The best restaurants in Ba Dinh District attract a steady clientele of expats and travellers looking to enjoy a more diverse range of cuisine during their stay in Hanoi. Ba Dinh District is a 15-minute drive from the bustling Old Quarter, where travellers can find most of Hanoi’s historical monuments and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Hanoi Botanical Gardens.
Set within walking distance of notable landmarks, such as Ba Dinh Square, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, President’s Palace and One Pillar Pagoda, these dining venues are perfect for fuelling up with delicious local and western favourites before you explore the rest of the city. From world-class restaurants serving to an extensive menu of Vietnamese and international fare to humble-looking coffee shops that are well-loved by locals, read on for our guide on Ba Dinh’s most popular restaurants.
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Grill 63 Restaurant at Lotte Hotel Hanoi offers an extensive menu of western and Vietnamese dishes, as well as some of the finest cuts of meat for affluent diners in Hanoi. Located on the 63rd floor of the five-star hotel, standout dishes include the Australian Lamb Rack served with café de Paris butter (VND 850,000) and the 200g seabass with garlic butter (VND 400,000), both of which come with a side dish and optional sauce. You can also have additional sauces (VND 40,000) and side dishes (VND 80,000) such as creamy spinach, corn on the cob, mushroom truffle risotto or grilled vegetables. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 - 10:00, 11:30 - 14:30 & 17:30 - 22:00
- Address: Lotte Hotel Hanoi 54 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 333 1701
Old Hanoi Restaurant occupies a restored French villa along Ton That Tiep Street, featuring a classy dining section fitted with antiques, oriental-style furnishings and warm lighting, as well as a lush courtyard fringed with bamboo trees. The restaurant is known for its authentic Vietnamese cuisine, with standout dishes such as the steamed goat in bamboo pot (VND 249,000), banh xeo with shrimp and pork served in a clay pot (VND 149,000) and grilled fish Old Hanoi-style (VND 239,000).
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 23:30
- Address: 4 Ton That Thiep Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 747 8337
Highway4 is a restaurant everyone in Hanoi should visit at least once, where you can enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a traditional setting. This stylish venue has classic Vietnamese furnishings and a large menu running through Vietnam’s entire culinary heritage. The specials are highly recommended, particularly the catfish spring rolls. Popular with locals and tourists, all food is served with plenty of local herbs, which the restaurant tries to source sustainably. With separate sections in the menu for fire, wood, metal and water (relating to the cooking techniques), Highway4 Restaurants Hanoi is perfect for large groups with disparate tastes.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 21:00
- Address: 575 Kim Ma, Ngọc Khanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 771 6372
Quan An Ngon Hanoi is a very successful dining chain in Vietnam where you can enjoy the full range of Vietnamese cuisine in one sitting. The premises of Quan An Ngon are like a luxurious food court, with different food stations positioned around the periphery of the restaurant serving regional specialities from across Vietnam, all freshly cooked to order. While some may find that it lacks true authenticity, with reduced flavours to appease the western palate, each dish is very well prepared and the staff are fluent in English, plus the restaurant itself is beautifully designed in traditional Vietnamese style.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:30 – 22:30
- Address: 34 Phan Dinh Phung, Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 734 9777
Home Vietnamese Restaurant Hanoi is set within a 1930s French villa with views of Truc Bach Lake, offering authentic Vietnamese delicacies, imported wines and classic cocktails at reasonable prices. Its seasonally updated menu comprises mostly regional dishes (try the caramelised fish in hotpot and chargrilled chicken thigh with sticky rice), but you can also find local favourites like beef pho and deep-fried spring rolls. Located on Chau Long Street, Home Vietnamese Restaurant Hanoi is within a 10-minute walk from Quan Thanh Temple, Cua Bach Church and Tran Quoc Pagoda.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 13:00 and 17:30 – 21:00
- Address: 34 Chau Long Street, Truc Bach, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 939 2222
Cafe Duy Tri Hanoi has been serving the local population since 1936, making it a must-visit for travellers looking to enjoy authentic Vietnamese coffee in Hanoi. Located near West Lake, it occupies a narrow three-storey shop on Ten Phu Street, with plenty of small stools and tables. A black coffee costs about VND 15,000, but Cafe Duy Tri Hanoi’s speciality is the caphe sua chua (iced coffee with yoghurt), which is priced at VND 20,000. Served in a milkshake glass, it’s similar to an affogato, but you get a scoop of frozen yogurt topped with black Vietnamese coffee.
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Address: 43 Yen Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 829 1386
KOTO Hanoi (which stands for ‘Know One, Teach One’) is a café and all-day dining restaurant that serves agreeable Vietnamese dishes and powerful Vietnamese coffee. Overlooking the Temple of Literature in the Ba Dinh area of Hanoi, the atmosphere is pleasant, but the real reason this restaurant stands out is that it is part of a charitable endeavour offering street children the chance to learn a trade and earn a living by working in the restaurant. The serving staff really make KOTO the place it is, with genuine smiles and a willingness to provide the best possible experience.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 - 22:00
- Address: 59 Van Mieu Street (Opposite the Temple of Literature), Dong Da District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 44 747 0337
Ashima 6 Hanoi is a popular Japanese restaurant in Vietnam that specialises in mushroom hotpot and fusion-style dishes. Set within Ba Dinh District, this cosy establishment is a 10-minute walk from prominent landmarks such as One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Its signature mushroom hotpot buffet is priced at VND 295,000 per person, consisting of 12 types of mushrooms such as yellow fungus, white fungus and white abalone mushrooms, as well as unlimited servings of beef slices, chicken and fresh vegetables. On the ala carte menu, try the grilled Hokkaido scallops (VND 349,000), banh crepe (VND 59,000), and matcha panna cotta (VND 25,000).
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
- Address: 60 Giang Van Minh, Kim Ma, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 722 6353
Red River at Lotte Hotel Hanoi is renowned for its authentic Chinese cuisine and refined setting. Located on the 36th and 37th floor, this fine-dining restaurant specialises in seafood-based dishes such as sautéed seafood and onion with black bean paste noodle (VND 200,000), braised whole japonicas sea cucumber and abalone (VND 2,500,000) and stir-fried shrimps with Kung Pao sauce (VND 290,000). Health-conscious diners can also find a selection of organic cuisine on the menu, with prices ranging between VND 200,000 and VND 260,000.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 22:00
- Address: 34G Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 333 1730
Khai’s Brothers Restaurant Hanoi lets you sample a wide range of Vietnamese and Asian dishes in a single sitting, thanks to its extensive lunch and dinner buffet spreads. Occupying a former temple along Nguyen Thai Hoc, this restaurant is divided into a classy indoor dining section and landscaped garden area, both of which are beautifully decorated with antiques, artwork and wooden furnishing. For the best value for money, the weekday lunch BBQ buffet (VND 273,000) is priced at VND 273,000 per person but, if you’re visiting on a weekend, Khai’s Brothers Restaurant Hanoi serves a special sushi and BBQ buffet for lunch and dinner, which costs VND 600,000 per person.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 21:30
- Address: 26 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi
- Tel: +84 43 733 3866