Top 10 delicious street food dishes you should not miss in Hanoi

Top 10 delicious street food dishes you should not miss in Hanoi

Vietnamese cuisine is known for being both healthy and delicious, thanks its generous combination of fresh herbs and greens, paired with rice, noodles, seafood, pork and beef.Some of the best Vietnamese delicacies are actually found at roadsides, vibrant street markets or in humble-looking restaurants.Let's follow this blog and find the detailed information of top 10 street food dishes in Hanoi, recommended restaurants to taste them & price ranges......

10 highly recommended street food dishes to taste in Hanoi.

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, always delights visitors by her plenty of beautiful attractions : Hoan Kiem lake, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Hanoi Old Quarter with its bustling streets....but for your trip of memorable experiences in Hanoi, treat yourselves opportunities to taste awesomely delicious street food - a realy good way to understand Vietnamese people & their culture.Hanoi’s street food dishes will overwhelm you with its mix of smells & tastes,and well worth your exploration because it’s one of the freshest, healthiest and most flavorful cuisines in the world.In this writing, we will share you top 10 delicious street food you should not miss in Hanoi (detail with the location & the price).With this shared information, you can do it on your own to spot them out or join in organized Hanoi street food tour basing on convenience & best street food exploration.

Street food Hanoi

1. Pho (rice noodle soup with beef or chicken)

Pho is one of very famous dishes throughout Vietnam (a Vietnamese national dish) but Hanoi is the best place to taste this iconic cuisine.Pho is typically made with four basic ingredients – a clear stock, rice noodles, meat (beef or chicken), and herbs.It is surely an unmissable dish to any traveller who would like to discover the Hanoian eating culture. That’s why people say “your trip to Hanoi will not be complete if you do not taste a bowl of pho”.

Chicken Noodle Hanoi

Pho restaurants are located virtually in any street in Hanoi but we would like to recommend you the following restaurants for best Pho in Hanoi and have a truly taste of authentic Pho like a local.

Best restaurant for Chicken Noodle Soup in Hanoi

Pho Ga Ta Linh Phung ( Free ranged chicken rice noodle soup) 

Address : 7 Dinh Liet, Hanoi old quarter, Hanoi.

Price : 50,000 - 80,000vnd/ bowl, depending on your order

Open hours : 7 a.m to 22.00 p.m

Pho Ga Cham ( Cham chicken noolde)

Address: 63 Yen Ninh street, Hanoi city

Price: 60,000 – 100,000vnd/serving, depending on your order.

Opening hours: 7.00 a.m to 13h30 or when sold out

Pho Ga Ban 

Address: 72 Ton Duc Thang street, Dong Da street, Hanoi city

Price: 40,000 bowl, however if you order organs or immature eggs, the price will increase accordingly.

Opening hours: 7a.m to 22h00 p.m

Chicken Noodle Soup Hanoi

Best restaurants for beef noodle soup in Hanoi

Pho Thìn 

Address: 13 Lo Duc street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi city
Price: 40,000 – 60,000vnd/person. The waiter will collect your payment right after you order
Opening hours: 6h00 a.m to 8.30pm

Pho Suong

Branch 1: 24B Trung Yen Alley, Dinh Liet Street, Hoan Kiem District
Price: 40,000 – 50,000vnd/bowl. The price is average for a bowl of best pho in Hanoi
Opening hours: 5.30a.m to 11h00 a.m, 4.30 to 21.30. The restaurant opens and closes a little earlier than others.

Pho Vui

Address: 25 Hang Giay, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Price: 60,000 – 85,000vnd/person. It’s not cheap but average for a popular authentic Hanoi pho brand.
Opening hours: 7h00a.m to 22h00 p.m everyday.

Pho Nho

Address: 27A Huynh Thuc Khang, Dong Da District. It should take you 30 – 40 minutes to get here from the Old Quarter.
Price: 33,000vnd/bowl of beef noodle soup and 50,000vnd/serving of stirfried noodle.
Opening hours: 7am to 10pm.

