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“Quite simply the best restaurant in Hanoi!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Gourmet Corner Restaurant

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
32 Lo Su Str., Old Quarter | Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3935 1632
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Ranked #2 of 1,006 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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. A selected menu of authentic Vietnamese food prepared by our experienced 5-star chef, served by a team of attentive waiting staff will savor your taste. The restaurant provide you full meals during the day. Delivery service is also available throughout our hotel chain. Still, you can 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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“Quite simply the best restaurant in Hanoi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

A real haven and a very welcome 'find'. There aren't too many appetising places to eat in Hanoi; most seem at best unwelcoming... at worst incompetent and unsanitary. But this place is a dream, sat atop the Elegance Hotel with commanding views over the lake. Surprisingly excellent and affordable wine list and well-prepared food from an eclectic menu catering both for those with more adventurous Oriental tastes and those who prefer safer Western favourites. Superbly friendly and helpful staff, relaxed vibe, comfortable and elegant surroundings... and fab air conditioning!! Make it your first reservation in town... and prepare to be disappointed anywhere else.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A welcome break from the madness of Hanoi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I am so glad we found this little restaurant, we ate here as it was at one of the sister hotels to our accomodation so we recieved a discount off their already very reasonaly priced menu!

The restaurant is at the top of thHanoi Elgance hotel and as such as superb views over Hanoi, its not really a high rise city so you could see a lot from the terrace and tables by the windows.
The restaturant is furnoshed to a high standard and not too big so was a very peaceful and pleasant choice for a meal.
We stuck to the Vietnamses options, the nem and shrimp pancake rolls were incredible! The shrimp pancake was one of my favourite meals whilst in Vitenam. The mains were equally good. We had a few cocktails and beers and wiith a discount paid around $25 for the meal, very reasonable given the surroundings and quality of the food and drinks.

The staff were exceptional, very welcoming and friendly. This is a great little spot if you fancy a night away from dodging mopeds and cars and having a break from all the horns!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Wonderful service, delicious and fresh food. Loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We used tripadvisor to find a Vietnamese restaurant with a view. The view is lovely, especially from the terrace. The food was beautiful, we loved the rice paper rolls so mu
Ch that we ordered a second round. It's cheap, extremely fresh and clean. The staff are achingly polite and go out of their way. We have a lot to learn in Australia about service in a restaurant. Try this one.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“the gourmet corner restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We tried this restaurant and it was beautiful. It cost $83 us for 4 adults. We all had 3 courses each and 2 cocktails each. Not bad at all. The name of the hotel where the restaurant is located is "Hanoi Elegance Diamond Hotel" locat at 32 Lo Su street in old square. As far as dollar value is concerned we would highly recommend this place. they have vietnamese food as well as western. Even eye fillet steak for those that are over noodles. the view is fantastic, even though it is o roof tops and high rise buildings. Well worth a visit. I would recommend that you make a reservation.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice food and great view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

It's food was nice and the view is great allowing you to see the the city below. The service is friendly and is a pleasant place to have lunch and dinner.

Visited September 2012
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