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“Best food yet - EX”

La Badiane restaurant
Ranked #62 of 2,479 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $66
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Founded in December 2008, La Badiane -French for Star Anise spice- is heralding its claim to be one of the best restaurants in Vietnam, dedicated to fusion of flavors and international gastronomy. As reference, La Badiane is rated top 500 Restaurants in Asia by The Miele Guide, has been recommended by The New York Times, and has received 5 consecutive Certificates of Excellence by Trip Advisor -since 2011. Indeed, with more than 300 upvotes as “EXCELLENT”, La Badiane knows a high rating deserved to top-end restaurants. Yet, if most is about tastes, fusion of flavors and international gastronomy, great attention is also constantly paid to the quality of the service provided as well as to the overall atmosphere, so guests have a unique culinary experience by enjoying every aspect of their meal. When coming in, one’s attention is instantly caught by the multitude of perfumes & aromas flowing out from the open front kitchen. The entrance corridor planted with harmonious luxuriant vegetation leads you towards the heart of the restaurant, and its glass covered patio. Surrounded by carefully chosen leaf plants, walls predominantly white, and large B&W photo portraits, the place provides for a true feeling of calm and elegance. The combination of tablecloths, two-color curtains, and the green vegetation gathers all conditions to let guests’ visual and gustative senses fully express themselves. The attentive and discreet lightening in the evening makes it very romantic, and live classic music concerts every Wednesday evening levels-up La Badiane restaurant to turn it into a complete place. On the upper floor, two rooms available provide for perfect intimate spaces, appropriate for guests either looking for privacy, or mid-size groups wishing to enjoy a private lunch or dinner on a special occasion. As opposed to the ground floor and its B&W photos, the first floor presents large-size color portraits. A must-see.
Reviewed March 18, 2013

We have been in Vietnam for just over a week now and this has been the best restaurant yet. Our meals were delicious and we would definitely eat here again if we had more time to stay in Hanoi.

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1  Thank C0linBarr
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We dined at this wonderful restaurant in early February. Food equals the best of most French San Franciscan restaurants we have dined at AND this restauranteur wants each diner to have an exquisite dining and matching wine experience. We did. Thank you, La Badiane.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I were looking for a restaurant to enjoy some familiar flavors after spending several weeks in SE Asia eating some great local food.

We definately made the right choice with La Badiane. The food was excellent and we were able to find ingredients we hadn't had anywhere else (smoked salmon, wasabi, eggplant, blue cheese). We had duck and steak and both were cooked exactly as we'd requested. Portions were good and the plates looked great.

The price on TA is a bit misleading - for 2 people, including a bottle of their mid-range wine expect to pay $120-150. This includes an appetizer, main, and desert each. The deserts were another highlight - the house-made ice cream was amazing.

Service was a bit awkward at first, but we ate early in the evening so they were still getting underway. Once our drinks were served everything became much smoother.

If you're looking for a nice meal after eating the local fare for awhile you can't go wrong with this restaurant - I'd be a regular if it existed in my city.

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1  Thank Nick O
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Quaint restaurant on a side street. We went for lunch and had the duck and Carbonara pasta. Wonderful, reminded me of being in Paris. The chef gave each table a personal greeting and the service was very attentive.

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Thank MOSSAV
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Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I read reviews on trip advisor and thought we would give it a go and we were amazed by the food here. Best French restaurant we've been to, the food was sublime and the service excellent. If we're ever in Hanoi again we're definitely coming back!

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Thank Alexpetrow
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