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Yin & Yang

#78 of 1,502 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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48 Ma May, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3935 2349
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Yin Yang for dinner last week and ordered a papaya salad and two "hot pot" dishes (Meet steamed in a bowl)includong the local special dish (pork with herbs). Staff was nice and food was fresh. Probably a bit expensive for what you get and compared to Hanoi standards. The dishes were ok, (not unforgettable but good). Atmosphere... More 

Thank Vale D
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food at this restaurant was really tasty, with many Vietnamese specialities. Very reasonably priced and friendly.

Thank Chriscross2014
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good, loved the Hanoi spring rolls. Service was great. The mojitos were excellent and well worth stopping in for.

Thank gophergirl13
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the recommendation of our tour guide. It was day 10 of our trip and our first night in hanoi and we couldn't be bothered to check trip advisor or our guide books. I'm glad we didn't as the reviews I've read since on TA are a little mixed. This was one of our favourite meals of... More 

Thank Gary F
San Francisco, California
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

In the Old Quarter, this was a nice oasis amidst the outdoor eateries. Good food, freshly blended drinks, modest English speaking staff. We got there early, and it filled up; later diners were asked if they had reservations. Only drawback is the bathroom is up very steep stairs, which may be hard for some to climb.

Thank Lee M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

After a long flight we were looking for somewhere nearby to start our Vietnam food experience. Following on from good recommendations we chose Yin & Yang. The Bun Cha was great, and I would also recommend the beef rice paper rolls. Restaurant was clean and service good.

Thank Chelle305
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Quite cozy restaurant with standard vietnamese dishes. English speaking friendly staff. Good restaurant to start to get aquainted to vietnamese food in Hanoi Old town.

Thank Katja E
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

An extensive menu with great Vietnamese dishes. Reliable and clean. Recommended by a tour leader and definitely worth checking out. Great food. A little more expensive than other options but reliable in terms of food preparation, and gentle on those upset tummies.

Thank MatildaBrown
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner at the restaurant. Overall, the food was reasonable, not too expensive. Service was ok. We were rather disappointed with the house special mojito - lacking in alcohol. We felt the restaurant was living off its guidebook reputation but if you are looking for a middle of the road restaurant, this will tick the box!

Thank 5N0mads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner here for our first night in Hanoi - busy restaurant full of foreigners. Nice decor, friendly, professional and attentive staff. Spring rolls were nice, as were the two bowls of pho :) Definitely get the 2nd beef pho option. Has more flavour than the traditional one.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Asian, Vietnamese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Ma May, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3935 2349
Located at the busiest dining area in the Old Quarter of Hanoi city, the Yin & Yang restaurant serves the authentic Vietnamese food prepared by our experienced chef and cheerful staffs. The restaurant brings the fresh and tasty food with variety of choices.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?