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On the evening of June 6, 2023, Michelin Guide honored 103 standard Vietnamese Michelin restaurants and diners. In Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, there are 3 prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants, 32 restaurants/diners selected for recommendation (Michelin selected) and 13 restaurants with affordable prices (Bib Gourmand). This article will introduce several Michelin restaurants in Hanoi for those who are fanatical about Vietnam and the people here. 

Summary table of restaurants voted by Michelin Guide:


Distinctive feature

One-star michelin 

Gia restaurant Vietnamese restaurant in contemporary style by Chef Sam Tran.
Hibana by Koki offers performances of teppanyaki by chef Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Tam Vi a classic tea house serving North Vietnamese dishes

Bib Gourmand

1946 Cua Bac famous for crab and porridge hot pot.
Bun Cha Ta (Nguyen Huu Huan street) serving traditional vermicelli
Cha Ca Thang Long restaurant number 6B
Habakuk specializes in local coffee and some snacks between morning and noon.
Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su One of three famous pho chain stores in Hanoi
Au Trieu Beef Pho a restaurant without a sign and the menu only serves beef noodle soup.
The East serves northern dishes such as fried spring rolls, bun cha

In recent years of tourism integration, Vietnam has quickly formed restaurants with dishes that resonate in the world in terms of quality, notably the following top 3 Michelin Star restaurants in Hanoi:

1. GIA restaurant Hanoi –  Vietnamese restaurant in contemporary style by Chef Sam Tran

  • Address: 61 Van Mieu Street, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Get direction
  • Referring price: VND 1.7-2 million
  • Website
  • Phone number: +84 896 682 996


Gia restaurant
Gia Restaurant

This restaurant is awarded a Michelin Star for its seasonal menu, inspired by Vietnamese culinary heritages. Being a conceptual dining hall in the heart of Hanoi, GIA celebrates Vietnamese cuisine, culture, and the love for family (“gia đình”, where our name GIA comes from) with modern cooking techniques and exotic flavors.

Outstanding features


  • Tasting menu: the menu is changed according to the season
  • Non-alcoholic beverages are handcrafted by the staff every day
  • Service staff at the restaurant are knowledgeable, meticulous, attentive and skillful
  • Meal prices cost from VND 1.7-2 million
  • Reservations should be made

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “Gia đình”, meaning “family”, is a reference to chef Sam Tran and partner Long Tran’s longing for their homeland during their years working abroad. The restaurant decor draws inspiration from the Temple of Literature just across the road. Their 12-course set menu changes with the seasons and is informed by Vietnamese culinary heritage. Deceptively complex, the beautifully crafted dishes showcase well-judged combinations of subtle flavors, with acidity and texture playing prominent roles”. Give it a try as soon as possible!

2. Hibana by Koki restaurant Hanoi – offers performances of teppanyaki by chef Hiroshi Yamaguchi

  • Address: 11 Le Phung Hieu Capella Hanoi, Hanoi
  • Get direction
  • Referring price: VND 5-8 million
  • Phone number: +84 24 3987 8888
  • Website

This restaurant in Hanoi offers a visual experience with a performance of teppanyaki by chef Hiroshi Yamaguchi. Always considered an oasis of high-class Japanese Teppanyaki cuisine in Hanoi, Hibana of Koki always captures the hearts of gourmets. Hibana emerges as a symbol of a culinary breakthrough, skillfully blends the flavors of Japanese ingredients and the world in general.

Hibana by Koki Restaurant

Outstanding features


  • Teppanyaki
  • The only representative of Japanese cuisine on the list
  • The menu is made with premium ingredients from Japan.
  • Reservations should be made

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “Guests are cosseted from arrival to departure for a theatrical experience at a 14-seat counter in the basement of Capella hotel. Affable Chef Hiroshi Yamaguchi skilfully and precisely cooks teppanyaki dishes rich in complex flavor. The menu features a distinctly decadent edge, epitomized by the premium ingredients flown in twice weekly from Japan, such as abalone, spiny lobster, sea urchin, Yaeyama Kyori beef and Hokkaido hairy crab”.

3. Tam Vi restaurant Hanoi – a classic tea house serving North Vietnamese dishes of Vietnam

  • Address: 4B Yen The Street, Dong Da, Hanoi
  • Get direction
  • Referring price: VND 200.000 – 500.000
  • Website
  • Phone number: +84 96 632 31 31

Tam Vi restaurant Hanoi mainly serves dishes from the north of Vietnam, and some central or southern dishes. The restaurant is a quiet, two-storey wooden house, with about 20 tables, serving about 100 diners at the same time. From walls, ceilings, floors, stairs, old tables and chairs, bamboo chopsticks, all recreate the ancient house. The decorations are light, in harmony with the nostalgic style. The shop has a small courtyard with many trees, suitable for sitting on cool days.

