Hanoi is a well-known city of local and traditional food that attracts thousands of tourists every day. Not only the foreigners but also Vietnamese people from all over the countries travel to Hanoi for an opportunity to enjoy the special dishes. However, some people do not like to eat the local food on the street sides due to some uncertain reasons such as food hygiene, weather, ... so they tend to have a meal in restaurants for better experiences. 


1. Sen Restaurant (Western Lake)

Sen Restaurant was established in 2004 as the very first buffet restaurant chain in Hanoi as well as Vietnam. The processes from the ideas to the reality of Sen Restaurant was the result of researching, experiencing and studying the buffet restaurant models in the world. It took the founders a quite long time to train the cooks as well as prepare the recipes in order to bring the best dishes to the customers. In addition, Sen Restaurant was also designed carefully and classically with the target to create a warm, classy and antique space for people to enjoy food and Vietnamese cultures. Until now, Sen Restaurant chains include 4 branches in different areas in Hanoi, where thousands of people come to have a meal every day. It is obvious evidence that Sen Restaurant has succeeded in winning a good place in customers ’ hearts by the quality and hospitality they offered.

Come to Sen Restaurant, you will have a wide range of options for different kinds of food including appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. In this famous buffet restaurant, not only the delicious Vietnamese food (From northern, central and southern areas of Vietnam) but also the well-known global dishes are served here. With 150 dishes on the menu, you can enjoy whatever you are looking for in Sen Restaurants, and it is promised that you will only leave the restaurant with your full stomachs. Besides the variety, you can also trust the high quality and the cooking skills of Sen Restaurant. The ingredients for cooking are always new and super fresh, and the cooks will apply all the best skills to make sure the food is done perfectly and healthily. In addition, Sen Restaurant is the best place for families to gather for dinner thanks to a huge number of tables and comfortable spaces for the reunion. Therefore, a lot of families in Hanoi, as well as tourists, choose this buffet restaurant as their first choice. Moreover, the price ranges are also flexible and reasonable for local people as well as tourists, so you do not need to worry about anything, just come here for enjoying your meals.

Address: 614 Lac long Quan street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.

Opening time : 10:30 to 13:30 and 17:30 to 20:30

Price range : 300,000 VND to 500,000 VND/ person.


2. El Gaucho Steakhouse

Known as one of the most luxurious restaurants in Hanoi, El Gaucho Steakhouse is a high-class Argentina restaurant in the capital city of Vietnam. When you first step in this place, you will be shocked and fascinated by the fancy looks and the beautiful well-designed architectures here. Every single table, decorations and arranges in El Gaucho Steakhouse is calculated and well-prepared in order to bring the best classy experiences to the customers, and it will impress you at first sight. The services here are also fervor and considerate. The customers are treated like kings and queens in the palace with delicious meals. Therefore, El Gaucho Steakhouse was listed as one of the most luxurious and high-class restaurants in Hanoi.

El Gaucho Steakhouse is outstanding for its top-ranking and excellent steaks and wines. El Gaucho Steakhouse is so proud to tell people that their steaks are more outstanding and delicious than any others. The secrets come from their recipes as well as cooking methods to serve the best quality and nutritious steaks that can satisfy even the most difficult customers. In addition, you can order some other famous dishes to enjoy with steaks and wines such as sausages, salads and homemade bread. Come to El Gaucho Steakhouse and you will be completely impressed by the taste, the view, space as well as the manners and services. 

If you love check-in at the beautiful and well-concept places, then eating at El Gaucho Steakhouse will be perfect for you. You can not only enjoy your luxurious meals but also have great photoshoots in this fancy spaces. If you are worried about the prices, please do not hesitate to try because it is promised that the experiences you have here will completely satisfy you. The quality, as well as the hospitality of El Gaucho Steakhouse, will meet your expectations and demands.

Address: 11 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.

Opening time: 11:00 to 23:30 

Price range : 500,000 VND to 1,000,000 VND / person.


3. Lao Ngu Restaurant 

Located on one of the most crowded and busy streets of Dong Da district, Lao Ngu Restaurant was designed according to the Vietnamese concept to bring a calm and peaceful space for customers. Thank the concept, Lao Ngu Restaurant wants the customers to feel like home when eating here. The decorations and how the food is served to remind you of a normal family meal in daily life. Lao Ngu Restaurant was founded by a very experienced and skillful chef. The founder considers Buddhism and meditation as his lifestyle so he brings all his interests into Lao Ngu Restaurant. That is the reason why people feel calm and peaceful when they have a meal at Lao Ngu Restaurant, and also have the opportunities to view the paintings and calligraphy as the decoration of this place.

