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“More than just a cafe”
Review of Essence Restaurant

Essence Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 2,673 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Vietnamese, International, Fusion
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Located on the ground floor of the Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa, the artfully designed Essence restaurant offers you various tasty authentic Vietnamese dishes and standard Western menu for lunch and dinner. Accomplished with an extensive menu of beverages including fresh fruit shakes, coffees and wines, the restaurant ensures you a wholesome meal with great food, excellent service in the right ambiance and fine spirits, all at a price guaranteed most reasonable in town. Wifi-internet & iMac is available, free of charge.
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We thouroughly enjoyed our meal at the Essence Cafe. I wished we had been staying at the hotel. I would definately recommend anyone going to Hanoi to stay at the Essence.
Our family in Australia are staying there in Sept. The meal we had was excellent and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Sue119
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

An excellent selection of local and European dishes. The spring rolls were great. Teresa said the salad was also as good as she had anywhere in the world. She also liked the salmon she had for main course. My prawns and cashews were excellent. Deserts were also of a high standard. All for a very reasonable price. I normally would not recommend dining at your hotel but here I have to make an exception.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We ended up having our last dinner in Hanoi here because the number 1 rated resto was fully booked. Per recommendation of the resto's manager, we ordered their popular local dishes because we wanted to taste authentic Vietnamese food. Some of the dish were good and some were just so so. Maybe our group don't dig Vietnamese food that much.

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Thank Tyrone64
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

We have eaten at both Essence cafe and Gourmet Corner in the last week and in our opinion Essence cafe is clearly the better option both for food , service and atmosphere.
In fairness to Gourmet cafe we only ate their Vietnamese food which was good but not great.
At Essence we only ate their Western food , a great steak ( $12.00) and Salmon ( $ 12.50 ) just like back home in Oz.
House wines both red and white were outstanding value for money with great stemware.

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Thank Jo and Ben G
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Essence Cafe offers a nice variety of tasty Western and Vietnamese food in a relaxing and quiet dining room. The service is excellent. Be sure to make a reservation because the tables fill up quickly.

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Thank Granite43
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