Pho Ly Quoc Su

Address : 10 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi old quarter, Hanoi city

Price : 45,000vnd - 60,000vnd/bowl, depending on your order

Opening hours : 7h00 a.m to 22h00 p.m daily

Pho Gia Truyen Ban Dan.

Address : 49 Bat Dan, Hanoi oldquarter, Hanoi city

Price : 50,000vnd - 70,000vnd/bowl, depending on your order

Opening hours : 6h30 a.m - 10h30 p.m

Beef Noodle Hanoi

Best restaurants for rolled noodle soup in Hanoi.

Pho Cuon Hung Ben

Address: 33 Ngũ Xá street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi city

Price: 20,000vnd – 55,000vnd/portion

Opening hours: 7a.m to 10p.m

2.Bun Cha ( BBQ Pork with rice noodle) & Vietnamese spring rolls.

Like Pho, Bun Cha is another highly recommended street food dish you should try in Hanoi capital.Hanoi-style bun cha is a make-your-own dish comprising rice noodles and fresh herbs served with pork patties and barbecued pork floating in a warm sweet fish sauce-based broth. Nem (Vietnamese fried spring rolls) are often ordered as additional part of the spread.Bun Cha became really a famous dish in Vietnam and gained worldwide acclaim when President Obama and Anthony Bourdain ate Bun Cha together in a local restaurant on his trip to Hanoi in 2016.

BBQ Pork with rice noodle Hanoi

You can taste awesome Bun Cha in following renown restaurants in Hanoi.

Bun Cha Dac Kim 

Address: 1 Hang Manh, Hanoi Old Quarter

Hours: Everyday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Prices: 80,000vnd - 120,000vnd

Bun Cha Huong Lien ( Bun Cha Obama)

Address: 24 Le Van Huu Street in Hai Ba Trung District

Hours: Everyday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Prices: About 45,000 VND to 80,000 VND

Bun Cha Tuyet 

Address: 34 Hang Than Street, Hanoi city

Hours: Everyday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Prices: About 35,000 VND to 50,000 VND

3.Banh Cuon (steamed rice rolls)

“Banh Cuon” is another local specialty associated with Hanoi & Northern Vietnam.It’s a type of rice roll made from thin sheets of steamed fermented rice batter filled with seasoned ground pork and wood ear mushrooms.The rolls are topped with fried shallots and typically served with a side of fresh herbs, gio lua (Vietnamese pork sausage), sliced cucumber, bean sprouts, and nuoc cham ( flavored fish sause)

Thanh Van steamed rice rolls

Those following food stalls are best choice for Banh Cuon in Hanoi

Banh Cuon Thanh Van.

Address : 12-14 Hang Ga street, Hanoi old quarter

Hours : 8h00 a.m to 10h00 p.m

Price : 45,000vnd - 60,000vnd

Banh Cuon Ba Hoanh

Address : 66 To Hien Thanh street, Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi

Hours :  daily 6h00 a.m to 10h00 p.m

Price : 30,000vnd - 60,000vnd

Banh Cuon Ba Xuan

Address :  16 Hoe Nhai street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi city

Hours : 6h00 a.m to 10h00 p.m

Price : 20,000vnd - 50,000vnd

4.Lau (hot pot)

Lau (hot pot), also known as steamboat in Indonesia, Singapore or Malaysia, consists of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Hot pot meals are usually eaten in the winter, during supper time.In Vietnam, we have created so many kinds of hot pot using local ingredients ( chicken, seafood, beef, fish or all mixed together).Each one has its own flavour and can not be confused with the others.

lau Phung Hung

You can have good Lau at those restaurants:

