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Restaurant Bobby Chinn, Hanoi

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77 Xuan Dieu Street
Tel: 84 4 934 8577 or 84 4 934 8578
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Owned by the young American chef Bobby Chinn, this hip restaurant is packed with Western ex-pats and visitors seated on the silk-pillowed banquettes. Gauzy drapes and paintings by young Vietnamese artists complete the stylish setting. You won't get the deferential service that's typical in Hanoi. Instead, servers are as casually friendly as actor-waiters in a Manhattan hot spot. Chinn combines organic Vietnamese ingredients in his inventive dishes, such as spicy sea bass in a turmeric vinaigrette or banana blossom fritters in ginger sauce. If you're lucky, the chef will sit at your table and offer an irreverent commentary on local goings-on. Sit by the windows for great views over Hoan Kiem Lake.

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Bobby Chinn's restaurant is the top dining spot in Hanoi and not just because of the amazing food but because of the whole experience. The Big Chinn has crafted... more