Quan An Ngan: "No Western Foods HERE!!" Hanoi Restaurant Tip by Greggor58
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We were introduced to Quan An Ngan by LouAn and T, the Hanoi Kids ?companions? that we spent time with on the second day we were exploring Ha Noi. We made a second trip back here, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was fun. It?s an informal eatery and there is NO dress code, Im sure you?re surprised to know that.
It offers a choice of outside seating under a kind of canopy or you can sit ?indoors? under roof.
This is a busy place and packed full of mostly local people with the odd tourist mixed into the scene. We didn?t have to wait long for a table, there was a constant flow of people coming and going at the same time so its large enough it seemed that the turnover was pretty fast.
It?s probable that you will sit with other diners here as the tables are quite large and you will not have a private table, a good thing because it obviously enables you to meet others. I guess you roll the dice right as this isn?t always a good thing!
The only draw back I suppose was that the menu was totally in Vietnamese and this could be a small problem if you aren?t able to speak or read Vietnamese. We managed well with the help of LouAn and T but upon our return the second time to eat here, we ended up with food that both of us, we decided, was NOT what we thought we were ordering. Nevertheless we eat well ?and enjoyed conversation with people that were sitting next to us.
We used a taxi to get us to and from where we stayed near Hoan Kiem Lake. Its certainly walkable from the Old Quarter, something that I would do during the day, but after being on the move all day long?a taxi was easiest and the cost minimal.
Favorite Dish: The food was quite good and the service was quite all right. The prices were certainly acceptable and the variety of foods available was quite extensive. The menu was quite large and totally local cuisine?not a single item that could be considered ?Western?.
Address: 15 Pho Phan Boi Chau,Hoan Kiem District.
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Between Ly Thuong Kiet and Hai Ba Trung, one block East of Le Duan
Phone: 84 4 39428162
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