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9 Halal Eateries In Hanoi That You Can’t Miss


Cheng Sim •  Mar 28, 2016


After hours of cruising above the clouds, you've finally landed in Hanoi. Never mind that it took forever to get your luggage from the carousel because your excitement is mightier than your worries. There’s so much to do! You have the Old Quarter to explore and the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre to catch but first, you have to fuel up ?
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Credit: Kitchen Carnivale In a city where Muslim-friendly restaurants aren’t as thriving as their Southeast Asian neighbours, discovering the halal side of Hanoi is part of the city’s big adventure!
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1. d’Lions Restaurant
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1 Singaporean and Malaysian favourites at dLions
Singaporean and Malaysian favourites at d'Lions[/caption] Credit: d'Lions Restaurant Having Singaporean and Malaysian food in Hanoi may seem like an odd choice but that’s part of the perks of dining in Southeast Asia. From claypots and curries to noodles and vegetarian, their menu is pretty easy to navigate for folks with a hefty appetite. If you’re new to this category of dishes, everything from the flavourful Malaysian nasi lemak and mee goreng to spicy Singaporean chilli crab make fantastic introductions. [caption id="attachment_6689" align="alignnone" width="960"]
2 Malaysian mee goreng dLions
Malaysian mee goreng[/caption] Credit: d'Lions Restaurant A dash of Vietnamese elements on your table is a must, so make space for their traditional pho (chicken or beef noodle soup), fresh goi cuon (spring roll), nem chua be (fried spring roll) and stir-fried beef. [caption id="attachment_6691" align="alignnone" width="960"]
3 Nem cua be Vietnamese spring roll dLions
Nem cua be - Vietnamese spring rolls[/caption] Credit: d'Lions Restaurant [caption id="attachment_6692" align="alignnone" width="960"]
4 Pho Vietnamese noodle soup dLions
Pho - Vietnamese noodle soup[/caption] Credit: d'Lions Restaurant#HHWT Tip: The restaurant provides take-aways and delivery services. Halal status: Halal meat available, alcohol served in establishment For reservations and delivery: +84439411208 Address: Cosiana Hotel, 92 Le Duan, Ha Noi. Opening Hours: Mon - Sun: 10:00am – 10:00pm Price: Mains cost around 60,000 VND - 750,000 VND Website Directions: Cosiana Hotel is located next to the Ga Hà Nội (Hanoi) Railway Station and across the Mercure Hanoi Hotel.
2. Namaste Hanoi
Swap your Vietnamese greetings with ‘namaste’ in this Indian restaurant situated in the heart of Hanoi city. With a menu adorned with Hyderabad and Gujarat influences, expect a full-course of authentic Indian flavours. [caption id="attachment_6693" align="alignnone" width="960"]
5 Everyday lunch scene at Namaste Hanoi
Everyday lunch scene at Namaste Hanoi[/caption] Credit: Kim Giang We recommend crispy appalam (lentil crackers) for starters before diving into a choice of curries such as the tasty chicken masala dosa and mutton rajma masala for an introduction to North and South Indian flavours. If you’re stuck in your room (Vietnamese local dramas can be addictive), the restaurant is more than happy to deliver to your hotel. Our suggestion for TV dinner: the grilled goodness of mutton seekh kebab with a side of chicken lollypop. [caption id="attachment_6694" align="alignnone" width="960"]
6 Chicken lollypop Namaste Hanoi
Chicken lollypop[/caption] Credit: Namaste Hanoi#HHWT Tip: Namaste Hanoi may offer free home delivery but a fee of 20,000 VND will be charged for locations beyond their area of coverage. Minimum order is 120,000 VND. Halal status: Halal meat available, alcohol served in establishment For delivery: +84 4 3935 2400 or +84 4 3935 2401 Address: 46 Tho Nhuom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi Opening Hours: Breakfast - 11:00am – 2.30pm (Mon - Sun), Dinner - 6:00pm - 10:30pm (Mon - Sun) Price: Mains cost around 85,000 VND - 148,000 VND Website Directions: 10 minute walking distance from the Ga Ha Noi (Hanoi) Railway Station and situated next to Hanoi Towers - Shopping Centre.
