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“Well worth the Search”
Review of Essence Restaurant

Essence Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 2,341 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Vietnamese, International, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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.
Robina
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Well worth the Search”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We walked to the Essence, great night to be out, streets very busy.
Wish we had stayed here , it has a great vibe, in the old quarter.
The atmosphere and service was great.
Try the Prawn and chicken Mango salad, wow!
Garlic and cheese bread and the Hamburgers are large.
Creme Brulee yum, wish I had some now !

  • Visited April 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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120 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good service and great food!”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

The staff was very friendly when she served us. She recommended us many of the unique food which are their speciality. She was very pro-active in starting a conversation.

Slightly expensive in Hanoi, but very cheap for a fine dining restaurant :)

  • Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Amazing food, great service, awesome prices! Can't say a bad thing about this place. Try Banana spring rolls with chocolate and custard! Heaven!

Visited July 2013
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Hanoi, Vietnam
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worth the trouble”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went here based on a trip advisor recommendation. It took an hour and half with a lost taxi driver. We finally got out and braved the busy night market to find the place ourselves. When we finally did, everyone was grumpy and the kids were starving. Well it was worth all the trouble. The staff was lovely, the food was delicious. I had the spring rolls and pho and they came out like an art piece! They have a kids menu and it's set...my children loved their desserts! Word of warning: It's rather small, so make sure to either show up early or call for reservations.

  • Visited August 2013
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Malmo, Sweden
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Super fresh, extremely friendly”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere, extremely kind and welcoming staff, walking in to the Essence Hotel/Cafe felt like a portal to modern civilization in the depths of "Hanoism". Good prices by European standards, would definitely recommend this place.

Visited August 2013
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