Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi

Best restaurant in old quarter hanoi
Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi

Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi

Are you looking for a restaurant serving signature delicious dishes in Hanoi; having good service, reasonable prices, spectacular view and comfortable space; or maybe a famous long-established restaurant in the Old Quarter? If so, then this article is for you. Here, we will show you the Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi and hope you can make a choice for your trip.

1. Serving delicious local food


There are many local restaurants serving signature dishes in the Old Quarter. But in this article, we will recommend for you some outstanding restaurants that offer must-try dishes when you visit to Hanoi. And of course, the dishes are out of this world.

Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi
Cha Ca Thang Long

Cha Ca Thang Long specializes in one dish: Cha Ca. In fact, the chef uses hemibagrus fillet (hemibagrus is a kind of catfish), seasoned with garlic, ginger, turmeric and special sauce. After you place your order, the staff will help assemble and cook the ingredients using a sizzling pan on your table. You also get a plate of rice noodles, peanuts, chopped spring onions, parsley, shrimp paste sauce and red chili slices, all of which are meant to be mixed together with the bold. If you cannot eat shrimp paste, the restaurant also has special fish sauce for you. Place is full of tourists all the time, so you should come early or book a table in advance.

Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi
Cha Ca Thang Long

Rating: 4,5/5

Address: 21 Duong Thanh Street, Old Quarter, Hanoi

Operating hours: every day at 10:00 – 21:30

To read more reviews, you can go to Cha Ca Thang Long Tripadvisor

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Pho is one of the most delicious and iconic dishes in Vietnam in general. It’s a Vietnamese noodle soup made with four ingredients – clear stock, rice noodles, meat (beef or chicken), and fresh herbs. From humble sidewalk stalls to upscale restaurants, you can find it everywhere in Hanoi, but most of tourists and local people believe that the city’s best pho is served here at Pho Thin.
However, Pho Thin serves only beef. On the top of the bowl of Pho, you can see a lot of crunchy green onions. Inside the bowl, there are a lot of beef and some rice noodles. Besides, for more flavorful and tasty, you can add some chili sauce and lime.

Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi
Pho Thin

However, Pho Thin restaurant is a bit far from the Old Quarter. When you get off the airport, you may feel hungry and want to go to a restaurant right away, you can use a private transfer service. We will pick up you at the airport, take you to the restaurant and then return you to your hotel. So you can absolutely go to Pho Thin to enjoy the best Pho in Hanoi.

Pho Thin Lo Duc

Rating: 4,5/5. Read more reviews at: Pho Thin Tripadvisor

Address: 13 Lo Duc, Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi city

Open – close time: 6:00-20:30, daily

2. Beautiful and comfortable space

RED BEAN CENTRAL RESTAURANT – Top of the best restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi

Located just a short walk from Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the Red Bean Restaurant features superb Vietnamese cuisine in a high-end setting. They have set menus for different tastes, as well as a menu with your local favourites – such as Bun Cha and Pho – and a delicious variety of dishes from Western. Furthermore, they also offer a menu for vegetarians. Aside from offering some of the best food, they also have Twilight Sky Bar – where you can observe the spectacular view of the city from hight. Moreover, their drinks menu also has all your favourite cocktails, wines and freshly made juices. Red Bean deserves to be one of the Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi.

A luxury meal

(Inside the restaurant)

Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi
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(Twilight Sky Bar)

Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi
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Rating: 5/5. To read more reviews at: Red bean Tripadvisor

Address: 1 Cau Go Floor 7th, Hanoi La Siesta Central Hotel, Hanoi

Opening time: 11:30 – 22:00

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Green Tangerine Restaurant Hanoi is set on Old Quarter’s Hang Be Street, where diners can enjoy authentic Vietnamese and French haute cuisine in a quaint and green space. In here, you can stay away from the hectic city. In fact, the restaurant is a French villa fitted with rustic décor, bare brick walls and antique furnishings. Food-wise, Green Tangerine Restaurant Hanoi is renowned for its artfully presented dishes. Because of its popularity amongst tourists, we highly recommend booking a table before making your way to the restaurant.

Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi
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Rating: 4.0/5. To read more reviews at: Green Tangerine restaurant Tripadvisor

Address: 48 Hang Be Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Open-close time: 11:00 – 23:00 everyday

Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi
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3. Best service quality


Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi
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The Pizza 4P’s brand in Vietnam is synonymous with fantastic pizza. Because their restaurants are all among the best in their respective locations, so you can definitely count on them for consistency. Whenever possible, they source their ingredients locally, working with farmers to produce cheese and toppings for their mouth-watering pizzas. If you have a craving for pizza, don’t settle for just any place. Go to Pizza 4P’s for the best. Moreover, staffs here are very friendly and helpful. They also serve the food so fast. Customers who come here will not have to wait long.

Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi
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Rating: 4,5/5. To read more review at: Pizza 4P Tripadvisor

Address: 43 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Opening time: 10:00 – 22:30


the hanoi social club
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As the name would suggest, The Hanoi Social Club is a popular hangout among the hip and trendy socialites of Hanoi. They often have musicians in to perform, which makes for intimate shows in a relaxing atmosphere. The menu centres around Mediterranean cuisine, with many excellent options for vegetarians as well. Whether you’re looking for a spot for brunch or a place to spend the evening, this is a fine choice. Nothing better way than enjoying delicious dishes in a great music atmosphere. Toast with avocado and ricotta is a suggestion for you to try.

the hanoi social club food
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Rating: 4,5/5. Read more at: The Hanoi Social Club

Address: 6 Hoi Vu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Opening time: 8:00 – 23:00

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4. Famous long-established restaurants


bun cha huong lien hanoi
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Being a connoisseur of Hanoi cuisine, everyone has known Bun Cha Lien Huong restaurant. Opened in 1993, originally just a small food vendor on Le Van Huu Street. Been 26 years until now, Bun Cha Lien Huong has become one of the Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi. It is a star of the culinary capital. Already popular, this restaurant gained worldwide acclaim when President Obama and Anthony Bourdain ate Bun Cha together. Bun Cha – Barbecued Pork with Rice Vermicelli is one of the best Hanoi food specialty you cannot miss.

bun cha huong lien
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The dish consists of grilled pork strips and balls or Cha served over a bed of rice vermicelli noodles or Bun. Additionally, it typically comes with a plate of fresh Vietnamese herbs (lettuce, perilla, coriander, mint) and a bowl of dipping sauce. The pork balls are fatty, incredibly juicy and tasty. Fresh herbs (such as cabbage, rice paddy herb, beansprout, Vietnamese balm), noodles dipped into the special sauce, makes for an incredible harmony of flavors.

Rating: 4,0/5. Read more reviews at: Bun Cha Lien Huong Tripadvisor

Address: 24 Le Van Huu, Hanoi, Vietnam

Opening time: 10:00 – 19:00


Quan an ngon restaurant
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Established 15 years ago, Quan An Ngon is on top of the Best Restaurants in Old Quarter Hanoi. Then, in 2009, Quan An Ngon is the only restaurant in Hanoi to be in the Top 5 most popular restaurant lists in Vietnam announced by The Miele Guide. The restaurant serves traditional Vietnamese dishes, such as spring rolls, hot pot, Banh cuon, Bun rieu, … In order to make the space more cozier, the restaurant is decorated in Vietnamese old style with bamboo and lanterns. You will be a real Vietnamese person when come here.

Quan an ngon food
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Rating: 4.0/5. Read more: Quan an ngon Tripadvisor

Address: 18 Phan Boi Chau, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:45 – 22:00

5. Reasonable Price

We will offer you some restaurants serve good food with fair prices. Those restaurants will definitely suitable for backpackers or someone has a tight budget.


Mien luon dong thinh
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This restaurant is famous for being one of the best places in Hanoi to have eel. Unlike Japanese unagi where the eel is grilled, most eel in Vietnam is dried then deep-fried so it’s really crispy, very crunchy but still had that signature sweetness of the eel. In here, they serve eel in six different ways, but the star dish is Mien Luon Tron which is a mix of eel with glass noodles, fried garlic and shallots, cucumber slices, chopped peanuts, and fresh herbs and greens with just a shallow layer of broth made from eel bones and ginger.

Rating: 4.0/5. Read more: Mien Luon Dong Thinh Tripadvisor

Address: 87 Hang Dieu, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Operating Hours: 6:30 – 21:30, daily

Price: VND 55,000 for each dish ($2,6)


Xoi Yen Hanoi
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This restaurant is well – known for a dish called Xoi Xeo, which is a dish of sticky rice with mung beans and fried shallots, topped with a variety of different meats.  In fact, the rice’s yellow tint comes from turmeric which is mixed with water and glutinous rice. Mung beans are then peeled, steamed, pummeled, and rolled into balls before being mixed into the rice and topped with fried shallots, a tablespoon of liquid fat, Vietnamese pork sausage, Chinese sausage, egg, roasted pork, and chicken. Besides, it’s served with a side of Vietnamese cucumber salad. 

Xoi Yen Hanoi Food
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Rating: 4.0/5. Read more: Xoi Yen Tripadvisor

Address: 35B Nguyen Huu Huan Street, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi city

Operating Hours: 5:00 – 11:00

Price: 50,000 VND (about $2,5)

With the above information, have you made any choice for yourself in preparation for your upcoming trip? For an easier trip, you can take a look at our day – tour in Hanoi or food tour around Old Quarter. In addition, we have the local tour guides, who have experiences, understand deeply about Hanoi cuisine and know where to find all the restaurants above well.

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