International Flavors in Hanoi
Collected by Duncan Forgan , AFAR Local Expert
Just in the last decade, Hanoi's dining scene has blossomed with international options. Now visitors can choose from an eclectic range that runs the gamut from French bistro fare to American comfort food, and from Argentinean-style steak to Israeli sharing platters.
99 Xuân Diệu, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam
42b Phố Mã Mây, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Run by two longtime expats, one Canadian and one Australian, this popular gastropub continues to dish up some of the best western comfort food in Hanoi. With excellent ingredients and no lack of skill in the kitchen, favorites such as fish and...
22 Đoàn Trần Nghiệp, Bùi Thị Xuân, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam
There are a lot of French restaurants in Hanoi, but not all are as down to earth as this venue, tucked away down a quiet street in the Old Quarter. The restaurant specializes in robust, hearty fare so expect generous terrines, charcuterie plates,...
33 Tô Ngọc Vân, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam
Chef Shahar Lubin is another long-time Hanoi resident with a formidable reputation in the kitchen. And his latest venture Daluva sees him draw on both his Israeli heritage and his knowledge of other cuisines to serve up some of the city's best...
8 Đỗ Đức Dục, Mễ Trì, Nam Từ Liêm, Nam Từ Liêm Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
Trekking out to the new JW Marriott can seem like a bit of an effort, but it is worth it for the hotel's exemplary culinary offerings. The French Grill is its signature restaurant, but fans of Chinese food will love its branch of Crystal Jade -- a...
51 Lý Thường Kiệt, Trần Hưng Đạo, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
The Vietnamese are inveterate lovers of sweet things (just look at all those swan boats), which explains the popularity of the Fanny ice cream brand. The chain, which has branches across the country, serves up classic scoops and cones with a nod...
5 Bùi Thị Xuân, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam
One of the longer-serving international restaurants in Hanoi, La Salsa serves up tapas in an inviting location near Hoan Kiem Lake. The food doesn't reinvent the wheel, but dishes such as bruschetta, calamari, and croquetas taste mighty fine...
80 Phố Mã Mây, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
For creative international vegetarian fare there is no better restaurant in Hanoi than Tamarind Cafe, which has been serving up its smoothies and specialties for over a decade now. Choice dishes include the Taiwanese popiah rolls while the sweet...
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