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22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly Essence Cafe)
+84 4 3935 2485
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My best meal in Vietnam so far. Amazing food. Had coconut shrimp which was beautifully served in a coconut. The people there were so friendly and welcoming. Very attentive service also. Would have been nice if they had outside tables, but food-wise it was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. Highly recommended. The staff are extremely welcoming and the food was great. I would have no problem recommending. I had the Hanoi Crispy Spring Rolls followed by the Chicken Fried Noodles. Again very tasty and at a very reasonable price. Thank you :)

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Thank Stuart C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I highly recommend this place! The personnel is lovely, they all speak good English and serve you really well. The dishes cost a little bit more than in the other places but when you get it you know what you paid for. So far its the best restaurant ive been in Hanoi.

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Thank Yakov R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time but not last time to go in Essence restaurant in hold Town. Good Food and good team...Sure we will come-back there...

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Gwangju, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed everything we ate at this restaurant! It is such a simple dish but this restaurant makes a fantastic fried rice. The best I have ever had! We also really enjoyed the salads...and the spring rolls...everything!

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Dublin
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are Australians, holidaying in Hanoi. Our visit to Essence was our 3rd evening meal in Hanoi. We were not disappointed. Everything from the ambience, friendly courteous staff, table setting, wide choice of authentic dishes and above all, "the food", (including presentation) was above expectations. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with my friend during my holiday last week and now I know why many ppl recommend this restaurant and got high reputation among ppl. All the staffs were very friendly and attentive, they seems like enjoying to work with big smile. When they serve every course, they explained how to eat as well, which was beyond my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasent crew . absolutely recommended restaurant . make yourself a favor and come have a sit here................

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Thank Alon E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for good service and good food, hotel very fun and happy in hanoi this hotel it a good location near maket. sure i come back again soon

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Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience with Essence Buffet breakfast really exceeded our expectations! Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Foods are excellent! All complete meal from the appetizer, fruits, and different cuisine offered. I enjoyed everything here :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options, International, Fusion
Meals
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?