Hanoi eating guide: International

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 - moved to Hanoi in 2016. At time of writing (2019) its successful Hanoi... Read more

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4P's Pizza, Hanoi
43 Trang Tien St, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

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West Lake - a guide to eating in Hanoi's expat enclave

If you’re spending more than a couple of days in Hanoi, it’ll be worth checking out the cafe and restaurant scene in the West... Read more

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. It's... Read more

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

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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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Cousins Restaurant, Hanoi

Cousins is a popular cafe restaurant set in a large colonial-style villa in Hanoi's West Lake area. it's a good escape from the... Read more

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Cousins Restaurant, Hanoi
15 Ngo 45 To Ngọc Van, Quang An, Tay Ho, Hanoi
+84 838 670 098

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Cugini Italian Restaurant, West Lake, Hanoi

A new Italian restaurant in Hanoi’s West Lake area. Good food, cool space and reasonably priced for the quality. Opened late in... Read more

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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Maison de Tet Decor, West Lake, Hanoi

A great escape on West Lake from Hanoi’s downtown intensity. In 2019, Maison de Tet Decor relocated to a new open villa space -... Read more

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Maison de Tet Decor, West Lake, Hanoi
Villa 18, Ngo 1 - Au Co, West Lake, Hanoi - right by Intercontinental Hotel
+84 96 661 13 83

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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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Panam' French Creperie, Hanoi

Tasty French owned creperie in a colonial era villa, a little away from Hanoi’s main tourist area. The area's worth exploring too. Read more

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Panam' French Creperie, Hanoi
26 Trương Hán Siêu, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

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