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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 December 30, 2014

The starters were excellent however we felt the main courses of roast chicken and bamboo beef had been westernised, the Vietnamese flavours didn't come through unfortunately. The desserts were good and their service was so good you could see they were genuinely upset when we...More

Thank BeccyB
Reviewed December 29, 2014

We decided to go to the Essence Restaurant after reading various reviews on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. The food was wonderful, the service perfect and very friendly. Just loved the atmosphere. For one evening we wanted a quiet dinner from the hustle and...More

1  Thank Vicky M
Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We went here last night. The service was very good, as I often feel in Asia maybe too attentive but I get it. The food wasn't bad but it did not blow me away either. The setting is just okay. I sort of wish we...More

1  Thank Paukenguy
Reviewed December 29, 2014

A beautiful restaurant inside a hotel in the Old Quarter. The decor is gorgeous and could make for a special meal if you had an occasion to celebrate. My husband and I ordered fried spring rolls to start and our main meal consisted of the...More

Thank JennyG81
Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We went to Essence due to its high rating in tripadvisor. Expectations were set high, but incredibly, exceeded. the friendly trainee who served us was very professional and kind. I've been in Hanoi 3 days and I garantee this was the best restaurant so far....More

1  Thank tomasburgos
Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is tastefully decorated and clean. The food and service are faultless. 2 courses, with wine usd $32 for 2 people, you need to book as it is extremely popular

1  Thank boyesystar
Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The food here is delicious and the service so fast and friendly !! Would definitely come back here . Great for vegetarians.

1  Thank LMK014
Reviewed December 27, 2014

We've been to Hanoi for 8 days and we've tried serval restaurants - but the Essence was the best! Not only the food was great but the service was lovely and we loved chatting with them. They told us interesting things about vietnamese Culture and...More

6  Thank raaffi
Reviewed December 22, 2014

The service was excellent and the food was the best we tasted in Hanoi during our honeymoon stay! There is no need to search far, it's right in the middle of the old quarter:)

Thank danasadelavan
Reviewed December 22, 2014

Although not one of the cheapest, definitely one of the best restaurants in Hanoi with amazing staff.More

Thank webbo99
Essencehanoi, Manager at Essence Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2014

Dear valued guests, That is our great pleasure to welcome you at our restaurant. We are so happy to be able to serve you a wonderful meal. As a long term commitment, we would continue strive our best to ensure that every guest will enjoy...More

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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 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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