decades-old Che tía Thin in the Old Quarter. Our favorite is a hot sugar cane brew with a porridge-like texture & a strong ginger taste.

Pro TipYou can find bịt at many eateries in the Old Quarter as it is a popular local Hanoi dessert.

Che Bà Thìn is located at 1 Bat Dan & Hang Gai, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

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Traditional Hanoi food is as cheap as it is good, but sometimes we like to treat ourselves khổng lồ something different. Plus, we occasionally like to eat in a dining room with proper chairs và air conditioning even when we’re on holiday.

Hanoi restaurant food options range from elevated Vietnamese classics to lớn global food from around the world. If you stay for more than a few days, you should kiểm tra out one or more of the following Hanoi restaurants:


Located in Hanoi’s most historic hotel, Angelina is a modern restaurant and whiskey bar with an international menu that features dishes like Wagyu fillet, Scottish smoked salmon & Canadian lobster. The wine các mục is similarly global with bottles sourced from France, australia and the US.

Angelina surprised us with this Creamy Melon dessert with vanilla pannacotta, Japanese melon and crispy wafers.

We enjoyed our meal that started with roasted king scallops and a caesar salad and continued with wagyu beef tenderloin and a lamb rack before finishing with an artfully presented pannacotta dessert.

Pro TipAngelina’s prices are a splurge và comparable to lớn western restaurants. However, if you’re hankering for a steak and have the budget, Angelina is an excellent spot to lớn indulge your craving.

Angelina is located at 56, Phố Lý Thái Tổ, Quận trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Highway4 was double recommended khổng lồ us, first by a friend of a friend who previously lived in Hanoi và then by a local food fanatic. With two trusted recommendations, we had to check out this relatively fancy Old Quarter spot for a different take on Hanoi cuisine.

We relaxed during our meal while we sipped rice wine và feasted on a variety of Northern Vietnamese dishes. Though the owner originally hails from the UK, the innovative dishes are classically Vietnam.

We especially enjoyed Highway4’s version of catfish spring rolls. This modern take on a traditional spring roll packs gently fried catfish và herbs inside a clear rice wrapper, but the real star of the dish is the flavorful wasabi soy sauce served on the side.

Highway4 has multiple locations in Hanoi. We recommend the location at 25 chén Sứ, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

This spicy seafood tomato pizza at Pizza 4P’s tastes lượt thích Vietnam but the crust is pure Naples.

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Pizza 4P’s is a Vietnam-based Japanese run Italian pizza restaurant that serves Neapolitan pizza in three Vietnamese cities including Hanoi.

Neapolitan pizza in Vietnam? Yep, after eating some of the best pizza in Naples, Caiazzo and New York, we were skeptical too – until we took our first blissful bite.

Good pizza is a luxury food in Hanoi. We ate this beautiful pie with burrata, parma ham và tomatoes at Pizza 4P’s.

Beyond its impeccable service and mở cửa kitchen concept, 4P’s serves pizzas that expertly blend Neapolitan techniques with Vietnamese ingredients.

Yosuke and Sanae Masuko, the pizza chain’s Japanese owners, have introduced a farm khổng lồ table concept that shines brightest with their housemade burrata. But the Japanese perfectionists don’t stop there. They even make their own chili sauce.

Eating Neapolitan pizza with the best Vietnamese ingredients is a luxury, with a pizza at 4P’s easily costing ten times the cost of a bowl of Pho. However, when it comes to lớn value, 4P’s delivers.

Pizza 4P’s has multiple locations in Hanoi. We recommend the Old Quarter location at sản phẩm Trống, trả Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam.

We don’t normally consider diner fare to be a splurge, but western food comes at a premium in Hanoi. This is a thành phố where Vietnamese food reigns supreme.

But, let’s face it, there’s only so much Pho that a traveler can eat. If you stay in Hanoi long enough, you will eventually crave familiar foods like burgers và fries. It’s inevitable.

Pro TipThis diner is open nightly until midnight, making it a great western way to lớn start or kết thúc a night on the town in Hanoi.

Owned by American ex-pat Steven Kackerski originally from the Philadelphia area, S&L’s Diner has a thực đơn filled with American comfort food favorites like chicken và waffles & macaroni và cheese. For the ultimate splurge, diners can wash their meals down with American-style milkshakes.

