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“Great food, great service, great view”

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 2,196 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: European, Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, 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.
Wangaratta, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, great view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

If your travelling to Hanoi this place is a must, staying at the sister hotel Elegance Ruby we were recommended to go and have an exceptional meal experience, boy, it didn't disappoint, the service, the food, the views all amazing. The staff went out of their way to make sure we had a great night, then to finish it off the price was super cheap. I still sprout to anybody who'll listen about how good this place is.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank Patricia A
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
“Maybe I am a bit more experienced......”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Only 3 green spots...what's my problem?

In answering this question I had a closer look at many of the other reviews/reviewers and came to the conclusion that I am quite a bit older and more experienced than most. In addition I have previously lived in Asia and have an Asian wife and have the financial independence to pretty much dine wherever we like.

I agree with other reviewers about the excellent and friendly service and we were guided by our waitress in making our Vietnamese food selections. The dishes were generally quite good but nothing exceptional and I have certainly had better Asian and Vietnamese food.

We went at lunchtime and it was very quiet. The views were good but not nearly as good as those from Beirut Restaurant on the 5th floor of Trang Tien Plaza.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Lexus51
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Andy P, Manager at The Gourmet Corner Restaurant, responded to this review, October 9, 2016
Dear Lexus51,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about the Gourmet Corner restaurant.

We are grateful to read that you found the service excellent and friendly. Unfortunately the food, although quite good, did not perfectly match your personal taste.

We highly appreciate your feedback and take it seriously as a chance to improve.

We wish you all the best and that your next visit to our restaurant would be much better.

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Hawera, New Zealand
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“View and food and service excellent. Not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Went there on a recommendation and weren't disappointed. Service very friendly and genuine. Food lovely we had the set meal for two. Spring rolls to die for. Would go back again. John. NZ

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank 479Johno
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Tasty with a View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Ate at this restaurant twice during my stay in Hanoi / Hanoi Elegance Diamond Hotel. The view from the restaurant is amazing..perfect panoramic views of the Old Quarter and river. The fried spring rolls were very tasty, as was the recommended pork dish...amazing flavor. Service was also very good with friendly staff.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank LG2000
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“Best romantic dinner with sunset view in Hanoi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Make a reservation for around sunset, you won't regret it! The service here was outstanding, I highly recommend the bamboo beef!

  • Visited September 2013
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