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Restaurant 96

#86 of 1,684 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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34 Gia Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 4 3935 2396
09:00 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Staff and the atmosphere were great. However the portions were small and the " special foods" didn't quite make it.

1 Thank Boey1952
Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a busy place when we came. Great atmosphere, really beautiful inside. We were disappointed when our food arrived. My smokehead fish looked like it was 3oz with nothing else and soaked in oil. My husbands dish was small and greasy. Price is reasonable, but when portion is that small I guess it has to be. Wouldn't come back again.

Thank K D
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

REALLY great food! Great prices and great service. The waiter was so kind to recommend some good dishes. I would recommend this place for everyone to try.

2 Thank Sofie V
Level Contributor
34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So far this is the best food I have had in Hanoi! Super kind staff and great service. The caramelized snakehead fish is a must - yum! We had a couple of different starters, which was all really good (:

2 Thank Søs L
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely food, peaceful restaurant. Great service. If you are new to Vietnamese food then this is the place to go, the waitress or manager will very patiently talk you through the menu explaining the dishes, the food is cooked fresh and can be adjusted to meet your needs. They even explain how to eat the food, as several dishes require... More 

2 Thank clifflonsdaledotcom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The place is very cosy and sweet, stuff is very friendly. The local food is really great for a moderate price, the only thing that bothered me was a little cold food. I hope it was a unlucky example but I would still recommend it.

1 Thank Boris G
Melbourne, Australia
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We ate twice at this restaurant, handy to where were staying and really nice people and food. We had a pork dish one night and apparently Obama had the same dish when he ate there. Would definitely go back again

1 Thank akelly184
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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95 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I remembered doing a cooking class here about 3 years ago, as we were entering the restaurant there was our picture on the cooking class board (memories). The caramalised pork in claypot is just beautiful, so is the green papaya salad & spring rolls.

1 Thank Debbie1825
Arrowtown, New Zealand
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered the hot pot and curry and it was beautiful. It was really theatrical and yummy. The waitress were wonderful and really helpful ...

3 Thank Galbraith5
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The most overpriced meal for the most terrible experience. For half the price, or less, you can experience much more authentic and flavourful dishes in Hanoi. I cannot express how much I disliked my experience at this restaurant. Having grown up in an Asian-centric neighbourhood in Canada, I have eaten much delicious food throughout my life. My Vietnamese friends' families... More 

1 Thank lmforkman
Alex S, Người quản lý at Restaurant 96, responded to this review

Dear Sir/ Madam, I am 96 restaurant restaurant manager, I am very grateful for your contribution to our restaurant, but you can help us improve the service by pointing out you have to eat specific dates? Since we have saved the entire bill of the customer and we cant to find food bills as you have described. Also, I'm sure... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Gia Ngu | Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 4 3935 2396

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?