Dating Hanoi

The Beginner’s Guide to the Best Places to Meet Hanoi Girls


Hanoi is the second largest city in all of Vietnam, and the largest in northern Vietnam. It is estimated that there are around 7.68 million people currently living in Hanoi.

Girls in Hanoi have a reputation for being both beautiful and well educated. That’s why its of no surprise that many foreign men have chosen to make Hanoi their new home due to the low cost of living and the ease of meeting Vietnamese girls in Hanoi.

On today’s article, I’m going to be sharing with you guys some of the best places to meet Hanoi girls in the capital of Hanoi.

These include:

  • Day Time
    • Malls
    • Hoan Kiem Lake
    • French Quarter
    • Old Quarter
    • Parks
    • Cafe’s
  • Online
  • Night Time
    • Clubs
    • Bars

Day Time

One of the best places to meet quality Hanoi girls is usually during the day time.

You will have absolutely no competition whatsoever when approaching girls during the day time because practically no one does it.

Most people here in Vietnam meet their significant other through either social circle or online means.

Some of the hottest Vietnamese girls that you would not have been able to meet through other means can be met during the day time when they are out and about.

Hanoi girl wearing adidas

The same girl that would have rejected you at a club or online, would be more than happy to give you her number and go out on a date with you.

One time after having blown off my date who was a gold digger asking me to buy her things within the first 5 minutes of our date, I promptly met up with one of buddies and then we hit the streets.

Within 30 minutes, I had approached two girls and we had a group instadate. I later found out that one of the girls was a part-time model.

If I had tried to meet the same girl through other means such as online or at a nightclub, I probably wouldn’t have gotten far with her.

Here is a list of some of the best day time spots for meeting Hanoi girls.


Malls in my experience are usually one the best places to find a ridiculously high concentration of cute Vietnamese girls looking to do some shopping and relax.

Royal City Vincom Mega Mall

Royal city vincom mega mall

This modern luxury large shopping mall is located on the outskirts of Hanoi. It features 2 lower floors, an ice rink, waterpark, movie theater, arcade, and your typical restaurants and retailers that you would find in Vietnam.

ice rink in vincom

If you venture outside of the mall, you will see columns of apartments overlooking the mall, similar to Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, there are beautiful landscaped gardens and fountains outside designed to resemble European architectural marvels.

Come here on the weekend and you should have a field day with the amount of girls walking out and about.

Address: 72A Nguyễn Trãi, Thượng Đình, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Trang Tien plaza

Trang tien plaza

Trang Tien plaza is located between the french quarter and Hoan Kiem lake. The rich and loaded love to come here to do their shopping. The plaza has 5 different floors and houses a supermarket and several restaurants and eateries as well.

Many luxury brands can be found at this mall including Cartier, Louis Vuitton, and Burberry.

The layout of this mall kind of reminds me of the Vincom Center in Saigon with escalators everywhere.

If you enjoy the finer things in life then head on over here.

The surrounding neighborhood is also filled to the brim with traffic as well. You will never run out of girls to meet in this area!

Address: Số, 23K Hai Bà Trưng, Tràng Tiền, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Lotte Center Hanoi

lotte center hanoi

This highrise building shopping center offers a multitude of shopping and entertainment experiences. At this mall, expect to find a department store, retailers, gym, spa, and even an observation deck on the 65th floor, making it a great place to take a girl out on a romantic evening.

Address: 54 Liễu Giai, Ngọc Khánh, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

Savico Megamall

savico megamall

Savico megamall is one of the biggest malls that you will find in the city of Hanoi. It features your typical setup of a supermarket, cinema, restaurants, and plenty of retailers.

This mall is located about a 20 minute drive from the old quarter.

If your looking to maximize your exotic value, then this is the place to be. A lot of foreigners don’t venture out that far to go shopping.

Address: Số 7 – 9 Đường Nguyễn Văn Linh, Tổ 17, Long Biên

Hoan Kiem Lake

hoan kiem lake to meet Hanoi girls
Hoan Kiem Lake

The area surrounding Hoan Kiem lake is usually busy with people either exercising, going for a walk, or just hanging out with their friends.

Head on over to the Thê Húc bridge and you will find scores of girls taking photos and selfies for their facebook and instagram.

Sometimes you may even find girls sitting alone by the benches which makes it the perfect opportunity to strike up a conversation with her.

