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“Nice food, nice view, nice ambience, nice prices!”

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 2,575 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: SPECIAL: To celebrate the coming festive season, on 24-25 Dec and 31 Dec - 1 Jan 2017, we are going to serve the Special Set menus only. We shall send you a copy of the set menus by email per reservation request. Please kindly send your request to our official email address on this website. The Gourmet Corner restaurant located on the top floor of Hanoi La Siesta Diamond hotel, which 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.
Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed at the Hanoi Elegance Diamond for two nights and arrived just after 9pm, we were all hungry after the long flight from Perth W.A so we had a meal on the stop floor at The Gourmet Cafe, our meals were great and just what we felt like after a long flight, the drinks menu is good and you can get a decent glass of house wine here as well. We loved the booths and each one had a view of the old quarter, we would thoroughly recommend this cafe to visitors to Hanoi.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Great service from very friendly staff, who took any problems in their stride.

This is not a fine dining restaurant, but a restaurant with a nice atmosphere, a good view & good food.

The menu is a mix of local & western cuisine. I had the chef's recommendation menu & all courses were very nice

Thank Scott O
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Made a reservation of 4 people on the first night arriving Hanoi, had so high expectation on the so-called number 1 restaurant in Hanoi. We ordered over 10 dishes just to try most of the food on the menu. Basically the food is not that "good" for a number 1 restaurant in a city, nothing is surprising. The Bamboo beef is quite rouhg, the parma ham wrap with pork is very salty, and risotto underneath is like eating salt. However, the servise is better than hotel quality. The manger knew we were disappointed about the food and offer a free taxi ride for us going back home. This is excellent service!

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1  Thank ButterflyWoodie
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Andy P, Manager at The Gourmet Corner Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2016

Dear ButterflyWoodie,

Thank you very much for visiting and trying our foods.

I was very disappointed that we were not able to offer you a perfect dining experience during your visit. Please accept our sincerest apologies for this disappointment.

On the other hand, I was impressed by your constructive feedback and your kindness when the incident occurred.

Our kitchen team has been trying their best to avoid all the issues addressed in your comment to improve all the customer's experience.

Best regards,

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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Went here for lunch for our last meal in Vietnam. Had the prefix lunch menu and could have been happier. The food was such high quality and presentation. Some the best fried spring rolls we had. Great meal and wish we would have gone for dinner as well.

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Thank CJ B
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant on our final night in Hanoi based upon the excellent reviews it had received. We were not disappointed. The food and service is excellent and worthy of the high praise it has already received. The Bun Cha was by far the best we've had in Vietnam and I'm doubt it will be beaten on the rest of our trip. It is highly recommended to book as the place is quite rightly very very popular. Even though it's busy the staff are attentive, efficient and polite. If you're visiting Hanoi it's a must!

Thank Jane H
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