I can’t remember if we had dinner at Cau Go our first or second night in Hanoi, but I do remember it being a really good one.
The restaurant is located on the 5th floor of an old building right by Hoan Kiem Lake, and it’s not much to look at from the outside, but it is really lovely inside!
According to their official website, “Cau Go is located in one of the original 36 streets of the Hanoi old quarter and trading center. The street is still home to a number of ancient buildings as well as a vibrant food scene.”
My cousins and I enjoyed delicious and authentic Vietnamese cuisine, and the restaurant had a lot of vegetarian options as well as seafood dishes! I had pomelo salad, vegetable spring rolls, deep fried tofu with crispy lemongrass and chili, prawn cakes, and fresh coconut juice. Serving sizes were on the small side, but prices were reasonable.
Best of all, we got to enjoy a fantastic view of the lake while savoring our dinner! We opted to sit inside (because, airconditioning) but they also have tables out on the balcony, if you prefer to eat outside.
Cau Go also has a open-air restaurant on the 6th floor, which is on top of the building, but it isn’t as nearly as nice as the dining area on the 5th floor.
My cousins and I were all in agreement that was probably one of our best meals in Hanoi, and I’d highly recommend it.
CAU GO, No. 7 Dinh Tien Hoang St, Hanoi, Vietnam
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