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Madame Hien Restaurant

#59 of 1,750 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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15 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
+84 4 3938 1588
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to this restaurant as part of a tour. Enjoyed the food and the service. Also dined at the Porte D'Annam (same owner). Enjoyed the food, the service and the vegetarian dishes.

Thank Marilyn J
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited based on recommendation but were a little disappointed because we thought it did not live up to comments and reviews. Maybe we were expecting too much. The food was good but cold by the time it was served which, judging from watching a pleasant but chaotic staff, could be because it was waiting too long prior to being... More 

Thank Nigel Y
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would have expected better from Madame Hien and its French owner, Didier Corlou. But maybe 5 restaurants in Hanoi is too many. The tasting menu was expensive by Hanoi standards and disappointing. The foie gras was undercooked, the duck dish overcooked. The prawns and appetizers however were delicious and the service excellent. Success= complacency.

Thank ChristineBindert
Halifax, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were recommended to try this restaurant but compared to others we went todo she's lacked tastiness. The chicken skewers were poor, the beef noodles was better but not by much. The staff were friendly but as it got busier seemed to struggle to be organised. The decor inside is rather drab as, I am afraid , were the dishes... More 

Thank BJC790
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The duck 3 ways was very tasty and and all the dishes are really nice prepared. Rather expensive for vietnames food. We sat on the upstairs terrace which was lovely. French colonial building with a very nice ambience. Friendly staff spoke good English.

Thank Nata_aroundtheworld
Northampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really good food so much to choose of local delicacies. All of our party were amazed and thankful we had found such a restaurant. A must place to visit !!

Thank Angela M
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excrllent food and drinks menu. Location is lovely just off this quiet (by Hanoi Srandards) Street. Very central in old quarter. This is an expensive restaurant for Vietnam. More European city prices. Having said that the food was delicious and we'll presented with top class service. Nothing is a bother to the staff very attentive and discreet. Outside chairs need... More 

Thank William H
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic authentic vietnamese lunch in a beautiful colonial building. We sat outside on the terrace, although the garden seats were great too. Definitely visit this place for lunch or dinner if you're in Hanoi!

Thank TorontoTravelGirl09
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Madame Hien so much that we went back again on our last night in Hanoi - we just couldn't resist ending our trip on a high note! The atmosphere and food were lovely (both times), and the staff gave excellent service and were very sweet with our kids. This is a gorgeous restaurant if you feel like spoiling... More 

Thank lemongrassZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nicely appointed facility in old quarter. We went to the second Madame Hien but I suppose the food and service is just as nice as the original. The food was very nicely prepared, and exquisitely authentic. Lots of French flair with down-home Vietnamese sensibilities. We chose the buffet menu, that was exquisite. The gentleman rolling the fresh Banh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Chan Cam Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3938 1588
With fresh air terrace surrounded by trees, Madame Hien Buffet is located in the Century villa inside the old French quarter, former Spanish cultural center until 2016.

Our restaurant represent traditional Vietnamese food from the North to the South the country in Buffet Style with animation corner, great Barbecue with grilled in front of the guests.
Set menu and a la carte are also available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?