We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice2023
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$3 - $19
CUISINES
European, Vietnamese, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (1,696)
Filter reviews
1,256 results
Traveler rating
1,209
41
5
0
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
1,209
41
5
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews grilled fish spring rolls duck pho noodles our waiter traditional hanoi great restaurant highly recommend this restaurant fantastic food old quarter great dinner western food dee tuan bun vietnam
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed May 3, 2024

After 15 days travelling Vietnam and experiencing some of the best South East Asia has to offer in food and beverage, we can recommend the food at Downtown Cafe and Restaurant. If you get to Hanoi and are looking for a recommendation that will set...the tone for your food experiences in Vietnam then this is the place I recommend the caramelised fish in a clay pot. Pandam wrapped grilled chicken, the spring rolls will blow you away and the Lotus stem salad with pork and shrimp give you the full experience If you are still looking to indulge then to finish off with the banana crepe with chocolate mousse Exceptional service and experience. A must do in HanoiMore

Date of visit: May 2024
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed April 7, 2024 via mobile

"Compliment: Nhu is an incredibly friendly staff member at the downtown cafe & restaurant, and the food there is absolutely delicious!"

Date of visit: April 2024
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed April 6, 2024

Nice restaurant and server Nhu is awesome excellent back story the food is excellent try the sweet sour grilled fish the soup with noodles and chicken also a main dish not bad

Date of visit: April 2024
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed March 31, 2024

6 out of 6 fell ill with severe food poisoning, we went there for group lunch on 28 Mar and chose this restaurant as this had a highly rating. Still recovering today (1 Apr) from the food poisoning episode.More

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
David Nguyen, Owner at Downtown Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2024

Dear valued customer, I hope this message finds you well. My name is Tho, and I am the manager of Hanoi Downtown Cafe and Restaurant. I want to start by expressing our sincere gratitude for choosing our establishment and taking the time to share your...More

Reviewed March 14, 2024

Very attentive staff, we did not ask the name of the guy who served our table, but he was superb, answered all the questions and even gave a short lesson how to make vietnamese rolls . Food is excellent, egg coffee, too. Cuttlery clean. Great...experience, overall!More

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed March 14, 2024

Good food, very friendly staff and they even ran after us all the way down the road just to return our umbrella! Would recommend for a chilled dinner

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed March 7, 2024

Good service from staff Duong. Awesome food and drinks here too! Definitely will come back agin for my next visit in Hanoi!

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed March 5, 2024

Very good restaurant for dinner with friends. Reasonable price along with good quality dishes. Last but not the least, the star of our meal the waiter named Minh, very friendly and give us a lot of recommendation on where to go in Hanoi

Date of visit: March 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed February 27, 2024

Very great experience, the food was really good! The server Minh was very nice with us! I recommend this restaurant. We will come next time!

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed February 9, 2024

Duong was amazing! Definitely if you come to this place, ask to see him. The friendliest local we have met! Food was absolutely great too

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed February 9, 2024

The food is great and Duong was incredible! The most genuine man you’ll meet in Hanoi!, the best server ever! Couldn’t recommend enough.

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed February 1, 2024

We were looked after amazingly by duong, he was extremely helpful and spoke very good English. The breakfast was fantastic and would highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed January 30, 2024

Food was wonderful! Excellent customer service and reasonably priced. The banana bread and ice cream dessert is a must order. Tim was the best host!

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed January 29, 2024

The food is good. Mocktail is the best. I love the atmostphere and how Duong give us so many laughs. Thanks alot for everythings !

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed January 29, 2024

The staff were extremely friendly and the food was great. Minh took a great care of us and were very attentive. Would definitely come again! 🙂

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hanoi Fiesta Hotel & Spa
68 reviews
.01 miles away
Golden Legend Palace Hotel
151 reviews
.02 miles away
Bluestar Hotel
20 reviews
.03 miles away
Elizabeth Hotel
92 reviews
.03 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Bun Cha Ta
2,339 reviews
.02 miles away
Little Tipsy Pub, Hanoi
12 reviews
.03 miles away
Mam restaurant
225 reviews
.04 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Street Food Hanoi
121 reviews
.01 miles away
Color of Vietnam
11 reviews
.01 miles away
Asia Vespa Tours - Tours Jeep Hanoi
719 reviews
.04 miles away
Vietnam Cultural
34 reviews
.05 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
JulieH6061
May 6, 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from JulieH6061 |
Thanks for your reply - makes no sense to me! All your good business reviews (which are very valuable in your very competitive market) are now gone forever. Renovation shouldn't change the fact that your restaurant offers... More
0
Votes
discodivaNewcastle
February 11, 2019|
Answer
Response from 334louis |
You can check it through the website of the restaurant. It's about 1m for 2 person
0
Votes
Google Translation
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

DOWNTOWN CAFE & RESTAURANT, Hanoi - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Downtown Cafe & Restaurant

Yes, Downtown Cafe & Restaurant offers takeout services.

Downtown Cafe & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5