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Wondering what to lớn 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. Kiểm tra out our favorite Hanoi restaurants, cafes, bars & street food because you won’t want khổng lồ 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 và cars whiz by haphazardly. There aren’t many crosswalks and the relative few are more suggestive than heeded.

In fact, we jokingly refer to 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 lượt thích 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 and is something you must eat in Hanoi Vietnam. This is a city that takes the phrase “street food” seriously – food is literally everywhere. Each block has dozens of cafes, with diners spilling on khổng lồ sidewalks littered with tiny plastic chairs representing every primary màu sắc of the rainbow & 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 & 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 vị not have lớn worry about being hungry during your visit. Long story short – there’s lots of great street food lớn eat in Hanoi with or without a Hanoi street food guide.

Hanoi Food Guide | Where to Eat in Hanoi

The food options in Hanoi are seemingly endless. We ate these Nem at Bun thân phụ Hang Quat.

Finding good food in Hanoi is the opposite of a challenge. Instead, at least for visitors, the challenge is knowing what & where khổng lồ 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 lớn find the best Hanoi restaurants and 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, đến 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 lớn eat in Hanoi during your visit. There’s no shortage of wonderful food to lớn eat in Hanoi, & 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 a different spot on the same block. The risk is low but the rewards can be delicious.

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

Any visitor lớn Hanoi will quickly find out that the number one thing to vị in Vietnam’s capital thành phố is to eat. The city has over 7.5 million residents, many of whom eat out on a daily basis, & 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 và 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 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 vị whenever we’re in Hanoi. Any time we wonder what to 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 lượt thích 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 và 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 to 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 bát Đàn is located at 49 chén 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 và wooden benches.

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

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

Watch our Hanoi Pho đoạn phim to see us in action eating some of Hanoi’s best Pho.

Eating phụ vương 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 thân phụ Ca Phan. Phụ thân 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 phụ thân Ca may be the most chất lượng food to try in Hanoi.

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

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

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

If Pho is Hanoi’s number one dish, then Bun cha is easily number two when it comes lớn being a Hanoi local food favorite. Và who can blame the locals for loving this dish where grilled pork and rice noodles are the stars and fresh herbs, sliced papaya, red chili và 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 cha video to see the full Bun phụ vương dining experience.

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

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

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

Nicknamed Bun thân phụ Obama after the former US President ate here, Bun cha Hurong Lien serves Bun phụ thân and beer to a steady crowd of local diners & gawking tourists.

Fun FactBun thân phụ achieved international fame when Anthony Bourdain and Barak Obama sat on little chairs khổng lồ 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 and surly service. Even still, it’s a fun spot lớn eat Bun phụ thân amid photos of two of Hanoi’s most acclaimed visitors.

Bun phụ vương 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, hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Sticky rice may be the ultimate Hanoi comfort food. We especially like the version at popular xoi Yen where they flavor the glutinous rice with green mung bean paste & 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, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

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

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

Unlike Pho & 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 nam Bo, be sure to showroom fresh lime juice và chili sauce for maximum flavor.

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

For the uninitiated, Muscovy ducks are indigenous in the Americas and 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 lớn noodle dishes.

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

Hạnh Ngan Dé is located at 63 Cửa Bắc, cửa hàng Thánh, bố Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

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

As hard as we tried, we never found the best Banh ngươi in Hanoi, though we ate several in our noble quest. They were all good but not great. Though our quest continues for Banh mi 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 mày 25 in Hanoi’s old quarter. We also shared a decent Banh mày with paté at bánh mỳ Bà though the flavor profile oddly skewed sweet over savory. Ironically, our favorite Banh mi 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, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.Bánh Mì̀ Bà Lan is located at 8 Chả Cá, mặt hàng 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 và green herbs 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 & 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 lớn you.

Watch our Hanoi Pho Cuon 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 call 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 and sautéed green vegetables. Considering that we dubbed these squares as “little pillows of yumminess”, it’s fair to lớn 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 và eating Banh Cuon for the first time at Banh Cuon ba Hoanh. We had never eaten this dish before, and we immediately fell in love with the big pieces of fermented rice noodles served with fresh herbs and 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, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Diners can be separated into two groups – those who love snails và 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 & 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 to Hải phòng 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 lớn our Hanoi visit, & 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 like mung beans, red beans, fruit và tapioca beads.

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

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

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

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

Hanoi restaurant food options range from elevated Vietnamese classics lớn global food from around the world. If you stay for more than a few days, you should check 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, nước australia and the US.

