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“Enjoyable French restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Badiane

La Badiane
10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3942 4509
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Ranked #26 of 1,024 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $10 - $66
Cuisines: French, International, Fusion, Asian fusion
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Palm Bay, Florida
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“Enjoyable French restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

La Badiane is an excellent French restaurant in Hanoi. The location is easy to find and in the heart of the city. The foie gras was very tasty as was the duck. It's a great find and the staff couldn't be more pleasant.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great French restaurant in Hanoi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

After eating the local food, we decided that we wanted a Western European meal. That was how we found La Badiane. The food is excellent - and they will cook the meat to your (British) taste. Wine was French, and the whole meal was relatively inexpensive. Just to show it must be French, my main course plate was served by a waitress, but the proprietor (who is very friendly and helpful) came along and turned my plate around, saying that this was the way it should be presented! The décor is simple, but the food is wonderful, so good that we went there twice for dinner. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone - and they cater for children, too.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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“French Delight in Hectic Hanoi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were very impressed with every aspect of this little restaurant. The location, setting, service, atmosphere, menu, and not least food, were all excellent.

We had the duck and the scallops. We can highly recommend both. I wanted to eat everything on my plate AND my daughters plate as well.... it was that good!. The service was all spot on. The chef came out a couple of times during dinner and personally came by tables to ensure everyone was happy with their food.

There's something very reassuring by a chef that goes the extra mile and not only put his name but also his face to his food. He quite genuinely was concerned about the whole experience of his diners.

They work hard here and have a very high standard.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Doesn't get better than this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Lovely food, great ambiance and reasonable pricing. I'm a vegetarian and it is not easy to get good French vegetarian. La Badiane had a good selection and everything tasted awesome. Great for a night to get away from the hustle of Hanoi and to enjoy a quiet, beautiful dinner.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Da Nang, Vietnam
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“A perfect quality " quick Lunch"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

After two years on my last visit on La Badiane, i just came to Hanoi solo, for few hours only & fly back home.

I try the beef carpaccio as starter, beef was fantastic correctely size slided, wasabi mayo a bit soft and the dip-sauce vinegrette was a bit dominante taste.

Lamb for maine course absolutly juicy, tasty!

A surprise for dessert i highly recommend to try thw sauted strawberry olive oil just amazing & fresh, sweet balance is excellent. See picture add.

A special thanks for the warm welcome of the Manager Nicolas Miloe.

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