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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 24 June 2016 via mobile

We had two dishes pho bo and bun chá both great! They have WiFi and let you charge your phone (most let). The staff was very nice!

Thank Nuno S
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Im writing this review from the table of the restaurant this is definatly the best meal I've had in Asia. I'd recommend this restaurant 1 million percent . I'd also recommend option A as a choice of the menu see my photos attached.

2  Thank Gary B
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

The staff is super friendly. The food is amazing. And the ambiance is very nice. Good prices. I visited this restaurant twice and I would recommend this to everyone

1  Thank Edith v
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great mix of local dishes and Chinese. Good location. Outstanding service. Very good for foreign visitors. Visited in June 2016.

1  Thank Larry G
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Best meal of our time in Hanoi, could not fault the service or meal at all. The food was presented beautifully and tasted really good. Definitely worth checking out and it is very affordable as well.

1  Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Such an incredible place. We absolutely loved our dinner here. The papaya salad is the best dish ever!!! The staff are so so so nice and cute and thankful. A must visit for anyone in Hanoi!!

1  Thank LucyGoosey17
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Great little spot! We had deep fried veggie spring rolls and grapefruit salad. Both outstanding. Mains of grilled snapper in banana leaf and bum Cha. Outstanding flavours, portions and excellent service. Bottle of French white. The service staff are excellent, very friendly, but not overly...More

1  Thank Gearsnspokes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The spring rolls and the wrap that was used was the most unique and delicious I've ever had that I had to order more. I thought it was going to be a tougher shell since it was a little hard when held, but by the...More

1  Thank Masaki K
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had dinner here with a group of friends based on good TA reviews. Our dining experience exceeded above our expectations. The staff were professional, friendly and always smiling. As soon as we walked in, the restaurant radiated a warm and pleasant ambience which added...More

1  Thank Wings0328
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, upscale restaurant that's reasonably priced for Western standards. The food was good, I got the Bun Cha. They give rice cakes before the meal and tea afterwards for free.

Thank tyclar
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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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