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“A fantastic Vietnamese meal”
Review of Essence Restaurant

Essence Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 2,225 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $5 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A fantastic Vietnamese meal”
Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Essence restaurant was a real treat. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and more than happy to assist with menu choices. The menu was fantastic and our favourite was the bamboo beef. We enjoyed this restaurant so much we went three times. They also had a very good wine list.

Visited July 2014
Thank Joanne W
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Vietnamese first
  • Any
English first
Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Essence Restaurant”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you're nice middle of the old quarter and do not you dare eating street food with the locals or some local restaurant, this is the restaurant for te.Si food is good, the atmosphere is quiet but not more than certain say that it is a restaurant Hanoi.E international style even if you eat too vietnamita.A did not impress me but it certainly boccerei.

Visited September 2013
Thank 69Rim
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Beirut, Lebanon
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Amazing food, atmosphere and service.”
Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Love everything about this place. Food is amazing and service is phenomenal. Been there for dinner twice in 4 days. My favorite place by far in hanoi.

Thank Sara K
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Boca Raton, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Spectacular Service and Great food”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

We walked into Essence without a reservation with about 14 people. They found us a table within 5 minutes, served us quickly, and the food was amazing. Just know some of the food is "make-it-your-own." We loved the rice cakes (which comes with every meal) and the ones in our group who got the desserts said they were delicious. Overall great experience, thank you trip advisor for the suggestion!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Samantha K
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
“Authentic Vietnamese Cuisnes”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We stayed at Essence Hanoi hotel and also had dinner at the Essence Cafe every night. The restaurant is not so huge but its atmostphere was fantastic. Staff were very friendly, they were really knowledgeble to introduced every single dish to you, chat with you in a very nice gesture. Food was so delicious. We ordered bamboo beef, stired shrimp with cashew nuts...but we love most cha ca dish. We will recommend this restaurant. Thank you. Keep up your good job.

Visited May 2014
Thank littlegirl1988
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