In some Eastern countries, especially Vietnam, they always celebrate Lunar New Year as their biggest and the most important event. On this time of the year, you can feel that Tet is really near, by the blooming pink peach blossom, the golden kumquat and the drizzling rain. And if you want to blend in this festive atmosphere, let’s go out and enjoy delicious food at one of six restaurants in Hanoi to celebrate lunar new year
1. Pots ‘n Pans
Pots ‘n Pans’ unique design blends Hanoi tradition and modernity while the fusion cuisine is Vietnamese with an international flair. Pots ‘n Pans’s cozy atmosphere is a favorite spot for many families that locates in the center of the city. Spacious private rooms with simple but elegant decorations are also suitable for a big gathering of family members. Here in Pots ‘n Pans, you will be able to find the familiar tastes of Vietnamese cuisine served in the luxurious Western style. High-quality dishes along with elegant and cosy ambience here is always highly appreciated by their expat diners therefore, if you have a meet with your business partners or a warm family union, a day to date with your friends and lovers, Pots ;n Pans should be on your top list.
Address: 57 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
The charmingly decorated Saigon Restaurant is infused with dark woods, vibrant red furnishings, dramatic glass-fronted kitchens and aromas as rich as the décor. Located on the second floor of the main building, guests are invited to relish in stunning views of West Lake, the pool and Hanoi’s ever-changing skyline. This chic dining locale offers authentic Vietnamese and local specialities.
Saigon introduces an innovative dining concept to Hanoi – the freshest blend of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. The restaurant features contemporary Asian design, dramatic glass-fronted kitchens and inspiring views of the City’s ever-changing skyline.
Executive Chef Eric Fettke oversees all the restaurants, but holds a special place in his heart for the fresh ingredients and the made-to-order preparations of Saigon. “Great flavors and great combos are the key things of cooking,” Chef Fettke beams. “Nothing is done here in advance at Saigon, it is all done fresh.” And the patrons notice; from the crunch of vegetables to the melt-in-your mouth fish and meats selection. If fresh is the key, Saigon has unlocked the door. The Indochinese theme focuses on Asian fusions from Singapore, Thai fare, and traditional Vietnamese dishes. Utilizing local ingredients and inspirations, the culinary team is spot-on with truly triumphant starters such as Mawk Mak Phet, chili peppers stuffed with fish, barbecued and served with chili jam; and Epok Epok, Singaporean curry puffs with beef, parsnips, and curry in a light crispy pastry.
Address: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel, 1A Nghi Tam Str., Tay Ho, Ha Noi
Opening hours: 06:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Set within a former French residence in the charming Truc Bach neighbourhood, Home is the unique Vietnamese restaurant situated between the historic labyrinth of the old trading quarter and the expansive serenity of West Lake. Standing strong for almost a century, their property has survived two devastating wars and now remains one of the most attractive and well-preserved buildings in the city. Their interior space befits the exterior majesty with a modern and yet cozy arrangement inspired by traditional and historic tastes. Each inside room has a unique atmosphere and our outdoor tables encircle the detached mansion.
Step into Home – Vietnamese restaurant and be captivated by magnificent aromas before sitting down to a wealth of enchanting flavours of authentic Vietnamese food. Their passion is to impress and excite and it’s through their cuisine that this is best achieved. You are invited to Home at anytime, with a la carte and set menus served throughout the day and a unique Vietnamese afternoon tea. And after stunning main course, you can enjoy some authentic Vietnamese desserts. One of their favourite is Sweet corn and sticky rice pudding. The aroma of the sticky rice and coconut milk in the air immediately makes you feel nostalgic and excited. This is also just a darn good dessert and the warm, sticky texture always leaves you feeling full and satisfied.
Address: 34 Chau Long Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10:00am – 02:00pm | 05:30pm – 10:00pm
With customers who love seafood and especially lobster in Hanoi, you will not need to go any further but Lobster Restaurant to enjoy “the kingdom” of fresh seafood. The lobsters here are the main character with shiny shell and steady meat. You can choose from varied menu with many options such as fry, steam, bake, etc. Under the careful hands of the chefs, the dish not only keep in full flavor but also mark its own natural flavor that is impossible to forget. You may want to try King Crab, Baked Lobster with Cheese or Japanese Haliotis.
The atmosphere is really elegant and luxury. With vintage style and a little French royal from 19th century, Lobster Restaurant is suitable for party or meeting with maximum guests of 30. Besides, Lobster also has VIP rooms that provides private area for family meal.
Address: 168 Nguyen Khanh Toan Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Kamon restaurant is one of very first Japanese restaurants in Hanoi. What makes Kamon‘s reputation is delicious Okonomiyaki that is preferred by not only Japanese customers but also foreign ones. Besides that, in Kamon restaurant, customers are provided with a wide range of other Japanese food such as Miso soup, noodles, hot pot, grilled beef and fish… in competitive cost manner. With the Japanese style decoration and friendly employees, Kamon restaurant is a suitable option for customers and their families. In 5 years of operating business, the restaurant never ceases to develop significantly as well as improve services to serve customers better.
Address: 104 Van Phuc St. Ba Dinh Dist., Hanoi
Opening hours: 10:00 AM- 10:30 PM
6. Crystal Jade Palace
Crytal Jade Palace is a famous brand with many honor prize and awards. Stationed in the outlying district of My Dinh, Crystal Jade Palace isn’t exactly the easiest restaurant to get to. But pulling up to the imposing façade of the JW Marriott, you instantly realise this is not your ordinary dim sum joint. Unlike most other Chinese restaurants in the city which are usually decorated with a lot of red lanterns and kylin statues, the Crystal Jade Palace reflects modern and refined decor, matching the world-class contemporary setting of the hotel. With a boundless view of the lake and the green garden, the restaurant offers its clients a chance to enjoy nature.
With Singaporean restaurant chain Crystal Jade opening its flagship Crystal Jade Palace in Ha Noi, food connoisseurs now have another option to indulge in exquisite Cantonese cuisine. Chairman and chief executive officer of the Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Holding, who joined us for the inaugural lunch, revealed that only the top-quality ingredients, imported from all over the world, would satisfy the tough requirements of Crystal Jade kitchens.
Address: JW Marriot Hotel, 8 Do Duc Duc Street, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 11:30 AM – 02:30 PM | 06:00 PM – 08:00 PM