Food, Vietnam

Ngon Villa: Restaurant Review

Just outside of the Old Quarter, past the bustling streets crammed with tiny hotels and pubs, past the looming cathedral, you might just stumble past a restaurant in bright yellow French colonial style villa begging you to step inside. And you won’t be disappointed.


Ngon Villa is a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds. Styled beautifully right down to the place settings, you might forget you are about to stuff yourself with all the street food style dishes you can put away. Ngon Villa has a unique menu structure, which is appealing for those who like to sample lots of different kinds of foods. More similar to a tapas restaurant, at Ngon Villa the portions are small, but you can order as much as you want. There’s three price tiers, and depending on the price you choose, you can select more and more items on the menu. No matter which tier you pick, you can go back for seconds, thirds, and even fourths of whatever dish you loved most.

Ngon Villa managed to capture the taste of Vietnamese street food and put a fine dining spin on it. If you are wanting to try the best of Vietnamese street food, without having to search all over the streets of Hanoi to do it, this is the place for you. Enjoy the fine flavors of street food prepared at international standards of dining with an ambience that can’t be beat.

Almost everything we tried was incredible, but our absolute favorites were the bun cha chargrilled pork, the fried spring rolls, the green papaya salad, and the chargrilled herbal beef. I loved everything about dining experience at Ngon Villa and can’t wait to go back on our next trip to Hanoi!

This post was sponsored in part by Ngon Villa, but as always, the opinions are entirely my own.

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