There should be more than enough girls for you to meet around the lake.

French Quarter

French quarter with a lot of Hanoi girls

The french quarter is located right beside Hoan Kiem lake and a short walk away from the old quarter.

Here you can find many old colonial buildings reminiscent of the times when the french were still around.

Just walk around the area and your bound to run into some cute Hanoi girls taking some instagram selfies.

You can even invite them for a coffee at the many cafe’s in the area too.

Old Quarter

Old quarter

Located right beside Hoan Kiem Lake, the old quarter is a bustling part of the city at all hours of the day.

During the day, you’ll find many shops to buy souvenirs, while at night you’ll see many backpackers and tourists come here to enjoy some beers and street food.

This area along with the french quarter, and Hoan Kiem Lake, are loaded with people.


Ly Thai To Park

Ly Thai To park
Ly Thai To memorial

This is quite a famous park frequented by lots of locals. You can find it right beside Hoan Kiem Lake.

In the early wee hours of the morning, you will find tonnes of locals here partaking in several different recreational activities such as dancing, tai chi, sports, and aerobics.

In addition, lots of students come here to look for foreigners to practice their English. If you don’t look like a local, be prepared to get swarmed by groups of students all eager to talk with you.

Isn’t that great? You don’t even need to approach them, they approach you!

This park kind of reminds me of 23/9 park in Saigon, where students go to hunt for a foreigner to perfect their English speaking skills.

Address: French Quarter, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Quoc Tu Giam Park

Quoc tu giam park

This park is located near the temple of literature and is usually packed full of locals and tourists that would like to snap some photos of the temples and pagodas.

It’s another great place to meet some girls that are strolling along in the park.

During Tet, expect lots of young beautiful Vietnamese girls wearing áo dài’s to flock here for photo-shoots.

Address: Đống Đa, Hà Nội


Just like their southern cousins in Ho Chi Minh City, expect a huge coffee drinking culture here in Hanoi.

People eat and breath coffee here.

Highlands Coffee

Meet Hanoi girls at Highlands Coffee

There’s a really famous highlands coffee located on Đinh Tiên Hoàng street that has a cool view of the runabout here in the old quarter. If you’ve ever seen photos of the old quarter here in Hanoi, then you’ve no doubt seen this cafe located in the Hồ Gươm Plaza (shark’s jaw) building.

It’s a pretty iconic building here in Hanoi with loads of tourists stopping by to snap some photos.

This particular spot is quite popular with the younger crowd.

Grab a coffee and table, and witness scores of young university or recently graduated Hanoi girls relaxing by the patio here.

Address: Tầng 3, 1-3-5 1-3, 5 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Other locations:

91 Bà Triệu, Lê Đại Hành, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội

129 Đường Lê Duẩn, Cửa Nam, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Phuc long

Phuc long

This coffee and tea chain is practically on every corner here in Vietnam.

Although pricey, their teas are very delicious and aromatic which has helped it build a fan base with the younger crowd.

Cute Vietnamese girls frequent this chain of coffee shop at all hours of the day.

There should be a location at every busy intersection here in Hanoi.


119 Trần Duy Hưng (Vincom Center)

Lô 101-201-201A, Tòa nhà IPH, 241 Xuân Thủy, Dịch Vọng Hậu, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội

82 Hàng Điếu, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Giảng Cafe

Cafe Giang

This famous cafe has been around since 1946 and is quite well known for their egg coffee.

The cafe is usually packed full of locals and tourists, so foot traffic shouldn’t be an issue.

Don’t expect to find modern decor here. The place is pretty rundown and has an old rustic feel to it.

However, there are tonnes of young Vietnamese girls that come here to enjoy a hot cup of egg coffee and the proximity of the stools and tables with each other, makes it relatively easy to strike up a conversation with one of them.

Address: 39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Circle Coffee – Bar

Circle coffee-bar

This is a nice little coffee shop and bar that is located down a narrow walkway.

The decor here is very beautiful and features many old antiques.

The coffee shop is quite popular so expect to find a mix of locals and foreigners here.

In the evenings, musicians also play music here. It’s the perfect place to relax while chatting up some Vietnamese girls.

Prices are a bit on the higher side though.

