Name: City View Cafe
Address:7 5th Floor, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
Directions: Impossible to miss if you’re standing at the fountain intersection next to Hoan Kiem Lake. The entrance is on the lake side of the building.
Phone: +84 4 39347911
Description: Popular with both travellers and locals, this cafe offers one of the nicest views in town.
“Hike up or take the elevator to the City View for a great spot to relax and enjoy a fine view of Hoan Kiem Lake and the chaos on the large intersection below. I had planned to only have a cold beer but, fortunately, decided to try the seafood curry. Good choice! So tasty, in fact, I went back 2 days later to repeat the experience. Helpful, friendly staff, and a real treat to be out of the craziness that defines a Hanoi street.”
“I saw this place and thought great location so it must be a bit more expensive but worth it. From a view perspective it’s a fantastic place to watch the traffic chaos and look out over the lake. Do not eat here. The food is awful. I ordered Vietnamese and the beef tasted and looked as if it wa something else. I can eat most things but I had to leave it it was that bad. I was still hungry so orders a basic rice meal next and that was also dreadful. Not sure how they managed to ruin their own cuisine so badly.
This place is great for a beer or coffee but go somewhere else to eat, simple.”