We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rainbow Restaurant

#184 of 1,825 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
37,38 Hang Hanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Name/address in local language
+84 4 3933 3965
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 229: English reviews
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here as it looked a good menu and interesting restaurant. The service was appallling. Two of us ordered different. Cocktails that looked and tasted exactly the same and had some peculiar taste to,it that we could not pin down. They,looked green and brown and thick , anyway we tasted them thinking they must be how they are done... More 

Thank Tykes0nTour
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was busting for Bo Bittet, I am a big fan, so when I saw it on the menu I was really excited and ordered it. What came was a very sad rendition of this old classic. The steak was a miserable piece of meat, the onion gravy was lacking and the chips (French fries) were shrivelled up, dry and... More 

Thank lostonplanetearth
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable cafe in the Old Quarter. Spring rolls were delicious, lite and fresh. Sweet and sour pork was great, duck was tasty. Quick service and great staff. Recommend.

Thank Nomad_Chris_1975
Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

the location was excellent just around the corner from the Hanoi old center hotel The food was great we ate western and local

Thank sallygirly1
Hermsdorf, Germany
Level Contributor
208 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Had the spicy beef in bamboo flambé with sticky rice. It was nice even though it wasn't spicy at all. For the cost of the meal it could have been a bit more. Still a good place to eat though.

Thank oggse
Friday Harbor, Washington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017

In the middle of busy Hanoi, this restaurant sits on a side street just a block from the lake. It has a variety of resonably priced meals and you can eat indoors or outdoors. I especially enjoyed the green papaya salad.

Thank xiaolin2017
Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
168 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Walking around Old Quarter in Hanoi one night, we missed dinner and found most places to be closed post 10pm. We stumbled upon this one and they were shutting too but the staff was so kind and gracious to let us in for a good meal and served us the best chicken fried rice we had in Hanoi. We went... More 

Thank nam_gypseagal
Level Contributor
70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We ate here several times! we were staying a couple doors down at a hotel so walking over was great! menu is extensive, food is delicious yet simple, options to sit downstairs on the street or upstairs is alittle quieter!

Thank deedonut
Rayong, Thailand
Level Contributor
1,020 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Rainbow Cafe is on a narrow street on the Old Quarter of Hanoi close to Hoan Kiem Lake. It has upstairs and downstairs tables, and a limited number of tables on the street-level patio. It is obviously popular, because we had to wait several minutes to get a table that had just been vacated by other diners --- on the... More 

Thank David B
Reading, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

An unassuming restaurant that is frequented by both locals and tourists alike. Set down a back street away from the traffic and noise is this small eaterie. The mixed appetizers are great and the pork broth is fantastic just make sure you order rice on the side. Good value for money

Thank Bernadette M

Travellers who viewed Rainbow Restaurant also viewed


Been to Rainbow Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37,38 Hang Hanh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3933 3965

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Rainbow Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?