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La Badiane

#25 of 1,541 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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+84 4 3942 4509
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During my honeymoon trip in Vietnam we decided to try this restaurant which was highlighted in our guide. The place has a nice atmosphere and all the staff was caring and nice. The restaurant offer a variegated menu with many choices of meats and fish. Our dishes were very tasy and well presented, especially the dessert which vas a selection... More 

Thank David A
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely dinner at La Badiane. It is a beautiful restaurant tucked away from the noise and chaos in the French quarter. Both the food and the service at the restaurant were wonderful. It was the perfect French meal that we had been hoping for in Hanoi.

Thank DSWorldTravel
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no reservation but was still accommodated and made to feel welcome. It is certainly a NY or Paris style restaurant without the hassle or pretentiousness. As a New Yorker, I certainly welcome an experience like this. Needless to say, the food was EXCELLENT.

Thank ChrisD1986
Sydney, Australia
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194 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful peaceful oasis in the middle of all the chaos of Hanoi. A lovely ambience and delicious food. We enjoyed the Foie Gras terrine -so well presented with quenelles of apple compote almonds and sauces. The Crab Sphere was also impressive - Beetroot ginger accompaniments. Main course Beef Tenderloin and Duck. Both very satisfying. A beautiful cheese platter... More 

Thank SueDen27
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are Hanoi and don't eat here you're mad. Travelling through Hanoi on business and had been here a few years ago with my wife. It was great then but I'd forgotten just how great. Lovely setting on the edge of the French quarter down a poky street. Once inside the setting is truly lovely (felt a fraud being... More 

Thank Nick P
Ellezelles, Belgium
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there since we have noticed it in Lonely Planet as a place to go. It was raining like hell that day and we came only at about 14h, but no problem to serve you. The card is well done, choice of menus and "a la carte" items. The food is wonderfull well served, and it tasts fantastic.... but... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of our four day excursion to Vietnam and having had good food along the way we were looking for a treat and we found it. La Badaine is a small but sensual restaurant tucked away in the backstreets of Hanoi. Tastefully renovated it has a cozy and warm feel. Our meal was excellent across the board (there... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite spots in Hanoi. I tend to bring my guests here if we feel likes having some nice non Vietnamese food. Would recommend the foie gras which is amazing! An absolute treat. The Australian steak is also super. Recommended. Book a table on Friday.

1 Thank Royi S
Dublin, Ireland
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116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, this place is very expensive by Vietnamese standards. Very. But, that said, my friends and I had an excellent meal here. Starters were outstanding and beautifully presented. Mains were perfectly cooked and looked great. Desserts were excellent. Service throughout was attentive and excellent.

Thank LostInPyongyang
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I make a visit every time I'm in Hanoi, and La Badiane does not disappoint. Have always found the food top notch and service friendly and personal.

Thank Pz88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $66
French, European, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3942 4509
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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