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“Sexy Lounge with Absinthe!!”
Review of Angelina

Ranked #252 of 2,818 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Angelina - the exceptional bar - lounge - restaurant Angelina offers western cuisine with Italian influence and has a gourmet selection of fine grilled meats and seafood as well as modern tapas, pastas, risottos and lighter fare. Angelina is also where the "who's who" of Hanoi come to play. Avant-garde design, a live DJ and a top shelf guest list make Angelina the place to be seen. Innovative mixologists show talent with their signature cocktails, premium spirits and enviable wine list.
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Angelina is almost later than most other restaurants and bars and is really a high class and sexy lounge. The lights are dim, the vibe extremely modern, and the music is awesome. I noticed that on the weekends they have a dj spinning the hottest and most recent dance music I hear in the States all of the time. The drinks are awesome and the menu extensive, but what kept us going back was the fact that it is open late, the service is superb, and they have a quite a variety of absinthe. It is not exactly the same as I have had in Europe, but it was really good and a lot of fun. The whole experience of the glass cask with ice and the liquid pouring over the lit on fire sugar cube is really awesome. I would highly recommend going to Angelina to any traveler who wants to experience something cool in a really nice atmosphere.

Thank Lesley O
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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

On arrival the Staff at the front of the hotel were great. As we entered the restaurant informed us of the smoking downstairs (bit odd) and the dj that would start at 9pm. Not quite what we expected. The decor was almost tacky and over the top. The table was nice and food was presented well but overpriced for what it was. The restaurant lacked atmosphere with music too loud and not suited for the clientele. We had to ask to see a dessert menu and then were outrageously charged for ice cream. We booked in for a nice final night before we headed home and were slightly disappointed although food was fine. An very average meal with a ridiculous price tag.

Thank Pen0811
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

Not worth the money. I have been frequently visiting Angelina since its opening days and within the last year it went from good to bad. Yes the design and atmosphere are a the pros to Angelina, however the food is a disgrace and i do not understand how this restaurant can be calling itself a Italian Steakhouse. The Chef should learn how to cook some simple italian dishes. Simplicity is luxury! Definetly not worth the money and Angelina turns into a playground for the rich teenagers and waiters are clearly only paying attention to such customers. I would recommend to hire a italian chef!

1  Thank Tripod T
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

What a shame, nothing on the food was acceptable. How can you blunder a basic dish such as penne pesto or tuna tartare? Wrongly cooked pasta bathing in oil, lovely fresh tartare killed by hugh onions rings, the initially well cooked risotto was spoiled by a veal sauce in combination with truffle?! Every single Italian (cook) does better than this.
Although the French chef passed 2 times our table, he didn't show up when we gave the feedback, a shame again.
A 5 star Sofitel should be able to manage his restaurants better than this!

1  Thank Peggy D
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

More like a classy lounge or club than a restaurant, Angelina is a great location for dinner with friends. There is a good vibe and the background music is uptempo (and quite loud!). Food is fairly standard regional Italian fare, but a bit fancier. There's a good selection of wines but nothing much below $100. Definitely worth a visit if, like me, you are staying nearby.

Thank TokyoLight
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