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“Superb food and service and we had a party of 12 with six kids!”

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
Ranked #11 of 2,294 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Superb food and service and we had a party of 12 with six kids!”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

An excellent restaurant with superb service, a wide ranging menu of Western and Vietnamese choices, an extensive wine selection and excellent value for money.

We had three families and they handled everyone remarkably well.

This is a restaurant for families, couples or for a business dinner. It met our needs and then some.

Small terrace bar for adults to enjoy.

A great restaurant, with superd service and value.

Visited October 2013
Thank Scott B
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Colima, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“As good as everyone says”
Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Great city views, excellent meals (we had lunch and dinner there), attention to detail in presentation as well as flavors, and friendly wait staff. They offer a variety of menu items -- good for those who are just breaking into Asian food and for those who need a break from it.

Visited October 2013
Thank Susan H
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Colac, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
“Restful, gourmet experience”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

After a long hot day of travelling, we were looking for a traditional Vietnamese meal in a relaxed, quiet environment. The Gourmet Corner was just amazing. A beautiful view, exceptional staff and fantastic food. The meal was of the highest quality and yet was very affordable. A wonderful way to end our trip in Vietnam

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Judy F
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Ulverstone, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best meal in all of Vietnam!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

After spending 2 weeks in Vietnam we ate here on our last night before flying home. Without a doubt it was the best meal we had in the whole country. The ambience was lovely and it would be a very romatic spot to treat someone to with a nice view over the city. The staff were great and meals excellent. A bit more expensive than some vietnamese restaurants, however still much cheaper than home, e.g. we paid about $15 for our main meals (Australian steak) and it was totally worth it. Would come back for sure if I had the time!

Visited October 2013
Thank Bec2809
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Passionate about food!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Have eaten here twice - it's close to the lake in old quarter. The rooftop has limited seating and for inside, a booking is recommended. The Maître D, is passionate about the meals on offer and will discuss at length if you wish. Vegetarian options are limited, there are some fish dishes, and plenty of meat dishes. Service is attentive and prompt and food beautifully presented. The view from the rooftop can be hazy but it's still worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
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