Top 3 Restaurants for Expats in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Updated: 12/2/2019 | 6:07:09 PM

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🔴 Plenty of smart, useful articles appear each year directing expats to Hanoi’s buzziest restaurants. And Here are the Top 3 Restaurants in Hoan Kiem District as follows:
 

1.La Terrasse Du Metropole - 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

🌓La Terrasse Du Metropole at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi offers affluent travellers an extensive all-day menu which consists of traditional French cuisine and refreshing beverages. Featuring a simple yet elegant setting, this Parisian-style sidewalk café is fitted with a polished timber deck, iron-framed awning, vintage ceiling fans, and comfortable seating arrangements with views of Hanoi city centre. Food-wise, La Terrasse Du Metropole offers a wide range of soups, salads, and sandwiches throughout the day, while mains made with fresh seafood and premium imported meats are best enjoyed in the evenings. For a quick on-the-go meal, we highly recommend the club sandwich (VND 300,000), which comes with generous amounts of smoked bacon, chicken breast, egg, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise.

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🌓La Terrasse Du Metropole is usually packed in the evenings, where diners can enjoy a live performance by its resident saxophonist as well as standout French dishes such as the Australian veal ‘Milanese’ with mesclun, sautéed potatoes and mushroom sauce (VND 650,000) and pan-seared sea bass with winter vegetables, lobster bisque reduction and parsley (VND 450,000), paired with premium French wines and potent cocktails. Located in Hoan Kiem District, La Terrasse Du Metropole is within a five-minute from landmarks such as Hanoi Opera House and Trang Tien Plaza. Due to its popularity amongst locals and travellers alike, it’s recommended to make a reservation especially during the weekends or national holidays.

2.Highway4 Restaurants - 25 Bat Su, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

🌓Highway4 Hanoi is a Vietnamese restaurant everyone should visit for innovative local Vietnamese dishes and exotic liquors. Open since 2000, the restaurant is a good option for dining in style thanks to its spacious setting decked out in classic Vietnamese décor, local artwork, bamboo furnishing, and floor cushions.

🌓Diners also have a choice of sitting at regular tables or on floor cushions with low tables on the ground floor, while the terrace upstairs offers a view of Hanoi. Perfect for large groups with disparate tastes, all food is served with plenty of local herbs which the restaurant tries to source sustainably, with its extensive menu divided into fire, wood, metal and water (relating to the cooking techniques).   There are plenty of exciting options to choose from and Highway4 Hanoi’s specials include the catfish spring rolls (VND 68,000) to grilled pork hanger steak (VND 128,000). If you have a taste for the unusual, try the crickets with roasted lemon leaves (VND 68,000), pan-fried scorpion (VND 98,000), and frog steamboat (VND 388,000).

🌓Highway4 Hanoi is also popular for serving a selection of Son Tinh flavoured liquors (VND 228,000 onwards), which locals claim to be hangover-free due to the brand’s superior distillation techniques and lack of additives. Other drinks served here include draught beers, house spirits, imported wines, soft drinks, coffee, tea, and fresh juices. With six branches scattered throughout Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District, the pioneer Highway4 Hanoi is located along Hang Tre Street, but there are also newer and bigger outlets at 25 Bat Su Street in the Old Quarter and 31 Xuan Dieu Street near West Lake.

3.Sen Restaurant - 60 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

🌓Sen Hanoi at 60 Ly Thai To stands out amongst most restaurants in Hanoi for serving extensive buffet-style dinners in a sophisticated setting. Attracting affluent locals and tourists looking to sample a variety of Vietnamese cuisine in a single sitting, the restaurant is set beside Hanoi Opera House, just across from the Sofitel Metropole hotel in Hanoi’s French Quarter.

🌓Sen Hanoi at 60 Ly Thai To stands out amongst most restaurants in Hanoi for serving extensive buffet-style dinners in a sophisticated setting. Attracting affluent locals and tourists looking to sample a variety of Vietnamese cuisine in a single sitting, the restaurant is set beside Hanoi Opera House, just across from the Sofitel Metropole hotel in Hanoi’s French Quarter.
There are three other branches of Sen in Hanoi but this is arguably the best of the bunch. Featuring an elegant black-and-white theme, it’s fitted with neo-colonial décor, chandeliers, mirrors, white tablecloths, wooden furnishing,  a massive buffet area set up in the centre, and spacious seating arrangements that make Sen Hanoi feel like a proper sit-down restaurant. Sen Hanoi at 60 Ly Thai To’s buffet dinners are priced at VND 210,000 (not inclusive of drinks), where diners are presented with plenty of Asian and European delicacies to choose from, including over 60 traditional dishes from three regions in Vietnam. Standouts include grilled lobsters, fresh salmon, oysters, sashimi, crab, and escargot, as well as Vietnamese spring rolls, thenem sen (lotus rolls), cha ca (grilled fish), bun cha (grilled pork with noodles), and banh duc (Vietnamese cake).

The restaurant’s overall atmosphere is high-class, but it can get very bustling during peak dinner hours. Nonetheless, the service here is seamless thanks to its team of professional and English-speaking staff.   Thanks to its classy dining space, good quality and diverse menu that’s also excellent value for money, Sen Hanoi at 60 Ly Thai To’s buffet dinner will impress everyone - even people who don’t usually like buffets! Due to its popularity, it’s always a good idea to make a reservation before making your way to Sen Hanoi.

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