Places to eat in Hanoi

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    Com Chay Nang Tam: Veggie's Paradise

    by King_Golo Updated Jun 21, 2015

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    The number one vegetarian restaurant in Hanoi is Com Chay Nang Tam . Every dish is vegetarian – but they still taste like meat. The majority of them is made of tofu. I went there only once and found the food alright - but I'd always prefer real meat to "tofu meat".

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    Hang Be Market: Street Food 1

    by Avieira67 Updated Jan 20, 2015

    This amazing market, located in the Old town, is a good place to try local food.
    I have tryed several dishes, including tofu, meat, fish, rice and vegetables. I have find the food good as well the service

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    City View Cafe: Not the highest but the best view :)

    by akkipaa Updated Jan 5, 2015

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    If you like to calm down after colorful shopping in the markets just take a drink, beer or cafe in City View Cafe. There are more restaurants in the complex like Highland's Cafe, Hoa Long and Avalon, but from the top you have a nice view to Old Town and Hoan Kiem Lake. The cafe is close to Water Puppet show arena, so you can relax before, after or take whole round with both. One of my favorites in Hanoi, definitely.

    City View Cafe Huan Kiem Lake View from the City View
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    Helio Coffee: Helio Coffee

    by Gili_S Written Oct 5, 2014

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    I assume there are other Helio Coffee shops around Vietnam, anyhow this cafe is located at the Vietnam Museum of Ethology. We only used it to cool down on a hot day after visit the museum, sometimes you just need to cool down in a place with air-conditioning, the coffee price is minor issue.
    So we just took the offer of the museum ticket to have some discount coffee here, the ice-coffee was ok but nothing special. In Vietnam they take their coffee very seriously, but I have much better coffee’s around for less the price of this place.

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    Everywhere: Some street food

    by Gili_S Written Sep 20, 2014

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    Hanoi is a city of street food, in every corner you can find something to have a snack, from very local noodle soup and rice dishes to French style baguettes. Sometimes having the cheapest Phở on the street can be the best choice as long as they serve it with cold beer.

    Favorite Dish: Phở

    Chicken Phở

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    Café 129: Breakfast

    by Gili_S Written Sep 20, 2014

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    This is not a usual place I would go to, but sometimes you are just too tired to look and search for the right place and cafe 129 seems to be ok at that moment. We stopped here for late breakfast and it was rather nice. At list it was prepared all fresh and was very cheap. See image 3 for our breakfast

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    Le-petit Bruxelles: Belgium place

    by Gili_S Written Sep 19, 2014

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    Sometimes you feel that living on local food 3 times a day is just too much, we found out this Le-petit Bruxelles restaurant in a very small street somewhere and decided to give it a try. The owner is from Belgium and so you expect it to have its home background qualities. Service was kind, I was ordering some pork and was happy with it.
    Of course the prices of this places were above average but still affordable and not any of a rip off.
    However, even they have on the menu few great Belgium beers, I have those enough in Europe, so I was drinking local beer here as always I try to do while travelling.

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    Trung Nguyen Coffee: Trung Nguyen Coffee

    by Gili_S Written Sep 17, 2014

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    Vietnam is very proud of its coffee and sees itself as a coffee country.
    However, for us from the west the coffee culture and flavours are somehow deferent and needed to get used to it, and one is when having coffee, for example at your hotel breakfast, be ready for it to be very black and strong to the standard you might be used in your country.
    I found out that the Trung Nguyen Coffee is one of those places that can provide you, if you wish, also classic European style coffee, if you really miss it sometimes. Add to this that the café house is air-conditioned and free WiFi it was nice place to have a break from the heat of the day and check out the news online.

