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La Badiane restaurant

10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 24 3942 4509
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First and foremost, outstanding food. Each dish was well-prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. The atmosphere too was lovely and reflected clear attention to detail: decor, music, table spacing, etc. However, the service is clumsy, amateur, awkward, and at times disruptively so... to the point of...More

Thank DJSinHKG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table for 4 in the evening and I an glad I did as it clearly fills up quickly. The service was very good and the atmosphere was very nice if a little stoic. There is a choice of set menus(very reasonably priced),...More

Thank Kevin S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently spent seven days in Hanoi and returned to La Badiane which we visited about about five years ago. On the earlier visit the food was wonderful, but it was obvious that the restaurant was operating on a shoe string; furnishings...More

Thank Davidgpf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve just come back to our hotel from a Saturday night dinner at La Badiane. The food we had was excellent. In fact it was better than the food we generally find when we visit France each year. The service was charming and the choice...More

1  Thank Legin55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was a very good birthdaysmenu we get. The food was excellent and tasted perfect. Nice staff and great service.

1  Thank Søren K
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We were pleased to arrive at La Badiane, get seated, order some delicious cocktails and then find out that a string quartet would be playing right next to out table for the night! The music was wonderful.... everything from Elgar to Stand By Me played...More

2  Thank jayPod
Reviewed 6 February 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a good four course dinner menu the way you expect to eat in France ; several wines by the glas available and the pleasant atmosfere with the good service made our evening great.

1  Thank JThF
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We came to La Badiane because a french friend recommend it to us, and it was a really beautiful experience. The place is elegant and the food is simply great, mixing french style with some elements of vietnamese kitchen. It is true that prices are...More

1  Thank Nicolas H
Reviewed 30 January 2018

As first timers, we weren't sure of the location. The small back street didn't seem like a great location for such a nice restaurant. Inside, the atmosphere was very warm and the service was very nice. We ordered the prawns and a steak. The prawn...More

1  Thank Carolebarry
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We loved the food we had at this restaurant it is a great place to eat.The staff are really attentive and helpful. We had great wine and the best Steak we have eaten anywhere. The desert was really nice and the Chef came out to...More

1  Thank nestcottage
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 24 3942 4509
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Founded in December 2008, La Badiane -French for Star Anise spice- is heralding its claim to be one of the best restaurants in Vietnam, dedicated to fusion of flavors and international gastronomy.

As reference, La Badiane is rated top 500 Restaurants in Asia by The Miele Guide, has been recommended by The New York Times, and has received 5 consecutive Certificates of Excellence by Trip Advisor -since 2011. Indeed, with more than 300 upvotes as “EXCELLENT”, La Badiane knows a high rating deserved to top-end restaurants.

Yet, if most is about tastes, fusion of flavors and international gastronomy, great attention is also constantly paid to the quality of the service provided as well as to the overall atmosphere, so guests have a unique culinary experience by enjoying every aspect of their meal.

When coming in, one’s attention is instantly caught by the multitude of perfumes & aromas flowing out from the open front kitchen.

The entrance corridor planted with harmonious luxuriant vegetation leads you towards the heart of the restaurant, and its glass covered patio. Surrounded by carefully chosen leaf plants, walls predominantly white, and large B&W photo portraits, the place provides for a true feeling of calm and elegance.

The combination of tablecloths, two-color curtains, and the green vegetation gathers all conditions to let guests’ visual and gustative senses fully express themselves. The attentive and discreet lightening in the evening makes it very romantic, and live classic music concerts every Wednesday evening levels-up La Badiane restaurant to turn it into a complete place.

On the upper floor, two rooms available provide for perfect intimate spaces, appropriate for guests either looking for privacy, or mid-size groups wishing to enjoy a private lunch or dinner on a special occasion.

As opposed to the ground floor and its B&W photos, the first floor presents large-size color portraits. A must-see.
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