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Cafe Hanoi restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2019

Cafe Hanoi is a finalist for Metro Peugeot's Restaurant of the Year 2019's Best Casual Restaurant. Read our review to find out why.

Cafe Hanoi restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2019

May 2, 2019 Restaurants

Cafe Hanoi is a finalist in the Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2019 awards for Best Casual Restaurant. To see a full rundown of all our winners, click here

Serving its contemporary take on northern Vietnamese street food since 2010, Britomart early-adopter Cafe Hanoi still pulls crowds, as much for its location and atmosphere as for its food. Step inside and frenetic downtown Auckland disappears; you’re in a bustling yet welcoming, light, airy other world. It’s comfortable but upmarket, informal yet professional and works equally well for a business lunch or family get-together. The menu runs from a raw selection through rice paper rolls and small plates. There’s plenty of seafood on offer and a loads of creative vegetables, salad and side options. The ché dessert (sago, jackfruit, palm seeds, pomegranate, coconut sauce, mango sorbet) is a highlight – rich, satisfying and not too sweet. The fresh and delicious dishes are artfully presented and served by efficient and friendly staff. And they’ve recently started accepting dinner reservations.

What it offers: Group set menus / À la carte /Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians / Takes large bookings

A favourite dish: Peppered soy shaking beef fillet with red onion and watercress

Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat, Dinner 7 days
Bookings: Yes
Price: $
Chef: Nathan Houpapa, executive chef

Cnr Galway & Commerce St
Ph 302-3478


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