    Best cappuccino in Hanoi

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    Hoa Vien: Best Brewery in the country

    by Gili_S Written Sep 17, 2014

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    Hoa Vien is my favourite brewery in Vietnam.
    I have been to two of them (other in Mui Ne) it is not the cheapest one by local standard, but it’s unique with its own fresh brewed beer.
    The used Czech technology in brewing and the style of their beers are very similar to Pilsner in Czech.
    I like the white lager beer and they have also classic dark lager.
    The kitchen is combined Czech or European style with few Vietnamese classic dishes as well.

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    The Pho Bat Dan: The Pho Bat Dan

    by Gili_S Written Sep 17, 2014

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    The Pho Bat Dan is probably one of the most if not the most popular Pho place in Hanoi. It seems there is always queue here which is a good sign but it worth the waiting. Because it is so busy, it is not the traditional place where you take your sit, they serve you and then you pay. Here is it like fast food style, you queue, you order, you pay, you get your dish and go to sit, if you find any free space. People eat in or take away in this place, for you as a tourist I surely recommend to eat in. I enjoyed the beef Pho here eating in a large table joint with many locals, it is one unique experience for the traveller, so don’t miss it while visiting Hanoi.

    The queue at Pho Bat Dan Dining at the large table like local :) My delicious dish
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    Bun Bo Nam Bo: Bun Bo Nam Bo

    by Gili_S Written Sep 17, 2014

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    This is one of the most famous and popular street food restaurants on Hanoi.
    The Bun Bo Nam Bo located in the Old Quarter on the 67 Hang Dieu Street, you cannot miss it.
    Their speciality here is not the common and popular Pho, but a unique southern style of rice-noodle dish. It was one of my top lists of foods of Hanoi.
    Recommending also washing it with local beer, I had Hanoi beer, make the meal even better.

    The dish I had :)
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    Chim Sao: One of the best!

    by King_Golo Updated Aug 28, 2014

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    One of the best restaurants in Hanoi is Chim Sao in a small lane (Ngo Hue) that branches off Hue street. The food is superb and the atmosphere is really nice (you sit on bamboo mats on the floor and there are different photo exhibitions). The prices are above average, but it’s worth every penny.

    Favorite Dish: Try the banana flower salad!

    Trading French fries in Chim Sao
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    Highway 4: Get your Kicks on Route 66 - eh, Highway 4

    by King_Golo Updated Aug 28, 2014

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    Highway 4 is - according to its website - "leading the culture of urban dining". While I won't try to judge this claim, I can say that it is a very good restaurant. Or should I say "restaurants"? There are now seven Highway 4 restaurants scattered all over Hanoi! They are very popular among tourists as well as Hanoians, so you might find it a good idea to reserve a table (ideally on their roof terraces which are perfect for a nice evening). Highway 4 offers lots of good food which they call "the future and progression of Vietnamese culinary traditions" as well as a wide selection of spirits, mostly with very healthy extra ingredients… Find out yourself!
    Addresses:
    5 Hang Tre
    25 Bat Su
    31 Xuan Dieu
    54 Mai Hac De
    575 Kim Ma
    101 Vo Van Tan
    111 Ba Trieu

    Favorite Dish: several

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    several: Tasty fried meat

    by King_Golo Updated Aug 28, 2014

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    For something typical Hanoian try out the narrow lane Tam Thuong that branches off Hang Bong street. You’ll find many food stalls that offer Nem Chua Ran (pronounced Nem Chewa Zun), which is fried meat that you dip in chilli sauce and eat with cucumber. The smell alone will water your mouth!

    Favorite Dish: Nem Chua Ran - they don't have anything else!

    Tam Thuong lane
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    no name: The best nem in town

    by King_Golo Updated Aug 28, 2014

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    Speaking of Nem (spring rolls a la Vietnam): the best place to eat Nem is 1, Hang Manh street. The place doesn’t have a name, but it’s a three storey restaurant that is usually pretty crowded. If you find a seat, try out Nem or Bun Cha, a very good soup.
    By the way, Vietnamese spring rolls are totally different from Chinese spring rolls - this alone should be a reason to try them!

    Favorite Dish: nem

    Home made nem
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