Top 10 Restaurants in Hanoi’s Old Quarter that you need to dive in!

Hanoi not only has a rich cultural and historical background but also contains a unique cuisine, converging with the rice civilization of the Red River. Hanoi culinary is also the crystallization of the cuisine of all regions of the country, which is the absorption and acculturation of the quintessence of two French and Chinese cuisines through historical eras.

Therefore, when coming to the Old Quarter area, the heart of Hanoi, you can find countless options for your culinary preferences. From modern luxury restaurants serving the most finest dishes to local restaurants with traditional Vietnamese meals.

However, one thing is for sure, no matter what you’re looking for, Hanoi cuisine will leave you with nothing but absolute satisfaction. And here are the top 10 most unique restaurants that you will definitely need to try!


In Eastern culture, reaching cloud nine is likened to great happiness. That’s why the restaurant is called Cloud Nine due to a strong belief that after dining here you will feel extremely happy and satisfied. Located on the 9th floor and encased in walls of floor to ceiling windows, the restaurant’s 360 degree views across Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Red River are breathtaking and inspiring. Flooded with light and a feeling of openness, the concept of seeing the outside world is just as important as what is within.

The menu features the very best in authentic flavorful Vietnamese cuisine including dishes from all regions of the country as well as an extensive selection of favorite international fare. Creatively presented and technically exquisite each dish takes the diner on a culinary journey through food.
While no one knows for sure how the words Cloud Nine came about, there is one thing guaranteed that visiting Cloud Nine gives the feeling one is dining high in the clouds above Hanoi.

Cloud Nine Restaurant is honored to be a representative honored by TripAdvisor in the list of 10 best high-end restaurants in Vietnam in 2021 and 2022.

  • Address: La Siesta Premium Hang Be – 9th floor, No 27 Hang Be Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
  • Tel: (+84) 24 3929 0011
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  • Opening time: Breakfast – 06:30 – 10:00 – Lunch through to dinner from 11:30 – 22:00


With the desire to bring the unique cuisine of the homeland closer to international friends and raise the level of rustic dishes to a higher level, Red Bean Ma May has created a completely different view for visitors of Vietnamese dishes but still retain the identity and quintessence of the dishes in the restaurant’s layout.

The red beans menu is inspired by the traditional cuisine that underpins Red Bean’s delicious meals, delicately combining with modern Eurasian cuisine through a Fusion style between rare and popular ingredients, between sophisticated and minimalist processing as well as elegant but no less luxurious decoration.
Let Red Bean Restaurant take you on a culinary journey full of Eurasian flavors prepared in a Fusion style that stimulates the senses and taste buds by combining colors, flavors, and aromas. Exquisitely presented, vibrating all six senses of the audience.

  • Address: Ground floor La Siesta Classic Ma May, No. N94 Ma May Str., Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Tel: (+84) 24 3926 3641
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  • Opening time: Breakfast – 06:30 – 10:00 – Lunch through to dinner from 11:30 – 22:00


Located in the heart of Hanoi’s magnificent Old French Quarter, very close to Hoan Kiem Lake and the Opera House, Press Club offers the opportunity to enjoy unique dishes designed by the famous Michelin-starred chef. Frenchman, Mr. Alain Dutournier.

From the fine gourmet selection of foods to the location’s elegant design. The seamless service to the atmosphere of casual grace, not to mention our unique and award-winning cocktails.

  • Address: No.12 Ly Dao Thanh, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Phone number: (+84) 904 067 686
  • Opening time: 11:30 – 15:00, 18:00 – 22:00
  • Distance from our hotel: 1,5 km – 7 mins by car


Renowned for its exquisite French cuisine, impeccable service, and a selection of fine wines – crafted to perfection in taste and decor – Le Beaulieu unites the 120-year-old past of the Sofitel Legend Metropole in a new look, harmoniously combining polish, classicism, and modernity in white, yellow, and quartz blue tones.

Under the talented hands of experienced chefs, Le Beaulieu’s menu is sure to delight diners with a taste of authentic and contemporary French cuisine, where the beauty lies not in the sophisticated decor but also contains many interesting stories. With a collection of more than 600 brands and 100 varieties of Grand Cru Classé from leading brands from France and around the world, the cellar at Le Beaulieu deserves to be an unforgettable destination for wine connoisseurs.

  • Address: No. 15 Ngo Quyen Str., Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Phone number: (+84) 3826 6919
  • Opening time: 6:00 – 10:30, 11:30 – 14:30, 18:00 – 22:30
  • Distance from our hotel: 1,3 km – 6 mins by car


Essence Restaurant is here to make your special day a truly memorable one. Having an enjoyable and comfortable atmosphere in the heart of Hanoi, located on the 9th floor of Aira Boutique Hanoi hotel, possessing a great city view, the restaurant offers authentic Vietnamese dishes in an elegant, refined presentation.

