Even as a tailor, we often get questions about places to eat in Hanoi. For convenience, we would like to introduce through this article, based on the experiences of people born and raised in Hanoi.

PHO (Noodle soup)

Bat Dan beef noodle soup

Every morning when you stop by, you will be surprised by the long queue of people waiting to buy pho. The difference of this pho restaurant lies in the broth. After many generations, the taste of the bar, sweet and sweet mixed with esoteric spices makes people enamored. Add a little aroma of garlic vinegar, green onions and it is undeniably delicious.

Address: 49 Bat Dan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Ly Quoc Su noodle soup

It would be remiss not to mention Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su. This pho restaurant is available on many foreign food review sites. It is also the place visited by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Ly Quoc Su pho broth is not clear but yellow and is simmered from bones and lumps. The sweet taste is very natural without being harsh. Fresh beef, no smell. Because of the high price, every bowl is full of meat, eating one bowl is full for half a day.

Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Pho Hanh Lan Ong

This is a sidewalk restaurant that is always crowded. Open from 6pm, the menu of the restaurant includes all dishes related to chicken such as: Pho mixed with shredded chicken, shredded chicken sticky rice, shredded chicken vermicelli, shredded chicken noodle soup, boneless chicken feet, chicken salad… especially the mixed chicken noodle soup.

Address: 65 Lan Ong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Pho cuon Vinh Phong

One of Hanoi’s heirloom noodle shops in Ngu Xa village. Enjoying Vinh Phong noodle soup, diners will enjoy the soft, chewy outer rolls. In particular, the sauce here is always in the top “top sauce” in Hanoi.

Address: 40 Ngu Xa, Ba Dinh, Hanoi


Cha ca La Vong

La Vong grilled fish in Hanoi is an esoteric dish of the Doan family, established in 1871. La Vong cha ca is mainly made from fish and fruit, eated with rice-noodle. The fish is firm so it won’t break when stirring on the pan. Crunchy on the side, soft in the middle, well seasoned and delicious.

Address: 14 Cha Ca, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Bun cha hang Manh

With a relatively small area, at peak hours, diners have to go upstairs or have tables and chairs on the sidewalk. The name Dac Kim comes from the first owners of the shop in 1965. Up to now, the people taking over are the later generations in the family. The outstanding feature here is the sophistication in the selection of raw materials. In particular, pork must be three or underarms, after being chopped with a knife, it will be marinated with spices, onions, garlic and delicious fish sauce and then grilled on charcoal. Each serving of bun cha in Dac Kim is prepared quite well, with lots of meat and ranges from 50,000 to 60,000 VND.

Address: 1 Hang Manh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Bun cha Huong Lien (Bun cha Obama)

Before US former president Obama visited, Bun Cha Huong Lien was very famous for its very special taste. Along with that is the spacious space divided into 2 floors. The menu of Bun Cha Huong Lien is very diverse and rich, more than other bun cha restaurants. The vermicelli here has the broth just to eat, not too salty or too sweet. Grilled pieces, minced rolls are many, full and especially grilled just to eat without burning.

Address: 24 Le Van Huu, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi

Bun cha hang Quat

A rather small restaurant but is never empty of customers. The service attitude of the owner always shows enthusiasm and warmth. The sausage here is marinated with spices first, so the smell is very attractive when grilled, especially the ball. In particular, a serving of bun cha here is very full, with lots of meat and rolls, served with rice-noodles and dipping sauce.

Address: Lane 74 Hang Quat, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Rice-noodle with fermented shrimp paste (Bun dau mam tom)

A special feature of this noodle shop is the shrimp paste ordered by the owner in Thanh Hoa. Therefore, very fragrant shrimp paste has a pink color and is mixed in a unique way through the skillful hands of the owner. Rice-noodles and tofu are also carefully selected, soft, smooth tofu is taken from Mo village, rice-noodles must be pieces, small fibers sourced from Phu Do village. The most impressive point for the guests is that the tofu is never pre-fried, only fried when the guests arrive to ensure the crispy heat.

Address: 31 Hang Khay, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi


Nguyen Sinh

Banh Mi Nguyen Sinh is one of the first banh-mi restaurants opened in Hanoi. Although there are many recipes labeled with heirloom secrets, Nguyen Sinh’s most famous is liver pate bread. In addition, if you have time, you can choose many other types such as bacon, cold cuts, sausages… served with a plate outside. Because it is a long-standing bakery, it has its own flavoring secrets, so the price of Nguyen Sinh bread is also slightly higher than other places. The most impressive thing in Nguyen Sinh is the foie gras pate with a unique flavor that is not mixed with any other.

Address: 19 Ly Quoc Su, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Lan Ong

Lan Ong pate bread is one of the oldest and most famous bread shops in Hanoi with more than 30 years of age, once rated by foreign newspapers as one of the 10 best bread shops in Vietnam. The pate here is very special, very well made, both fat and fleshy, and absolutely no fishy smell prepared by the owner herself the night before, hot in the steamer to ensure the original flavor.

Address: 20 Cha Ca, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Mrs Dan

Appearing in Hanoi since 1979, Ba Dan bread belongs to the top of the oldest bread shops of the capital. According to the owner of the shop, in the past, the shop sold several thousand breads every day, which was quite normal. Over time, when many other bread shops sprang up, Ba Dan’s bread still retains its brand name with delicious pate.

Address: 34 Lo Su, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Other dishes

Xoi Yen Nguyen Huu Huan

Address: 35B Nguyen Huu Huan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Garlic swan

Address: 69 Hang Thiec, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Fried spring rolls

Address: Tam Thuong alley, Hang Bong, Hanoi

Wonton noodle Dinh Liet

Address: 9A Dinh Liet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

To Tich fruit beams

Address: To Tich, Hang Gai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Papaya salad, Ho Hoan Kiem street

Address: Ho Hoan Kiem street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi