Hanoi Street Food Tour Review

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Hanoi Vietnam

Hanoi Vietnam is known for its dynamic street food scene.  The language and culture are definitely big barriers to going it on your own.  A street food tour was definitely a must.

We took our hotel’s Street Food tour to sample the local restaurants in the Hanoi Old Quarter. This was a fun and useful tour. We dined at several places that we would have been scared to approach ourselves. The guide explained the different types of local food and asked us about specific items we wanted. It lasted about 3 hours, cost $30/per person and included all food and drinks. Cheaper than other tours we saw.

  • This tour was not listed on Trip Advisor. It was offered by our hotel, La Siesta Trendy Hanoi

Try not to visit Hanoi during the Tet New Year, as several restaurants on our hit list were closed for several days.

In closing, the guide gave us several places to visit when the Tet holiday was over.

Restaurants Visited:

Hanoi Street Food Tour Bun Cha

Bun Cha from Bun Cha Hang Manh – Trip Advisor

Unlike versions we have had in the USA, You need to assemble the dish your self. The pork comes in little patties with slices of apple. You get a bowl of chopped garlic, chilis, a plate of lettuce, mint, and a mound of rice noodles. Take all the ingredients and place them in a little bowl and eat away.

Hanoi Street Food Tour Bahn Cuon

Bahn Cuon from Bahn Nuon Mong – My Van Than – Trip Advisor

A Rice Noodle dish with freshly made super fine flat rice noodles filled with pork. They have other options too. Really well done, justifying the line in front of the place.


Hanoi Street Food Tour Pho Ga

Pho Ga from Chao Ga Ba My – Trip Advisor

Pho Ga or Chicken Noodles was from a specialist across the street from St. Joseph’s Cathedral. You could see the 2 workers in the front ripping chicken meat off a cooked bird. Fairly neutral broth with really nice noodles and shredded chicken. They include a bowl of dragon coriander, a great sign of real pho.

Hanoi Street Food Tour Nem Nuong

Nem Nuong with fries from Thanh Son

This hole in the wall in a little alley near Pho Hang Gai specializes in this deep fried sausage. It is served along with greasy fries. Way different from the versions we have had in the US. We would not go back here.

Not listed on Trip Advisor


Hanoi Street Food Tour Quan Goc Cay

Fruit Dessert from Quan Goc Cay (Hoang Thuc) – Foursquare

A nice fruity way to finish off the evening. Especially good during hot summers. Ask for no ice. Watermelon, jello, dragon fruit, tapioca pearls, all bathed in condensed milk. Yum! Definitely would go back.

15A Tô Tịch, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

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Overall Rating: (Good 2)

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Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine

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