An independent selection of the best eateries from fine dining to street food in Hanoi, from Rusty Compass. No paid endorsements.

Hanoi eating guide

Reng Reng Coffee, Hanoi

Quirky Hanoi at its best - hidden away down an alley with no signage. A fairly cool reception on arrival too. Great coffee. Read more

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Reng Reng Coffee, Hanoi
12 Lý Nam Đế, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi - down the alley
+84 93 365 31 01

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Maison de Tet Decor, West Lake, Hanoi

A great escape from Hanoi’s intensity. Open villa space by West Lake. Great breakfast, coffee and all-day cafe-style dining. By... Read more

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Maison de Tet Decor, West Lake, Hanoi
Villa 156 Tu Hoa, Nghi Tam, Ho Tay, Hanoi
+84 96 661 13 83

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Cafe Cho, Hanoi

This little hole in the wall in the heart of  Hanoi's Old Quarter gets high marks for coffee, ambience and people watching. We... Read more

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Cafe Cho, Hanoi
Ngo Cau Go, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi - not far from Hoan Kiem Lake

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Bar Betta, Hanoi

Hanoi's nostalgia fest is celebrated in earnest at Bar Betta, a wonderfully quirky cafe not far from the Fine Arts Museum. Read more

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Bar Betta, Hanoi
34C Cao Ba Quat, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
+844 3734 9134

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Cafe Nola, Hanoi

Cafe Nola is a well hidden sanctuary of calm at the centre of the tourist area in Hanoi's old quarter. Read more

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Cafe Nola, Hanoi
89 Ma May , Hanoi - down an alley.
+84 169 608 4195

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Cong Caphe, Hanoi

Cong Caphe is a popular coffee chain that’s taken Hanoi by storm with its rustic, military chic decor. The capital is now packed... Read more

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Cong Caphe, Hanoi
32 Dien Bien Phu St, Ba Dinh, Hanoi

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Cousins Restaurant, Hanoi

By Hanoi’s West Lake, Cousins is a favourite cafe restaurant with the city’s expats and a nice escape from the intensity of... Read more

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Cousins Restaurant, Hanoi
3 Quang Ba Tay Ho, (West Lake) Ha Noi
+84 123 867 0098

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Hanoi House Cafe, Hanoi

One of three delightful cafes that overlook Hanoi’s St Joseph’s Cathedral. Good for a light meal, Hanoi House is more a... Read more

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Hanoi House Cafe, Hanoi
Upstairs, 47A Ly Quoc Su St, Hanoi

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Hanoi Social Club, Hanoi

Hanoi Social Club is a little outpost of Melbourne's cafe scene in a stunning French colonial villa in downtown Hanoi. Great... Read more

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Hanoi Social Club, Hanoi
6 Hoi Vu St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
+844 39382117

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KOTO Restaurant, Hanoi

Koto is a great place for a meal or a drink close by Hanoi’s Temple of Literature. And this is no ordinary restaurant. Founded... Read more

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KOTO Restaurant, Hanoi
59 Van Mieu St, Dong Da District, Hanoi - across from the Temple of Literature
+84 4 3747 0337

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La Place Cafe, Hanoi

Overlooking St Joseph’s cathedral in a classic colonial era space with original tiles and a great vibe. Good cafe food and... Read more

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La Place Cafe, Hanoi
4 Au Trieu St, Hanoi - near Cathedral
+(844)9285859

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Manzi Cafe and Art Space, Hanoi

Manzi is cafe - cum - gallery in a beautiful colonial era villa. More about a quiet drink than a meal. Read more

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Manzi Cafe and Art Space, Hanoi
14 Phan Huy Ich, Hanoi
+844 3716 3397

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Puku Cafe, Hanoi

This is an old Hanoi favourite reincarnated in a larger spot on Tong Duy Tan St - aka. food street. While “food street” is... Read more

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Puku Cafe, Hanoi
16/18 Tong Duy Tan Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi
+844 3938 1745

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Thuy Ta Cafe, Hanoi

Thuy Ta Ice Cream, right on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake, is a Hanoi institution. Predating the North's independence from France... Read more

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Thuy Ta Cafe, Hanoi
1 Le Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
+ 84438286290

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Tranquil Books and Coffee, Hanoi

Good coffee, peace and quiet, books and occasional unplugged tunes, in a cosy Hanoi space. Read more

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Tranquil Books and Coffee, Hanoi
5 Nguyễn Quang Bích, Cửa Đông, Hanoi
+84 98 938 45 41

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Xofa Cafe, Hanoi

Hanoi’s second 24 hour cafe, Xofa, is in a cool colonial style space - right by the original 24 hour cafe, Puku, on Tong Duy Tan... Read more

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Xofa Cafe, Hanoi
4 Tong Duy Tan St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
+84 4 3717 1555

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What's On At Huong Giang Hotel

HNCC Rec-Xit: Leaving Party Weekend

Rec Room

Hanoi Creative City (Tầng 20), số 1 phố Lương Yên | Map
Fri Jul 21 till Sun Jul 23, 2017
TIẾNG VIỆT PHÍA DƯỚI *** Sad news everyone! The highest venue in town is coming to an abrupt... Read more

Guilty Pleasure - Guns n Roses Tribute night

Hanoi Rock City

27/52 Tô Ngọc Vân, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội | Map
Sun Jul 23, 2017
9PM
Sự trở lại của đêm nhạc Guns n Roses !! Hãy đắm chìm với chúng tôi trong các bản nhạc tồn... Read more

Đêm nhạc đương đại ngẫu hứng| A Contemporary Concert

Manzi

14 Phan Huy Ích | Map
Mon Jul 24, 2017
8PM
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ENGLISH Giọng và Điệu – Đêm nhạc đương đại Ngẫu hứng với nhóm The... Read more

Mosaic: Quan / Hlib

Savage

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Fri Jul 28, 2017
11PM
July’s mo:sa:ic features two heavyweight techno acts. Expect an abnormal atmospheric shift in... Read more