Top 5 BBQ Restaurants in Hanoi – Explore Different Asian Barbecues From Vietnamese Style to Chinese Style

Hanoi has a great list of BBQ places to offer to all groups. Not only is there Vietnamese style BBQ, but there are also barbecues from other Asian countries like Korea, China and Japan. I often go to BBQ restaurants with friends as the act of grilling fresh meat and enjoying dinner with some beer is always fun and enjoyable.

I’ve tried many of the famous barbecues in Hanoi and narrowed down to a list of top 5 BBQ restaurants in town for you to choose from. The list consists of different restaurant chains and different BBQ styles.

Railway BBQ

Vietnamese BBQ Gam Cau
The special vibe here is a true local experience
Vietnamese BBQ Gam Cau
Margarine is the key to Vietnamese style BBQ

There’s a street full of Vietnamese BBQ restaurants near Dong Xuan market in Old Quarter and the street is called Gam Cau meaning under the bridge. The small street is along the railway bridge and you can enjoy the very special Vietnamese BBQ in a very unique environment. The key to Vietnamese style grill is margarine, which is inevitably heavenly.

Address: Phố Gầm Cầu, Hàng Mã, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Đồ Nướng Trung Hoa

Skewers after skewers of meat, veggies and seafood

This Chinese style BBQ restaurant is close to Hoan Kiem lake and St. Joseph’s Cathedral. There’s a big open fridge from which you can pick your ingredients for the grill in a basket and hand it over to a staff who will prepare and bring to your table. Choosing from the buffet of skewers, fresh vegetables and seafood is the fun part of the experience. 

Address: 66 – 69 Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Sumo BBQ

Sumo BBQ All you can eat restaurant
'All you can eat' means you should go with empty tummy (source: Adayroi)

As the name suggests, this restaurant chain offers Japanese style barbecue. You can go for a la carte menu, but the best would be to go for the premium all you can eat set, which is about 370,000VND per person and has a great range of meats, seafood and side dishes to choose from. After the grill, hotpot is also included in the package, so you’ll definitely want to go with an empty stomach. 

Address: There are several locations in Hanoi and the one in Old Quarter is

30-32 Quán Sứ, Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

Meat Plus

Oh that beautiful marbling
Complimentary salad bar full of Korean style side dishes

Meat Plus is a Korean style BBQ restaurant chain and here they have the best quality beef in Hanoi. The restaurants are in and near Korean town outside of Old Quarter, but for the meat and authentic Korean restaurant experience, it’s definitely worth the trip. Menu is a la carte, but salad bar is complimentary and there’s a good range of some real Korean side dishes and dipping sauce. The beef is so tender and juicy, it just melts in mouth.

Address: There are three MeatPlus restaurants in Hanoi and all located near the Korean town, west of Old Quarter.

Gogi House

Table full of Korean style ingredients (source: Jamja)

Another Korean style BBQ restaurant chain is Gogi House. You can order a la carte here, but they have various combo and all you can eat options if you want to try different parts of meat. Similar to Sumo BBQ, you can finish the meal with hotpot after grill if you choose the all you can eat option. The vibe of Gogi House is comfy and cosy with dim lights and it is loved by many young Vietnamese people. 

Address: Many locations and the closest one to Hoan Kiem lake is

Gian hàng 5-04, tầng 5 TTTM Tràng Tiền Plaza, 24 Hai Bà Trưng, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

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