Essence Restaurant will make your dining exquisite and bring you home with our carefully selected music and luxury interior design. Featuring exotic decor drawing on the aesthetics of both colonial Vietnam and cutting-edge contemporary design, Essence Restaurant is considered by many as a very adequate restaurant in Hanoi.

  • Address: No. 38 Tran Phu Str., Ba Dinh, Ha Noi
  • Phone number: (+84) 24 3935 2845
  • Opening time: 11:30 – 22:00
  • Distance from our hotel: 1,9 km – 8 mins by car


Located on Nam Ngu Street, La Badiane has long been a familiar address for those who love French cuisine and culture. La Badiane offers diners a luxurious, high-class French cuisine space under the dome of pre-colonial architecture. You can choose for yourself a seat in an open space, and enjoy the great peace and relief amidst the busy streets of Hanoi.

Not only are French dishes full of nobility and class, but at La Badiane, you can also enjoy the creativity and sublimation in cuisine with the chefs’ discoveries in the coordination of culinary ingredients. High-class French with specific indigenous spices such as anise, pepper, chili, coriander, cinnamon, cumin, and ginger…, to bring diners an explosion of flavor.

  • Address: No. 10 Nam Ngu Str., Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Phone number: (+84) 24 3942 4509
  • Opening time: 11:30 – 14:00, 18:00 – 22:00
  • Distance from our hotel: 1,9 km – 8 mins by car


Tung dining is a restaurant located in the center of Hanoi, right near the Grand Cathedral. This restaurant is considered a creative push in the heart of Hanoi capital with the model of the tasting menu.

Although it has only been open since the end of 2018, it has been more than 4 years now, but Tung dining has become a familiar and very famous name in the gourmet world. The products here are highly appreciated not only for their taste and appearance but also for their high culinary significance and significance. Tung Dining was honored to be in the top 100 best restaurants in Asia according to The World’s Best 50.

  • Address: No. 2C Quang Trung Str., Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Phone number: (+84) 859 933 970
  • Opening time: Tuesday – Sunday: 18:00 – 23:00
  • Distance from our hotel: 1,6 km – 6 mins by car


Coming to Duong’s Restaurant, diners will enjoy an elegant and charming menu designed by a talented and experienced chef, Chef Duong, the founder of Duong Restaurant, once entered the top 4 of Top Chef Vietnam. For many foodie, this restaurant cooks some of the best local food you can find in the old town.

The dishes of Duong restaurant are all rustic and traditional Vietnamese dishes, presented without being too fussy or complicated but still exuding the beauty of each ingredient in the dish. And if you want to take some of your Vietnamese cooking skills home with you, the restaurant also offers an extremely engaging and detailed cooking course.

  • Address: No. 27 Ngo Huyen Str., Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Phone number: (+84) 24 3636 4567
  • Opening time: 11:30 – 22:00
  • Distance from our hotel: 1,6 km – 6 mins by car


Established in 1994, Rice Bistro is where you can enjoy an exclusive experience of the Vietnamese culinary tradition redefined with Western flair. Rice Bistro brings diners to the flavor of the three regions across the country, with a unique flavor, and a rustic feeling, it contains the soul of wet rice civilization. The country stretches to 54 ethnic groups so every dish here is a story, a secret, a culinary culture of different regions.

Inspired by the rice grain developed on the menu, it is the way that Rice Bistro wants to show their respect for the precious roots – heavenly pearls, and wish them to be able to spread their fragrance, and fly further to show its beauty to International friends.

  • Address: No. 32 Hang Manh Str., Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi
  • Phone number: (+84) 24 3928 8912
  • Opening time: 11:30 – 22:00
  • Distance from our hotel: 800m – 10 mins by walk


Tam Vi is not the first restaurant that wants to create home-cooked meals, but you can hardly find a unique feature deep in the spirit of the dish like at Tam Vi. It is the feeling of familiarity, unusually idyllic, peaceful, and sweet. All combined together in a space full of nostalgia, modeled on the old Tonkin architecture.

The pure thought of a home-cooked meal is deeply embedded in Tam Vi’s sense, unlike anywhere else, nor associated with any model. It is the past, present, and future transmission. Tam Vi is a restaurant serving dishes from the North, based on the inspiration from the Dong Kinh period. Coming to Tam Vi to enjoy a rich Vietnamese meal such as spinach with soy sauce, or sour rib soup … are the experience of cuisine, space, and peaceful things of “home-made” happiness.

Address: No. 4B Yen The – Dong Da – Ha Noi
Phone number: (+84) 966 323 131
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Distance from our hotel: 1,5 km – 7 mins by car