• Cafe Hanoi

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  • White Veg-options

Serves meat, vegan options available. Fine dining. Vietnamese food menu with vegetarian labelled on the menu. All vegetarian items on the menu are vegan by default - no eggs or dairy used, ask for vegan to confirm. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-10:30pm, Sun 5:00pm-10:30pm.

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14 Reviews

First Review by roger.salty.boy


Points +46

05 Mar 2023

Clean and tasty Vietnamese food

Lots of vegan options. Fresh and clean food. Crispy turmeric rice pancake with tofu strips and shiitake mushroom absolutely delicious and aromatic curry dish very filling.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly and helpful staff, Food arrived quickly

Cons: Gets booked up quickly



Points +174

28 Sep 2022

Incredible dinners

I went twice for restaurant month and they were serving a fully vegan set menu, most of the items are available on their normal menu and there is plenty to choose from! The only thing I wasn't a fan of was the eggplant and it's not on their main menu anyway. The dessert was absolutely incredible and the greens are a must! Great service and atmosphere as well, I'd definitely recommend booking as they get pretty busy during the dinner rush

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great service, Good atmosphere


Points +35

17 Aug 2022

Beware (NOT VEGAN)

They advertise vegan options but don't cook the food separately to the animal products and by the sounds of things don't even make the effort. I was advised they don't cook the plant based food in seprate oil frier so you are guaranteed cross contamination.

Cons: No vegan options


Points +1375

09 Apr 2022

Delicious but quite pricey

I had dinner there and the food was quite fabulous. We had crunchy summer rolls, tofu-pineapple summer rolls, green papaya and jackfruit salad, and fried lemongrass tofu. Everything was delicious, with a special mention for the tofu-pineapple summer rolls and their dip: creamy, crunchy, zesty, fresh, and with a touch of chili, they were quite an experience! Most recommended.

The restaurant is also quite beautiful, and the open kitchen is a spectacle in itself. The staff are very friendly and caring (it was one of the few times I was asked if I was allergic to something, and they seemed genuinely willing to commit all food was prepared accordingly).


Points +70

26 Jun 2020

Great food but pricey

Very busy restaurant. Option to have vegan dishes. Nice atmosphere.


Points +297

Mostly Veg
02 Dec 2019

Decent food, but not really fine dining

This place is so popular they don't take table reservations. You just have to turn up and get put on a wait list for a table. Once you are seated, the service is good. There are plenty of vegetarian options. I would say the food tastes fresh, and is ok, but for my own tastes, it feels a little on the blander side and not that exciting. Also I wouldn't go in expecting fine dining because it doesn't have that feel to it.

Pros: Good service, Food tastes fresh

Cons: Food could be more exciting


Points +69

11 Nov 2019

Fine Dining Vietnamese

Glorious food and great service. All the vegetarian options are vegan by default. Try the summer rolls. Best I’ve ever had. Returned twice during my trip to Auckland.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Fine Dining , Good atmosphere


Points +136

28 Feb 2019

Beautiful dining experience

Well-marked vegan items, with lots of options. My boyfriend and I ordered three small plates to share: the crispy kumara rice paper rolls, sweet soy and pepper tofu, and warm cellophane noodles. All were fantastic. The ambience, decor, and service were also lovely. 5/5 would recommend when in Auckland!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Good prices, Ambiance


Points +58

26 Jul 2018

This is one of my favorite places in the city!

All items on the menu marked with a ‘v’ are vegan - about 8 mains. I recommend the back soy tofu and the cellophane noodles, so so good. The Serisin white wine on the menu is a vegan wine too, and so are many of the cocktails.


Points +414

28 Apr 2018

High end food

The Vietnamese food here is great but comes with a price.
I had dinner with my girlfriend here with a coupon given by my boss, wouldn't come otherwise as it's really expensive.

Staff is friendly, we met an Italian that speaks portuguese and helped us with the options

Pros: Great food

Cons: Expensive


Points +66

15 Feb 2018

exceptional every time!

Fine dining at a great price, a really nice range of vegan options. They were even able to tailor a desert to my requirements. Really intimate, classy ambience with great service.
Really really rate this place!!


Points +217

29 Jan 2018

Flavorful Vietnamese food with vegan options

There were only a handful of vegan dishes on the menu, but everything I had was delicious and wish I could have tried more. It's the kind of place where the food is so good that the few vegan options you have are perfect! The waitress was super understanding of veganism. I had the cellophane noodles and rice paper rolls, both were super tasty. Don't know how authentic it was but to me didn't matter too much as it was delicious :D plus super cute and pretty atmosphere.

Pros: Labeled V for vegan, Nice atmopshere, Flavorful food

Cons: Only a few vegan dishes (didn't matter though)


Points +1726

17 Dec 2017

Loved the sweet soy and black pepper tofu

Cafe Hanoi is a very central busy and trendy eating place in downtown Auckland near the waterfront. No reservations accepted but the friendly staff will do their best to seat you. The staff knew what vegan meant and I was pleased to see lots of vegan choices (7 dishes) on the menu. I loved the sweet soy and black pepper tofu the best. I would come back just for that dish. The lemongrass tofu was fine but as I was eating with someone who could not have mushrooms, it came without them and maybe they were the best feature as the dish was not very exciting. The rice paper rolls were fresh and full of crunch and flavour.
Prices were reasonable for the location.

Pros: sweet soy and black pepper tofu, great location, vegan options

Cons: no reservations accepted, parking very difficult


Points +40

13 Sep 2017


This place has some fantastically delicious food - the lemongrass tofu and cinnamon smoked mushrooms might be my favourite dish ever. Enough vegan dishes for a bit of variety, but not an excessive amount of choice.

Pros: Delicious, Great service, Cool underground bathroom

Cons: Expensive, Doesn't take bookings (and popular)

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