You're in Hanoi, the birthplace of Pho, Vietnam's fabled noodle soup. Maybe you're well versed in Vietnamese cuisine, aware of all the options before you. Or you could be new to Hanoi's culinary scene, only hip to the most widely exported dishes. Whether you've tasted it all, have only eaten Pho or are lost in the choices, we're here to help.

Start with the shacks, the street vendors who beckon with makeshift signs and plastic stools in lieu of chairs. They might not look like much to write home about, but if you find the right food vendor, their heavenly fare transcends their unassuming appearance. Shop around, make sure that hygiene and service are accounted for, but most of all, enjoy.

Delving further into Hanoi's cooking scene, you'll find a number of high-class restaurants serving northern specialties in luxurious settings far removed from the noisy streets. Discover modern culinary updates and international fusion cuisine that share space with strict tradition, a wide spread of fresh, local eats.

If you're missing the tastes of home or are curious about the Vietnamese spin on imported recipes, pop in for a bite of French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Western and just about every other national palate that you can think of. With this much good food around, and with such variety, you will never go hungry in Hanoi.

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Cafe Lautrec

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Press Club

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Hemispheres Steak and Seafood Grill

With the best steaks in town and amazing views of lush gardens and the West Lake, cue Hemispheres. Choose from ...

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Surf‘n’Fries

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La Salsa

Take a break from the manic Hanoi streets at La Salsa’s serene garden on the lake. A favourite with locals ...

Au Lac Do Brazil

Serving Hanoi’s first and only authentic Brazilian BBQ, this centrally located restaurant serves a real Churrascaria with traditional meat cuts ...

Grill 63

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