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S&L’s Diner is located at 22 Phố Báo Khánh, mặt hàng Trống, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

We first discovered Marou Chocolate in Saigon & were so impressed that we filmed a đoạn phim about the chocolate lover’s heaven. Needless to lớn say, we were beyond ecstatic to discover that Marou now has a location in Hanoi.

Similar to lớn the flagship Saigon location, Hanoi’s Maison Marou serves a variety of sophisticated pastries và beverages. Featuring the company’s farm-to-bar chocolate, these pastries & drinks are exquisitely composed & bursting with chocolate.

Popular items include the signature chocolate tart và Paris-Saigon, a chocolate take on the French Paris-Brest. These pastries honor the best Paris pastries but with a local stamp.

Though you can’t make a bad selection at Maison Marou, we must insist that you order a chocolate egg cream. After sharing three on three separate visits, we affectionately nicknamed them egg coffees on steroids. Khổng lồ say we love this drink is an understatement.

Maison Marou Hanoi is located at 91A Thợ Nhuộm, Trần Hưng Đạo, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Drinks are an integral part of life in Hanoi since it’s important khổng lồ stay hydrated in the city’s hot climate. Our Hanoi drinks of choice skew toward the local Hanoi beer (Bia Ha Noi) and an old standby (Coca Cola).

As beer drinkers, we’re happy to see a burgeoning craft beer scene in Hanoi with new beers like Saigon’s Pasteur Street sprouting up in the city. Sometimes, though, we want something different.

These are our favorite places khổng lồ drink in Hanoi:

We always seek out coffee shops when we travel, both for the caffeinated elixir as well as for workspaces with wi-fi. Seeking the best cafe in Hanoi was no exception.

Though we weren’t sure what to expect in Hanoi in this regard, we found a thriving coffee scene with a wide range of coffee shops serving both traditional Vietnamese coffee drinks with sweetened condensed milk and western coffee drinks with espresso and steamed fresh milk.

Exploring Hanoi coffee shops is fun. Some cafes are hidden, some double as art galleries and others serve their coffee with a view.


Kafeville was our favorite coffee cửa hàng in Hanoi for both drinking and working before it relocated. Beyond the high chất lượng of the coffee itself, Kafeville was also a great spot lớn work at a table or chillax. The staff was both professional và friendly, internet was fast & the latte art was photo-worthy.

UpdateKafeville moved to lớn a new location. Though Kafeville still features beans from around the world including countries in Africa & South America as well as locally sourced Vietnamese beans, the new location is not as cozy or convenient as its original location.

Kafeville is located at 1 Bắc Sơn, Ngọc Hồ, tía Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

** Important Update – Haka Coffee has permanently closed. **

Situated across from Hoan Kiem Lake, renovated Haka Coffee serves third wave coffee drinks in a comfortable space with plenty of seating and miễn phí internet.

Prices are higher here compared lớn other coffee shops, perhaps due khổng lồ the cafe’s prime location. At least the drinks are generously sized, which helps justify the higher prices.

Haka Coffee was located at 39 Hàng Dầu, Hà Nội, Lý Thái Tổ, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam. It has permanently closed.

Cafe Pho co serves its coffee with a view. Make sure you know the address because this is a hidden cafe.

Hidden behind a boutique & accessed by winding, spiral staircases, coffe Pho teo is worth the extra effort for the view alone. địa chỉ cửa hàng intriguing drink options lượt thích Yogurt Coffee & Egg Coffee (see below), and this coffe is not to lớn be missed,

Pro TipGo the view of Hoan Kiem Lake but stay for the coffee.

Cafe Pho teo is located at 11 mặt hàng Gai, mặt hàng Trống, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Despite its name, Tranquil Coffee and Books serves an enticing selection of teas like this iced peach tea.

Working at the original Tranquil Coffee and Books makes us feel tranquil. Dedicated khổng lồ lovers of coffee và books, the quiet bi-level cafe is a great place to lớn work while enjoying crafted coffees và fruity concoctions.

Tranquil comes alive at night, especially on xuất hiện mic nights when musicians và other artists perform lớn a friendly crowd. Kiểm tra the cafe’s calendar for mở cửa mic nights và other special events.

The original Tranquil Coffee and Books is located at Cửa Đông trả Kiếm Vietnam, 5 Nguyễn quang đãng Bích, Cửa Đông, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Gấu Coffee differentiates itself from the pack by offering a tempting selection of croissants và bread in addition khổng lồ excellently prepared cappuccinos, flat whites và lattes.

With a second-floor balcony overlooking the Old Quarter, Gấu is a great spot lớn develop a second wind during a day of sightseeing in Hanoi.

Gấu Coffee is located at 33 sản phẩm Bè, mặt hàng Bạc, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Since there’s only so much coffee even we can drink, we also enjoy exploring the Hanoi tea houses. In addition lớn offering a herbal alternative khổng lồ coffee, Hanoi tea houses provide zen retreats from the busy city.

Thưởng Trà Quán

** Important Update – Thưởng Trà quán has permanently closed. **

Proving that coffee shops are not the only secret spots in Hanoi, Thưởng Trà cửa hàng is a hidden oasis in the center of Hanoi. This traditional tea shop serves a variety of traditional tea leaves that customers can brew at the table.

If you’re lucky, one of the staff will conduct a tea ceremony at your table. The traditional service is icing on the tea cake. Speaking of cake, they have that too.

Thưởng Trà tiệm was located at 2E Tông Đản, Lý Thái Tổ, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam. It has permanently closed.

Truong Xuan Teahouse, a traditional establishment in the heart of the city, offers a respite from the urban hustle bustle.

It turns out that milk tea doesn’t actually have any milk in it, at least not at Truong Xuan Teahouse. We enjoyed a pleasant break here after touring the Temple of Literature.

Like most drinks in Vietnam, milk tea is sweetened. Other tea options at the chill teahouse include jasmine, lotus & ginger.

Pro TipTake a quick walk khổng lồ Truong Xuan Teahouse after visiting the Temple of Literature. You can reflect on the memorable site while you relax with your tea.

Truong Xuan Teahouse is located at Ngô Tất Tố, Dong Da, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Part coffee & part dessert, the Egg Coffee at Hanoi’s cafe Giang is an addictive liquid treat.

At Giang Cafe, second-generation owner Tri Hoa Nguyen makes decadent egg coffee by adding a sweet topping of whisked chicken egg yolk, Vietnamese powder, sweetened condensed milk, butter & cheese over a base of strong coffee.

Crowds flock for the chance to lớn drink Nguyen’s concoction even though imposters line the street in an attempt khổng lồ entice travelers into their shops.

Is egg coffee a coffee or is it a dessert? The answer is “yes” to lớn that question, but the bigger question is when can we drink it again.

Watch our Hanoi Egg Coffee đoạn clip to find out more about this quality Hanoi coffee dessert.

Giảng cà phê is located at 39B Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Lý Thái Tổ, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

We weren’t impressed by the Hanoi beer scene during our visit in 2016. Unlike Saigon, craft beer hadn’t hit the thành phố yet. Fast forward to the present and thing have changed in a big way.

Hanoi now has an active craft beer scene with breweries lượt thích FURBREW, busy brewpubs & bustling bars. We taste-tested a good bit of beer for ‘research purposes’ & these are our favorite places to drink beer in Hanoi:

Pasteur Street Brewing Company

We liked the beer at Pasteur Street’s flagship Saigon location so much that we produced a video clip about the brewery & its quality beer flavors. After multiple visits at the Hanoi brewpub, we’re pleased khổng lồ report that Pasteur Street has another winner in the northern part of the country.

What could be better than a cold beer on a hot Hanoi day? We drank this Porter at Pasteur Street, a modern brewpub in the city’s Old Quarter.

Bigger và brighter than the original Saigon location, Hanoi’s Pasteur Street brewpub offers a comprehensive selection of the Vietnam brew including IPAs, Saisons & specialty beers with Vietnamese ingredients lượt thích Marou Chocolate (see above), coffee, lemongrass and dragon fruit.

Pro TipThe brewpub also serves a selection of bar food lượt thích chicken wings and chips. For day drinkers, snacks are free for those who order full pours, pints và flights between 3 pm & 7 pm.