Tầm Vị Restaurant

Outstanding features


  • Cozy space with a collection of chinese furniture and handwritten signs
  • A meal here costs from VND200,000-500,000
  • The restaurant is open from Tuesday until Saturday
  • Reservations should be made

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “This vintage tea house feels distinctly North Vietnamese with its nostalgic collection of Chinese furniture, hand-written signs and an antique gramophone and telephone. They serve Northern Vietnamese dishes with some central and southern options. The Vietnamese ham with periwinkle chả ốc (snails) comes with fresh herbs, vegetables and rice vermicelli with fish sauce. The subtle crab soup with canh cua mồng tơi (malabar spinach) comes in a clear broth”. Come to enjoy the famous Northern Vietnamese dishes here!

Besides, the Bib Gourmand Award honors restaurants that meet the MICHELIN Guide standards for quality food that is worth it. These are the restaurants that are considered “top picks” by the MICHELIN Guide appraisers, appreciated for their menus with affordable items, while the quality of the food and service remains the same. 

1. 1946 Cua Bac – a restaurant in Hanoi famous for crab and porridge hot pot.

  • Address : Lane 61 Cua Bac, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
  • Phone numbers: 04 6296 1946 (Cua Bac street)
  • Referring price: VND 50.000 – 100.000
  • Website

Coming to 1946 Cua Bac restaurant Hanoi, diners will feel the familiar taste of home. This restaurant seems to retain the nostalgia, the memories that seem to have been forgotten. Each dish has a rustic and simple taste. This place will not only bring you the most peaceful and dearest moments in the heart of the bustling capital, but also a place for you to “slowly live”, a place for you to see life in a more idyllic way.

1946 Cua Bac restaurant in Hanoi 
1946 Cua Bac restaurant in Hanoi

Perhaps the hardest thing to imagine is that in the middle of a busy city, you find a place that can take you to moments of lightness and relaxation. The 1946 restaurant is one of the delicious restaurants in Hanoi that still retains the ancient traditions from the decoration of the restaurant to the dishes prepared according to the old taste.

Outstanding features


  • The space is designed in classic style, creating a cozy and close atmosphere
  • Professional service staff
  • There are traditional dishes imbued with Hanoi culture
  • Should be booked in advance

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “The signature dish of this conspicuous restaurant, located in a brightly coloured yellow and green house, is the fried crab and rice porridge hotpot. Served in small bowls at the table, the crab, pigeon, beef balls and vegetables combine in a naturally sweet medley of flavors. The staff have only a smattering of English, but English menus are available with an enticing range of authentic Vietnamese dishes. Book in advance to make sure of a seat”.

2. Bun Cha Ta (Nguyen Huu Huan street) in Hanoi – with traditional vermicelli

  • Address: 21 Nguyen Huu Huan street, Hanoi Ancient Town, Hanoi
  • Get direction
  • Referring price: VND 30.000 – 60.000
  • Website
  • Phone number: +84 96 684 83 89

Bun Cha Ta restaurant Hanoi provides its customers with traditional vermicelli along with grilled pork, minced pork rolls, fresh vermicelli and seafood spring rolls. Bun Cha Ta also serves vegetarian dishes for vegetarians, vermicelli served with fried tofu, tomato sauce and fried spring rolls. With a clean and airy space, ordered food is brought out swiftly and of very good quality.

Bun Cha Ta located on Nguyen Huu Huan Street
Bun Cha Ta located on Nguyen Huu Huan Street

Traditional bun cha including minced pork rolls and pork rolls is made with hot dipping sauce for a very attractive meal. The raw vegetables here are served very fresh. In particular, seafood spring rolls are very fragrant and sweet, a perfect combination for meals.

Outstanding features


  • Bun Cha has a traditional taste, fresh quality is guaranteed
  • The staff is able to communicate in English, making it easy for foreign tourists to communicate and order food
  • Many backpackers and travelers have experienced and positively evaluated the quality and taste of the food
  • The space is a bit small because it is located in the old town.

