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“Lovely little restaurant” 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely little restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We went for dinner here after finding the restaurant on Tripadvisor and we were really glad to have found it. Slightly sceptical when walking through the oddly exotic smell of the hotel lobby and into the lift to the top floor.
Once at the top it was a pleasant surprise - despite being 45 mins early due to attending the water puppet theatre (great value show, worth doing) our table was ready waiting and the staff could not do enough to help - genuinely fantastic service that went far and beyond the excellent hotels we have stayed at during our trip to Vietnam. The waitress was lovely and I'm sorry I don't remember her name but she was pleased to help in every way which even extended to Vietnamese lessons for a few minutes. Great food and probably the best view in Hanoi.
Really memorable meal. Thank you.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Chilldoubt
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“best of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Not cheap by Vietnamese standards but well worth it. We decided to splash out as it was our last night in Vietnam. We paid nearly as much at other highly rated places and they don't get close to this one.
I wish we had found the Gourmet Corner earlier in the trip.
With a place this good you do need to book though.
The tiny terrace can be windy and is also used by smokers.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank GandC1948
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Jurong, Singapore
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Top in Hanoi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great Food, Great View, Great atmosphere, Great Value for Money and Excellent Service
Nothing more to ask for.
But do make a reservation early if not you might be disappointed especially on weekend nights, where the lake will have more lighting and would be even nicer.

  • Visited February 2013
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4 Thank h3hehaha
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Melbourne, Australia
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“great restaurant in hanoi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

this was our first trip to vietnam (2 couples)

we had a meal at this restaurant and we were all very impressed with the food, service and the views

we all highly recommend this restaurant

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank outbackk-jack
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed at the Hanoi Elegance Diamond recently and ate at the Gourmet Corner several times. I really enjoyed the food. The restaurant is on the 12th floor of the hotel and has an indoor part, and a great outdoor terrace where you can have a drink or eat. The staff were really great and friendly as well.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank Alexisk1979
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