The Ultimate Guide to Eating in Hanoi

Che from Lululata in Hanoi

Over the past month, messages have been flooding my inbox about the food in Hanoi – thus, it has inspired this a foodie post!! Finding where to eat in this chaotic city is difficult, I 100% understand, hopefully this guide helps you navigate all the deliciousness!

Grilled Chicken with noodles and herbs, yum!

Vietnamese Street Food:


Bun Bo Nam Bo – Southern Vietnamese style stir-fried garlic beef with rice noodles and herbs. Be sure to order a Banh Bao to accompany it and put lots of the garlic vinegar on top!


Bun Cha – Charcoal grilled pork patties in a broth of garlic, kumquat, fish sauce – add fresh herbs, chillies and rice noodles on top! This is one of my all time favorites!


Pho Cuon – rice noodle, rolled with beef, lettuce and herbs, along with a mild fish sauce and green mango dip.


Bun Reiu – A tomato based crab rice noodle soup, beef and sausages sometimes are added. Add fresh herbs and Khue (a fried doughnut) on top!


Pho – All time Vietnamese breakfast favorite! Can be made with chicken (Ga) or beef (Bo). Add Khue, lime juice, and chillies for best flavor!


Bun Dao – A lunchtime specialty, fried tofu, fish cakes and spring roll with rice noodles and fresh herbs! You can dip it in a very potent shrimp sauce, or a more mild fish sauce.


Com Binh Dan – A traditional rice meal where you can pick various amounts of toppings to put on the rice, many vegetarian options along with meat options.


Com Rang Dua Xao – Vietnamese style crunchy fried rice, with pickled cabbage.


My Xao – stir fried noodles, you can add veggies or what ever meat of your choosing.


Pho Phong Chien – Fried thick pieces of pho noodle, stir fried with vegetables and beef


Banh Xeo – Fried pancake filled with shrimp and beef, you then add this into the makings of a fresh spring roll.


Banh Mi – a sandwich in a baguette filled with meat or egg, fresh herbs and carrot, topped with a chilli hot sauce.


Cha Ca – Stir fried white fish which has been  marinated in turmeric then is cooked together with spring onion and dill. Add all that on top of rice noodles chillies and peanuts!


Most of these street food options will not have a specific address and you will just happen upon them while walking around! Here are a few that are half street food, half established that have a proper address!


Bun Rieu in Hanoi


Vietnamese Restaurants:


Banh Mi 25 – Banh Mì 25, Hàng Cá, Hàng Đào, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi

Spicy Pho Bay – 162 Xuân Diệu, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Bún bò Nam Bộ –  67 Hàng Điếu, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi

Cha Ca Thang Long19 – 21 – 31 Duong Thanh, Hoan Kiem, Cửa Đông, Hanoi, Hà Nội Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam

Gon Veggies and Bites80 Từ Hoa Công Chúa, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Luk Lak Vietnamese Resturant  – 4A Lê Thánh Tông, Phan Chu Trinh, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Quán Phở 3 Chị Em – 18 Đặng Thai Mai, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Aubergine Cafe – 16 Hàng Bè Lý Thái Tổ Hoàn Kiếm Lý Thái Tổ Hoàn Kiếm Hà Nội Vietnam

Lululata Desserts and Drinks –  39 Hàng Cót, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội


If you are looking for some good coffee check out my post about cafes here!

Tofu Noodles at Gon Veggies and Bites

Non-Vietnamese Food Places:


Lifted Coffee and Brunch

Hanoi Sandwich House

Joma Bakery

Handi Pakistani Cuisine

Namaste Indian Cuisine

Pizza 4P’s

Pizza Belga

Anita’s Cantina

Street Sushi

The Veg Organic

Bun Cha in Tay Ho

There ya have it! I hope that this helps keep your belly full while you are visiting Hanoi!


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  1. Johny Jackson
    January 10, 2018

    bookmarked!!, I like your website!

    1. Kelsey
      January 10, 2018

      Hi Johny! Thank you SO much!




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