The most famous dish of Lao Ngu Restaurant is chopped fish which is cooked and eaten in different ways. According to the founder, the chopped fish is the traditional value and culture of Vietnamese cooking, so he wants to create different excellent dishes with this ingredient, and he also wants to introduce the traditional food to global tourists. In the menu of Lao Ngu Restaurant, people can find many dishes related to chopped fish and fishes. Besides that, there several special dishes such as seafood soup, jellyfish salad, stewed shrimp and crabs, … All of the dishes here seem to be very familiar with Vietnamese people, but they become very special, delicious and different by the hands of excellent cooks of Lao Ngu Restaurant. If you are looking for a homemade family meal with perfect tastes, please come to Lao Ngu Restaurant to enjoy the food with your beloved families and friends in a very peaceful space of simple lifestyle.

Address: 171 Thai Ha street, Dong Da district, Hanoi

Opening time: 9:00 to 22:00

Price range : 50,000 to 110,000 VND / person


4. Sashimi BBQ Garden

The name Sashimi BBQ Garden tells us a lot about this place. Sashimi BBQ Garden is a Japanese restaurant, and if you mention the list of great restaurants in Hanoi, you cannot miss Sashimi BBQ Garden. First of all, this place is popular on social networks for its architectural designs. The space is so magnificent and beautiful that it can make you feel like you are walking into a real restaurant in Japan. The concept and designs here also describe a lot of cultures and lifestyle of Japanese people in having a meal. With three large floors, Sashimi BBQ Garden is ready to serve a huge number of customers everyday anytime. The customers will never need to worry about out of tables when eating here.

In Sashimi BBQ Garden, there are two options for customers to choose: Buffet or Alacarte. If you choose a buffet, you can enjoy all the food as much as you want with the outstanding menu including sashimi, sushi, maki, gunkan, kushiyaki, … in the truly Japanese style. In addition, you can also enjoy the Japanese hotpot with spicy miso flavors and fresh veggies, beef, and seafood. All the dishes in Sashimi BBQ Garden are served in the best quality and conditions in order to satisfy all customers or even food reviewers. If you choose Alacarte, you can order all the dishes on the menu according to your demands. By offering Alacarte order, Sashimi BBQ Garden wants to give more opportunities for people who eat less. After trying all the main dishes here, you should start to taste desserts of Sashimi BBQ Garden with many delicious Japanese sweets. Sashimi BBQ Garden is a very suitable restaurant for customers in families or companies. 

Address: 2B Nguyen Thi Thap street, Thanh Xuan district

Opening time: 10:00 to 22:00

Price ranges : 200,000 to 350,000 VND / person


5. Jackson Steakhouse

Jackson Steakhouse locates in the central of Hanoi where they are proud of serving the most excellent and delicious dishes in the capital city. With the huge spaces, Jackson Steakhouse is always opened for a wide range of customers. The structure of the restaurant allows customers to choose their tables on the first floor with a modern and convenient bar, the second and third floor with deluxe spaces, the fourth floor with VIP dining rooms for workshop and meeting dinner. The well-trained staffs are always ready to serve you on every floor. The concepts, as well as spaces here, are fancy and beautiful in top luxurious restaurants in Hanoi.

With the range of prices of about 300,000 VND to 1,100,000 VND per person, people arrive at Jackson Steakhouse to enjoy excellent steaks, famous wines, and many other dishes. Even the most difficult customers have to agree that Jackson Steakhouse is perfect in not only food but also space, service, and experiences. Besides the main dishes and wines, customers are also fascinated by the desserts here. With the city center view, people can have great sightseeing and taking pictures at Jackson Steakhouse. Come and have dinner here, you will not regret it.

Address: 23J Hai Ba Trung street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Opening time: 9:30 to 00:30

Price ranges :  300,000 to 1,100,000 VND / person.


6. Rice Bistro

Just like the name, Rice Bistro is proud to be a Vietnamese kitchen where they serve Vietnamese food from northern, central and southern areas of the country. Each area will offer different special foods as well as cooking cultures, and tourists can enjoy all the variety and excellent tastes in Rice Bistro. With a number of great chefs, dishes with the best quality will always be ready whenever people come to Rice Bistro. The service is also a strong advantage of the restaurant, so it is the reason why a lot of people drop by every day, and Rice Bistro receives very good reviews on social networks.

