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Essence Restaurant

22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 24 3935 2485
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 November 25, 2015

We visited for dinner (around £12 GPB per person). The food was excellent and the service warm and friendly. The meal was excellent value and was a great way to recover after a long car journey from Halong Bay.

Thank John D
Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Found this restaurant thanks to its high rank at TA. When I saw the menu, I found the price is a bit high compared to the living standard in Hanoi. But when I finished all the dishes, I thought they worth the price. I like...More

Thank amoursylvia
Reviewed November 24, 2015

The food here is excellent. The staff are lovely and very helpful. The decor is wonderful. Highly recommend for any meal.

Thank Donna M
Reviewed November 23, 2015

Food was delicious. Service was very friendly. Banana & chocolate nem was great dessert. Thanks for staff help me in maps of hanoi.

Thank DonWilliam80
Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is definitely an upscale restaurant for Hanoi but even then is certainly very cheap by western standards. The food and service was outstanding. Helpful and friendly staff. Really was a great choice for a final dinner for our vacation. Highly recommend it if you...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Was close to our hotel in old quarter and was recommended and it was a good change from standard Vietnamese food. It was well presented and very tasty The staff were eager to please which is common even in the cheaper restaurants With bottle of...More

1  Thank ShireAlan
Essencehanoi, Guest Relations Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2015

Dear ShireAlan, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave the review of your evening with us. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tasting menu and found the food beautifully presented and the service impeccable. I shall pass on your compliments to Chef...More

Reviewed November 18, 2015

A very positive experience in this excellent restaurant in the old city. The waitresses were superlative in helping and explaining everything about the food we were having. Highly recommended!

Thank Fulvia L
Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food and service.. Great varity of original vietnamies food Stuff is super helpful but need a lot of english courses .. Yet way above average than any other english speaking vietnamy Overall, my wife and i had an amazing meal and left full of...More

Thank izohdy
Reviewed November 15, 2015

One meal was a simple plate of French fries and two diet cokes. The next night I had grill duck salad and grill prawns. Both meals fantastic and served by excellent servers who want to make sure you are no less then very satisfied with...More

1  Thank DIxiehollins
Reviewed November 14, 2015

My wife and I were warmly greeted on arrival. Food was delicious and the service excellent. We would definitely return to the Essence when we next visit Hanoi Thank You so much

Thank supersonicharlie
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Questions & Answers
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
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 24 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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