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La Badiane restaurant

10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 24 3942 4509
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (36 reviews)
“scallops” (39 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
French, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 731 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food is good, yes, though way too fussy and the staff are also overly attentive though charming. Good for a slightly funereal couples' dinner but not for a rowdy jarathon

Thank Matteo1200
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a very nice restaurant with great and friendly staff. Quiet and relaxed, not overdone. Our waiter, Truong was very helpful in pulling together a great meal based on our likes and dislikes. The meal was paced wonderfully, allowing us to enjoy each course...More

Thank reichen10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved every aspect of La Badiane - decor superb, staff very attentive and the menu spectacular. French-inspired fusion menu, entree and main amongst the best we have had internationally or in France. Try the seabass en croute with mushrooms and asparagus. Desert, perhaps a...More

Thank srjacobi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We want to try French food here at Hanoi (a former French colony). The food is excellent. Tasty & full of complexity. Food mixture is creative yet the taste matches well. Service is good. Restaurant atmosphere is elegant. Should book in advance to avoid disappointment....More

Thank D_and_G_2008
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and French food. Popular business dinner spot. Good menu and wine list. Excellent service.

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ambience, good service and tasty food. Highly recommend for business lunch/dinner. I have been there twice out of 3 business meals during our business trip to Hanoi in August. You may go with 2 courses set menu for lunch and it is more than...More

Thank HanhHX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my mum for dinner. We had two different sets of menu to try. Pro: Great location, beautiful setting, cosy atmosphere, attentive servers, and better than average starters. Con: mosquitos, the wines were boring, the mains for our tasting set was not amazing,...More

Thank Kyothu D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the other recent 5 star reviews say it all, lovely atmosphere, fantastic food, I think the best lamb shank I have ever had. Waitresses and Victor the owner very attentive doing their best to make the experience special.

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting ,amazing food, I had fish, good wine and glorious desert! Dine in style in the middle of Hanoi! Worth every penny!

Thank Sofia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We followed the advice of other TA reviewers and our hotel concierge and had a wonderful meal at La Badiane last night. We were welcomed warmly by Vincent, the manager, and were immediately pleased with the decor and music. It was an intimate space with...More

1  Thank ccrosner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$66
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Nam Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 24 3942 4509
  • E-mail
Founded in December 2008, La Badiane -French for Star Anise spice- is heralding its claim to be one of the best restaurants in Vietnam, dedicated to fusion of flavors and international gastronomy.

As reference, La Badiane is rated top 500 Restaurants in Asia by The Miele Guide, has been recommended by The New York Times, and has received 5 consecutive Certificates of Excellence by Trip Advisor -since 2011. Indeed, with more than 300 upvotes as “EXCELLENT”, La Badiane knows a high rating deserved to top-end restaurants.

Yet, if most is about tastes, fusion of flavors and international gastronomy, great attention is also constantly paid to the quality of the service provided as well as to the overall atmosphere, so guests have a unique culinary experience by enjoying every aspect of their meal.

When coming in, one’s attention is instantly caught by the multitude of perfumes & aromas flowing out from the open front kitchen.

The entrance corridor planted with harmonious luxuriant vegetation leads you towards the heart of the restaurant, and its glass covered patio. Surrounded by carefully chosen leaf plants, walls predominantly white, and large B&W photo portraits, the place provides for a true feeling of calm and elegance.

The combination of tablecloths, two-color curtains, and the green vegetation gathers all conditions to let guests’ visual and gustative senses fully express themselves. The attentive and discreet lightening in the evening makes it very romantic, and live classic music concerts every Wednesday evening levels-up La Badiane restaurant to turn it into a complete place.

On the upper floor, two rooms available provide for perfect intimate spaces, appropriate for guests either looking for privacy, or mid-size groups wishing to enjoy a private lunch or dinner on a special occasion.

As opposed to the ground floor and its B&W photos, the first floor presents large-size color portraits. A must-see.
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