Quan Lau Thang Beo

Address : 34B Pham Hong Thai street, Hanoi city

Hours : 8h00 a.m to 10h00 p.m

Price : from 100,000vnd -200,000vnd/person

Phung Hung Pho Restaurant

Address: 10 Phung Hung street, Hanoi city

Hours : 8h00 a.m to 10.00 p.m

Prices : 100,000vnd -150,000vnd/ person

Song Ha Crab Hotpot 

Address : 685 Lac Long Quan street, Tay Ho district, Hanoi city

Hours : 8h00 a.m to 10h00 p.m

Price : 150,000vnd-170,000vnd / person

5.Bun Bo Nam Bo (beef noodles in the south)

Bun Bo Nam Bo (beef noodles in the south) is also known as stirred beef vermicelli. The simplicity and elegance is what people describe about this dish. Instead of using sophisticated broth as Pho, sauce is used for Bun Bo Nam Bo. Besides, fresh raw accompanying vegetables, fried onion, roasted peanuts and bean sprouts are indispensable elements.
Beef used for the dish is well soaked in sugar, fish sauce and pepper and other seasonings. Only when customers order, beef will be stirred to keep its heat, tenderness and richness. The sauce simply consists of fish sauce, sugar, lemon, chili but how to combine these elements properly is the secret recipe of each restaurant, which makes the distinction of each Bun Bo Nam Bo restaurant.

Bun Bo Nam Bo Hanoi

Recommended resturants for this special dish

Bun Bo Nam Bo Bach Phuong.

Address : 67 Hang Dieu street, Hanoi old quarter

Hours : 7h30 a.m - 10h30 p.m

Price : 35,000vnd- 60,000vnd/bowl

Bun Bo Nam Bo Co Tuan

Address : 47 Tran Quoc Toan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Hours : 6h30 a.m to 21h30 p.m

Prices : 35,000vnd /bowl

Bun Bo Nam Bo - 3 Ngo Huyen street, Hanoi old quarter

Hours : 14h00 p.m -22h00 p.m

Prices : 40,000vnd/bowl

6.Shrimp Cake at West Lake Shrimp cake restaurant.

Banh Tom (fried shrimp cake), an authentic dish from Hanoi, has been recommended by CNN Travel as a must-try dish for foreigners visiting Hanoi city.
The best place to try banh tom is in the West Lake Shrimp Cake restaurant, which is considered the place where the dish originated. Banh tom was first made in Hanoi in the 1930s when street vendors along Thanh Nien (Youth) road introduced the simple but delicious cake made from the shrimp caught in West Lake. The dish has since grown in popularity and become a specialty in Hanoi capital.The crispy flour coating intermingled with the sweet taste of fresh shrimp creates a distinctive flavor for banh tom. The dish looks truly mouthwatering with the yellow deep-fried flour mixed with the red shrimp. Banh tom is served hot with fresh herbs, pickled carrots and green papaya, and a sweet, sour and spicy sauce

Shrimp Cake westlake

Address : 1 Thanh Nien street, Hanoi city

Hours : 8h00 a.m to 10h00 p.m

Price : 80,000vnd -120,000vnd/person

7.Cha Ca (Grilled Fish)

Cha Ca ( grilled fish) is a special dish you should taste when travelling to Hanoi as well.Cha Ca is so famous in Hanoi that everyone travelling to Hanoi will try to taste it at least one time. Cha Ca is served with Bun (vermicelli), rau hung lang (basil), roasted peeled peanut, hanh la (fresh green onion), thi la (dill) and mam tom (a meticulous mixed shrimp paste).The cook prepares mam tom by combining sugar, shrimp paste (mam tom), distilled wine, hot oil, chili and mixing them well. While constantly stirring, they will squeeze in the juice of half a lemon until it foams. Fish is the main material, often be processed from Ca Lang (Hemibagrus) and Ca Qua (Channidae fish). The talent cook will cut the fish into small fillets, dip them into secret ingredients carefully, and then fry them in a pan in advance before serving their clients.

