Exploring the Neighborhood around Ngon Villa

Sitting on the edges of Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District, Ngon Villa is able to embrace all of the ancient architecture and history of this magnificent location, while avoiding its touristy center. Hoan Kiem is rife with temples and pagodas that date back to the very beginning of the city, as well as markets and shopping streets that are teeming with local life.

Tong Duy Tan

The beauty of Tong Duy Tan, also known as 24-hour walking street, is a delicate balance of vibrant culture and sedate atmosphere. While it is always busy with street food vendors, locals, and tourists, it never quite reaches the hustle and bustle of central Hoan Kiem, always remaining safe and fun.

The area is made up of two roads that intersect like a ‘T’. It’s a hive of local activity throughout the night, where people eat and drink and enjoy each other’s company. Don’t imagine anything like ‘Beer Street’ in the heart of the Old Quarter though. The reason it’s called walking street, if you haven’t guessed, is due to its lack of cars or bikes, making it an ideal place for a short, safe walk.

Railway lines

Every day at 4 and 7pm, shops, restaurants and houses take a deep breath as Hanoi’s railway line comes to life. In what, to many, would seem like a radical disregard for health and safety regulations, is just a way of life to those living by the tracks.

One-minute, old women selling tea will have their stools set up for customers, children will scurry around and people will be walking their dogs. The next minute the whole line has been cleared and made ready for the slow plod of the train. This oddity has become a go-to attraction for many tourists looking for a novel photo-shoot. Ask at the restaurant for tips on how to get there.

Ha Trung

Also known as ‘Gold Street’, Ha Trung is also where you’ll get the best rates for changing money. While the seedy underbelly of Hanoi’s black market may leave something to be desired in way of activity, its history is nonetheless fascinating.

During the French colonial period, Ha Trung was the epicentre of leather tanning. In the 1920s the street became bombarded with workshops making and selling saddles for the French army. This eventually led to shopkeepers selling ammunition and travel bags for soldiers.

These days, while, saddles for horses have turned to motorbike seats and the army supplies, while still in existence, are lacking in any sort of ammunition, the prominent trade has turned to gold and currency. As a point of history and unique interest, however, Ha Trung is still a must-visit.

St. Joseph’s Cathedral

Moving on a little further towards Hoan Kiem Lake, St Joseph’s Cathedral is another slice of Hanoi’s stunning architectural heritage. Built in 1886, this building is a hub for Vietnam’s 4 million Catholics, as well as a tourist hotspot. Visitors are allowed to take pictures of the church, both inside and out, but are advised to dress conservatively.

Lenin Park

Located just a short walk in the opposite direction to Hoan Kiem Lake, if you’re heading this way you may want to continue to the famous Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for a full communist figurehead tour. While it is on the small side when it comes to parks, Lenin Park is a great place to relax and get away from the traffic. Along with this imposing statue of Lenin himself, the park is full of lush green grass and plenty of space for games and activities.

What is Ngon Villa?

At Ngon Villa, we want to highlight a cuisine that is rapidly growing in popularity on the world stage. Vietnamese cuisine is rich in flavor and rich in history, so when we deliver the best in traditional recipes to your table, we pour our hearts and our heritage into every dish.

We use the finest in locally farmed ingredients, handpicked by our expert chefs, using organic and free-range produce wherever it’s available. All of the chefs across each Ngon Villa restaurant are devoted to curating the finest recipes, passed down for generations, with as much affection and dedication as possible. That’s why, when our chefs source the freshest local ingredients, they do it with a dedication to their craft and their proud Vietnamese heritage.

We’re so determined to ensure everyone tries the range of sweet, sour and savory dishes available that we’ve created both all-you-can-eat and a-la-carte menus, where all of our food is made fresh and brought to your table. We’ve designed our all-you-can-eat menu to make sure you try as many of our dishes as possible, that’s why all of our portions are smaller than the average main course. The a-la-carte and set menus are there for customers looking to choose their favorite meals based on our seasonal recommendations.

