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“Superb” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Essence Restaurant

Essence Restaurant
22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly Essence Cafe)
+84 4 3935 2485
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Ranked #3 of 1,040 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Dessert, Vietnamese, International, Fusion, Asian fusion
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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 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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very nice setting and wonderful service, especially from Susan who not only recommended some delicious spring rolls (Number 3, which were served in a pineapple!) but gave us lots of street food recommendations for our lunch tomorrow. The food was fantastic, as well as the spring rolls the bamboo beef was also very tasty. Bearing in mind the quality of food and service the price was also great value. Fabulous.

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Perth, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Brilliant staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed at the Essence Hotel for over a week so had many meals in this restaurant. Overall, the atmosphere is wonderful, the staff are welcoming and the food is great. There were only a few things that I could pick on. The majority of the food was delicious, there was only a few dishes that weren't amazing compared to some other restaurants in Hanoi (for example, the fresh spring rolls I found quite dry compared to other places).

Visited July 2014
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Perth, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We absolutely loved eating here.Great food,great service at a great price. Fresh authentic local food. Even the pasta for the kids was good.Staff just cant do enough for you. Its unbelievable how good this place is!

Visited July 2014
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food, upmarket venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife took me for a meal here in July to celebrate my birthday. I had the only spicy dish on the menu and loved it. The food was really amazing and the service was impeccable. The ambience is a bit "hotel restaurant" but still very classy. I think it is a pity that the staff have all been asked to choose western names to make it easier for tourists to pronounce. Vietnamese names are not all that difficult and it seemed a bit fake to be served by Sarah's and Jenny's in the middle of the Old Quarter.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Exelent service and food follow the recommendations of your waiter great flavors and presentations of the dishes, clean and good atmosphere.

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