Must-try food in Hanoi Research

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Must-try food in Hanoi Research

Got some time to kill between the SEA Games events and want a bite to eat? Hanoi is a great destination for foodies, as it offers a range of cuisine styles to suit a variety of tastes. Think Asian specialties from neighboring countries, Western classics, and must-try Northern Vietnamese dishes. Here are some suggestions for where to eat out near four of the main event locations.

Around the Mỹ Đình National Stadium

Most of the action takes place at the main venue of Vietnam's National Sports Complex. Feeling peckish before or after watching the sports at the stadium? There’s plenty to choose from in the area, which is full of glittering skyscrapers and high-end hotels. There are many Korean restaurants, with others including haute French, Vietnamese, Cantonese (John Anthony), Loatian (Khao Lao), and vegan (Tam Chay Vegan). Consider:

Papa’s Chicken

TYPE: Korean-style chicken dishes

WHERE: B004, The Manor, Nam Từ Liêm (next to The Garden Center)

DISTANCE: About 2.5km from the stadium (6-8 minutes by car)

Baek Jeong BBQ

TYPE: Korean

WHERE: Khu ĐT mới, N05- TT3, Đỗ Đình Thiện, Mỹ Đình, Nam Từ Liêm

DISTANCE: About 2.7km away (7-8 minutes by car)

Noori Restaurant

TYPE: Singaporean

WHERE: 11B CT5 My Dinh Urban Area, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem District

DISTANCE: About 3km (8 minutes by car)

Al Fresco’s The Garden

TYPE: Italian-style pizza, pasta, steak, salads

WHERE: The Manor, Me Tri Street, My Dinh DO-04 Ground Floor, The Garden Center

DISTANCE: Roughly 3km away (8-10 minutes by car)

Akira Back

TYPE: Contemporary Japanese

WHERE: JW Marriot Hotel, 8 Đỗ Đức Dục, Mễ Trì, Nam Từ Liêm

DISTANCE: About 4,5km (9 minutes by car)

French Grill

TYPE: Haute French

WHERE: JW Marriot Hotel, 8 Đỗ Đức Dục, Mễ Trì, Nam Từ Liêm

DISTANCE: About 4,5km (9 minutes by car)

Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower

TYPE: Various, including Biwon and Sopoong Restaurant, Stellar Steakhouse, 3 Spoons Restaurant, and the high-end The Hive Lounge.

WHERE: Khu E6, Phạm Hùng, Cầu Giấy

DISTANCE: About 4,3km (9 minutes by car)

Indochina Plaza

TYPES: Various restaurants include: Vietstreet, Sushibar 3, King BBQ (Korean), Thai Express IPH, Nan N Kabab Restaurant, Kichi Kichi. For pizza or Italian food, there’s Pizza Hut, Pizza 4Ps and the Pane e Vino Italian Restaurant.

WHERE: 241 Xuân Thủy, Dịch Vọng Hậu, Cầu Giấy

DISTANCE: It’s 4.5 km from My Dinh Stadium (10-12 minutes by car)

Paula’s Wines Restaurant

TYPE: International / Western

WHERE: B1 Mandarin Garden (behind Grand Plaza hotel), P. Hoàng Ngân, Trung Hoà, Cầu Giấy

DISTANCE: About 6km away (12-15 minutes by car)

Around the Hoàng Mai Stadium

There’s plenty to explore in the stadium surroundings of Hoang Mai, a quieter residential area southeast of the city. A fair selection of restaurants and cafes cater to the many locals and expats living here. Some only require a stroll to the lake. You may have to take a short drive for further options.


TYPE: Japanese; buffet

WHERE: Block 5, Block A, Lot TT3, Southwest project of Linh Dam lake, Hoang Mai

DISTANCE: 350m (a short walk away)

Monaco Linh Đàm - Coffee & Restaurant

TYPE: Vietnamese and international

WHERE: Số 24 Biệt thự 4, Bán đảo, Khu đô thị Linh Đàm, Hoàng Mai

DISTANCE: 400m away (in walking distance)

GoGi House

TYPE: Korean

WHERE: Cell No 1, Row D, Lot TT3, Tay Nam Ho Urban Area, Linh Dam, Hoang Mai

DISTANCE: 550m from the stadium (about a 7-minute walk)


TYPE: Chinese hot pot and dim sum

WHERE: XR7H+VFG, Lot CX14 (Next to Linh Dam swimming pool), Khu đô thị Linh Đàm, Hoàng Mai

DISTANCE: About 600m (2 minutes by car)


TYPE: Singaporean rice pot

WHERE: Kiot 18 Tòa Nhà Rainbow Linh Đàm, P, Hoàng Mai

DISTANCE: 650m (walking distance; about 2 minutes by car)

