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“Great place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Gourmet Corner Restaurant

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 2,169 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: European, Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located on the top floor of Hanoi La Siesta Diamond hotel, the Gourmet Corner restaurant boast the finest view of Hanoi from the 12th floor, overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake, the Red River and the ever-growing skyline of Hanoi. The Gourmet Corner food menu is the combination of Vietnamese and some Western favorites. Our Vietnamese food options mostly are the dishes from the North. In northern Vietnam, a colder climate limits the production and availability of spices. As a result, the foods are often less spicy than those in other regions, especially the middle part of Vietnam. Black pepper is used in place of chili as the most popular ingredient to produce spicy flavors. Also, coriander is used commonly in most dishes. In general, northern Vietnamese cuisine is not bold in any particular taste - sweet, salty, spicy, bitter, or sour. Most northern Vietnamese foods feature light and balanced flavors that result from subtle combinations of many different flavoring ingredients. PS: Please be informed that your reservation request by email will be answered within 24 working hours or later depend on our work-load at that moment. Any urgent booking request should be made through the phone call. We are sorry for any inconvenience may cause.
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“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

Of course there's the nice prices, the great view and good atmosphere, but the best thing about this restaurant is the staff. I'm Vietnamese and I've rarely met staff as well-trained and attentive, but not to the point where it get's annoying like in many other restaurants here. I can't stand people standing a meter away while I eat and try to have a conversation with someone, but that's definitely not the case here. They gave me and my girlfriend the distance I want, but noticed that she barely touched her glass of wine and asked whether she would like to drink something different to drink. For the Food. Like so many other reviewers already wrote, it's nice and looks ok/good, but surely not the main reason someone should come to this place.
The atmosphere is cozy, it's a small restaurant with only 11 separate tables and I think there's a nice view from every single one.
Overall we had pleasant experience

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

This hotel was excellent, we stayed at the hotel and decided to go to the restaurant as we wanted to escape the madness of hanio for a little while.
The staff as always were attentive, polite and very helpful. You are made to feel very welcome.
The food was great, a little limited on choice but overall I would recommend the restaurant and certainly recommend the hotel.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great views, fantastic staff and delicious food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

First place we ate at in Hanoi when we arrived and we went back for seconds on our last day because it was so lovely. The spring rolls were delicious, great range of Vietnamese food and fantastic views of the city. The staff were lovely and spoke quite good English.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great view, ok food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

The view is fantastic, and worth the visit.
The food is decent, but a bit disappointed given all the superlatives read in reviews. It's good but not the best food ever.
Make sure you book your table, the restaurant is actually quite small.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

A great little restaurant in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. 12 th floor iof the hotter Diamond Elegance. Fantastic views with a staff as attentive as can be! The prices are very good, but most importantly so is the food!! We ate dinner there twice during our 4 day visit.

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