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The Gourmet Corner Restaurant

#8 of 1,161 Restaurants in Hanoi
#10 of 1,318 Places to Eat in Hanoi
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32 Lo Su Street, Old Quarter | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3935 1632
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Located on the top floor of Elegance Diamond hotel, the Gourmet Corner...
Located on the top floor of Elegance Diamond hotel, the Gourmet Corner restaurant and terrace bar boast the finest view of Hanoi from the 12th floor, overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake, the Red River and the ever-growing skyline of Hanoi. The Gourmet Corner food menu is the combination of Vietnamese and some Western favorites. Our Vietnamese food options mostly are the dishes from the North. In northern Vietnam, a colder climate limits the production and availability of spices. As a result, the foods are often less spicy than those in other regions, especially the middle part of Vietnam. Black pepper is used in place of chili as the most popular ingredient to produce spicy flavors. Also, coriander is used commonly in most dishes. In general, northern Vietnamese cuisine is not bold in any particular taste - sweet, salty, spicy, bitter, or sour. Most northern Vietnamese foods feature light and balanced flavors that result from subtle combinations of many different flavoring ingredients. You can also drop by for a drink at the terrace bar to see the panoramic view of the lake, the river in the sunset.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location, food was good but not exceptional

Visited on our last night in Hanoi, the view is great, the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The food was a little disappointing - steak was nice but lacked the pepper sauce leaving some very dry potatoes. Coconut panacotta was delicious, starters were ok. Overall, this was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Sligo, Ireland
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  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Visited on our last night in Hanoi, the view is great, the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The food was a little disappointing - steak was nice but lacked the pepper sauce leaving some very dry potatoes. Coconut panacotta was delicious, starters were ok. Overall, this was the most expensive meal we had in Vietnam by a long shot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stayed here and ate at hotel restaurant first night. It was excellent and staff were very friendly. We then went north to Halong Bay , but returned to Hanoi to get the night train to Sapa. The hotel were excellent and kept most of our luggage safe, while we were gone, as not much room on junk boats or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We only ordered Vietnamese food and was pleased with what we received. The drinks are nice, there was a slight problem with my cocktail, so they immediately remade the drink and reduced the price of it by 25% without any questions or comments from us. The food was of a good quality and had been prepared well. The staff are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Food is solid. Great little setting. Fruit juice was great. Spring rolls tasty. French fries great. And avocado salad tasty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have little to say that the other reviewers haven't. Excellent food, excellent location, good value. I wish I had time to go back again!

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Andy P, Manager at The Gourmet Corner Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear LaobaiSJZ, Many thanks for your great review over your recent dining experience at the Gourmet Corner restaurant. Your kindness and friendliness toward our service staff really made our day. It is as well a huge inspiration for our team of staff to continuously offer our best at your service. We wish you all the best for future travel plan.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Street food taste better, my meal cost 50 usd. Not anything special! My bill came in Usd and the only locals were the waiters

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Hanoielegancehotel, Manager at The Gourmet Corner Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear redone679, Thank you very much for your recent visit to our Hanoi Gourmet Corner restaurant. It is such an honour for us to host your dinner in our restaurant. We appreciate that you have left a constructive review on Trip Advisor after the experience with us. Meanwhile, we are quite disappointed that it did not live up to your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited this restaurant on the recommendation of our hotel the views are superb lovely and cool(most important) staff very friendly and helpful. The meal was beautiful very well presented and good value for money would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The staff couldn't do enough to make a visit a memorable one. Would define telly go back when in Hanoi

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We read the reviews on this restaurant near our hotel in the Old Quarter and after seeing it as one of our hotel's top restaurant recommendations, we made an early dinner reservation here. Our family of 3 were the first diners to arrive at 6 pm. All seats in this small rooftop restaurant have a window seat. They also have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Place was booked up so we offered a (the) table outdoors on the terrace, the rest of the seating faces out with views of the bridge or the lake. A pleasant breeze blows on the 12th floor so this was fine. I think everyone there had seen it on TripAdvisor so it's probably a good idea to book. Good food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Lo Su Street, Old Quarter | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3935 1632

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

Description

Located on the top floor of Elegance Diamond hotel, the Gourmet Corner restaurant and terrace bar boast the finest view of Hanoi from the 12th floor, overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake, the Red River and the ever-growing skyline of Hanoi. The Gourmet Corner food menu is the combination of Vietnamese and some Western favorites. Our Vietnamese food options mostly are the dishes from the North. In northern Vietnam, a colder climate limits the production and availability of spices. As a result, the foods are often less spicy than those in other regions, especially the middle part of Vietnam. Black pepper is used in place of chili as the most popular ingredient to produce spicy flavors. Also, coriander is used commonly in most dishes. In general, northern Vietnamese cuisine is not bold in any particular taste - sweet, salty, spicy, bitter, or sour. Most northern Vietnamese foods feature light and balanced flavors that result from subtle combinations of many different flavoring ingredients. You can also drop by for a drink at the terrace bar to see the panoramic view of the lake, the river in the sunset.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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