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Essence Restaurant

#4 of 1,053 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Diner, Dessert, Vietnamese, International, Fusion, 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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    Very good
  • 69
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  • 8
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
fantasy cooking

Like here's peace, warmly service and excellent cooking, will reserve this hotel & spa when we arriving Hanoi! good for you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
alinkwok
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Sarasota, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Like here's peace, warmly service and excellent cooking, will reserve this hotel & spa when we arriving Hanoi! good for you!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We ate at Gia Ngu rest and I gave it a 4 .5 out of 5 for their food. 1 out of 5 for Cau Go rest. for their view. Essence came in the middle with around 3 out of 5 for their taste. Price is slightly cheaper than Gia Ngu and about the same as Cau Go. Food is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

While you may never tire of the endless delicious street food options in the Old Quarter, the Essence Restaurant is definitely worth a visit. We were very impressed with our meal and service that we ended up returning for a second visit during our stay. The food was delicious and the service was great. If you are looking to escape... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Attentive service staff and delicious vietnamese dishes even though we were hotel guests. We were tired after shopping and decided to give this cafe a chance to rest our tired feet and feed our starving tummies. Boy, did we made an excellent choice. 2 thumbs up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant last month and everything in this restaurant impressive me alot with cozy atmosphere. Strongly recommend this.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent for their buffet breakfast so we were more than curious to try their lunch. They have a vast variety of excellent Vietnamese traditional dish, but for the adventurous, try their bamboo beef. It's definitely a top notch and unforgettable taste.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had the fortune to stumble onto this restaurant in the heart of the old quarter of Hanoi. The service was excellent and the food was great. The value for the food received was very good. Staff were most delightful and willing to help with whatever needs one required. highly recommended this establishment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This place was a slice of heaven to find. The food was deliscious- we started with the pork spring rolls then has grilled chicken and grilled beef for mains- such a delight considering we originally came to the restaurant for the more Australian dishes. Dessert was delightful! We had the banana crepe and Creme brûlée- quite well done. Staff was... More 

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Rome, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very reasonable prices, great food and perfect and friendly service, you can't expect any more than this. Strongly recommended.

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Midlands
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Food was fresh and very tasty,service is what I would imagine a top restaurant in the world would provide with the added extra of a smile

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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: Diner, Dessert, Vietnamese, International, Fusion, 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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