How to master things to do in Hanoi

Searching for things to do in Hanoi can be very time-consuming and confusing ironically because there is too much information available on travel forums, blogs, reviewer centers and travel websites to load. From the point of view of a Hanoi local living and working in Hanoi, serving thousands of tourists for decades, we would like to summerize some of the best things to do in Hanoi and good addresses for your dining and shopping list.

Hanoi Dining

  • Vietnamese cuisine
    1. Imperial Restaurant, 44 Hang Hanh
    2. Quan An Ngon, 18 Phan Boi Chau
    3. Nha Hang Ngon, 26 Tran Hung Dao
    4. Highway 4, 25 Bat Su
    5. Ly Club (fine dining), 4 Le Phung Hieu
    6. Pho 10, 10 Ly Quoc Su
    7. Pho Suong, 24B Trung Yen
    8. Banh cuon Tue An, 14B Bao Khanh
    9. Cha ca Thang Long, 21 Duong Than
    10. Bun Cha Ta, 21 Nguyen Huu Huan

things to do in hanoi dining imperial restaurant dining area

  • Fusion
    1. Green Tangerine (Spices up European cuisine with Vietnamese flavors), 48 Hang Be
    2. La Badiane (A French restaurant with refined setting), 10 Nam Ngu
    3. La Vertical (A stylish mixing of Vietnamese and French food)
    4. El Gaucho (Argentina steak house), 11 Trang Tien

dining la badiene restaurant hanoi outdoor dining area

  • Vegetarian
    1. Minh Chay, 30 Ma May
    2. Sente (lotus-inspired dishes), 20 Nguyen Quang Bich

Café & Lounges

  1. Imperial Bar & Lounge, 44 Hang Hanh
  2. Runam Café (fancy coffee shop), 13 Nha Tho
  3. Swing Lounge (café – lounge – bar – live music), 21 Trang Tien
  4. Cong Caphe (local-style coffee), 35A Nguyen Huu Huan & 116 Cau Go
  5. Caphe Giang (renown egg coffee), 39 Nguyen Huu Huan
  6. Bia Hoi corner, Ta Hien & Luong Ngoc Quyen joint
  7. Starbucks coffee, 6 Nha Tho

things to do hanoi runam bistro coffee house nha tho street sitting area

Spa & Massage

  1. Imperial Spa, 8th floor, 44 Hang Hanh

things to do in hanoi woman having a body massage in imperial spa

Antique Furniture & Home Décor

  1. 54 Traditions, 30 Hang Bun
  2. Dome, 10 Yen The
  3. Apricot Gallery, 40B Hang Bong

shopping 54 traditions gallery antique and decors

Art Gallery

  1. Nguyen Arts Gallery, 31A Van Mieu
  2. Green Palm, 39 Hang Gai & 15 Trang Tien
  3. Viet Fine Art, 96 Hang Trong

Clothes, Embroidery, Accessories & Tailoring

  1. Kenly Silk, 108 Hang Gai
  2. Vinh Trach, 23 Luong Van Can
  3. Tropical, 65 Hang Gai
  4. Tan My Design, 61 Hang Gai
  5. XQ Hanoi (embroidery), 138 Pho Hue
  6. Ipa Nima, 73 Trang Thi & 5 Nha Tho

kenly silk hang gai street hanoi traditional silk display

Handicraft Souvenirs

  1. Hanoi Moment, 101 Hang Gai
  2. Craft Link, 43 Van Mieu
  3. Mekong Quilts, 13 Hang Bac

mekong quilts product display

Book Stores

  1. Book Worm, 44 Chau Long
  2. Book Street, 19/12 Street

Markets

  1. Dong Xuan Market (conventional market), Dong Xuan
  2. Hom Market (conventional market), 79 Pho Hue
  3. Trang Tien Plaza (high-end products), 1 Trang Tien
  4. Vincom Tower (shopping mall & cineplex), 191 Ba Trieu
  5. Aeon Mall (shopping mall & modern market), 27 Co Linh, Long Bien
  6. INTIMEX Supermarket (grocery shopping), 120 Hang Trong
  7. Royal City & Times City (entertaiment and shopping center), 68 Nguyen Trai & 458 Minh Khai
  8. Night Market, Hang Dao, Hang Ngang, Hang Duong, Dong Xuan, Ma May, Hang Buom, Every Fri, Sat, Sun from 19:00 – 24:00

dong xuan market view from street

Museums & Shows

  1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hung Vuong Street, Open summer from 7:30 – 10:30, winter 8:00 – 11:00; close on Mon & Fri
  2. Ho Chi Minh Museum, 19 Ngoc Ha, Open everyday 8:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 16:30; Mon & Fri: 8:00 – 12:00
  3. Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Open everyday 8:30 – 17:00
  4. Vietnam National Museum of History, 25 Ton Dan, Open everyday 8:00 – 12:00, 13:30 – 17:00, close on the first Monday of the month
  5. Woman Museum, 36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Open daily 8:00 – 17:00
  6. Ethnology Museum, Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Open 8:30 – 17:30, close on Monday
  7. Temple of Literature, Quoc Tu Giam, Open daily 8:00 – 17:00
  8. Army Museum, 28A Dien Bien Phu, Open 8:00 – 11:30, 13:00 – 16:30, Close on Mon & Fri
  9. Hoa Lo Prison, 1 Hoa Lo, Open daily 8:00 – 16:30
  10. Thang Long Water Puppet Show, 57B Dinh Tien Hoang, Show time: 15:00, 16:10, 17:20, 18:30, 20:00, 21:15
  11. Bong Sen Water Puppet Show, 16 Le Thai To/ 79 Hang Trong, Show time: 15:30, 17:00, 18:00

ethnology museum ethnic household display

Pharmacy & Clinics

  1. Hapharco Pharmacy, 199 Hang Gai
  2. Family Medical Practice, 198i Kim Ma
  3. Local Pharmacy, 106 Nguyen Huu Huan

Taxi

  1. Taxi Group (Hanoi, Hanoi Tourist, CP, 3A), 024 38 56 56 56
  2. Mai Linh Taxi, 024 38 61 61 61/ 024 38 222 555
  3. ABC Taxi, 024 32 19 19 19/ 024 32 58 58 58

1 Comments

  1. Bob Willams
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    Excellent theme 🙂

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