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22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly Essence Cafe)
+84 4 3935 2485
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the hotel and so had both breakfast and dinner here. The breakfast was very good. The dinner menu was very varied and the quality of the Vietnamese food was excellent. The meal was very reasonably priced. The staff were both very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Amanda T T
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Amanda T T, Thank you very much for leaving us a wonderful review about Essence restaurant, it really touched our emotion as entire team's endeavors was recognized during your stay at our our residence - Essence Hanoi Hotel, all of your words reflected that when we try our best from our warmest hearts we will receive more than a... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa and had breakfast at this lovely restaurant. We also had dinner once. All staff were friendly and explained us about the dishes and how to eat to enjoy their food. The price was higher than other places but dishes are also above average.

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Thank akiko s
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear akiko s, We are so happy that you got a memorable stay at our Essence Hanoi Hotel and have rated the Hotel restaurant such a very good place, it is worth to add to your holiday Since, Essence restaurant has been opened for the long time. We proudly welcome many customers and repeat customers, those result were showed at... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for dinner, and was surprised that the prices were higher than those of nearby restaurants. However, the quality of food is definitely worth what you pay for and this restaurant can almost be compared to fine dining (which for about $20-25USD per person is really good value). The staff were also very friendly and accommodating, explaining how each... More 

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Thank Hilton H
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Hilton H Thank you very much for spending time to share your great experience at our Essence restaurant. It couldn't be better with us as your meal was valuable. And once again, the Essence restaurant team proudly delivered guest with a strong recognition: It is worth a visit Essence restaurant is high class restaurant, the restaurant is located in... More 

Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food, wonderful people working there. Nice decoration. The vietnam tipical food was nice nice. It is great place to try it.

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Thank Isabel R
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Isabel R, Welcome December! We are greeting a new month for best wishes and we have received a very new rewards from you. Thank you so much for the amazing review bout our Essence restaurant, your words are our motivations to try our best of the month and im sure this is what a lot of guests is seeking.... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the lovely Essence hotel in the old quarter Hanoi for three nights recently. Our breakfasts were all organised at the hotel restaurant and we enjoyed the friendly service, attention by staff to answer all our needs especially by Alex our helpful waitress at dinner one night we were there. We were looking to have a light meal... More 

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Thank CathieColane
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear CathieColane, Thank you very much for your generous feedback, a perfect result for a very enjoyable stay at our Home resident- Essence Hanoi Hotel. We highly appreciate your mentions about each moments very detail. The team thoroughly learned how do we continually on upcoming time. My self ensure that it will be extreme convenience to whom is reading this... More 

Ramat Hasharon
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Buffet breakfast is ample, western and asian food. Dinner was delicious. The service couldn't be better, they even opened the restaurant for full buffet breakfast 15 minutes before the official time just because I asked so (had to check out early).

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Thank Golanit
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Golanit, We are so grateful to hear back from you with a lot of great words about our Essence restaurant, it is a additional part to made your stay at Essence Hanoi Hotel. We wish these rows found back you well with your very relax time after safe and sound of travel journey We would like to thank you... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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282 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel and had breakfast here every day. We also had one dinner in. Every dish was far above average.

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Thank Marlynne P
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marlynne P, Thank you very much for many kind words about Essence restaurant, it is especially important with our potential guests who hardly look for a real place to dine in Hanoi, We are greatly honored that you have stayed at our Essence Hanoi Hotel and also got experience at our property is restaurant. For your information, be kindly... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was fabulous here, the staff could not have been more helpful and attentive. They helped us decide what dishes to order and what wine would go well with our meal. They explained the background and process of cooking of the traditional dishes and were always at hand to help without intruding on our dining experience at all. The... More 

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Thank Jessica W
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jessica W Thank you so much for taking the time to recommend Essence restaurant on Tripadvisor's community such a recent experience with your full satisfaction. This strongly confirmed again that what we are striving is on right track and we believe that your information will be helpful with many people else. In the Essence group, staffs is asset, they... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying 3 days in hanoi and we visited the restaurant at the last day. At this time my husband was quiet struggling at certain herbs. But essence asked if we are ok with some herbs. Also taste of foods were great and nicely decorated. What I most like is foods are not salty at all but well balanced.... More 

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Thank Da seul K
Hung P, Người quản lý at Essence Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Da seul K, Thank you so much for being interested at our Essence restaurant and especially thank you very much for giving us such a goodwill of the day due to your dinner's occasion were your last day in Hanoi. It is great as we have brought every things to your expectation. We throughout learned that it is not... More 

Singapore
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After Checking In The Hotel, We Had Lunch @Essence Cafe (Authentic Vietnamese Food), Worth Every Penny Paid. Second Day, We Had Breakfast Before Checking Out. Hotel Staff Has Already Arranged To Surprise Me With A Complimentary 100% Fresh Cream Handmade Birthday Cake For Me, So Sweet & Thoughtful. Thank You Very Much.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam (Formerly Essence Cafe)
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3935 2485
Description
Located on the ground floor of the Essence Hanoi Hotel & Spa, the artfully designed Essence restaurant offers you various tasty authentic Vietnamese dishes and standard Western menu for lunch and dinner. Accomplished with an extensive menu of beverages including fresh fruit shakes, coffees and wines, the restaurant ensures you a wholesome meal with great food, excellent service in the right ambiance and fine spirits, all at a price guaranteed most reasonable in town. Wifi-internet & iMac is available, free of charge.

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