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#118 of 773 Asian in Hanoi
#204 of 2,433 Restaurants in Hanoi
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Fast food, Asian, Vietnamese
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 10 July 2022 via mobile

Sticky rice with honey pork belly - so delicious. Only the staff can be a bit grumpy, but the food is really good. A must try for your Hanoi trip.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Very popular with the locals. English menu available. The sticky rice tastes very good together with the stir-fried chicken.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Something different, Vietnamese version of sticky rice with lots of toppings to choose from. We didn’t know what to choose so we tried abit of everything. Was an interesting flavour and good for a quick meal. Also do try the corn drink, it is quite...yummyMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

When we arrived at 7.30pm, the place was pretty crowded with long queues for takeaways. No one entertained us so we made our way to the 3rd level with empty tables and the staff came shortly with their menu. Their corn sticky rice was unique,...something we had not seen or might have missed in south and central Vietnam. The dishes were simple yet okay for our tastebuds. Would suggest to check this place out at least once if you’re visiting Hanoi for the first time. But don’t expect the kind of service you would enjoy in a restaurant, just walk in and find yourself a seat, grab the menu and start ordering.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 30 December 2019

The staff are extremely unfriendly and do not speak any English (not a criticism), so clarification on anything is out of the question! Had corn sticky rice with dried onions and a spicy sliced cucumber side to add as a topping. It was delicious!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 December 2019 via mobile

Pic no 1 is xôi xéo (sticky rice with dry onion and fat), thịt kho tàu (chinese braised pork), chả quế (roasted cinnamon pork paste) Pic 2 is xôi ngô (sticky rice with corn), thịt xá xíu (chinese barbeque meat), ba tê (pate). It is...presumably to be satisfying for most Asians' taste buds as rice is a staple food for many of us. Hence, for Asians who like khao niaw (sticky rice in Thailand), 糯米 (nuo mi- glutinous rice in Malaysia, Singapore etc) should find xôi at Xôi Yến palatable.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 December 2019

we were there 3 times within 3 days . WHY?? Not about the environment and service. As the food :chicken , sticky rice(the highlight) , Vietnam sausage are tasty. l would recommend to try.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 29 October 2019

It is famous for its sticky rice,last year i had dinner here,ordered xoi xeo,and soya bean drinks,you can add many toppings on the rice,the more you add the more you have to pay,but what i ordered is just sticky rice with dried onion and fat,very...simple taste.the soya bean drink is good.may try again next time.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2019

Many reviews said these were very filling but I beg to differ! Food was only half warm, cold toppings just smashed on top of the corn and rice. Wouldn’t eat there again I don’t think but it definitely filled a hole that wasn’t broth-based. Also...the pork floss was very good. I had ants crawling all over my feet when we were eating but it’s Hanoi so it’s almost expected.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2019 via mobile

After reading some reviews, it seemed that this place was overrated. So we lowered our expectations, but after having that pork and sticky rice, it actually tasted good. And price was not expensive as well so we did have a good experience here.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2019

I came here during my trip here looking for the so called best "xoi", and the restaurant turns out to be very dirty. We decided to take a seat anyway but not even two minutes later, we decided to just take away the food because...the tables are just too unhygienic. When we tried to order our food, they cant even understand basic english so we had to point at the pictures to get our food and we ended up eating back in our hotel. Well the taste? Nothing special. It's something different but I think it's just a mix and match of simple ingredients you can usually find in any asian countries. Unlike Cha Ca, Banh Mi and Bun Cha, they are something you can only get here. Conclusion, I wouldn't even come back here the second time. The Bun Cha or Cha Ca that I had the past few days made me want to go for them again before I leave Hanoi but not this.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 11 October 2019

Tight stairway upstairs to dine in. Not fantastic food, but at a great location if you're keen on some sticky snacks.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed the quick prep of sticky rice, meat and egg. Good start for a day of touring. We sat at the coffee shop next door so that we could have coffee with our breakfast.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 20 September 2019

I tried to eat sticky rice there but the quality was not good. The price of a bowl is pretty expensive.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 September 2019 via mobile

The waiter was asleep upstairs. I went downstairs to order and a waiter waived me away. (Sounds to me like: fxxk off)

Date of visit: September 2019
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283rachaely
14 July 2018|
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Response from ECKLKualaLumpur | Reviewed this property |
Not quite. Without the meat accompaniment, you just get rice and egg. It’s not the point of trying Xoi Yen.
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Anne T
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Response from ECKLKualaLumpur | Reviewed this property |
It’s noted on the menu.
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Yes, Xoi Yen offers takeaway services.

Xoi Yen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5