Address: 49 hang quat, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Hà Nội

The Note Coffee

The note coffee

Lots of young Vietnamese girls love to hangout at this coffee shop. You can see post it notes plastered all throughout the cafe by previous customers.

The menu selective is quite extensive and their should be something for everyone.

This coffee shop has a whopping 5 floors and offers great views of the lake.

There’s lots of good excuses to use here to break the ice with some cute Vietnamese girls sitting beside you by a table.

Address: 64 Lương Văn Can, P. Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm Hanoi


Meeting girls online is arguably one of the easiest ways that a foreigner can meet a Vietnamese girl here in Hanoi.

Prior to arriving in Hanoi, I recommend that you start talking with a few leads online so that they are already warmed up upon your arrival.

When you arrive simply ask to meetup with them. If you’ve done a good enough job, most will be down for a date.

Here are some of the best online dating websites and apps that I found for Hanoi.


VietnamCupid is quite popular for meeting Vietnamese girls online. The website caters to local Vietnamese girls looking to date foreign men.

Most of the Vietnamese girls on that site are serious about dating and looking for a more stable long term relationship. This doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to find girls that are up for short-term flings on there as well.

Hanoi girl in red bikini

The website has a large member base of beautiful Vietnamese girls, everything from your humble countryside girl, university student, to your independent strong career oriented woman.

Fake users and bots are kept to a minimal thanks to moderators taking swift action on fake accounts.

On VietnamCupid you will find less girls looking to use foreigners to practice their English or to promote their instagram accounts vs other free websites such as Tinder.

Also competition on VietnamCupid is a joke. Most guys on there have no idea how to take good photos nor write an interesting profile. If you master these two key areas, you will undoubtedly cleanup on there.

It is arguably one of the easiest places to secure dates with girls here in Hanoi.

You will unfortunately need a paid premium membership in order to communicate with girls, however the amount of dates you will be able to secure on it with cute Vietnamese girls will more than make up for it.

If you would like to start meeting beautiful Vietnamese girls today then click here to sign up for a membership.

To learn more about VietnamCupid, read my full review here.


AsianDating is a sister site of VietnamCupid run by the same company. Unlike VietnamCupid, AsianDating gives you access to Asian girls from all over the world.

If you would like to meet Vietnamese girls or other Asian girls for that matter in other countries such as your home town then AsianDating is your best bet.

Often times you will find the same set of girls from VietnamCupid on AsianDating as well.

If your going to be traveling around Asia and not just Vietnam, AsianDating would be a better bet than VietnamCupid. However, if you just intend on staying in Vietnam, then VietnamCupid has a larger selection of Vietnamese girls to choose from.

To sign up for a premium membership, click here.


If your choosing to go with the free route then Tinder is a good alternative.

Although you won’t find nearly the same quality of hot Vietnamese girls on VietnamCupid, you will still find plenty of average to slightly cute looking Vietnamese girls on there.

Do keep in mind however that there are a lot of bots and fake profiles. Also a lot of girls go on Tinder to find friends or use guys to practice their English.

In addition, lots of pros also run amok on it.

Lastly, your gonna have to deal with a lot of competition on it as well.

With that being said however, if your not too picky about looks, then you should be able to get at least some dates on Tinder.

Night Time

Whereas Ho Chi Minh City has Bui Vien and Pham Ngu Lao where backpackers congregate for debauchery festivities, Hanoi has the old quarter.

The streets that make up this region in Hanoi is loaded with bars and clubs. Nightlife here is a bit sparse, however you will find the majority of bars around this area.

Streets such as Tan Hien street has lots of bars as does Luong Ngoc Quyen street. In the evenings, expect to find lots of street vendors selling food here and tonnes of people sitting on plastic stools while feasting on Vietnamese food.

If you like hanging out with other backpackers or would like to try your luck with tourists and other westerners, then the old quarter would be your best bet. Ngo Huyen has a tonne of hostels as well, where you’ll find plenty of tourists that are vacationing on the cheap gather.

Hoan Kiem Lake also lights up in the evenings, and tonnes of people go hang out around the area to relax and take photos. You should be able to find a fair amount of cute girls there as well.


Most of the clubs here in Hanoi emphasize more on getting tables and bottle service rather than having open dance floors for people to mix and mingle.

Most girls hang out in their cliquey social circles centered around the tables. Being able penetrate these social circles may not be the easiest, but who knows, maybe you will get lucky.

