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Where to eat in Hanoi-Vietnam for the first-time

Where to eat in Hanoi-Vietnam for the first-time ?

Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam – is one of the best cities that you can find many delicious dishes. Here below are 5 best places that you should go for eating out in Hanoi. Of course, it would be fun and unforgettable!

#1. Bun Cha Huong Lien

Address: Branch 1: 24 Le Van Huu, Pham Dinh Ho, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
Branch 2: 14/59 Lang Ha, Dong Da, Hanoi
Opening hours: 8am – 9pm
Bun Cha Huong Lien - Where to eat in Hanoi-Vietnam for the first-time
Bun Cha Huong Lien – Le Van Huu

You can easily find many “Bun Cha” restaurants for eating out in Hanoi. Bun Cha Huong Lien is one of the oldest restaurants in Hanoi, which was founded since 1993. In 2016, U.S President Obama in 3-day business trip had come to this restaurant for dinner with Anthony Bourdain.

A full set of “Bun Cha” includes “bún” (kind of noodle), grilled pork, grilled slice meat and additional sea-crab spring roll. It makes a perfect dining with Hanoi Beer (a local brand). You need to wait for half an hour to enjoy this dish. Bun Cha Huong Lien now has 2 branches in Le Van Huu Street and Lang Ha Street.

#2. Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su

Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 6am – 10pm
Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su - Where to eat in Hanoi-Vietnam for the first-time
Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su

“Phở” becomes national dishes in Vietnam, which is served in bowl of Vietnamese noodles, meat and herbs. You can easily find a “Phở” restaurant everywhere around Hanoi. However, there are several reasons why you can’t deny tasting this most famous traditional food in Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su:
– Most traditional way of cooking – the best place to eat “Pho” in Hanoi
– Various kinds of “Pho”: half-done beef, well-done beef, flank beef, fillet beef noodle and special bowl
– 100% fresh, clean and tasty with good quality of beef
– Good pricing (35,000 – 100,000 VND per serving)
– Helpful staff
Go and have first bowl of “Pho” at the first day you arrive Hanoi, and you’ll never forget it!

#3. Pizza 4P’s

Address: Branch 1: 24 Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Branch 2: 43 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10am – 11pm
Pizza 4P - Where to eat in Hanoi-Vietnam for the first-time
Pizza 4P – Hanoi

You want a break from Vietnamese Food? Is it possible to find some good places in Hanoi for Western dishes? But still fresh and good taste… Pizza 4P’s – the best Pizza restaurant with locally sourced ingredients from Da Lat and imported Italian brands of parma ham and canned tomato – will not disappointed you. It’s not only one of good places to eat in Hanoi but also have perfect environment to chill out with friends.

Incredible food, excellent service and great ambience.
“Wow and Happiness” – Pizza4P’s makes your day!

#4. Banh Mi 25

Address: 25 Hang Ca, Hang Dao, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 7am – 7pm
Banh Mi 25 - Where to eat in Hanoi-Vietnam for the first-time
Banh Mi 25

“Cheap and always fresh! Rolls are amazing and everything together makes it one of the best Banh Mi in Hanoi!” – Taryn – (Review in TripAdvisor). Got 2,375 Reviews on TripAdvisor, Banh Mi 25 is one of the most favorite places to experience local street food for not only local people but also foreigners in Hanoi.

Family of Phuong – owner of Bank Mi 25 – has 80-year-experience in making bread and meat. More than 5 options for Banh Mi. Friendly for vegetarians as well. Welcoming owner and staffs. Do you know that it would be served with free tea and banana for dessert? No need to consider anymore, note this wonderful dishes into list of food you must eat in Hanoi.

#5. Xoi Yen

Address: 35B Nguyen Huu Huan, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Opening hours: 5am – 1am
Xoi Yen - Where to eat in Hanoi-Vietnam for the first-time
Xoi Yen – Nguyen Huu Huan

You wonder where to eat in Hanoi Old Quarter for breakfast or quick meals? Xoi Yen is definitely a wonderful dish you must eat in Hanoi. Xoi Yen is a street food restaurant in Hanoi, which is selling “xôi xéo”, “xôi ngô”, “xôi gà”, etc. It’s basically the sticky rice with pork, sausages, chicken, eggs, pate, dried onion, etc. You can choose the topping that you want. Normally it costs around 50,000 VND (US$2) per serving.

Suggested tour: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay tour

Let’s go and enjoy your time!

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