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “Popular with tourists, Bun Cha Ta offers various bún chả and fried spring rolls. The classic bún chả features tender, smoky grilled pork, well-seasoned meat patties and smooth rice noodles with a balanced soup base. Among the crispy spring rolls, the seafood crab version delivers a consummate umami flavor, while the chicken is rich and meaty. They also offer rice noodles with fried tofu and tomato sauce and fried spring rolls for vegetarians”. Come to enjoy the famous Hanoi bun cha restaurant here!

3. Cha Ca Thang Long – Michelin restaurant Hanoi number 6B

  • Address: 21 Duong Thanh Street, Old Quarter Old Quarter, Hanoi
  • Get direction
  • Referring price: VND 125.000
  • Website
  • Phone number: +84 24 3828 6007

As one of the famous Vietnamese restaurant options voted by Michelin, Cha Ca Thang Long restaurant has a view overlooking the small street, bringing the ancient and quiet features of old Hanoi. The space is not too spacious but cozy, familiar, and looks exactly like an ancient house, preserving the old features of the capital at the end of the 19th century.

Cha Ca Thang Long Hanoi
Cha Ca Thang Long Hanoi

The decoration style of this small fish cake shop is not so lacking in modernity and elegance, but in fact is an intersection. What could be more wonderful than having a delicious meal and letting go of all the worries and worries of a gentle and delicate corner of Hanoi? Although the restaurant is crowded, the staff is still very welcoming and helpful, so diners coming here may feel comfortable as if they are in their own homes.

Outstanding features


  • The chefs have many years of experience in the profession, the process of preparing rolls
  • The restaurant is spacious and comfortable
  • Diverse menu, exquisitely prepared dishes
  • Reservations should be made because it is always crowded.

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “Three outlets with the same name in the same street run by the same family can be a tad confusing! Make a beeline for number 6B; a century-old, pale yellow painted townhouse reached through a small courtyard. The highlight is chả cá, grilled catfish with turmeric, cooked at the table in a sizzling saucepan with spring onions and dill, and deliciously paired with vermicelli noodles, coriander, shrimp paste and peanuts for an intriguing combination of textures”. 

4. Habakuk Bistro in Hanoi – specializes in local coffee and some snacks between morning and noon.

  • Address: No. 4, Phan Huy Chu street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Get direction
  • Referring price: VND 500.000 – 1.000.000
  • Phone number: 0389 682 892
  • Fanpage

The restaurant in Hanoi picked by Michelin that you cannot ignore is Habakuk Bistro. Habakuk Bistro is a restaurant that is not easy to find because it is hidden in a small street. Therefore, when you arrive, look out for the blue illuminated sign and that’s Habakuk Bistro.

Cozy space of Habakuk Bistro 
Cozy space of Habakuk Bistro

During the day, Habakuk Bistro operates as a cafe, serving pure coffee along with some mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. In the evening, Habakuk Bistro transforms into a modern bistro. Simple dinner menu with European style and Mediterranean taste. The chef is highly skilled, the dishes are carefully presented and well prepared.

Outstanding features


  • Diverse menu with European style and Mediterranean taste
  • Chef with high skills, prepares dishes in a delicate and unique way
  • Beautifully decorated dishes, harmonious colors
  • The space is designed to be cozy, luxurious and modern
  • Private space to help you comfortably chat, enjoy food
  • Reservations should be made because it is always crowded.

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “Tucked away in a narrow side street, Habakuk doesn’t stand out, so keep a lookout for the blue back-lit signs. By day it’s a speciality coffee shop serving single-origin coffee and a small brunch menu. In the evening it morphs into a modern bistro. The concise dinner menu is modern European with distinct Mediterranean accents. The cooking is confident, neatly presented and steeped in well-judged flavors; the service is warm and helpful”.

5. Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su – one of three famous Pho chain stores in Hanoi.

  • Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Referring price: VND 75.000 – 200.000
  • Phone number: 0924 183 183
  • Website

Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su is considered one of the three famous pho chain stores in Hanoi awarded by Michelin Guide. With a small pho shop, this is a reliable destination for Hanoi noodle lovers. However, diners should be careful because there are also many restaurants that imitate the Pho 10 brand.

The menu of Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su is characterized by ten noodle dishes that have their own impressive characteristics. Among them, it is impossible not to mention rare and cooked beef noodle soup, encrusted noodle soup and bare beef fillet noodle soup. These pho dishes really stand out with their rich flavor and delicious taste. The tender beef makes every sip of pho a wonderful experience.

Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su
Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su

Pho 10 Ly Quoc Su brings diners satisfaction with delicious pho. It is not only a simple meal, but also a great experience to enjoy the traditional taste of Vietnamese pho.