If you don’t mind getting a table with bottle service than here are a few clubs in Hanoi.

Infinity Club Hanoi

Hanoi girls at infinity club Hanoi

Its like your typical Vietnamese club with loud music, and overpriced drinks. It’s pretty much all tables here, although there is a center stage where they have DJ’s and live performances.

I suppose you could stand around the stage area, hoping some girls will be located in the vicinity for you to chat up.

Keep in mind, there are a few tables around the center stage so lingering around for too long may look creepy and awkward in front of the groups of people seated down on the tables.

Also there are tonnes of security guards around that could potentially cock block you from talking with a girl.

Guys that don’t get vip tables are delegated to the back where the standing tables are.

I spotted some pros here as well, so be careful!

Address: 45 Hàng Bài, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội


Hero club

This club has a mixture of both locals and foreigners. Drinks are relatively cheap, there’s a dance floor, and the music is decent.

The club can get ridiculously packed here at times. The girls don’t dress nearly as good of some of the other clubs due to the laid back casual vibe of the club, but they are less cliquey here.

One of the better clubs here in Hanoi.

Address: 2M Yên Phụ, Trúc Bạch, Ba Đình, Hà Nội

Airport Exclusive Club

Airport express club

Airport exclusive club’s main clientele consists of locals. Here you will find plenty of tables with overpriced bottle service and fruit plates. There’s a stage area and locals like to go dance on there when there’s no performers around.

You’ll find lots of students here that are looking to cut loose and party, but don’t expect things to be easy with the cliquey social circle groups here.

Address: 6 Chùa Bộc, Quang Trung, Đống Đa, Hà Nội

Sparta Beer Club

Sparta beer club

The talent can be really high here. I saw tonnes of hot Vietnamese girls chilling out here.

The waitresses are equally as hot and I’m sure they could be gamed as well.

In the evenings, they usually have dancers on stage performing for the customers.

You can even go up there and dance when no performers are around.

Food and drink prices aren’t too bad neither.

Overall a great place to relax and let loose. If you can pick up a hot Vietnamese girl, even better!

Address: Tầng M Tòa nhà Sông Hồng Park View B, 165 Thái Hà, Láng Hạ, Đống Đa, Hà Nội


Pharaoh’s Bar & Upper

Pharaoh's Bar & Upper

A lot of expats and tourists frequent this bar located on the 63th floor of the lotte hotel. The bar and view is really nice but its damn expensive here. Nearly $20 USD gets you a angus burger with fries, and a beer, ouch!

There’s also live bands that play here in the evening and music levels are much more tolerable.

I enjoyed the vibe here and found it much easier to mix and mingle with people compared to the clubs.

If your looking to meet girls in Hanoi, especially expats and tourist then come check out this bar, however be prepared to spend spend spend!

O2O Bar & Lounge

O2O Bar & Lounge

If your into foreigners then come here. A tonne of foreigners come here to drink and party.

The music is good and prices for drinks is even better.

Pub crawls also take place here so you will be fed a steady stream of backpacker leads.

Address: 11 Hàng Chĩnh, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Polite & Co

Polite and co bar to meet hanoi girls

This cozy cocktail bar is frequented by both foreigners and locals alike. Drinks are very reasonably priced during happy hour around 50-60k vnd per a beer or 100k vnd for a cocktail.

The music isn’t very loud and socializing with people is definitely far easier here then any of the clubs in Hanoi. Be sure to come here a little early as tables due get filled up quickly, or better yet, book a table!

Address: 5b Ngõ Bảo Khánh, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội


Some of the most beautiful Vietnamese girls you could find anywhere in the country reside in the city of Hanoi.

Hanoi like its southern cousin, is a city full of life and culture. Its of no surprise that many beautiful Vietnamese girls choose to make it their home.

In this article, we covered several places where you can meet cute Hanoi girls here in the capital such as:

  • Day Time
    • Malls
    • Hoan Kiem Lake
    • French Quarter
    • Old Quarter
    • Parks
    • Cafe’s
  • Online
  • Night Time
    • Clubs
    • Bars

Hopefully with all of this extra information at your fingertips, you will find meeting a pretty Vietnamese girl that much easier.

let me know in the comments below where you like to go to meet Vietnamese girls in Hanoi.

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