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La Badiane

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French, International, Fusion, Vietnamese, Asian fusion
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10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3942 4509
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Created in December, 2008, by three French friends, Minh Spielmann...
Created in December, 2008, by three French friends, Minh Spielmann, Benjamin Rascalou & Anthony Balenci, La Badiane -French for the Star Anise spice- is heralding its claim to be one of the best restaurants in Vietnam dedicated to fusion of flavors and international gastronomy. Surrounded by harmonious leaf plants, & walls predominantly white alternating with carefully chosen vivid colors, the place provides for a true feeling of calm and elegance, which gathers the best conditions to let your senses express themselves. When coming in, an open-sky corridor planted with luxuriant vegetation leads you towards the heart of the restaurant. One’s attention will be instantly caught by the multitude of perfumes & aromas flowing out of the open front kitchen. Then, depending on your mood & weather permitting, you can have your meal in the airy Patio, calm, convivial & surrounded by photographic art works. For a more intimate setting with warm colors you can choose one of the three air-conditioned rooms located between the ground and the first floor. At la Badiane, all is about food but there’s also great attention paid to the service and the overall atmosphere, so that we make sure you enjoy every aspect of your meal. La Badiane, top 500 Restaurants in Asia by Miele Guide and “Certificate of Excellence” by Trip Advisor in 3 consecutive years 2012, 2013 and 2014 will never fail to satisfy you. Moreover, at this very same “picky” travel community, there were more than 300 upvotes as “EXCELLENT” for La Badiane – a formidable rating which can only be seen for top-end restaurants.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice ambience & good lunch set menu

I looked online and decided I'd go for their set lunch menu as it included an appetizer, main or salad or pasta, and dessert for $18. So it's more than most meals here but a great deal for lunch. I sat up in an air conditioned room, but the downstairs patio looked nice too. I had their spring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Beijing, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The restaurant is located in a nice old house of the old Hanoi city, which is both charming and elegant. However, the food itself is quite ordinary (with the exception of the deserts, above average) and does not come up to the price it requests.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I looked online and decided I'd go for their set lunch menu as it included an appetizer, main or salad or pasta, and dessert for $18. So it's more than most meals here but a great deal for lunch. I sat up in an air conditioned room, but the downstairs patio looked nice too. I had their spring rolls (it... More 

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I first went to La Badiane in 2012 and I remember the dinner as being perfect in all possible ways, but for a ton of reasons I haven’t been back since – until now. I recently had dinner there again – a pleasant business dinner in good company. And maybe it was my high expectations or maybe my memory was... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It was superb in every way, oh perhaps the decor was a little tawdry. Amazing food, excellent service. We are from Melbourne, Australia which has some top Chefs and this was equal if not better than some of the best finest dining we have experienced there, and indeed anywhere. We are only sorry that we didn't get to the cafe... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

we were a party of 6 visiting this restaurant in March 2014. Initial impressions on entering the restaurant were good, it having a nice ambiance. Service was reasonably good, but not overly attentive Entrees and main meals were of a high standard. The wine list was good and reasonable priced for this level of restaurant. The cocktails were good Desert... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have visited La Badiane many times, usually for lunch as it seems to suit my schedule better. The food is beautiful, delicious and interesting. The ambiance is warm, charming and quaint. To add to a perfect list, the service is excellent. These are just some of a few reasons why La Badiane is my favorite restaurant in Hanoi.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Beautiful tasting French cuisine. Everything was perfect! So glad we got to visit this restaurant and would love to visit again.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

After reading a few mixed reviews about La Badiane, we were a little unsure about what to expect, or even if we should go at all.... However, after being warmly welcomed as we entered and were shown to our table all doubts and concerns seemed to disappear. The restaurant staff were absolutely superb, and looked after us incredibly well. The... More 

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LaBadiane, Manager at La Badiane, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your complete positive feedback from your first dining experience with us and I hope many more will follow. We are looking forward to serve again you at La Badiane and welcome to Hanoi ! Cordially, Florent More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The food at La Badiane was very good. It is a bit on the expensive side compared to other restaurants in the area but worth a visit

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I got an experience not that bad but not that good 3 years ago, tonight i came there to try again. First thing first ( and before i talk about food) , i want to notice the high quality of service performed by staff ( its so rare in vietnam that i want to point my finger on it, each... More 

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Additional Information about La Badiane

Address: 10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 4 3942 4509
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 66
Cuisine: French, International, Fusion, Vietnamese, Asian fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3942 4509

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 66
  • Cuisine: French, International, Fusion, Vietnamese, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Created in December, 2008, by three French friends, Minh Spielmann, Benjamin Rascalou & Anthony Balenci, La Badiane -French for the Star Anise spice- is heralding its claim to be one of the best restaurants in Vietnam dedicated to fusion of flavors and international gastronomy. Surrounded by harmonious leaf plants, & walls predominantly white alternating with carefully chosen vivid colors, the place provides for a true feeling of calm and elegance, which gathers the best conditions to let your senses express themselves. When coming in, an open-sky corridor planted with luxuriant vegetation leads you towards the heart of the restaurant. One’s attention will be instantly caught by the multitude of perfumes & aromas flowing out of the open front kitchen. Then, depending on your mood & weather permitting, you can have your meal in the airy Patio, calm, convivial & surrounded by photographic art works. For a more intimate setting with warm colors you can choose one of the three air-conditioned rooms located between the ground and the first floor. At la Badiane, all is about food but there’s also great attention paid to the service and the overall atmosphere, so that we make sure you enjoy every aspect of your meal. La Badiane, top 500 Restaurants in Asia by Miele Guide and “Certificate of Excellence” by Trip Advisor in 3 consecutive years 2012, 2013 and 2014 will never fail to satisfy you. Moreover, at this very same “picky” travel community, there were more than 300 upvotes as “EXCELLENT” for La Badiane – a formidable rating which can only be seen for top-end restaurants.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?