The rich history of the buildings that we house ourselves in makes the perfect pairing for our menu of fine traditional Vietnamese cuisine. From the capital city of Hanoi to the stunning port cities of Danang and Hoi An, each Ngon Villa sits inside a beautifully preserved French colonial building. Whether it’s Hanoi’s former home of the French army captain, the French villa in Danang, with its red bricks and bamboo, or the 19th century French villa in Hoi An, adorned in a vintage décor, each restaurant promises to entice and impress.

The unique passion that Ngon Villa brings for both traditional Vietnamese food and colonial architecture proves to be an ideal marriage for authenticity and modernity. We’ve created an environment unlike anything else you’ll find in Vietnam, with an all-you-can-eat concept that allows you to discover the best in our country’s cuisine.

Planning a Party for New Year’s Eve?

When it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations, we understand that not everyone likes the same thing. Some people will relish in a roaring party, while others enjoy a more modest celebration. With a combination of our festive menus and a range of private rooms and floors, we’ve ensured that there’s something for everyone in Hanoi, Hoi An, Danang, and Saigon.

With a range of upscale private dining rooms across our Home, Ngon Villa and The Chopsticks restaurants, and an array of menu options including wines and signature cocktails to choose from, you’ll be able to ring in the New Year in style. We also have expert staff that take great pleasure in helping you curate the perfect party on hand to make sure 2018 is seen off without any problems.

We’ve got an exclusive menu running for the festive season. From 15th December 2018 to 31st January 2019, diners can indulge in a special 7-course menu, which includes lobster cooked just the way you like it and an additional 90-minute free flow drinks package also available. For those interested in something a little different, you can dine on the set menu that Dmitry Medvedev had during his visit to Home Mộc restaurant earlier this year.

Home Finest Saigon

This renovated art deco style villa is the perfect location for a chic New Year’s Eve party draped in class. The dark, earthy tones and navy hues make Home Finest one of the most tastefully decorated places to throw a New Year’s bash in Saigon, with floors of intimate balconies, terraces, secluded enclaves, relaxing water features, and lush greenery, a party here can be bold yet personal. We have private rooms with a capacity of 30 guests, private floors, which can accommodate 55 guests, and a full restaurant for up to 100.

Home Moc Hanoi

At Home Moc, we’ve taken a classic villa and maintained all of its rich personality to bring an elegant dining and party experience. While the design may be French, Home Moc lives and breathes a Hanoi personality, with striking wooden design and furnishing. Throwing a bash at Home Moc is a guaranteed success, with private rooms able to accommodate small groups of 10 to larger teams of 40. Private floors ca accommodate 60 people, and the full restaurant can hold up to 180 guests.

The Chopsticks Saigon

The story of The Chopsticks couldn’t be more unique. Once the home of Mr Tran Van Huong, the Vice President of the Southern Vietnamese Government before 1975, The Chopsticks has maintained many of the original features of the villa. Visitors are met by wrought iron gates and windows and a garden entrance, followed by a sweeping staircase, earthy timber, and copious natural light.  Private rooms at The Chopsticks are personal, with 4 rooms of up to 8 guests each, along with long tables and enclaves. The private floors are open and can accommodate up to 40 guests, while the full restaurant can seat up to 140.

Home Hoi An

Whether it’s an intimate dinner party or grand celebratory banquet, Home does a great job of making you feel, well, at home. Nestled away in a stunning terraced house, well preserved for over a century, Home Hoi An is bathed in historic architectural features for feelings of tradition and homeliness. The authentic mood combined with the feeling of home makes Home Hoi An a perfect destination for parties, with a private floor able to accommodate 50 guests.