Ecoplace Restaurant and Coffee

TYPE: International

WHERE: 28 BTI, Ban Dao Linh Dam, Hoang Mai

DISTANCE: 650m away (in walking distance)


TYPE: Hot pot

WHERE: Rice City, Tầng G, Tòa nhà Trung, P. Linh Đàm, Khu đô thị mới Tây Nam hồ, Hoàng Mai

DISTANCE: 750m (10 minutes’ walk; 3 minutes by car)

Delicious Beef 555

TYPE: Hot pot

WHERE: 555 P. Linh Đ., 7TT3B Southwest Villa Linh Dam, Hoàng Liệt, Hoàng Mai

DISTANCE: 220m (a 4-minute walk)

Around the Quan Ngua Sports Complex (Ba Đình District)

Quần Ngựa Sports Palace is in one of the four original districts of Hanoi, in the political heart of the country. Many museums, embassies, and landmarks are found here. Also, many places to eat.

For Vietnamese classics, you can try places serving the best-quality phở, bánh xèo pancakes, or a steaming bowl of bánh đúc. There’s also bún ngan, a noodle soup made with bamboo shoots and duck meat; chả cá, a legendary Hanoian fried dish; and cà phê trứng, the to-die-for Vietnamese egg coffee. One of the most top-rated bún chả joints in town (Bun Cha Huong Lien) is also found about 6km away.

Old Hanoi Restaurant by Master Chef Quan Nguyen

TYPE: Vietnamese food

WHERE: 18 Ton That Thiep, Ba Dinh district, Ha Noi

DISTANCE: 3 km (a 10-minute by car)

Ga Tan Co Bien

TYPE: Vietnamese chicken and noodle dishes

WHERE: Lane 285 Đội Cấn, Đội Cấn, Ba Đình

DISTANCE: 750m (a 10-minute walk)

Cha Ca Ngon Ha Noi

TYPE: Vietnamese fish dishes

WHERE: 269 P. Kim Mã, Giảng Võ, Ba Đình

DISTANCE: About 2km (6 minutes by car)

Hanh Bun Mien Ngan

TYPE: Vietnamese

WHERE: 63 Cửa Bắc, Quán Thánh, Ba Đình

DISTANCE: 3.7km (10 minutes by car)

Banh Duc Nong

TYPE: Vietnamese (bánh đúc)

WHERE: 45 Châu Long, Quán Thánh, Ba Đình

DISTANCE: 3.7km (10 minutes by car)

Giang Cafe

TYPE: Family-run Vietnamese coffee shop

WHERE: 106 Yên Phụ, Nguyễn Trung Trực, Ba Đình

DISTANCE: 4.6km (13 minutes by car)

Royal City

This cosmopolitan, well-developed area on the south-western side of Hanoi has been referred to as a “little Europe”. As the name suggests, many Asian and Western-style eateries abound here. As they’re all on site, distance is no problem. Here are some suggestions according to budget.

Nét Huế

TYPE: Vietnamese

WHERE: B2-R6-41 Royal City – 72 Nguyễn Trãi, Q. Thanh Xuân

Chả cá Ngon

TYPE: Vietnamese fish

WHERE: B2-R4-09 TTTM Royal city, P. Thượng Đình, Q. Thanh Xuân

Don Chicken

TYPE: Korean

WHERE: KĐT Royal City, B2 – R3 – 10, P. Thượng Đình, Q. Thanh Xuân

The Pizza Company

TYPE: Italian

WHERE: TTTM Royal City, B2, R3-14, Số 72 Nguyễn Trãi, Q. Thanh Xuân

Meat Plus

TYPE: Korean BBQ

WHERE: Royal City (B2 – R6 – 30B), 72A Nguyễn Trãi, P.Thượng Đình, Q. Thanh Xuân

Al Fresco’s

TYPE: Italian

WHERE: TTTM Royal City, B2-R6-29A, 72A Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân

King BBQ

TYPE: Korean buffet

WHERE: TTTM Royal City, R2 – 14 – B2, 72A Nguyễn Trãi, Q. Thanh Xuân

Dedi Deli BBQ Buffet

TYPE: Korean

WHERE: B2 R6 30C, Royal City, 72A Nguyễn Trãi, Quận Thanh Xuân

Asia Snack

TYPE: Thai restaurant

WHERE: TTTM Royal City, B2-R6-34-35 – 72 Nguyễn Trãi, Q. Thanh Xuân

Thái Express

TYPE: Thai

WHERE: B2-R2-10, Royal City, 72A Nguyễn Trãi, P. Thượng Đình, Q.Thanh Xuân

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