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Rainbow Cafe

#164 of 1,782 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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37 Hang Hanh, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3928 8399
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Hermsdorf, Germany
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181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the spicy beef in bamboo flambé with sticky rice. It was nice even though it wasn't spicy at all. For the cost of the meal it could have been a bit more. Still a good place to eat though.

Thank oggse
Friday Harbor, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the middle of busy Hanoi, this restaurant sits on a side street just a block from the lake. It has a variety of resonably priced meals and you can eat indoors or outdoors. I especially enjoyed the green papaya salad.

Thank xiaolin2017
Bengaluru, India
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162 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Walking around Old Quarter in Hanoi one night, we missed dinner and found most places to be closed post 10pm. We stumbled upon this one and they were shutting too but the staff was so kind and gracious to let us in for a good meal and served us the best chicken fried rice we had in Hanoi. We went... More 

Thank nam_gypseagal
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We ate here several times! we were staying a couple doors down at a hotel so walking over was great! menu is extensive, food is delicious yet simple, options to sit downstairs on the street or upstairs is alittle quieter!

Thank deedonut
Rayong, Thailand
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953 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Rainbow Cafe is on a narrow street on the Old Quarter of Hanoi close to Hoan Kiem Lake. It has upstairs and downstairs tables, and a limited number of tables on the street-level patio. It is obviously popular, because we had to wait several minutes to get a table that had just been vacated by other diners --- on the... More 

Thank David B
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

An unassuming restaurant that is frequented by both locals and tourists alike. Set down a back street away from the traffic and noise is this small eaterie. The mixed appetizers are great and the pork broth is fantastic just make sure you order rice on the side. Good value for money

Thank Bernadette M
Singapore, Singapore
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110 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This restaurant is pretty crowded with guests staying at the surrounding area. Food quality is good but the price is pretty high.

Thank soemr
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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Food is good and reasonably priced, walking distance from my hotel, the only comment is slow service

Thank Raul C
Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Good food, Good coffee and easy going staff with never any pressure to leave if you just want to read something or just People Watch.They have a really comprehensive menu and can walk out the door for ten dollars a head if you want to budget without feeling you were.The Serves are Generous .Everything is fresh: the Mago smoothies are... More 

Thank Garrick477
Pune, India
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We ordered Chicken noodle soup,pepper beef,prawns with cashew nuts,stir fried noodles with chicken and chicken fried rice. The presentation was very colourful and attractive,veggies fresh and crispy,and high on taste. Very pleasant and smiling staff. A word about the hygiene and cleanliness.....disappointing! The hanging lamps had cobwebs and layers of dust.Could see a part of the kitchen while coming down... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Hang Hanh, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3928 8399

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?