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

We enjoyed our meal that started with roasted king scallops and a caesar salad & 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 khổng lồ western restaurants. However, if you’re hankering for a steak & have the budget, Angelina is an excellent spot to 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 & 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 and 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 like 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 và 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 & Sanae Masuko, the pizza chain’s Japanese owners, have introduced a farm lớn 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 value, 4P’s delivers.

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

We don’t normally consider diner fare lớn be a splurge, but western food comes at a premium in Hanoi. This is a city 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 & fries. It’s inevitable.

Pro TipThis diner is mở cửa nightly until midnight, making it a great western way lớn start or end 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 menu filled with American comfort food favorites lượt thích chicken & waffles and macaroni & 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 và were so impressed that we filmed a clip about the chocolate lover’s heaven. Needless khổng lồ say, we were beyond ecstatic khổng lồ 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 & beverages. Featuring the company’s farm-to-bar chocolate, these pastries và drinks are exquisitely composed and bursting with chocolate.

Popular items include the signature chocolate tart and 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. To say we love this drink is an understatement.

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

Drinks are an integral part of life in Hanoi since it’s important lớn 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 lớn 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 coffe in Hanoi was no exception.

Though we weren’t sure what to lớn 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 & steamed fresh milk.

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


Kafeville was our favorite coffee shop in Hanoi for both drinking and working before it relocated. Beyond the high quality of the coffee itself, Kafeville was also a great spot khổng lồ work at a table or chillax. The staff was both professional và friendly, mạng internet was fast and the latte art was photo-worthy.

UpdateKafeville moved khổng lồ 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, cha 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 to 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, trả 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, cafe Pho co is worth the extra effort for the view alone. Showroom intriguing drink options lượt thích Yogurt Coffee & Egg Coffee (see below), & this cà phê is not to be missed,

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

Cafe Pho teo is located at 11 hàng Gai, sản phẩm Trống, trả 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 và Books makes us feel tranquil. Dedicated lớn lovers of coffee và books, the quiet bi-level coffe is a great place khổng lồ work while enjoying crafted coffees và fruity concoctions.

Tranquil comes alive at night, especially on open mic nights when musicians và other artists perform khổng lồ a friendly crowd. Check the cafe’s calendar for mở cửa mic nights và other special events.

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

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

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

Gấu Coffee is located at 33 mặt hàng 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 khổng lồ offering a herbal alternative khổng lồ coffee, Hanoi tea houses provide zen retreats from the busy city.

Thưởng Trà Quán

** Important Update – Thưởng Trà cửa hàng has permanently closed. **

Proving that coffee shops are not the only secret spots in Hanoi, Thưởng Trà quán is a hidden oasis in the center of Hanoi. This traditional tea siêu thị 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 quán was located at 2E Tông Đản, Lý Thái Tổ, trả 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 and ginger.

Pro TipTake a quick walk to lớn 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 và 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 và cheese over a base of strong coffee.

Crowds flock for the chance lớn drink Nguyen’s concoction even though imposters line the street in an attempt to lớn 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 phim to find out more about this quality Hanoi coffee dessert.

Giảng cafe 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 city yet. Fast forward khổng lồ the present và thing have changed in a big way.

Hanoi now has an active craft beer scene with breweries lượt thích FURBREW, busy brewpubs and bustling bars. We taste-tested a good bit of beer for ‘research purposes’ and these are our favorite places to lớn 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 about the brewery và its quality beer flavors. After multiple visits at the Hanoi brewpub, we’re pleased to lớn 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 và 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 like chicken wings and chips. For day drinkers, snacks are không lấy phí for those who order full pours, pints và flights between 3 pm và 7 pm.

Pasteur Street Brewing Company is located at 1 Ấu Triệu, hàng Trống, hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Overlooking Truc Bach Lake, Standing Bar is a full-service bar with an admirable selection of local beers & 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 like fat chips and yakitori for those who prefer lớn eat while they drink. We shared an order of fat chips and found them khổng lồ be tasty as well as fat.

Standing Bar is located at 170 Trấn Vũ, Trúc Bạch, bố 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 và 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 like mojitos, caipirinhas và daiquiris. But keep reading the expat-friendly bar’s menu to 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 be missed. Half the fun of mixologist Pham Tien Tiep’s unique 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 & honey.

Nê Cocktail Bar is located at 3B Tống Duy Tân, sản phẩm Bông, trả Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

Hanoi Food Tour Video

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

Things To bởi vì In Hanoi

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

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

Where lớn Stay in Hanoi

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

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

What are the top foods to eat at Hanoi restaurants?

Top Hanoi foods include Pho, Bun phụ thân and Egg Coffee. You’ll want khổng lồ 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 to lớn avoid dining disappointment.

How many Hanoi restaurants have Michelin stars?

Hanoi does not currently have any Michelin-starred restaurants.

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


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

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