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“A perfect Choice away from the traffic below :)”

The Gourmet Corner Restaurant
Ranked #26 of 2,826 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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 August 23, 2014

We dined here on our first night in Vietnam after reading a few reviews on Trip Advisor. Having spent the day walking around the busy, sometime chaotic, streets of the Old Town in Hanoi, it really was the perfect place to dine. We sat on the roof terrace rather than in the air con restaurant inside, as the evening temperature was not too hot, and we wanted to still experience Hanoi despite being many floors up. The restaurant was friendly and the food and service excellent. It was a great way to spend our first evening of three weeks in Vietnam. Many thanks Gourmet Corner for a great introduction to an amazing country.

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1  Thank Almajema123
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Reviewed August 23, 2014

had a lovely meal staff very attentive - a little too attentive. Would recommend to family and friends

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Reviewed August 23, 2014

Whilst staying at another hotel in Hanoi and being force fed set menu's at some dodgy places, we broke free and found this place (courtesy of Trip Advisor).

The food here is impeccable, as is the service and all the staff.

Genuinely the nicest meal I have eaten in any country for a long time.

Cheap by western prices too, we had cocktails, 2 two course meals, coffee's and a bottle of wine, for approx £40.

Michelin star in the waiting??

Would eat here every day if I could.

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1  Thank Giovanii
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

We booked this restaurant by email a week before our trip. The hotel/ restaurant were very prompt in replying to our request. On arrival it was fairly easy to find as it is on the top floor of the Elegance Hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. It was lucky we booked as ALL the tables had been pre booked for a week or so. The view as the sun went down was spectacular from the 12th floor, overlooking Hanoi’s 36 Streets and Hoan Kiem Lake. The restaurant is small (about 12 tables) and intimate with a feel for the details (flowers, clean linen, etc). The service and friendliness of the staff was perfect- they were happy to offer suggestions and even tailor the meal to our needs (I hate ginger, so they kindly removed it from my dish). The food quality was excellent- our best meal in Hanoi and the wine list had some good choices- we opted for a Chilean wine. There is no hurry for the meal- we took quite a time- as there is no attempt to have a second sitting thank goodness. All in all I would really recommend- just make sure you book ahead. The establishment is genuinely keen to offer a fine dining experience and welcomed any comments we had.

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1  Thank chaletaria
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had a very pleasant meal here. Staff as nice as can be: gracious, chatty, smiling, etc. nice to be able to visit the kitchen and see staff working. One main dish stood out - pieces of grilled fish with herbs which we wrapped in rice paper a bit like fresh spring rolls. However, though. Pleasant, the food here was not the best I have had in Vietnam.

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