The space of Rice Bistro is a very attractive location for people who are in need of a polite, clean and fancy restaurant. Rice Bistro ‘s decoration and design were inspired by the ancient Vietnamese architecture but in a very modern and active aspect. The rooms are always filled with light and well prepared so that whenever customers step in, they are experiencing the best conditions of the restaurant.

Address: 32 Hang Manh street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Opening time: 6:30 to 22:00

Price ranges : 50,000 to 100,000 VND / person.


7. Long Dinh Restaurant

Appeared in Hanoi for a very long time, Long Dinh Restaurant is still a very romantic and luxurious restaurant in the tops. Long Dinh Restaurant is specialized in Chinese food and offers customers a very warm, gentle and romantic space. The concepts, as well as the interior decorations, are followed the Western-style. Therefore, the Western and Asian elements combined to create a poetic and dreamy Long Dinh Restaurant. A lot of customers especially the females fall in love with this restaurant thanks to this space. Long Dinh Restaurant is very large in areas so it allows a lot of customers or even a conference meeting to take place here. Even this is a Vietnamese restaurant, but the chefs are super skillful in cooking and serving Chinese dishes. Therefore, if you love Chinese food, you should visit Long Dinh Restaurant a visit to experience the perfect tastes here yourself.

Address: 64B Quan Su, Tran Hung Dao street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi

Opening time: 10:00 to 23:00

Price ranges : 350,000 to 800,000 VND / person.


8. Hem Restaurant

The name Hem Restaurant ( Also known as Alley Restaurant in English) comes from the inspiration of Hanoi little alley. The whole space of Hem Restaurant is decorated with the dark silver color of walls and the brick pillars to create an antique space. The wood tables and chairs are designed to be suitable for the space of Hem Restaurant. The rooms are always filled with yellow light to bring a very vintage feeling. Everything turns Hem Restaurant into a little alley of the Antique Town of Hanoi with three floors. Just like the name, Hem Restaurant serves the customers with a lot of local dishes such as hotpot, rice, and many other Vietnamese traditional food. The ideal purpose of Hem Restaurant is to bring the customers feeling like they are eating at home. Close and warm are the feeling that the customers comment about this place. 

Address: 96 Chua Ha street, Cau Giay district, Hanoi

Opening time: 10:00 to 22:00

Price ranges : 150,000 to 300,000 VND / person.


9. Tunglok Heen

Known as one of the most expensive and luxurious restaurants in the Almaz central of food and entertainment, Tunglok Heen will make you shocked by the magnificent architecture like a palace in the movie. From the designs, decorations and even the interior furniture are very fancy and expensive. Tung Lok Heen wants to impress the customers from the first sight and treat them like kings and queens. Even space is decorated with very modern techniques but the inspiration of these is from Chinese style. It is the combination of the modern feeling and traditional Chinese style. Tunglok Heen also possesses a large space which is enough for thousands of customers to have dinner here.

Dimsum is the most popular dish that attracts customers to visit Tunglok Heen. With a strong and excellent team of chefs, Tunglok Heen offers the customers all the Chinese food with the best quality and tastes. Moreover, Chinese traditional wines of Tunglok Heen are also famous in Hanoi. Located in the center of residential areas of Vinhomes, Tunglok Heen is always crowded and busy with countless customer turns every day.

Address: Vinhomes Riversides, Long Bien, Hanoi

Opening time: 8:00 to 22:00

Price ranges : 250,000 to 5,000,000 VND / person.

10. French Grill - JW Marriott Hotel 

French Grill is a classy and fancy restaurant that belongs to JW Marriott Hotel. This restaurant only serves dinner from 18:00 every day. French Grill is following the French style including architectures, decorations, and even food. French Grill used to be listed as one of the best French restaurants in Hanoi, and until now French Grill still maintains that position. Cooking performance is what the customers expect the most in French Grill. In this restaurant, you can enjoy the excellent French dishes and watch the performances by the French Grill ‘s best cooks. Do not forget to drink French wine in French Grill because it will push the flavors of the food as well as the experiences in such a beautiful and luxurious space like this.

Address: 8 Do Duc Duc, Nam Tu Lien, Hanoi

Opening time: 18:00 to 22:30

Price ranges: From 990,000 VND / person.

These above are the top 10 best restaurants in Hanoi. Another Hanoi will be amazing via Hanoi street food too. Let's check it out together. 

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Hanoi: Guided Street Food Tour

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