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

Hanoi eating guide

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 night the menu... 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 cool space. 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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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 food and drinks. Some... Read more

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

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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 downtown. It's around 15... 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 bit as warm. Like... 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 oasis from the bustling... 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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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 in the mid 1990s by... 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 villa, the menu is... 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’Autonno, Hanoi

Luna d’Autunno has been serving Italian cuisine in downtown Hanoi since the 1990s, across various locations. The interior won’t win any design... Read more

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Luna d’Autonno, 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 food in Hanoi since... 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 groups, the feel 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 travellers. 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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The Hanoi Social Club

6 Hội Vũ, Hoàn Kiếm | Map
Wed Feb 22, 2017
9PM
Tiếng Việt ở dưới It's that space just after consciousness. Just before sleep. Somewhere in... Read more

Let's fall in love at 88 Lounge

88 Lounge

88 Xuân Diệu | Map
Sat Feb 11 till Sat Feb 25, 2017
LET'S FALL IN LOVE AT 88 Lounge -English version is below- Điểm đến ngọt ngào cho ngày lễ... Read more

Redroom Sessions - Puddles

HRC Tô Ngọc Vân

27 / 52 To Ngoc Van | Map
Thu Feb 23, 2017
9PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kwgZgEsRKDs Redroom Sessions introducing Puddles: Three... Read more

HRC Live

HRC Tô Ngọc Vân

27 / 52 To Ngoc Van | Map
Fri Feb 24, 2017
9PM
Another Friday night with a big line up with 4 live acts - Etienne Rousseaux: A charming... Read more