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Essence Restaurant

) #14 of 1,929 Restaurants in Hanoi ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Asian, Vietnamese, International
22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 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
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22 Ta Hien Street | Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The food here is good and well presented. What's really outstanding is the service here. The staff really try their best to make sure that you have an enjoyable time there! Worth a visit definitely.

Thank Joycetsm
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Essence Hanoi Hotel which housed this wonderful restaurant and amazing staff. Not only did the staff remember us each day, they were super friendly, always smiling, and truly accommodating. The service was excellent, not intrusive nor annoying like some restaurants where the...More

Thank Terezre B
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We came here a week into our vacation in Vietnam after days of eating nothing but street food or at small local restaurants, in order to try something a bit more upscale and in a place with air conditioning. We had three dishes and cocktails;...More

Thank Thetriprenard
Reviewed 11 June 2016

After being in Vietnam for a month it was refreshing to go to an upscale USA type venue with both western and asian foods. Lovely wait staff and reasonable pricing. And by the way the hotel is fabulous

Thank SRQ4576
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We chose Essence on our last night in Hanoi and wish we had discovered it earlier. Called in late morning to book a table for dinner that evening and were able to choose where we would be sitting. As a starter I chose the Green...More

Thank counterpoint
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We were in hanoi for 5 days,our first lunch visit it was raining,Essence was close,so that was our chosen lunch spot. Great variety of traditional food,all beautifully presented with great flavor . During our stay we visited several times,I love 'bun cha',this one was right...More

1  Thank hairandwine
Reviewed 8 June 2016

At first step inside the restraurant, we were impressed by the quiet and warm atmosphere. And cool. After we finished our orders, so nicely, they gave us detailed explananations about the foods we've chosen. And our server asked us whether we are ok with the...More

Thank Kwangmin L
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant for a late lunch and it was wonderful. The staff is very friendly and helpful explaining the local foods. For the dessert order the rolls with banana and chocolate!! It is delicious.

Thank 19cris
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

You feel welcome and cared of from the very beginning. Everyone is smiling and serves you the best they can. Food is traditional and tastefully excellent. My favourite restaurant in Hanoi. A must for your next visit!

Thank olivier p
Reviewed 2 June 2016

there are frankly, hardly any bona fide nice restaurants in the old quarter. most are weak imitations. the street food is much better generally. but this place is terrific. there is a lot of thought that goes into the creating of the food, and the...More

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Will you be open on the 27/01/2017 new year's eve night? Is there a new year eve's set menu perhaps? What is the average price per person? How do i make a reservation if i am from abroad?
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
Hi Essence restaurant, I want to buy some Banh da nem pice paper but I can not find it in singapore. My firends who visit HCM also can not find it there. Is it a regional specialty. After eating in your restaurant I went looking for it and bought 10 packets but now they are all gone and I want some more. Any chance you can assist. Thanks
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 4 3935 2485
  • E-mail
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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