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#1 of 768 Asian in Hanoi


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All reviews mango salad spring rolls beef pho old quarter excellent food and service dining experience great dinner nice restaurant recommend this restaurant vietnamese cuisine street food annie nga grace mint yen
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant both the set menu Western food and the service. Large, tender Australian tenderloin, one of the best...dessert was spectacular...enjoyed everything

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 3, 2020

We stayed at this hotel and ate here every morning. The array of dishes was vast and we never tried anything we didn't like. We ate dinner here one night and it was very good, too. Solid bet!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed July 9, 2020

We spent five nights at the Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa This place was awesome. It has a terrific location, right in the heart of the Old Quarter. Our stay was further enhanced with very caring, polite & helpful staff on hand to be of...assistance. All of the rooms I have stayed in are calm, airy, and very clean and have a sense of space, each with their own balcony and bathroom facilities. The hotel offers a fantastic breakfast. Breakfast and all-day dining is available daily and includes continental and Asian options. Beautiful freshly ground coffee! Wonderful dinner and lunch menus! The Chef and kitchen available all day. Lots of fresh local produce & local specialties. It was the second time I have stayed at the Essence Hanoi, having regularly travelled to Vietnam for work and pleasure. The perfect location of the Hotel has enabled me to walk to many locations and at night be in the heart of evening street food. I can not wait to return. Complimentary afternoon tea was served to guest. The seating was luxurious and made for some very long brunches, whilst reading the complimentary news papersMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 5, 2020

We had a great dinner at Esscence restaurant. The food is super delicious with local taste and the service is excellent. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed April 29, 2020 via mobile

Restaurant is part of a hotel off a busy street in the Old Quarter and relatively easy to find. Quite small , nice decor etc. Went as No1 on TA. We had spring rolls, snapper and sea bass mains plus two sweets, glass of wine...and a beer for approx 1.1M Dong , about GB£40 which is on the more expensive side for Vietnam but good overall value . Good service. You can see why it is No1 on TP so a must when in HanoiMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed April 26, 2020

I was delighted to find that this restaurant had an excellent gluten-free menu for dinner, so there was no issue with explaining my dietary requirement. The food was very good, although the portions weren't large. The breakfast buffet was extensive and had plenty of GF...options. All the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly; Sarah and Mint deserve special mention.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed April 16, 2020

The food was so good we moved our hotel accommodation to get in on their included breakfast. We were especially impressed with Alex and Emma who were part of the restaurant wait staff. Christine, who was the manager/concierge of the hotel was great and connected...us to trips to HI Long bay and Sappa.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed March 30, 2020

Me, my partner and a friend of ours had a fantastic dinner in the Essence Restaurant. The food was delicious and very nice presentation. The wine card was rather limited (Vietnam is not the most wine drinking country), however, the restaurant had everything that was...on the list and we were very happy with our wine choice. Being a person who doesn't like overwhelming service, I have to say that the service provided by our waitress Sarah was outstanding. She was very professional in service food and drinks and making recommendations. We also had a chat about the sites that we visited in Vietnam and about linguistics (!!). The whole team, Sarah, Leo, Emma, were very professional and accommodating. I can totally recommend Essence restaurant for those who are looking for a fine-dining-like experience with a casual and friendly atmosphere.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 23, 2020

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights bed and breakfast and had dinner on one of the evenings. The selection for breakfast was fantastic with a buffet of asian and western food, fabulous fresh fruit, breads cooked meats etc. Also you could order a...cooked breakfast which was also delicious. Dinner was brilliant with the attentive waiting staff only too happy to advise on the extensive menu. However what was even better than the fabulous food was the service . We had the most amazing experience with Mint taking the time to write out a recipe for us and Daisy and James who simply couldn't enough for us. If we ever return to Hanoi I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. Thanks to all the fabulous staff.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 21, 2020

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and were pleased we did. The food was excellent and the waitresses were very informative and helpful with choosing from the menu. Definitely the best dining experience we had in Hanoi. Special mention to Daisy, Emma and Mint...who were lovely and helpful. Just be warned you need to book ahead as it gets very busy.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from humerous60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Booking is recommended and depending on what one eats or drinks will determined the cost but certainly nothing like UK prices
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