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Essence Restaurant

22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 24 3935 2485
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spring rolls” (110 reviews)
“mango salad” (23 reviews)
“shrimp” (39 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Vietnamese, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I went here for a nice dinner before departing, and we are so happy we did! The service was simply above and beyond (we are vegetarian and were accidentally given a meat dish, but they apologized profusely, gave us the dish for...More

Thank Carole T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a dinner in this restaurant and the food is good! The ambience is really good and the service is quite good. We were recommended by our local partner for this two dishes, fish with tamarind sauce and the beef! The beef is specially...More

Thank SawCL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling as a group of 17, the restaurant was able to cater for our group booking without hesitation. The extremely clean and comfortable surrondings, delicous Vietnamese food and exemplary service made for an exceptional evening. As we were in the Old Quarter, once the area...More

Thank lormesher
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is very well made with so much detail on local flavours. Delicately done in a true local gourmet style.

Thank ChunHT2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good local food, fresh and tasty. Friendly staff and nice and quiet atmosphere - surprisingly on very noisy street. Hope to visit again.

Thank FilipVonKoenig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here as well as three breakfasts. Everything was great and they were lovely with the children. The omelettes were especially good.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dinner we had at Essence was nothing short of excellent. The staff were incredibly attentive and the food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. It's higher end price-wise (by Vietnam standards), but if you're looking for a classier kind of meal this is your...More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on our first night and weren't disappointed. Nice atmosphere, friendly helpful staff and wonderful tasty food. We both had set menus (C and D) which we shared, giving us a range of dishes to try from around Vietnam. The presentation was amazing...More

Thank Jackie R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After checking in we were starved. Read Some Raving reviews and this restaurant happened to be ariund the corner. Restaurant Interior was a bit underwhelming and dated, no views whatsoever and certainly not of the hustle bustle which makes Hanoi so much fun. Since we...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stuffed our faces with food till we could eat no more. Everything was just so delicious! Spring rolls, bun cha, fish.. every dish was fresh and bursting w flavor!

Thank Xian Zheng T
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Questions & Answers
22 December 2016|
Response from Essence H | Property representative |
Hi, Our Essence Restaurant open daily, sir! Breakfast time from 06.00am - 10.30am. Lunch,Dinner from 11.30am - 21.00pm. We still serve our normal Menu during the New Year. If you want to make a reservation, please call... More
10 March 2016|
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Response from Amanduhl |
Golden Mile super market should have it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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 24 3935 2485
  • E-mail
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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