If you are traveling to Hanoi and not having enough time to further your trip to the South, but you still want to try some taste of the renowned Southern cuisine, this post is made for you. It is hard to find a place where can offer an authentic regional dish outside the place of origin, however, it is not all impossible. You would still probably get a real experience of Southern cuisine by visiting some of the names below.

Món Ngon Sài Thành

With a many of around 100 Southern-rooted dishes, Mon Ngon Sai Thanh will surely give you a variety of choices. Guests will not be excluded from experiencing any of the Southern dishes that they ever heard about, from some notorious street food killer like mixed rice paper, sizzling cake, to other favored staples among family meal, for example, many variation of hot pot.

You can totally count on the authenticity this restaurant offered because the chief of Mon Ngon Sai Thanh is Co Hai Chi. She is a daughter of a Ma Sau Cay Dua – a prominent chief of the Southern culinary scene.

Address: 59A Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Dong Da and  8 Da Tuong, Hoan Kiem.

Quán Ăn Ngon

Quan An Ngon has long been a reliable place where you can get one of the best dishes in Hanoi. All the specialty of all the regions in Vietnam can be found here, and Southern cuisine is hardly excluded from the list. Quan An Ngon is ranked among top 5 restaurant in Vietnam according to the assessment of The Miele Guide – a countable guide book of restaurants in Asia. With such a wide recognition, Quan An Ngon will surely give you the best taste of Southern cuisine in Hanoi.


  • 18 Phan Boi Chau Street, Hoan Kiem District
  • 25T2 Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh, Cau Giay District
  • 34 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Ba Dinh District
  • B2 R6 Vincom Royal City
  • 72A Nguyen Trai Street, Thanh Xuan District

Hẻm Quán 

Hem Quan offers guests with a variety of dishes, especially street food. With an excellent dishes and great service, Hem Quan succeeds in creating its own popularity. Until now, Hem Quan has established 5 branches over Hanoi. It is a great choice with affordable price and a superb experience of Southern Vietnam.

Address: 68 Hoang Cau Street

Lẩu Cua Khôi

Lau Cua Khoi is a famous brand in Sai Gon and now has established another branch in the capital city. Therefore, you can’t doubt the authenticity of Lau Cua Khoi. One bonus point of this restaurant is that, to stick with the original experience of Southern cuisine, all the ingredients are daily transported from the Southern part of Vietnam to Hanoi.

Address: 79 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District.


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