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

Hanoi eating guide

4P's Pizza, Hanoi

Saigon’s most popular pizza - Japanese owned 4P’s - has opened in Hanoi’s Old Quarter - not far from St Joseph’s Cathedral. Read more

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4P's Pizza, Hanoi
24 Lý Quoc Su, Hoàn Kiem District, Ha Noi - down the alley
+84 120 803 4444

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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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A La Folie Restaurant, Hanoi

A La Folie moved by Truc Bach Lake in 2016 - it's still one of our favourite places for a relaxed meal of French cuisine in a... Read more

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A La Folie Restaurant, Hanoi
9 Trúc Bạch, Ba Đình, Hà Nội,
+84 4 3976 1667

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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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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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El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse, Hanoi

The El Gaucho steak craze started in Saigon and then spread to the capital Hanoi, where it seems to be getting a reception every... Read more

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El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse, Hanoi
11 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi

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Green Tangerine Restaurant, Hanoi

Located bang in the heart of Hanoi’s traveller ghetto on Hang Be St. Green Tangerine’s inviting open courtyard is a welcome... Read more

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Green Tangerine Restaurant, Hanoi
48 Hang Be Street Hoan Kiem District Hanoi
+84 4 3825 1286

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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 Verticale Restaurant, Hanoi

La Verticale is French Chef Didier Corlou’s signature Hanoi restaurant - and it lives up to all the hype. Set in a narrow 1930s... Read more

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La Verticale Restaurant, Hanoi
19 Ngo Van So
, Hoan Kiem District
, Hanoi
+84 4 944 6317

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Luna d’Autunno, Hanoi

Luna d’Autunno has been serving Italian cuisine across various locations in downtown Hanoi since the 1990s. The interior of the... Read more

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Luna d’Autunno, Hanoi
27 Nam Ngư, Cửa Nam, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
+84 4 3823 7338

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Mediterraneo, Hanoi

Traditional Italian in a perfect location right by Hanoi’s historic St Joseph’s Cathedral. Leonardo has been serving Italian... Read more

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Mediterraneo, Hanoi
23 Nhà Thờ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội - right by St Joseph

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Pots 'n Pans, Hanoi

Pots ’n Pans is a social enterprise serving original, modern cuisine with Vietnamese roots. Very popular with tourists and... Read more

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Pots 'n Pans, Hanoi
57 Bui Thi Xuan Street Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
+84 (0) 439 4402 04

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The Moose and Roo Smokehouse, Hanoi

The Moose and Roo is a casual, airy, barbecue, in the grounds of the American Club in central Hanoi - a retreat for homesick... Read more

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The Moose and Roo Smokehouse, Hanoi
19-21 Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
+8443 939 24 70

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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