Pasteur Street Brewing Company is located at 1 Ấu Triệu, sản phẩm Trống, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Overlooking Truc Bach Lake, Standing Bar is a full-service bar with an admirable selection of local beers và ciders. Opened by the owner of Highway4 (see above), Standing Bar has 19 taps, each serving a different Vietnamese beer or cider.

The taproom also offers small plates lượt thích fat chips & yakitori for those who prefer khổng lồ eat while they drink. We shared an order of fat chips & found them lớn be tasty as well as fat.

Standing Bar is located at 170 Trấn Vũ, Trúc Bạch, ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

The bar at Ne Cocktail Bar buzzes until the wee hours of the night. Thirsty visitors enjoy live music with their crafted cocktails.

New Hanoi bars are embracing the global cocktail movement and adding local twists. Though not as popular as other beverages yet, cocktails are definitely up and coming in the đô thị that rarely does things part way.

If you only visit one cocktail bar in Hanoi, go here:

At first glance, the menu at Nê looks ordinary with drinks lượt thích mojitos, caipirinhas and daiquiris. But keep reading the expat-friendly bar’s menu to lớn see an exciting selection of creative cocktails including the signature Pho cocktail which features ingredients lượt thích gin, Cointreau, star anise, cardamom and cinnamon.

This drink alone is worth a special trip to lớn the shabby chic pub located on a block littered with cheap Hanoi food stalls. If you’re a pho fan, then this drink is a must.

Seriously, the Pho cocktail is not to lớn be missed. Half the fun of mixologist Pham Tien Tiep’s chất lượng beverage is watching its fiery creation while the other half is imbibing the drink that actually tastes lượt thích its soupy namesake.

We also recommend the O Mai made with gin, apricot, vanilla, apple, ginger and honey.

Nê Cocktail Bar is located at 3B Tống Duy Tân, hàng Bông, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

What are the vị trí cao nhất foods khổng lồ eat at Hanoi restaurants?

Top Hanoi foods include Pho, Bun cha and Egg Coffee. You’ll want to eat them all at least once when you visit Vietnam’s capital city.

Are Hanoi restaurants expensive?

With a few upscale exceptions, Hanoi restaurants typically fit into the cheap eats category.

Where did Anthony Bourdain eat in Hanoi?

Anthony Bourdain visited Bánh Cuốn lạnh Kim Thoa, Bún chả Hương Liên, Cussing Noodles and Hơi Hải Xồm while filming the eighth season of Parts Unknown.

Where did Phil Rosenthal eat in Hanoi?

Phil Rosenthal has not yet filmed an episode of Somebody Feed Phil in Hanoi.

Are restaurant reservations necessary in Hanoi?

Reservations are not typically necessary at restaurants in Hanoi. However, you should make reservations at special occasion restaurants khổng lồ avoid dining disappointment.

How many Hanoi restaurants have Michelin stars?

Hanoi does not currently have any Michelin-starred restaurants.

Hanoi Food Tour Video

Watch our YouTube clip to see us take a self-guided Hanoi food tour.

Things To vày In Hanoi

As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a city rich in history và filled with culture. Here are some suggestions for what you can bởi vì when you visit Hanoi:

Don’t worry. You’ll have plenty of time to eat in Hanoi before, during & after you explore the city. Since we loved touring Hanoi, we’re happy lớn suggest that you bởi the same.

Where khổng lồ Stay in Hanoi

As you research Hanoi hotels & if your budget allows, we recommend that you consider staying at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Centrally located and well-appointed with a pool và modern amenities, the Sofitel is the city’s most historic hotel.

Whether you stay for one night or longer, you will feel pampered & special during your visit. Previous guests include Joan Baez, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Charlie Chaplin.

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl & Mindi Hirsch chia sẻ their culinary travel experiences & recipes on the vietnamyounglions.vn website & YouTube. The married Food và Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.


Special ThanksWe thank Mai Nguyen from the Hanoi food blog Tho Loves Food. Our visits khổng lồ Hanoi would not have been the same without her friendship and guidance.

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I love Pasteur Street! Tried them in Saigon. I cant wait lớn go khổng lồ Hanoi next month. Thank you so much for this blog post YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST