Flavors of Hanoi French Quarter

Food & Culture Walking Tour


9h00, 15h00, 19h00 Everyday.


3 Delicious hours

Tour Type

Private tour

Tour Cost

$50 Per Person

Group Size

Maximum 8 travelers


Walk & Eat. Distance walked is about 1.9 miles (3km)


Vegetarian, Gluten-free, and Allergies are accommodated.


Tours are rain/shine and great anytime! 

Flavors of Hanoi French Quarter DESCRIPTION

The charming European houses along green tree-line boulevards in the French Quarter weren’t built merely for tourism, but Hanoi has found its future by appreciating its past. Our Flavors of Hanoi French Quarter food tour is like taking a step back in time, exploring the delectable fusion foods and the unique incorporation of the colonial architecture.

Follow our foodie guide strolling through Hanoi French Quarter, taking in the Government Guest House on Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi Post Office, and the famous St. Joseph’s Cathedra on Nha Tho Street.

Visit a family living in a French house, learn about his background with father worked for the French as a doctor, and see some of the city’s landmarks through his treasured videos from the 1950s. The conversation with our host will bring new insights to many Hanoi visitors.

Walk to Nam Ngu Street and taste some fresh summer rolls and lotus root salad, served at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant within a French colonial house. Hear from your guide about the French’s heritages, get the inside scoop on recommended places for French Quarter Hanoi’s shopping and French Quarter’s restaurants.

Walk to Ly Thuong Kiet Street to see the best of French neighborhood along with lesser-known places of interest. Visit Hom Market, one of the oldest markets in Hanoi, to see local produces and fabrics that the city is famous for. Finish our tour with an explosion of flavors and textures as we try Bun Cha, find out why it’s called Barack Obama’s dish.

Hanoi Bamboo Basket Vendor


Prices quoted are on a per person and a private group bases

3 – 5 PAX
6 – 8 PAX




Tastings vary based on availability or our travelers’ preferences

Goi Cuon Tom Thit

Goi Cuon

Vietnamese Summer Rolls

Bun Cha Huong Lien

Bun Cha

Hanoi Grilled Pork Soup

Goi Ngo Sen

Goi Ngo Sen

Lotus Stem Salad

Banh Xeo

Vietnamese Sizzling Crepe

Vietnamese Sizzling Crepe

Caphe Sua

Coffee with Condensed Milk

Vietnamese Filtered Coffee

Kem Trang Tien

Hanoi Ice Cream

Trang Tien Ice Cream


Hanoi Presidential Palace Roof
The Hanoi French Quarter is a valuable urban heritage that contributes to the identity of the capital Hanoi, it’s the city’s historic heart and famous for colorful buildings with yellow walls, Vietnamized European windows and green doors along tree-lined boulevards. Many of the French houses in the French Quarter Hanoi today become embassies, government agencies and upscale restaurants with gourmet food. Some of the historic building in the French Quarter are prime destinations for both travelers and local residents, such as the Sofitel Metropole Hanoi Hotel, Hanoi Opera House, Hoa Lo Prison and the National Library. Join us on this Flavors of Hanoi French Quarter tour to explore this historic area.
Hanoi French House
The formation history of the Hanoi French Quarter took about 70 years. After conquering Hanoi in 1873, the French built the Paul Bert Street with spacious paved sidewalks, connecting their barracks and houses of officers to the Vietnamese’s Thang Long Citadel, that began the development of the French Quarter to make the city like Paris in the East. Their first major landmark was the St. Joseph's Cathedral built in 1886, then many important buildings like Hanoi Opera House, Northern Palace, Magasins Reunis Bank, Hanoi Post Office and Indochina Bank were constructed in 1895. The massive development in the French Quarter was carried on in Hanoi until the Vietnamese gained their independence in 1945. Though many were destroyed during the wars, most of the extant historic buildings are still standing with its original architecture, awaiting you to explore!
Hanoi Autumn

Here are some dining highlights entertaining the many flavors of Hanoi French Quarter.

Le Beaulieu
Opened in 1901, it was the first-ever French restaurant in Hanoi.
48 Hang Be, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi | +84 243.825.1286

Green Tangerine
A blend of the climax of French haute cuisine with the gentle touch of Vietnamese culinary.
72 Ma May Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi | +84 24 3828 0315

French Grill
A high-end French cuisine restaurant in Hanoi.
8 Do Duc Duc, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi | +84 24 38335588/ Ext: 1142