In 2014, the Lotte Hotel Hanoi opened its doors to public, only to witness an enormous amount of interest in its exemplary service and culinary delights – and for good reason too. The hotel boasts seven food and beverage outlets which cater to both Western and Asian food enthusiasts, making it reasonably possible to never leave the hotel. All food establishments, except one, are run by Michelin Star Executive Chef, Ingo Moller who is dedicated to making sure all customers are left feeling satisfied with their dining experience.
1. Tim Ho Wan restaurant
Looking for a unique gastronomic experience? Tim Ho Wan is probably the Lotte Hotel’s most visited restaurant because of its international reputation for brilliance and surprisingly inexpensive menu. It is an extension of the famous Michelin-starred dim sum house which first started in Hong Kong, then Singapore and is now available to both locals and visitors of Hanoi. The self-labeled “dim sum specialists” are one of a very few Michelin-starred restaurants in Vietnam. Sample the char siu bao (BBQ Pork Bun), with a crunchy yet light topping and a warm addictive mix of barbeque sauce and pork filled in the bun itself. The prawn dumplings and BBQ pork baked buns are an absolute must.
It is advised that these are washed down with a delicious Goldmalt draught beer brought in from one of Hanoi’s microbreweries. It is essential to book in advance.
Opening hours: 11:30-22:00.
Location: 36th Floor, Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai street, Ba Dinh district
2. Red River
As mentioned earlier, there is only one food establishment in the Lotte Hotel that is not run by the Executive Chef, Mr. Ingo Moller, and that establishment is Red River, one of Hanoi’s most revered fine dining Chinese restaurants. Korean born chef Mr. Tang Ching Yao is a master of the Chinese cuisine and his menu offers dishes made only with with the freshest and finest ingredients available. Chinese cuisine with the most exquisite materials. Each dish will be a journey to bring you closer to the culture and traditions of the Chinese nation.
The restaurant has a focus on seafood and is generally considered to be traditionally Cantonese with a slight Vietnamese twist. Set-menus are also available for those who want to try a little bit of everything.
Hours: Lunch: 11:30 – 14:30; Dinner: 17:30 – 22:00.
Location: 36-37th Floor, Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai street, Ba Dinh district
Located on the 63rd and 64th floor of the newly opened Lotte Hotel Hanoi, this Egyptian themed bar offers a unique panoramic city view. Escape Asia and the West altogether only to lose yourself in this trendy Egyptian themed two-storey luxury lounge. The night club consists of a DJ room show casing chilled out house music, an upstairs lounge and a live performance room. Together with the signature cocktails, Pharaoh’s Bar & Upper is great venue for unwinding after a long working day or just for enjoying the trendy atmosphere.
This establishment has a license to stay open until late, making it a particularly popular venue for those who are up for a bit of a late night out.
Opening hours: 17:30 – 02:00.
Location: 63-64th Floor, Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai street, Ba Dinh district
4. Grill 63
Grill 63, as the name would suggest, is located on the 63rd floor of the building which inevitably gives its visitors the opportunity take in spectacular panoramic views of the city while they eat from “the lava stone grill”.
The restaurant imports all of its meat from Australia, the US and New Zealand and is probably one of the most reasonably priced steak houses in Hanoi. The truffle mash potato is an absolute must as are the New Zealand lamb chops. There is a selection of wines from around the world to accompany the grilled meats.
The restaurant also serves a lunch carving buffet from 11am to 2pm, Monday to Friday for a very reasonable VND290,000, which includes a draught beer or soft drink. The selection of meat is changed on a daily basis so it is best to call up in advance if you are after a particular type.
Opening hours: Breakfast: 6:00 – 10:00; Lunch: 11:30 – 14:30; 17:30-22:00.
Location: 63rd Floor, Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai street, Ba Dinh district
5. Top of Hanoi
We leave the best to last. The crème de la crème. Top of Hanoi is the highest open-air sky bar and restaurant in the city. Top of Hanoi offers breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views of the mountains, downtown skyline and Hanoi’s famous sunsets over the Lakes. The highest open air brasserie & bar in Vietnam, a relaxed atmosphere takes hold. Gather with friends and immerse yourself in our stylish décor, trendy ambiance and secluded spaces for a quiet conversation or a place to see and be seen. Top of Hanoi Lounge specializes in seasonal cocktails, and stocks some of the finest liquor and beer in town. It gives visitors the unique opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, listen to the silence of the skies and absorb breath-taking views while they sip on cocktails or work their way through a menu of carefully selected beers. There is a dining area on the upper deck of the rooftop which serves only the freshest produce. Needless to say, reservations are vital.
The Top of Hanoi is designed to give it a maritime look as it is shaped like a ship, with two upper decks at each end and a lower deck in between.
Guest DJ’s play a selection of chilled dance music every night, making it a super spot for those who fancy a little shuffle on top of the city.
Opening hours: 17:00 – 23:00.
Location: 65th Floor, Lotte Hotel Hanoi, 54 Lieu Giai street, Ba Dinh district
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