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“Beautiful Dinner”

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 2,201 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: European, Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, 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.
Bexley, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Had a wonderful dinner here with my wife. We ate outdoors on the deck and loved it. The food was expensive by Vietnam standards, but not at all by American standards. Food was great, service was great. Decent wine list. I would definitely go back there and recommend it to anyone traveling to Hanoi. They can get busy so I recommend making a reservation.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank chayler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Service, Excellent View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

My wife and I went here for our anniversary. Excellent service, perfect view of the lake, great food, good wine and a nice atmosphere.

  • Visited March 2013
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“Fantastic food, very relaxing atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

We were reserved and taken here for dinner after our amazing trip in Halong Bay by Brilliant Halong Cruises Company.

After our reservation were checked, we were greeted by about five charming staffs on the way to our table.

Our family felt like we were VIps. The plate setting looked like it cost more than my rent and the silverware looked as if it had been polished clean for hours

We then ordered cocktails, seasonal drinks for our kids and were brought bread with a delicious salmon spread and then selected additional assorted breads. Some great other food and you name it easily by having look on the menu list. The butter was replaced after we used a quarter of it. Then, the real food started coming out.

A great view of restaurant on Top floor and we felt very relaxing and comfortable. Location was sort out of excellent. We would come back here again.

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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

The Vegeterian rice paper spring Rolls were the best I ate in Vietnam.
The setting is nice and clean.
Service was professional.

Great experience !

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4 Thank DaganHongKong
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“Worth all the Praise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

We stayed at the outstanding Hanoi Elegance Ruby hotel and were referred to The Gourmet Corner Restaurant which is on the 12th floor of a sister hotel. We ate there twice and couldn't believe the excellence of the food and service.

The selection of Vietnamese dishes was impressive and the crispy spring rolls were the best we've eaten. The fish was done perfectly and we enjoyed the creme brulee. Our server was attentive and efficient.

As others have noted, the seating here is limited and reservations are a must.

The meals we ate at The Gourmet Corner were certainly a highlight of our six week trip which has taken us from one end of the country to the other.

  • Visited March 2013
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