5 HIGH-END RESTAURANTS IN HANOI FOR A PERFECT COUPLE NIGHT

Valentine’s Day is coming and you still wonder where to take you lover for a romantic and cosy dinner? Let Eatout.vn help you with these 5 of high-end restaurants in Hanoi for a perfect couple night!

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.

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At Pots ‘n Pans, you will have a chance to enjoy a special menu of fusion dishes. From Smoked salmon with pickled capsicum as Appetizer, Red wine soup for Entree, or Foie Gras with black seasame brioche to Grilled Wagu beef, Baked Chillean Cod fish. And finally, please relax and enjoy delicate Chocolate Mousse as a gift for every couple who come to Pots ‘n Pans on Valentine’s Day.

Address: 57 Bui Thi Xuan Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

2. La Badiane
Founded in December, 2008, by three French friends, La Badiane -French for the Star Anise spice- is heralding its claim to be one of the best restaurants in Vietnam dedicated to fusion of flavors and international gastronomy. Surrounded by harmonious leaf plants, & walls predominantly white alternating with carefully chosen vivid colors, the place provides for a true feeling of calm and elegance, which gathers the best conditions to let your senses express themselves.
When coming in, an open-sky corridor planted with luxuriant vegetation leads you towards the heart of the restaurant. One’s attention will be instantly caught by the multitude of perfumes & aromas flowing out of the open front kitchen. After a major renovation in July 2015, the first floor now has space for gorgeous little corner for customers who prefer more privacy. A beige hanging curtain adorns the area, giving it a sense of gentle intimacy, away from the large open space which is further inside. If you step into the main area at noon, you would feel as if you are glowing because of the sunshine that goes straight from the glass windows up high. The color code of beige – green – grey creates a sense of freshness and comfort, bringing you some moments of complete relaxation while enjoying your meals.

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Ben – La Badiane’s chef has been worked and travelled across various countries to learn about the culinary arts of different cultures all over the world, particularly India and Mediterranean countries. For him, cooking is not simply a job, it is actually a journey of discovery, combination and creativity related to “fusion food”. At La Badiane, customers often surprisingly interested in the distinctive combination of high-end French ingredients and local spices such as anise, pepper, chili, coriander, cinnamon, dill, ginger,…, which bring out the best of all flavors. They are, in his words, not a French dishes with a hint of Vietnamese flavor. In fact, Ben’s dishes are developed to the unique flavors by the harmonious fusion of differently culinary styles.

Address: 10 Nam Ngu street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi
Opening hours: 11:30 AM – 02:00 PM | 06:00 PM – 09:45 PM | Sunday Close

3. Da Paolo Westlake
Bracing for the pizza marathon ahead of us, we order a round of espresso. On the side: San Pellegrino, scoring a major “bellissimo!” from the Italians. The lake view is soothing and Nora and Fabio are chattering away in their native tongue. Things are off to a good start.

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Paolo appears, wielding pizza. It’s a beaut, with an ideally charred crust and a cheesy centre dotted with colourful vegetables. This is Da Paolo’s Baresena pie, and while its concept and straightforwardness scream “real Italian pizza,” as Nora confirms, its ingredients are local. From the juicy fresh Vietnamese eggplant and tomatoes to the cheese, smooth and salty, which Paolo makes in-house using the milk of Vietnamese cows, Da Paolo’s pizza is a harmonious Vietnamese-Italian marriage. The crust is perfect, too, with a flavour mild enough to let the toppings shine, but vibrant enough to hold its own. (Even Jesse, who always leaves crust on her plate, finishes every last crumb.) Fabio is fit to judge this pie, as he comes from the region where it originates, and he gives it a resounding “thumbs up.”
Da Paolo often gets chastised for being pricey, but the judges agree that this is unwarranted. At VND200,000 a pop, Da Paolo’s heavenly, ingredient-driven veggie pie is a steal.

Address: 32 Quang Khanh Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

4. Benkay
Benkay is an ideal place for any diners who want to experience both stunning Japanese dishes, beautiful space and professional service. Benkay strives to re-create exactly the details and true taste of Japan for the most discerning palates. The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients, most of them are brought daily directly from Japan to guarantee the highest quality and taste. It offers an attentive, caring and professional service. Dishes are changed regularly to offer menus according to the season and to respect the traditional cooking methods. Therefore, you cannot miss Benkay any time you want to invite your partners, family or friends.

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Address: Floor 2, Nikko Hotel, Tran Nhan Tong Street , Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM

5. Koreana
After 10 years in Hanoi, Koreana has become a trustful address for those who want to enjoy Korea food. The atmosphere is decorated with simple style but does not lose the signature symbol of Korea.
At Koreana, you can enjoy more than 100 dishes, especially grilled meat, which is usually appears in Korea TV show. All the ingredients are imported from Korea with their secret flavors. With each portion, you will have Chadolbag – Beef Plate, which is sliced thinly and marinated in spicy sauce, or Kotsal – Beef Short Loin, sliced thickly and grilled until golden brown on the outside, but still juicy inside. When eating meat, you can go all the way without some lettuce, kimchi and Korean soy paste.

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This place is highly recommended by Korean expats, not only by the delicious food but also the friendly service. For Valentine’s Day, you can call them for reservation and private seat to enjoy a perfect night with the one you love.

Address: 106 Linh Lang Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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