Where to eat in Hanoi Vietnam

Where to eat in Hanoi Vietnam ?. Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes originated from Hanoi. In this article, we highlight the top 6 Hanoi restaurants for local dishes

1. Pho Thin

Pho Thin is located at 13 Lo Duc Street. Even though this place is situated far from the city center, it is always on the top of best pho in Hanoi list. It has been famous for its flavor of traditional Hanoi Pho: delicious and comforting for over 30 years. With a secret recipe for making Pho, it make someone to get addictive with this Pho.

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The broth of Pho Thin itself is really fat with a combination of stir-fry beef, flank, fillet, sweet and fragrant ginger, garlic. Beef which is still well-made with soft rare beef stir-fried in a high-temperature furnace, becoming more sweet and juicy.

The food is clean and well-preserved, the flavor is is intense and unforgettable. The staff is very friendly. This place is no longer on the top of best pho in Hanoi list  but also it’s the ideal place to try once.

Opening time: 6:30 am to 8:30 pm

Address: 13 Lo Duc Street, Ha Noi.

2. Cha Ca Thang Long

Cha Ca (Grilled & Fried Fish) is a distinctive Hanoi delicacy. Cha Ca Thang Long is one of the best places to enjoy this delicious dish. Fresh, tender fish is served alongside rice noodles, peanuts, coriander and fresh herbs. All of which are meant to be mixed together and cook the ingredients using a sizzling pan at your table. It is dipped into a sauce (contains fish sauce, vinegar, chili, sugar, garlic) or shrimp pate mixed with lime juice.

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Cha Ca Thang Long has been known by many people, the flavor of their food is gorgeous.

Opening time: 10:00 am – 03:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Address: 21 Duong Thanh Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi

3. Bun Cha Huong Lien – Bun Cha Obama

Bun Cha Huong Lien is worth a visit if you’re in Hanoi. It was made famous by Barack Obama on his business trip to Viet Nam. He and Anthony Bourdain ate and gave a few excellent comments about this restaurant.

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It’s crowded every day. This restaurant does a brisk business of serving freshly made Bun Cha to foodies. There are many people realizing this is one of the place that you should come and try Bun Cha (a combination of grilled pork, rice noodles, fresh herbs and fish sauce).

Opening time: 10:00 am – 7:00  pm

Address: 24 Le Van Huu street, Hanoi

4. Xoi Yen

Equally good for breakfast, Xoi Yen specialises in Xoi Xeo (Sticky Rice), which is sweet or savoury sticky rice topped with a layer of mung bean paste, meat and crunchy fried onions. This store is is located in Hanoi Old Quarter. English menu available. It gets very packed at night, but staff is friendly and service is quick.

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The best way to have it is with a side of soy milk in the morning and a bottle of beer in the afternoon.

Opening time: 07:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Address: 35B Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

5. Bun Cha Nem Cua Be Dac Kim

Fresh, fast and exploding with flavour, Bun Cha Nem Cua Be Dac Kim serves arguably the best Bun  Cha (Grilled pork with rice noodles) and Nem Cua (crabmeat rolls) in Hanoi.

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Nem Cua is the perfect complement to Bun Cha. It melt in the mouth and are to be savored. They are eaten as an appetizer or dipped into the savory Bun Cha soup. Coming to the restaurant to enjoy two special dishes made by skilled chefs.

Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 am – 07:00 pm

Address: 67 Duong Thanh Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi

6. Banh Cuon Gia Truyen

Banh Cuon Gia Truyen is a popular spot to try Banh Cuon (Steamed rice pancake rolls). Banh Cuon here is specialized in a thin sheet made out of the pale white rice batter is stuffed with minced meat and wood ear mushrooms. It served with broth made from the fish sauce. In order to make it more delicious, you can add Cha lua and boiled slices of pork when eat it.


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Because the chef start making the food as soon as you come, you can watch them nimbly make it while you wait.

Opening time: Everyday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm and 5pm to 11pm

Address: 14 Hang Ga, Old Quarters Hanoi

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