Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam but it is also a huge place for food goers. The city has so many restaurant that you will find easily one place for you. A lot of them have as well a beautiful decoration which can remember the colonial past in some ways. Many of them have a cheap price and the service is very correct. The food quality is incomparable. Hanoi is the place to be for foodies !
Overall, the city is beautiful, spreading and has her own charm. Vietnamese are welcoming and helpful. The old quarter is surely the place to stay during your trip. You will find a night market on the week end along Hang Dao street with many bars open around and many rooftop bars with one incredible view on the Hoan Kien lake.
The west part of the city tends to be more modern with the development of high rise buildings. The main issue is certainly the traffic. That’s why, it is better to rent or to move by motorbike. You will save more time to visit fully the city.
Theses restaurants are must to do: Gia Ngư Restaurant (27-29 Phố Gia Ngư, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm), Pho 10 (10 Lý Quốc Sư, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm), Banh Mi 25 (25 Hàng Cá, P, Hoàn Kiếm), Cafe Giang (39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm), Cong Caphe (15 Trúc Bạch, Ba Đình)
Places to see
- Hoan Kiem Lake
- Hang Dao Night Market
- Avalon Cafe Lounge
- Saint-Joseph Cathedral
- Old Quarter
- Hanoi Ancient House
- Hanoi Train Street (access is closed now)
- Vietnam Tuong Theatre with the show “The Village”
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
- Tran Quoc Pagoda
- Long Bien Bridge
- Presidential Palace Historical Site
- Ho Truc Bach