Outstanding features


  • Features 10 different types of pho
  • Pho has a rich flavor, Hanoi’s pho standard
  • Plentiful, quality bowl of pho
  • Soft beef
  • Good price
  • Diners should be aware of the plagiarized one.

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “One of three branches in Hanoi, this small phở eatery enjoys a fine reputation, but beware of imitations in the city. The menu offers 10 impressive phở options, including tái and chin (brisket), nạm (flank beef) and bắp trần (beef fillet). A competent team operates the compact corner kitchen, which is visible through a glazed partition. The phở itself is hearty and supremely refreshing with tender pieces of beef that melt in the mouth”.

6. Au Trieu Beef Pho – is a restaurant without a sign and the menu only serves beef noodle soup.

  • Address: 34 Au Trieu, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
  • Referring price: VND 55.000 – 70.000
  • Get direction

Recently, Pho Au Trieu was awarded the Bib Gourmand award (a delicious restaurant with affordable prices) by Michelin. Located at the door of the restaurant is a pot of boiling water, emitting a lot of smoke. Unlike most pho restaurants in Hanoi that use clear broth, Pho Au Trieu always uses cloudy, greasy water. Ms. Nga introduces the uniqueness of the family’s way of cooking pho to the tourists.

Au Trieu Beef Pho
Au Trieu Beef Pho

Each pot of broth is simmered from beef bones, beef from 5 am the day before to 6 am the next morning. The bone marrow is pounded at both ends so that the bone marrow is easily absorbed into the broth during the simmering process, the meat and tendons attached to the bones are not filtered too clean to create a sweet and greasy taste. According to Ms. Nga, the broth does not use cinnamon, anise but is reduced with delicious fish sauce, grilled ginger.

Outstanding features


  • Has no signal
  • Exclusive menu
  • Spacious space, quite large
  • Located in a convenient traffic location
  • Space for motorbikes parking is available
  • The owner also arranges some more plastic chairs to serve customers sitting on the sidewalk when it is too crowded.
  • The restaurant is famous for being crowded, so diners often have to wait from 5 to 15 minutes, especially between 7-9 am.
  • Due to the large number of guests, sometimes the staff and the hostess confuse the dishes ordered by the guests.
  • The price is a bit high.

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “The shop, which lacks any signage, boasts a single distinctive feature: phở bò, to the exclusion of anything else on the menu. And why shouldn’t it, when the minced beef noodles here are so good? Served in an intense beef bone stock, cooked for 10 hours, it comes with tender beef flank and tendon.”

7. The East Hanoi – serves northern dishes such as fried spring rolls, bun cha.

  • Address: 5B Tong Duy Tan, Hoan Kiem Ward, Hanoi
  • Get direction 
  • Referring price: VND 100.000 – 400.000
  • Phone number: 0963 733 797
  • Website

The next restaurant in the list of Hanoi restaurants voted by Michelin is The East Restaurant. At The East Restaurant, customers will enjoy oriental dishes. They will feel the features from rustic and idyllic dishes on small streets to unique Asian dishes in luxurious restaurant spaces.

The East Hanoi
The East Hanoi

The East Restaurant makes a strong impression on its customers thanks to the bold Northern dishes. First, diners can enjoy crispy fried crab spring rolls, with a smooth filling and rich flavor. Then they can try bun cha – a traditional dish that made The East Restaurant famous and also a popular street food in the capital of Vietnam.

Outstanding features


  • Diners will have a special culinary experience with unique Indochinese dishes and fresh flavors, from rustic to luxurious.
  • Uses fresh ingredients, sourced and sourced locally to ensure the quality of each dish.
  • Professional, enthusiastic and experienced staff.
  • Create a cozy, luxurious and comfortable space for diners.
  • Reservations should be made because it is always crowded.

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View: “In a popular area teeming with eateries and buzzing with energy, The East stands out from the crowd with its excellent Northern Vietnamese cuisine. Start with the crab spring rolls wrapped in a fine, crispy skin packed with savory filling. The bún chả Hanoi (grilled pork and rice vermicelli) is the signature dish here and a street food staple in the capital. The Vietnamese-style flan rounds off this enjoyable dining experience. The smart two-storey house also sells ceramics created by local artisans”.

To be honored by Michelin, all restaurants must meet five criteria including the personality of the chef represented in the cuisine, harmony of flavors, mastery of cooking techniques, quality of ingredients, and consistency over time and across the entire menu. Therefore, visitors can confidently come and enjoy quality meals at the restaurants mentioned above. If you found this article useful, don’t forget to share it with your friends and family!

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