3. Khazaana Indian Restaurant
Another option for lunch and dinner would be Khazaana that prides themselves for serving halal cuisine since 1992. With a menu peppered with South Indian, Desi and Mughal influences, expect your curries and tandooris to be laced with explosive spices of Indian origin. Of course, like they always say: the spicier, the better ? [caption id="attachment_6698" align="alignnone" width="960"]
Mutton sheek kebab at Khazaana Indian Restaurant
Mutton sheek kebab at Khazaana Indian Restaurant[/caption] Credit: Khazaana Indian Halal Restaurant Hanoi Everything from the fiery chicken vindaloo to goan fish curry come with plenty of heat, as well as the savoury bhuna mutton that is made from grilled Australian lamb. To tame the intensity, it’s wise to have a refreshing mango lassi or homemade Indian ice cream or the saffron kulfi on standby. [caption id="attachment_6699" align="alignnone" width="900"]
8 Goan fish curry Khazaana Indian Restaurant
Goan fish curry[/caption] Credit: Khazaana Indian Halal Restaurant Hanoi [caption id="attachment_6700" align="alignnone" width="960"]
9 Tandoori chicken salad Khazaana Indian Restaurant
Tandoori chicken salad[/caption] Credit: Khazaana Indian Halal Restaurant Hanoi#HHWT Tip: Khazaana offers delivery within a 12km radius from their location. Free of charge for locations within 5km and anywhere further will be charged with an additional fee. Standard delivery time is 45 minutes and more. Halal status: Halal meat available, alcohol served in establishment For delivery: +84 4 3934 5657 or +84 4 3934 3513 or email [email protected] / [email protected] Opening Hours: Mon, Thur, Fri, 11.30am - 10.30pm, Tue-Wed, 11.30am - 2pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm, Sat-Sun, 10.30am - 2pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm Price: Mains cost around 60,000 VND - 130,000 VND Address: Dia Chi, 34 Duong Thanh, Quan Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi. WebsiteDirections: 1 minute walking distance from Hanoi Royal Palace Hotel on Hang Bong street
4. Nan N Kabab
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10 Our dream lunch at Nan N Kabab
Our dream lunch at Nan N Kabab[/caption] Credit: Nan N Kabab Let your taste buds explore the realm of Pakistani, Middle Eastern and Afghani flavours with your foot firmly rested on Hanoi grounds at Nan N Kabab. True to its name, their speciality in freshly baked naan and grilled kebab is well-noted by the Muslim and expat community here. [caption id="attachment_6702" align="alignnone" width="1024"]
11 Afghani Lamb Handi Nan n Kabab
Afghani Lamb Handi[/caption] Credit: Nan N Kabab Barbecues are what everyone is having at this rustic restaurant (aside from vegetarian fare), so we encourage you to dine outdoors. Whether it’s the savoury chicken reshmi or the spicy mutton seekh kabab that interests you, a day at Nan N Kabab is a good opportunity to take on Arabic and Afghani dishes like lamb handi and peshawari chapli kebab. Lastly, wash it all down with a glass of warm Pakistani tea. [caption id="attachment_6703" align="alignnone" width="1024"]
12 Enjoy the breeze and sip your tea outdoors Nan n Kabab
Enjoy the breeze and sip your tea outdoors[/caption] Credit: Nan N Kabab#HHWT Tip: Free delivery for locations within a 5km radius of the Tay Ho District. Minimum order is 300,000 VND. Halal status: Halal meat available For delivery: +84 046 258 3580 or +840922 08 7799 or email [email protected] Opening Hours: Breakfast - 9:30am – 2:30pm (Mon - Sun) Dinner - 5:00pm - 9:30pm (Mon - Fri) Dinner - 5:00pm - 10:30pm (Sun) Price: Mains cost around 135,000 VND - 190,000 VND Address: 49 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Ha Noi Website Directions: Located in front of Syrena Shopping Centre
5. Red House Hanoi
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15 Black pepper crab at Red House
Black pepper crab at RedHouse[/caption] Credit: RedHouse From low-lit lanterns to wooden furnishing, Red House has all the trimmings of a cosy eatery. If your appetite leans toward crustacean than curries, you’re in the right place because Singaporean crab dishes are their speciality. Expect crackers of fun in this charming restaurant that serves up spicy chilli or aromatic black pepper crabs as well as the crowd-pleaser: tiger prawns with salted egg. [caption id="attachment_6707" align="alignnone" width="1000"]
16 Tiger prawn with salted egg Red House
Tiger prawn with salted egg[/caption] Credit: RedHouse If you still have space on your table (and in your belly), nudge the staff for a serving of Bamboo clams that are grilled with spring onions or the best-selling braised tofu in claypot that features a heavenly combination of baby prawns, minced chicken and more. Halal status: Halal-certified For reservations:+84 24 3944 9668 or email [email protected] Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 9.30am - 2pm, 4.30pm - 9.30pm Price: Mains cost around 35,000 VND - 680,000 VND Address: 6A, Ham Long, Q. Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi. Website
6. Dalcheeni Restaurant
Named after cinnamon, this fine dining restaurant serves authentic royal Indian cuisine that brings you a plethora of delicious eats like Indian kababs and curries!
