Quan An Ngon: It's an open-air restaurant surrounded by food stalls and served by waiters. The various stalls represent different regional fare from around the country. Sitting at communal tables surrounded by the stalls, you really feel part of the action as a variety of customers stream in and out: locals, lovers, expats, but not too many tourists. Some Chinese next to me were filling up on chicken heads. Mmmmm. And Heineken.
Plus, Quan An Ngon is close to the Hanoi Hilton where John McCain "stayed" as a POW, so if you're visiting that sight, Quan An Ngon is a 'must' lunch or dinner stop.
18 Phan Boi Chau Str., | OR 1st floor, 25T2 Hoang Dao Thuy Str., Hanoi, Vietnam