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Essence Restaurant

22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3935 2485
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“spring rolls” (109 reviews)
“mango salad” (23 reviews)
“shrimp” (39 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Asian, Vietnamese, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our dinner at Essence Restaurant. We found it online searching for restaurants with a choice of vegetarian foods and decided to give it a try. It definitely exceeded our expectations. We had a soup and salad and a vegetarian coconut curry. This was...More

Thank CharlotteA3141
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved their menu. The bamboo beef was delicious and the shrimp salad was full of flavors. The staff is so kind. I recommend this restaurant!

Thank Danai06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Essence restaurant located at Essence Hanoi Hotel. They serve wide variety from Vietnamese cuisine to western food, also vegetarian food. We have our dinner ate Vietnamese food, spring roll and fish dishes was tasty and must try, and also beef in bamboo, and the...More

Thank Demaxxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend! We dined two nights here because both the food and service were outstanding. You won't be disappointed.

Thank AucklandNess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can get the same selection in the menu just opposite the hotel restaurant but the freshness and tastes made the difference. Enjoyed every dish. Can't go wrong.

Thank raoflatiff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on the night John McCain also dined. Very fabulous and upscale. Lots of starters that come with the prix-fixe meal, delicious. A lovely dining experience- and for what you would pay in the states, the meal is a STEAL. Definitely share the prix...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to eat here as everthing was spot on and the spring rolls were fantastic. Really could not fault.More

Thank Greg M
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Greg M We are grateful so much by your support. Your review is currently guiding Essence team for going on the right track. We will surely look at this to keep on the doing and the customers will save your advisement such a valuable...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service and good food! Would recommend for a meal here. Don't order the tofu spring rolls though they were very plain and unappetizing

Thank kingsleysar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant serves delicious Vietnamese food. I would eat here every time. The service was great. Anything you want, they will accommodate you. Our bill was $65 for a bottle of wine, two entrees, and appetizer and a desert.

Thank dumblonde622
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Iam a picky eater and this restaurant did not let me down, we ordered 2 dishes for main course with seafood fried rice and drinks for 2100000vnd and this price is quite reasonable especially, we can just eat and watch the street

1  Thank sebastien D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Will you be open on the 27/01/2017 new year's eve night? Is there a new year eve's set menu perhaps? What is the average price per person? How do i make a reservation if i am from abroad?
December 21, 2016|
Response from Essence H | Property representative |
Hi, Our Essence Restaurant open daily, sir! Breakfast time from 06.00am - 10.30am. Lunch,Dinner from 11.30am - 21.00pm. We still serve our normal Menu during the New Year. If you want to make a reservation, please call... More
Hi Essence restaurant, I want to buy some Banh da nem pice paper but I can not find it in singapore. My firends who visit HCM also can not find it there. Is it a regional specialty. After eating in your restaurant I went looking for it and bought 10 packets but now they are all gone and I want some more. Any chance you can assist. Thanks
March 9, 2016|
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Response from Amanduhl |
Golden Mile super market should have it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly Essence Cafe)
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3935 2485
  • E-mail
Located on the ground floor of the Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa, the artfully designed Essence restaurant offers you various tasty authentic Vietnamese dishes and standard Western menu for lunch and dinner. Accomplished with an extensive menu of beverages including fresh fruit shakes, coffees and wines, the restaurant ensures you a wholesome meal with great food, excellent service in the right ambiance and fine spirits, all at a price guaranteed most reasonable in town. Wifi-internet & iMac is available, free of charge.
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