Located in the art gallery alley opposite the Sheraton Hotel on Dong Khoi, Asian STREAT is a contemporary 35-seat restaurant specialising in Asian street food.
Sitting on To Ngoc Van is the latest addition to Hanoi’s international cuisine; Handi, the city’s first Pakistani restaurant.
Located on the sixth floor of the Lotte Center, the recently opened Little Vietnam is an all you can eat hotpot and buffet restaurant.
Hanoi’s rainbow of restaurants just got a new colour and Batavia is quickly becoming the go-to place for people needing their fix of rendang or nasi goreng.
Even if you’re not vegetarian yourself, you’ve perhaps tried shepherding a vegetarian friend through Vietnamese cuisine. While the more flexible may be able to turn a blind eye to an occasional dab of fish sauce, finding reliable meat-free dishes can be something of a crap shoot.
One of Hanoi’s favourite sandwich shops has moved. Rosemary Kitchen and Sandwicherie has ceded its old location on Tho Xuong to its Just In neighbour, Nelipot Sisters.
Hanoi Mix is officially open, reborn on Xuan Dieu from the ashes of Mau Dich 81. The owner is the same, but he’s brought in a new chef, refocussed the food menu and tidied up the décor.
Tiny’s has just opened at 40 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho. With two successful Hoan Kiem restaurants already under their belt (Fresh Sushi at 68 Cau Go and 14A Luong Ngoc Quyen), the new space introduces a fresh format of booze with your sushi. Beers start at VND25,000 and cocktails go for around VND85,000.
On a quiet Hanoian street in an unassuming green restaurant, Giang Nguyen surveys her little diner from behind the serving hatch. She is the type of restaurant owner who loses sleep if a customer is less than satisfied. At May Taste (18C, Dang Thai Mai, Tay Ho), however, this rarely happens.