From refined French fine dining options to down-to-earth local joints specialising in one type of dish, dining in Hanoi is something to savour and with our tried and tested list of the Top 10 Best Restaurants in Hanoi, you are sure to find something to suit.
La Verticale is a fantastic fine-dining restaurant housed in a colonial style mansion. The layout of the restaurant is special, with an open kitchen dominating attention, but the food doesn’t disappoint with a seasonal menu that reflects the herbs and spices of the region, produced using French techniques. Duck terrine, ratatouille, veal in tamarind, and Mekong fruits sorbet are all popular dishes here, while there is also a set menu with optional wine pairing. The wine list is excellent, the service diligent and the ambiance is suited to romance. There is also a roof terrace with excellent views across the city, best enjoyed after dinner with a nice cool drink. Opening Hours: 11:30 to 14:00 and 18:00 to 22:00 Tel: +844 3944 6317
Highway 4 is a restaurant everyone in Hanoi should visit at least once despite the terrible name. This stylish venue has classic Vietnamese furnishings, English speaking staff and a large menu running through Vietnam entire culinary heritage. The specials are highly recommended, particularly the cat fish spring rolls. Popular with locals and tourists, all food is served with plenty of local herbs which the restaurant tries to source sustainably. With separate sections in the menu for fire, wood, metal and water (relating to the cooking techniques) Highway 4 is perfect for large groups with disparate tastes. Tel:+844 3926 0639
Sen is a sophisticated restaurant serving a buffet dinner that will impress everyone even people who don’t usually like buffets! Located in the heart of the French Quarter, the ivory-colour scheme and neo-colonial architecture is a suitable match for the excellent seafood, oysters, sashimi, crab, escargot and Vietnamese spring rolls served inside. The service is seamless here and cost of the buffet is excellent value, especially considering it proximity to the Hanoi Opera House and several of the finest hotels in the city. There are three other branches of Sen in Hanoi but this is the best of the bunch. Opening Hours:18:00 – 22:00 Tel: +844 397 44 192