Sharing the legacy of India's imperial era, patrons will be able to experience dining like the Maharajas!
The dishes are specially cooked in clay oven and charcoal fire, just like how the Mauryan Dynasty (300BC) did back in the days. Halal status: Halal meat available Address: 100 Xuan Dieu street, Tay Ho district, Hanoi, Vietnam Telephone: +84 43 266 8453 | Hotline: +84 164 240 5693 Website | FacebookDirections: Take buses 16, 24, 27 to Khách sạn Thắng Lợi- Xuân Diệu and walk about 5 minutes to Dalcheeni Hanoi.
7. Zaynab
Halal authentic Vietnamese food is hard to come by in Hanoi but Zaynab Restaurant is the place to go to savour some scrumptious Vietnamese eats ? Conveniently located right beside Al-Noor Mosque, Zaynab serves local dishes like Chicken and Crab Spring Rolls and Pho (Vietnamese rice noodles soup).
Credit: @noruia on Instagram Plus, they also serve other delectable rice and noodle dishes which you don't usually think of when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine, so it's definitely worth a try!
Credit: Abang Fadli on Facebook If you're craving some Indian or Mediterranean fare, Zaynab's got them too! Their Chicken Kababs and curry rice will be just what you need. Don't forget to complete your meal with Vietnamese coffee, which is sure to keep you awake as you explore Hanoi. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 12 Hàng Lược, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam Opening hours: 11am - 8pm daily Contact No: +84 93 453 07 82
8. Batavia Restaurant & Cafe
Are you missing a taste of home just a little bit? Then head over to Batavia Restaurant & Cafe for your fix of Indonesian cuisine! Whether you're craving some yummy beef rendang, chicken satay or gado-gado, this eatery's got you covered!
Credit: @bataviahanoi on Instagram And how could we forget Indonesia's national dish, nasi goreng? This is one dish that'll immediately whet your appetite ?
Credit: @bataviahanoi on Instagram If you're looking for something to wash down all that delicious food, order their Avocado Juice, Es Campur or Es Cendol for a refreshing finish. Halal status: Halal-certified Address: 116 Ngoc Ha Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, VietnamOpening hours: 10am - 10.30pm daily Contact No: +84 96 884 95 12 Facebook | Instagram
9. Grills & Gravy
Still can't get enough of Indian food? Then Grills & Gravy will do just the trick! This newly opened eatery serves authentic and delicious Indian and Middle Eastern food and they pride themselves on the quality of their food. Their selection of Tandoori, Kebabs and naans will surely leave you spoilt for choice!
Credit: Grills & Gravy Halal Restaurant Hanoi on Facebook If you're looking for something more hearty and filling, try their tasty chicken or mutton dum biryanis which are sure to leave you full. Don't miss out on their awesome selection of curries too!
Credit: Grills & Gravy Halal Restaurant Hanoi on FacebookHalal status: Muslim-owned Address: 65 Hang Bun, Quan Thanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi Opening hours: Sat - Thur, 11am - 11pm, Fri, 11am - 12.15pm, 1.15pm - 11pm Contact No: +84 82 366 9786 Facebook | Instagram Past travel stories have warned us of dubious Vietnamese eateries that disguise as halal restaurants for additional profit. While most of our listed eateries are halal-certified or use halal ingredients, a phone call is well encouraged before deciding on lunch and dinner at your chosen restaurants in Hanoi. Till then, từ biệt!