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“Beautiful food”

La Badiane restaurant
Ranked #57 of 2,451 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $66
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, 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 January 18, 2014

We'd loved the Hanoi street food scene, but by the last night of our week there the thought of sitting down (on a Western-sized chair!) for a French cuisine meal was very nice. We were not disappointed in the slightest, La Badiane is all class. Presentation and taste was fantastic, and service was faultless. Lovely wines available by the glass at very reasonable cost. Thanks are due to Tu, our street-food guide, for his recommendation!

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Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

This place is truly amazing! We had one of the BEST meals we have ever had. The service was incredible. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants a little bit of France in Hanoi! :-) enjoy...it's so worth it.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Enjoyed a very nice meal here. It was most expensive meal we had in Vietnam but worth it! Total cost was around £53 for 2 starters, 2 mains, water, glass wine and a beer.

The food was presented very nicely, service was great and most importantly it tasted delicious. I particularly recommend the steak with risotto, sounds slightly odd combination but was divine.

Sit outside, take jacket if bit colder, we started off inside but that didn't have much atmosphere and could here every word others were saying so we moved and werent disappointed.

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Thank Traveller1983Wales
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We love to travel and eat all over the world . We are in the hotel business and love to recommend great restaurants when we come across them

Quaint little restaurant.
Intimate ,charming and service impeccable ,
Food Magnificent
Bravo xxxx

Thank Warwick S
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

We enjoyed a special 5 course set menu for New Year's Eve in Hanoi. It was pricey but the food was beautiful and well presented. We enjoyed every dish that had been chosen. The atmosphere has character however I think it could be improved considering the price. It was in a courtyard and we all got a bit cold later on as the little fires that had been lit went out.

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Thank M0rganh0rsel0ver
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