Eating and Drinking in Hanoi


There are tons of great places to eat in Hanoi, ranging in price from less than a $1 (street stalls and pho) to over $20 (The Press Club) for a meal.  For those not wanting to cook, eating inHanoi can be easy and cheap. Below are some of the places. By the way, Vietnamese for 'dog meat' is 'thit cho', so you know what to avoid.

Budget

  • Pho Ga (32 Le Van Huu)- Famous for very good Hanoi pho (chicken noodle soup), a bowl costs $0.73 and is a filling breakfast or lunch. There are air conditioned rooms upstairs.
  • The Kangaroo Café (18 Bao Khanh)- a backpacker café run by an expat Australian with big burgers and good chicken snitzel for about $2.
  • Café Moca (16 Nha Tho)- good western and Indian food for about $3-$6.  Delivery available.
  • Café Julien- an internet café with good food and ice cream.  The steak sandwich ($2) and the Thai green chicken curry are both very good ($2).
  • Tandoor (24 Hang Be)- very good Indian food. The Sunday lunch buffet is a great for about $5; set lunch during the week is about $3.50.  Delivery available.
  • Little Hanoi (21 Hang Gai)- good breakfasts (excellent French toast) and sandwiches ($2).
  • The Hilton Hanoi Opera (1 Le Thanh Tong) has a good bakery with 50% off on items after 6pm.


Moderate

  • The Garden (36 Hang Manh)- a nice restaurant with a courtyard in the ancient quarter. The chili chicken is very good for about $4.
  • Brothers Café (26 Nguyen Thai Hoc)- beautiful restaurant with courtyard in what used to be a temple.  A good buffet lunch is $7.
  • Church Street Bar and Grill (Nha Tho)- a nice restaurant that has  little balcony on the 2nd floor. If the weather is nice it's a great place to sit and watch the street scene below.  The food is very good, but pricey for the area.  The set lunches with a choice of appetizer and entrée is about $7 (the squid salad followed with sea bass is excellent). 


Expensive

  • The Emperor (18b Le Thanh Tong)- very beautiful restaurant set in old French villa with great atmosphere and great Vietnamese food.  My favorite place to take visitors toHanoi for a fancy dinner.
  • Le Tonklin (14 Ngo Van So)- also good Vietnamese food set in a French villa.
  • Hoa Sua (81 Tho Nhuom)- have a good French meal and feel good about yourself-- this place takes street kids with few opportunities and trains them in English, French, and restaurant careers.  For dessert, the profiteroles (pastry filled with vanilla ice cream and covered with chocolate sauce) are excellent.
  • Nam Phuong (19 Phan Chu Trinh)- good Vietnamese food with live traditional music in the evenings.

 Hanoi Bar

Bar Barracuda
49 Phuc Tan
Tel: (84.4) 932 3244

Bar 69
69 Ma May
Tel: (84.4) 926 0452

Bobby Chinn
1 Ba Trieu
Tel: (84.4) 934 8578

Brother's Cafe
26 Nguyen Thai Hoc 
Tel: (84.4) 733 3866

Half Man, Half Noodle
52 Dao Duy Tu 
Tel: (84.4) 928 0568

ILu Bar
8 Fir, ILU Building, 18 Yen Phu 
Tel: (84.4) 715 0656

JJ's Sports
Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel 1 Le Thanh Tong 
Tel: (84.4) 933 0500

Le Club
Sofitel Metropole Hanoi 15 Ngo Quyen 
Tel: (84.4) 826 6919

Legends
1 Dinh Tien Hoang 
Tel: (84.4) 936 0345

Le Maquis
2A Ta Hien
Tel: (84.4) 828 2618

LePub
25 Hang Be
Tel: (84.4) 926 2104

Lotus
48 Tran Nhan Tong 
el: (84.4) 822 7725

Lounge Luna
11B Dien Bien Phu 
Tel: (84.4) 747 0081

Met' Pub
Sofitel Metropole 15 Ngo Quyen 
Tel: (84.4) 826 6919

Nutz
K5 Nghi Tarn 11 Xuan Dieu 
Tel: (84.4) 719 9000

OV Club
Hanoi Horision Hotel
40 Cat Linh
Tel: (84.4) 733 0808
Paradise
30A Ly Thuong Kiet 
Tel: (84.4) 825 0959

Polite Pub
5 Bao Khanh
Tel: (84.4) 825 0959

Portraits
Hotel Nikko Hanoi 84 Tran Nhan Tong 
Tel: (84.4) 822 3535

R & R Tavern
47 Lo Su
Tel: (84.4) 934 4109

Red Beer
97 Ma May
Tel: (84.4) 826 0247

Rendez-Vous
136 Hang Trong 
Tel: (84.4) 828 9705

Safari
42V Ly Thuong Kiet 
Tel: (84.4) 916 5674
 
Seventeen Salon
98B Tran Hung Dao 
Tel: (84.4) 942 6822

Spotted Cow
23C Hai Ba Trung 
Tel: (84.4) 824 1028

Summit Lounge
Sofitel Plaza 1 Thanh Nien 
Tel: (84.4) 823 8888

Sunway Jazz Bar
19 Pham Dinh Ho 
Tel: (84.4) 971 3888

The Helmsman
Guoman Hanoi Hotel 83A L y Thuong Kiet 
Tel: (84.4) 822 2800

The Terrace
Press Club, 3 / F 59A Ly Thai To 
Tel: (84.4) 934 0888

The Wave Bar & Club
Sofitel Plaza Hanoi 1 Thanh Nien 
Tel: (84.4) 823 8888

Underground Bia Tuoi
1 Dinh Le
Tel: (84.4) 826 5545

Vine Wine Boutique Bar and Cafe 
1A Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho 
Tel: (84.4) 719 8000

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