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10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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+84 4 3942 4509
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bangkok, Thailand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had lunch there a couple of times, quality is constant, service follows european standards. Lunch set is very good and you get a very good value out of it. I will keep going there for sure. This is one of the best restaurant in Hanoi for French and fusion food.

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Thank h-thomasbkk
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came here for dinner with my family. The service was okay, but I wasn't impressed by their dishes. It's not really delicious as expectation.

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1 Thank Brian_JYL
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must try in Hanoi. It is not too far from the Hoa Lo (Hanoi Hilton) prison. They serve divine French gourmet food in intimate, serene surroundings. Pricey but worth it.

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Thank NancyvaL
Adelaide, Australia
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's nothing fancy about the location of La Batiane, but that doesn't mean much in Hanoi. The dining room is decidedly French and nicely appointed. I wasn't that impressed that even tho' I informed the restaurant we were celebrating a special birthday, they gave us the table near the toilet. The sommelier provided excellent advice about the wine when I... More 

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1 Thank Sangii
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting Hanoi for the first time I was surprised to discover this delectable restaurant within walking distance from the Sofitel The ambience was enchantingly intimate and the welcome and service excellent The menu had a set dinner for US$39 which was limited to a four course meal However the choices given were limited to a choice of 2 starters and... More 

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2 Thank Swee Han Q
TW
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

甜點好吃,一份Fruits rouges Red Berries有四道小點心,清爽不膩,很遺憾我已經太飽了並沒有吃完。 主餐 Filet de thon rouge & chorizo grille 配菜和魚肉搭配得完美,沒想到炸薄餅、特製醬汁、魚可以這麼配。熟度要七分熟 (medium-well),剛剛好。

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Thank traveler_twR
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered no sugar passion fruit juice, they brought a full added sugar one :( Other dishes are ok not really delicious as expectation.

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1 Thank Jane J
Hanoi, Vietnam
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are returning costumers to La Badiane for your business lunches. Their setting and recent upgrades in covering the indoor patio create a pleasant and quiet space. Their lunch options are equally pleasant and very tasty and delicately presented. We love the carpaccio the most.

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1 Thank SandrineThinnes
Paris, France
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very good evening at La Badiane. The restaurant is in a quiet little street not far from the Old Quarter with soft, nice decor. We can have a glimpse of the kitchen on the way in. The staff, speaking all very good English (and also French), is very professional, discreet and efficient. And the food is good,... More 

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1 Thank Binh N
LaBadiane, Manager at La Badiane, responded to this review

Dear Binh N, Thank you for your candid review, we are really happy to read that you enjoyed our food, as many people does. We make every effort to provide you with the best possible experience. Culinary regards More 

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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've enjoyed two visits to this restaurant so far. The food is absolutely delightful, melt in your mouth! But so to are the staff, very welcoming and accommodating. This evening I ate the scallops which are some of the best cooked I've ever had, so tasty and tender. I've also had the tuna which, again, was perfectly cooked. Their choice... More 

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Thank Sandra N
LaBadiane, Manager at La Badiane, responded to this review

Dear Sandra N Thank you for your candid review, we are really happy to read that you enjoyed our food twice, as many people does. We make every effort to provide you with the best possible experience and we constantly examine ourselves, our menu, our service and our standards. Culinary regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $66
Cuisine
French, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3942 4509
Description
Created in December, 2008, by three French friends, Minh Spielmann, Benjamin Rascalou & Anthony Balenci, La Badiane -French for the Star Anise spice- is heralding its claim to be one of the best restaurants in Vietnam dedicated to fusion of flavors and international gastronomy.

Surrounded by harmonious leaf plants, & walls predominantly white alternating with carefully chosen vivid colors, the place provides for a true feeling of calm and elegance, which gathers the best conditions to let your senses express themselves.

When coming in, an open-sky corridor planted with luxuriant vegetation leads you towards the heart of the restaurant. One’s attention will be instantly caught by the multitude of perfumes & aromas flowing out of the open front kitchen.

Then, depending on your mood & weather permitting, you can have your meal in the airy Patio, calm, convivial & surrounded by photographic art works. For a more intimate setting with warm colors you can choose one of the three air-conditioned rooms located between the ground and the first floor.

At la Badiane, all is about food but there’s also great attention paid to the service and the overall atmosphere, so that we make sure you enjoy every aspect of your meal. La Badiane, top 500 Restaurants in Asia by Miele Guide and “Certificate of Excellence” by Trip Advisor in 3 consecutive years 2012, 2013 and 2014 will never fail to satisfy you. Moreover, at this very same “picky” travel community, there were more than 300 upvotes as “EXCELLENT” for La Badiane – a formidable rating which can only be seen for top-end restaurants.

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