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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 3 days ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the service perfect , I recommend to have beef cooked in bamboo or the snapper fish in banana leaf.

Thank Husspirit
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have mixed feelings about the restaurant: from one side everything is perfect - enough personnel; you do not have to wait long and will be served almost immediately; waitresses are watching if you need anything; you can always ask not to put an ingredient...More

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Essence Hotel and had breakfast here each morning. Our first evening we wandered in after an evening exploring the Old Quarter. We decided to have dinner here and we were not disappointed. The service is friendly and efficient. The food is...More

Thank Lesley O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service and attention here was second to none. Good vibe and the food was delusions! Cocktails were also very good!

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you are not staying in the hotel, I recommend a stop in if you are looking for some more ambience beyond the many street stalls in the area. The service was great, and the food was tasty. A reasonably priced kids menu too!

Thank ryanpersaud1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful new year dinner at Essence restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is excellent!

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title says it all! A good selection of food and drinks, accompanied by delightful service. Thanks to all there!

Thank Bigfoot34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are well trained with good service and attitude. To determine whether the food is decent, always order something simple: the fried rice I have was simply amazing. We also ordered a couple of other dishes and there are certainly more hits than miss....More

Thank Chinchin1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Food, Great Service - Everything Great. We loved everything about this restaurant . My only suggestion is to have bigger bowls for cereal.

Thank V2534EJtimb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, brilliant service and - a rarity in Vietnam - a separate gluten-free menu. Good mix of Asian and western food, beautifully presented and reasonably priced.

Thank Lindy P
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21 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
9 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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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