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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%
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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 yesterday via mobile

Our last day in Hanoi. My best friends and I decided to enjoy fine dining Vietnamese Food. My best friend, Anne selected The Essence Restaurant. Food was incredible! Presentation of food were great and tasted delicious. The ambience of the restaurant was very relaxing and...More

Thank stella t
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good selection of food and great service. Recommend reservations. Buffet had a wide selection of Asian and North american foods.

Thank billkW5977RY
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff at the Essence Hotel really do go the extra mile. We had left booking travel out of Hanoi to the last minute but the staff checked out train tickets and times for us before finally organising and booking our flights to Hoi An. They...More

Thank Mo B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant during a 2-week tour through Vietnam. And it was definitively the best food we experienced during the whole trip! Each of us chose one of the preset menus. They food was presented in such a lovely way and tasted great, high...More

1  Thank Catellani
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Food is superb. It not only tastes good, but it is served looking absolutely stunning. The service is excellent. Nothing is too much trouble for the waiting staff. This applies to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stayed in The Essence...More

3  Thank patriciacole
Reviewed 1 week ago

but could be more vietameser in my opinion .... dont try to please us western people too much .... vietamese food is brilliant

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came here for one of our first meals while staying in Hanoi, and there were few restaurants that could compare to the quality of food and service we experienced here. The service staff were fun, talkative and helped us pick three...More

Thank Andy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!!! What a superb meal. The restaurant is beautiful and the staff were all lovely, very friendly, and super professional, also offering advice on our stay in Hanoi. The food was sublime, one of the best meals I’ve ever had. If you are in Hanoi...More

Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Hanoi for four days and I can tell for sure that the food in Essence restaurant was one of the best. Everything we had on the table was really delicious and well presented. We were very happy with the service (Special mention...More

1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just only one time but can not deny this is very good restaurant compare with other. but my advice is try other restaurant around. for more option and enjoy street food Highly recommend

Thank johnmayerbc
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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, 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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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