Porte D'Annam - review by Rusty Compass
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Porte D'Annam

| 09 Sep 2015
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Porte D'Annam
22 Nha Tho St, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi right by the cathedral


Price guide: $$$

Our rating
09 Sep 2015

Porte d'Annam is chef Didier Corlou's 4th Hanoi restaurant and serves a selection of Vietnamese dishes with a spicy twist, right by Hanoi's St Joseph's cathedral.

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When I saw that Didier Corlou had opened yet another Hanoi restaurant, his fourth, I couldn't help but wonder whether he might be overextending himself. The former Sofitel Metropole chef can already count La Verticale, Madam Hien and a French bistro to his list of Hanoi creations.

Corlou has an eye for some of Hanoi's best French colonial era spaces and Porte D'Annam's no different - on one of Hanoi's most visually pleasing streets right by St Joseph's Cathedral.

Port D'Annam is a direct pitch to travellers passing through Hanoi.

For all that, Porte D'Annam is an easy and convenient Vietnamese option. I've enjoyed several meals here. The menu is more limited than than most Vietnamese restaurants - but that may not be a bad thing.

The set lunch is good value and tasty - a very convenient Hanoi lunch stop.

If you're around the cathedral and want a break from the copious street stalls of the area in more upscale surrounds, give Port D'Annam a try.

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