Name: Opera Open
Address: 5 Dang Thai Than, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Directions: East of the southern end of Hoan Kiem Lake…across from the entrance to the Hilton.
Phone: +84 4 39333740
Description: A large music lounge and restaurant full of woodwork and featuring an elevated stage for live music.
Restaurant Type: Sit-down restaurant
Typical Price Per Person: 300,000 and up
Speciality: Live Music
Take Out: No
“It is an excellent outdoor facility, a great place for sipping coffee, or based on the summer weather, (35C-40C) something cold. It is a great place to see the young, fashionable Hanoi people. Reasonable cost, fresh juices, and reasonable fare.
I imagine on a spring evening it is ideal. Only downside is the crazy street traffic right outside…but this is Vietnam..and there is always traffic”
“We went on a Thursday night at 7:30. One other table was occupied and background music was western broken hearted love songs which made us feel like we should have come either alone or with divorce papers. Despite the lack of patrons it was pretty warm and remained so during our visit. We ordered a mai tai and mojito. The mojito was an abomination, no fresh mint, used mint syrup instead!! Mai tai was average. For dinner we had
steak dish which was nice enough – served with salad and fries and salmon with passion sauce, which neither of us enjoyed – served with three blobs of mashed potato. Overall, it wasn’t enjoyable, especially for all the fancy decor and nice part of town.”