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Essence Restaurant

#5 of 1,070 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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International, Dessert, Fusion, Vietnamese, Diner, Asian fusion
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22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly Essence Cafe)
+84 4 3935 2485
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on the ground floor of the Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa, the artfully...
Located on the ground floor of the Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa, the artfully designed Essence restaurant offers you various tasty authentic Vietnamese dishes and standard Western menu for lunch and dinner. Accomplished with an extensive menu of beverages including fresh fruit shakes, coffees and wines, the restaurant ensures you a wholesome meal with great food, excellent service in the right ambiance and fine spirits, all at a price guaranteed most reasonable in town. Wifi-internet & iMac is available, free of charge.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
food was excellent service great

restaurant was air conditioned and the décor was very relaxing. Staff advised on the different dishes available on the menu. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Margaret S
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

restaurant was air conditioned and the décor was very relaxing. Staff advised on the different dishes available on the menu. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We LOVED the Essence Restaurant- had breakfast there every morning during our stay. Their pho was fantastic :) We also had lunch there one day after a long travel back from Ha Long and enjoyed their spring rolls and avocado salad. Everything tasted fresh and once again, the staff was excellent and accommodating. Thoroughly recommend it !

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was amazing and well worth a visit! Food, service, atmosphere were excellent.... We will definitely be back! Every write up we read was totally correct- thanks again for a wonderful night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The service is good and efficient, staffs explain very detail of the food i ordered and how to mix it and eat, some of the explanation is totally new to me, made the meal experience here is interesting. Food quality is good and tasty, i ordered spring rolls, grilled fish and bamboo beef, all taste good. Price is slightly above... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Good price / quality, had a vegetarian curry dish. Be advised to ask to keep the chili seperate.. ;-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to come for a bit of peace and quiet! The service is excellent and the food tasted nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Service - immaculate. I never had to signal the waitresses for anything. They anticipated our needs which made it an amazing experience. Even told us when we're about to overorder which was much appreciated. Food - best Vietnamese food I've ever had so far. Rice pancake, bamboo beef and grilled chicken with chilli and lemongrass were top notch. (as good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Spring rolls - fantastic Lemon chicken - get it Bamboo beef - sooooo good Shrimp with tamarind sauce - delicious Everything we had was spectacular. Fresh, flavorful and just the correct quantity. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Not knowing anything about Vietnamese food we appreciated the help of our waitress to give us some advice and elain the dishes to us. When our food arrived, she explained how we should eat it. It was an amazing meal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Lovely Resturant within Essence Hotel. Lovely food, beautifully presented with wonderfully attentive staff. You will expect to pay about £15 per person for three courses and a drink

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly Essence Cafe)
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3935 2485

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: International, Dessert, Fusion, Vietnamese, Diner, Asian fusion

Description

Located on the ground floor of the Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa, the artfully designed Essence restaurant offers you various tasty authentic Vietnamese dishes and standard Western menu for lunch and dinner. Accomplished with an extensive menu of beverages including fresh fruit shakes, coffees and wines, the restaurant ensures you a wholesome meal with great food, excellent service in the right ambiance and fine spirits, all at a price guaranteed most reasonable in town. Wifi-internet & iMac is available, free of charge.

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