Ngon Villa, Danang

As an important French port in central Vietnam during the 19th century, it became awash with colonial buildings like catholic cathedrals and French villas. Sadly, very few still remain today. Ngon Villa sits inside one of the surviving French villas, and the Ngon Villa residence stands as beautiful as ever. A mix of red brick, bamboo, and lacquered wood make a novel east-west fusion. This charming residence has private rooms with the capacity to hold up to 40 guests, private floors for up to 60 guests, and a full restaurant for 180 guests.

What’s on at Viet Deli This Christmas

The halls have been sufficiently decked across all our Viet Deli restaurants, ready for a comfy Christmas and an extravagant New Year. There is something for everyone at Viet Deli in our Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An, and Saigon restaurants, with exclusive parties, special menus, and the coziest of atmospheres.

 Exclusive Festive Menu

We’ve put together a fantastic festive menu exclusively for this festive season. From 15th December 2018 through to 31st January 2019, we’ve got a special 7-course dinner including lobster cooked just the way you like it at just 990,000VND (excluding tax and service charge).

To really get the party going, you can add a 90-minute free flow drinks package to the meal, which includes sparkling wines, reds and whites, and dessert wines, for 1,450,000VND (excluding tax and service charge).

 For those seeking something a little out of the ordinary this Christmas, we’ve put together the menu that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dined on during his visit to Home Moc restaurant.

Private Parties with Viet Deli

All of our restaurants have private dining rooms and complete floors available to book.  We’ve got upscale private dining areas across our Home, Ngon Villa, and The Chopsticks restaurants, all available with an array of wines and signature cocktails to help get the party started.

When it comes to party planning, we can’t help but get involved. That’s why we do our best to help you throw the best hootenanny around, with expert staff trained in the art of party-starting to make sure your event goes off in style.

Across the country we’ve got private rooms that can hold small groups of 6 and large teams of 30. Is your party bigger still? We have floors good for up to 60 guests.

Viet Deli: The Leading Upscale Vietnamese Restaurant Group

At Viet Deli, our family is big, but our vision is simple: outstanding Vietnamese cuisine, with one foot in the past and the other striving toward the future. With such a clear vision, it is easy to see why our restaurants are able to maintain such a consistent character throughout the country.

Each one of our restaurants has a clear and consistent design, with a shrewd eye for detail and a passion for historic preservation. Take The Chopsticks as an example: It was once the home of Mr Tran Van Huong, the Vice President of the Southern Vietnamese Government before 1975. At Viet Deli, we couldn’t see this slice of Vietnamese history go to ruin, so we decided to make it the residence for our hit restaurant The Chopsticks. We retained those beautiful wrought iron gates and windows, gorgeous garden entry, and sweeping staircase. Now, The Chopsticks is one of the most upscale restaurants in Saigon, and every diner who comes to visit us gets to experience this stunning piece of history.

This isn’t the end of our restoration projects though. All of our Ngon Villa and many of our Home restaurants are housed in beautifully maintained or restored French villas. Danang, an important port since the 19th century, has had heavy French influence, full of catholic cathedrals and French villas. Sadly, much of this beautiful architecture has now fallen away. But at Ngon Villa in Danang, we made it our mission to maintain one of these stunning French villas. We’ve created a charming East-West fusion with red brick, bamboo, and lacquered wood, ensuring a memorable atmosphere for every customer.

Authentic Vietnamese cuisine is a striking part of our personality here at Viet Deli. Authentic Vietnamese cuisine, however, is not a one-size-fits-all term. We know that the difference between northern, central, and southern cuisine is vast, as demonstrated simply by the differences in a bowl of pho. We work closely with our highly trained local chefs to get the best out of local recipes, so customers will be able to have a bowl of bun cha in the north, cao lau in the center, and ca kho to in the south.

The defining factor of a Viet Deli restaurant, however, is the quality to which we make all of our food. Yes, it’s authentic. And yes, it delivers the taste of the region. But it’s the fresh local ingredients brought straight from the farmers and our chefs’ dedication to high-end cuisine that separates us from other Vietnamese restaurant groups.

When it comes to quality, we don’t compromise.