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

Hanoi eating guide

Bun Cha Dac Kim, Hang Manh

Bun Cha is another Hanoi specialty not to be missed and this little bun cha stop on Hang Manh St is one of the dish's best exponents. Read more

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Bun Cha Dac Kim, Hang Manh
1 Hang Manh St, Hanoi
043 8285022
 

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Bun Cha Huong Lien - aka. Bun Cha Obama

Bun Cha Huong Lien, aka, Bun Cha Obama, looks set to become a Hanoi shrine to the Obama presidency. It was already a popular local eatery serving... Read more

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Bun Cha Huong Lien - aka. Bun Cha Obama
24 Lê Văn Hưu, Phạm Đình Hồ, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam
+84 4 3943 4106
 

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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 came back several... 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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1946 Restaurant, Hanoi

1946 is a busy little Vietnamese restaurant in the Cua Bac area not too far from Ba Dinh Square. Read more

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1946 Restaurant, Hanoi
3 Ngo Yen Thanh, 61 Cua Bac, Hanoi
 

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Cha Ca La Vong, Hanoi

Hanoi’s original cha ca eatery. Cha Ca is a northern specialty consisting of river fish, turmeric, dill, peanuts, noodles and a fair load of oil.... Read more

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Cha Ca La Vong, Hanoi
14 Cha Ca St, Old Quarter, Hanoi
 

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Chim Sao Restaurant, Hanoi

Chim Sao is slightly away from Hanoi's main traveller area but it's well worth the 10 minute cab ride. It's the real thing in terms of Hanoi cuisine... Read more

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Chim Sao Restaurant, Hanoi
65 Ngo Hue, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
 

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Com Pho Restaurant, Hanoi

Not far off the southern end of Hanoi’s French Quarter, Com Pho is another busy Hanoi local eatery - a great place for an authentic no frills meal... Read more

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Com Pho Restaurant, Hanoi
29 Le Van Huu St, Hanoi
 

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Food Street - Tong Duy Tan St, Hanoi

Tong Duy Tan St, aka. Food Street, is slightly away from the traveller area of the city. It’s a stretch of simple, tasty, outdoor stalls with... Read more

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Food Street - Tong Duy Tan St, Hanoi
Tong Duy Tan St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
 

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Highway 4, Hanoi

Highway 4 is an old Hanoi favourite that's lost some of its ramshackle edge in recent years. Still a dependable stop for northern Vietnamese... Read more

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Highway 4, Hanoi
5 Hàng Tre, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi
(+84-4) 3926.4200
 

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Mau Dich 37, Hanoi

Mau Dich 37's quirky nostalgia for the impoverished days of Hanoi in the 1970s and 1980s makes for an intriguing and surprisingly tasty dining... Read more

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Mau Dich 37, Hanoi
37 Nam Trang, Ngu Xa, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
+84437154336
 

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New Day Restaurant, Hanoi

A great little local eatery on Hanoi's Ma May St. Packed for lunch and dinner with locals and travellers serving solid northern Vietnamese cuisine.... Read more

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New Day Restaurant, Hanoi
72 Ma May St Hanoi in the Old Quarter
 

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Ngon Restaurant (Quan An Ngon), Hanoi

The runaway success of Ngon (delicious) Restaurant in Saigon was bound to be duplicated in the capital and they’ve got the formula right once again.... Read more

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Ngon Restaurant (Quan An Ngon), Hanoi
18 Phan Boi Chau St, Hanoi
+84 4 3942 8162
 

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Pho Nam Ngu, Hanoi

A classic “hole in the wall” pho stall in a small lane not far from the train station. Surly owner and a loyal following - a classic Hanoi pho... Read more

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Pho Nam Ngu, Hanoi
7 Nam Ngu St, Hanoi - not far from Ngon Hanoi
 

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Quan An Ngon, Phan Dinh Phung, Hanoi

Another Quan An Ngon Restaurant has opened in a grand colonial building on one of Hanoi's most picturesque streets. Read more

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Quan An Ngon, Phan Dinh Phung, Hanoi
34 Phan Dinh Phung St, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
 

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Ray Quan, Hanoi

A quirky hole in the wall eatery that’s up close and personal with Hanoi’s railway line. Generous servings of local liquor help wash down a... Read more

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Ray Quan, Hanoi
8A Nguyen Khuyen, Dong Da, Hanoi
 

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Street Food - Hanoi

The view of Hanoi from the low tables and plastic stools of a street vendor is an essential city experience. And the food’s delicious and cheap too.... Read more

Xuan Xuan BBQ, Hanoi

Right in middle of the Ma May street tourist mayhem, Xuan Xuan  is perfect for a Hanoi-style, street-side BBQ. Read more

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Xuan Xuan BBQ, Hanoi
47 Ma May St, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
 

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What's On At Huong Giang Hotel

My Music My world

RockStore Hanoi

61 Mã Mây | Map
Fri Mar 31, 2017
10PM
RockStore presents: MY MUSIC MY WORLD by Dj Ngoc Mobile Phạm Doanh Ngọc Dj Ngoc Mobile back... Read more

Swing like it's the 1940s

Hanoi Rock City

27/52 Tô Ngọc Vân, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội | Map
Sat Apr 01, 2017
9PM
DRESS UP PARTY this Saturday !! Ladies and Gentlemen, dance like it's the 1940s with... Read more

Alex & Dan Guitar Duo -Tadioto -Chủ Nhật.

tadioto: art, bar, events

24B Tong Dan Street | Map
Sun Apr 02, 2017
8PM
(English below.) Tối chủ nhật tại Tadioto, bạn sẽ có một cơ hội thưởng thức những ca khúc... Read more

GingerWork 4th Birthday - Illustrious Hat Soiree - LỄ HỘI!

Gingerwork

Ho Tay | Map
Fri Apr 07, 2017
8PM
► ENGLISH BELOW ► Liên hoan văn nghệ mừng sinh nhật GingerWork - nhóm sáng tạo chủ chốt của... Read more