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La Badiane

10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3942 4509
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (34 reviews)
“scallops” (36 reviews)
18:00 - 22:00All hours
French, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow, four of us dined here on our last night in Hanoi and what an amazing experience it was. The atmosphere, the wine wine list, the staff all way above average. Now for the food, I have been to France and have never tasted food...More

Thank Travelbud9330
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner, there were no vegetarian choice on the dinner menu but the owner came to us and proposed vegetarian entree and main course specially for us ! And it was delicious (risotto mushrooms and asparagus amazing !) Great staff and cuisine. Very...More

Thank Zof42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two weeks travelling around Vietnam and sampled amazing cuisine (i'm a very keen foodie). This was my favorite meal of the trip, we went for the three course lunch - wow, just wow! Unbelievable value too.

Thank James P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

while this was a perfectly nice restaurant with good food - it hardly would rate the top of the heap as most of the guide books say

Thank vttraveler41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Badiane is a small, nice restaurant in the central area. The food is good and well display. Its service, atmosphere are okay, not too special. It is a high level restaurant in Hanoi you should try, maybe!

Thank NgocPhamVan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from Hotel Sofitel Metropole. A good walk but you need to know where you are going. Excellent French food with Vietnamese flair. We had two courses plus two glasses of wine. French Chardonnay was very good but Pinot noir was not great. Everything...More

2  Thank merrilynos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, there's no denying it. But I wouldn't say it's Gastronomy and it's far too expensive.

Thank Kathleen-kloo
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Nice decor, atmosphere, service, etc. Food very good. Good wine selection too. Very consistent throughout. Amusing that it happens to also be opposite to my favourite pho ga shop in Hanoi ($2 chicken noodle soup).

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

My girlfriend and I decided to dine at LaBadiane as our one very nice dinner during our stay in Hanoi. The rest of the trip we mostly ate vietnamese street food, which is excellent and very cheap. This place was not worth the money. The...More

Thank Harrison H
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A truly special dinner here. French/Vietnamese in a beautiful and serene setting. High end food, so pricey for Hanoi but a bargain by international standards. Food was uniformly delicious and beautifully presented; excellent service.

1  Thank Holly7000B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3942 4509
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Created in December, 2008, by three French friends, Minh Spielmann, Benjamin Rascalou & Anthony Balenci, La Badiane -French for the Star Anise spice- is heralding its claim to be one of the best restaurants in Vietnam dedicated to fusion of flavors and international gastronomy.

Surrounded by harmonious leaf plants, & walls predominantly white alternating with carefully chosen vivid colors, the place provides for a true feeling of calm and elegance, which gathers the best conditions to let your senses express themselves.

When coming in, an open-sky corridor planted with luxuriant vegetation leads you towards the heart of the restaurant. One’s attention will be instantly caught by the multitude of perfumes & aromas flowing out of the open front kitchen.

Then, depending on your mood & weather permitting, you can have your meal in the airy Patio, calm, convivial & surrounded by photographic art works. For a more intimate setting with warm colors you can choose one of the three air-conditioned rooms located between the ground and the first floor.

At la Badiane, all is about food but there’s also great attention paid to the service and the overall atmosphere, so that we make sure you enjoy every aspect of your meal. La Badiane, top 500 Restaurants in Asia by Miele Guide and “Certificate of Excellence” by Trip Advisor in 3 consecutive years 2012, 2013 and 2014 will never fail to satisfy you. Moreover, at this very same “picky” travel community, there were more than 300 upvotes as “EXCELLENT” for La Badiane – a formidable rating which can only be seen for top-end restaurants.
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