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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 3 days ago

My partner and I had dinner at the Essence Restaurant as a Google search told me that they provided gluten and dairy free options. I was thrilled to find that there is an entirely separate menu for gluten free options. We were treated to fantastic...More

Thank Tamika C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was appalled by the service I received here. The staff were attentive but the food itself was awful. I firstly ordered spring tool to bite into one and found a hard, stone in the middle of the spring roll. I screamed as the stone...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

the best hotel i stayed in in vietnam, it will be the first hotel i book the next time i visit. very friendly staff and very very helpful, spotless , and a great restaurant beautiful food, i could not fault the hotel in any way...More

Thank baileyerimus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a romantic dinner with my girlfriend and everything was perfect, from the architecture of the place, the kindness of waiters, to the excellent food served. Price was correct, 40 euros included a French bottle of wine . Thank you to everyone.

Thank roberto r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was outstanding and the service was quite helpful. We had the options menu that allowed us to sample food from different regions of Vietnam

Thank JimNMary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent value and service. The food was beautifully presented by helpful and friendly staff. We ate there 4 times as so good. The majority of the meals were excellent, loved the vegetable artwork!

Thank glenandpaulhopkin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with wonderful staff, great food. We enjoyed a few meals and each time were only too happy to help us choose our meal and explain the culture. We stayed at the Essence for 4 nights was great, we tried many new dishes and...More

Thank alandenise1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Hanoi for 4 nights during our 1 week trip in Vietnam. Out of these 4 nights, we ate at Essence 3 times. And trust me, we did go to other highly recognized restaurants/street joints etc. in Hanoi for lunch and snacks. But...More

Thank Chad R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to start reviewing on this website because I don't think enough foodies are doing so! Visited this place based on good reviews but whilst food is OK, it's definitely over rated on trip advisor. Decor and staff nice. We ordered Aubergine which was ok...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Questions & Answers
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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