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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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6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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 13 July 2016 via mobile

Can definitely recommend. I had the chicken curry in baby coconut and it was the best meal I had in Vietnam. Very attentive staff too.

Thank Mariana A
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We chose Essence on our last night in Hanoi and wish we had discovered it earlier. Our dinning experience excerded above our expectations. Very nice atmosphere, upscale restaurant that's reasonably priced for Western standard. The staff really tried their best to make sure that you...More

Thank curoshin
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel in between Sapa and Halong Bay visits. It was an excellent hotel to stay at. Our last night we had dinner. Staff were very attentive , friendly, helpful and sugested wise recommendations for our choices of food. Service...More

Thank KarenPaul05
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled into the Essence restaurant to escape from the heat and has the most wonderful meal. We ordered the Vietnamese pancakes - a savory dish that you wrap in rice paper and sprinkle with peanuts. It was fun to do ourselves and absolutely delicious....More

1  Thank Jhocollins
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Got a reservation here after reading raving Tripadvisor reviews. Agree with the top-notched cuisine and service. Ordered the bamboo beef and coconut curry shrimp both of which were simply amazing. Fresh and unique and well presented. Both dishes also very flavorful and we would highly...More

Thank GeeTee54321
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch in Essence Restaurant. We are a big group so we had a chance to try several items on the menu. Their menu has great variety of both local vietnamese dishes as well as international dishes. Our server, Hana made excellent...More

Thank Aliaab83
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I normally don't bother with review however given that the reviews here helped me make a fantastic choice is staying at Essence Hotel and enjoying the food at Essence Restaurant I thought I write a review to support. The service at this restaurant is simply...More

1  Thank Yaw P
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were really looking forward to a great meal here after reading the reviews. The service was great from the start, polite, professional yet friendly and accommodating of our young child. However, the food was just bland. We had the chicken pho and chicken stewed...More

4  Thank Neisha D
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Food looks and taste great, clean and stylish restaurant, excellent service😊 A quiet escape from the buzy but fun night marked. Recommended 💕💕💕Should be categorized amongst the $$$, not the $$ though-according to Ha Noi price levels. But still value for money 👍👍

1  Thank Cathrine B
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The place has a good atmosphere. The breakfast was good, and coffee too. The saff however could be a lot friendlier.... The WiFi was not working.

Thank jhnel
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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
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
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
  • 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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