Thang Long Grilled Fish

You can a good taste of this dish at those 3 famous restaurants in Hanoi city

Cha Ca La Vong

Address : 14 Cha Ca street, Hanoi old quarter

Hours : 9h00 -22h00 p.m

Price : 175,000vnd

Cha Ca Thang Long

Address : 19, 21, and 23 Duong Thanh street, Hanoi old quarter

Hours : 9h00 -22h00 p.m

Price : 150,000vnd

Cha Ca Anh Vu

Address : 120 Giang Vo street, Ba Dinh district

Hours : 9h00 -22h00 p.m

Price : 130,000vnd

8.Xoi Yen ( Yen Sticky Rice)

Xoi Yen is one of Hanoians’ favourite sticky rice restaurants in Hanoi. Xôi is basically a sweet or savoury glutinous rice dish that comes with various toppings of your choice ( chicken & eggs, lean pork paste or roasted cinnamon pork ham...) Xoi Yen is known for making great bowls of xoi xeo, which is sticky rice with mung beans and fried shallots.. It is eaten as a main dish and is a popular breakfast item in Hanoi.

Address : 35 Nguyen Huu Huan street, Hanoi old quarter

Hours : 6h00 a.m - 11h00 p.m

Price : 28,000vnd - 50,000vnd

yen sticky rice

9.Banh My (Baguette)

Banh My is arguably the most well-known Vietnamese dish outside of the country. Strictly speaking, it’s the Vietnamese word for bread but people use it to refer to the sandwich.

A small French baguette is split lengthwise and filled with a variety of  delicious ingredients like liver pate, fried eggs, bardecued pork, pickled vegetables, cucumber slices, and drizzled in a chili sauce. It’s a light sandwich that’s typically eaten as a snack and you can order Banh Mi the wat you like it.

Banh Mi Hanoi

You can taste best Banh Mi at those top- rated restaurant in Hanoi.

Banh My 25 

Address : 25 Hang Ca street, Hanoi old quarter.

Hours : 7h00 a.m - 7h00 p.m

Price: 25,000 vnd - 30,000vnd

Banh Mi Tram

Address : 252 Cua Nam street, Hanoi city

Hours : 7h00 a.m to 21h00 p.m

Price : 25,000vnd to 40,000vnd

Banh Mi Minh Nhat

Address: 3 Hang Khay street, Hanoi city
Hours : 6:30 – 22:00
Price: 20.000 VND – 40.000 VND

10. Cafe Trung ( Egg Coffee).

Egg Coffee is a special product of Hanoi capital, a must-tried drink while you do a visit to Hanoi city.When it comes to egg coffee in Hanoi, the first place we must check-in is Giang Cafe which serves arguably the best egg coffee in Hanoi. Giang Cafe was founded in 1946 by Mr Nguyen Giang, who created egg coffee when milk was scarce, replacing the milk with the egg yolk.Egg coffee brings the drinkers a soothing flavor with the combination of the strong taste of coffee, the richness of egg yolk & the sweetness of condensed milk.

Address : 39 Nguyen Huu Huan street, Hanoi old quarter

Hours : 7h00 a.m - 10h00 p.m

Price : 20,000vnd/ cup

Hanoi Egg Coffee

Hopefully, this blog of top 10 street food dishes you should not miss in Hanoi is useful for your coming trip to Hanoi.Sightsseeing Hanoi's attractions, then tasting her authentic street foods surely brings you many interesting travel experiences & wonderful stories to tell your friends at home.Planning to Hanoi, if you are in need of travel service, Hanoi tour packages or car rental for travelling around Hanoi's surrounding sights, do not hesitage to contact us +84.988451530 ( whatsapp), or email us to, our travel experts will support your travel needs and provide you with useful consultancy & travel suggestion for your coming trip to Hanoi, Vietnam.

See you in Hanoi, Vietnam !

Golden Holiday Travel Team.

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