One of the most popular restaurants in Vietnam is the buffet. A restaurant where you can go and choose from a variety of food all laid out on different tables. You can eat as much as you want and there is usually quite a lot of food to choose from. There are different buffets, seafood being the most popular, though western style buffets have begun to take off in the last few years. It’s a great way to get a good cross sampling of a variety of Vietnamese Cuisine all in one sitting, and it’s usually food that’s prepared by professional chefs in big modern kitchens. It’s a must try when you visit Asia. Below are some of the more popular Buffet Restaurants in Ha Noi, though there are many more than we can list here, these are the ones that people generally like the best.
Sen restaurant chain
There are three restaurants in Sen’s chain in Hanoi: Sen Tay Ho, Sen Ha Thanh and Sen Nam Thanh. Sen Tay Ho is located near West Lake Water Park on Lac Long Quan Street, with a huge open space of 12000 square meters, and surrounded by a romantic garden.
In the heart of Hanoi is Sen Ha Thanh- a 3-storey restaurant with different styles that can serve 300 customers. Sen Nam Thanh is the newest and highest-quality one in the chain. The buffet’ price depends on time of the day (lunch or dinner, weekdays or weekend), ranging from VND290,000 to VND420,000. Sen Nam Thanh has the highest price and Ha Thanh the lowest.
Sen Tay Ho: 614 Lac Long Quan, Hanoi
Sen Ha Thanh: 177 Bui Thi Xuan, Hanoi
Sen Nam Thanh: 84 Nguyen Du, Hanoi
Located on the 17th floor of Ruby Plaza, Ngoc Mai Restaurant is best choice for customers who love enjoying good food while enjoying stunning views of Hanoi. The restaurant is designed in a luxurious, warm and romantic way, serving up to 100 customers, with a VIP room for those who want a more personal space.
There are various cuisines from different countries, including Vietnamese food, Australian beef, Japanese Sashimi or crocodile meat; separated into different corners: Japan, Salad, Seafood, Countryside market, etc. The price for each person is around VND250,000-300,000. This is a very affordable and delicious way to enjoy a variety of food prepared carefully and masterfully from all around the world in one of the best settings in Hanoi.
17th flr, Ruby Plaza, 44 Le Ngoc Han, Hanoi.
First established in Singapore in 1983, nowadays, Seoul Garden is a famous global restaurant, which has appeared in many countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam, offering the best “ Grilled food and No-smoke hotpot” service. The restaurant is designed in a modern chic fashion, with a warm and friendly atmosphere and well-equipped with the latest smoke absorber and deodorizing system. There are more than 200 dishes served, including grilled dishes and many kinds of hotpot. Seoul Garden’s staff is trained by Singaporean experts, and the restaurant promises to provide excellent and professional service in an elegant venue. So if you love hot pot and seafood then this is well worth your time and money.
33 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi
5th floor – Vincom tower – 191 Ba Trieu
Bo De Tam
If you are a vegetarian or simply care for your health, you will be amazed at the vegetarian buffet at Bo De Tam restaurant. The buffet is held twice a month, on the first and 15th day according to the lunar calendar, and it includes 35 dishes that feature different types of Vietnamese and Asian Cuisine, all without meat. Vegetarian food is kept fresh, without any preservatives or food coloring, and cooked with mineral water. Carefully-decorated cuisines are very eye-catching with the colorful veggie and mushroom combinations. But as beautiful as the food looks, and it does look so amazing, it’s the taste that will keep you coming back. Vietnamese really know how to do Vegetarian food the right way and some of the best most flavorful dishes here are Vegetarian. So don’t miss out on this special night, and come enjoy some really amazing food. And for those Customers not interested in the Vegetarian buffet, they can also order food from the regular menu, or buy take-away food boxes to eat at home.
68 Pham Huy Thong, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
89 Nguyen Khuyen, Dong Da, Hanoi
63 Tran Duy Hung, Cau Giay, Hanoi
32 Ba Trieu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
19 Nguyen Gia Thieu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
This is a bit different than other buffets, but deserves a mention as dessert buffets are starting to become more common in both Ha Noi and Saigon, and Fanny’s is one of the oldest restaurants in Hanoi, offering French ice-cream for more than ten years. Although the ice-cream here is extremely delicious, and the price reflects that. It’s quite expensive, but Fanny has given customers a chance to enjoy its ice-cream until they are full by offering the ice-cream buffet which takes place on the first Friday of every month, for only VND 95,000. The buffet party starts at 6.30 p.m. and the restaurant is quickly filled with ice-cream lovers. The more than 20 kinds of ice-cream comes with a large choice of syrups, various types of chocolate, coffee, wine, crepes and fresh fruits. So if you’re suffering from a sweet tooth and really want to load up on some of the best ice cream in Vietnam then mark your calendar and plan to eat all 20 flavors, if you can.
48 Le Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
So next time your in Hanoi visit any of these great buffet restaurants and bring your appetite as you enjoy some of the best food in Hanoi. There are also excellent buffets offered in many of the 4 and 5 star restaurants all around the city, but they are a little more expensive and offer a wider range of western style cuisine.