Delicious, long-standing snail shops in Hanoi for a cool autumn afternoon, suitable for gathering with friends

On cool Hanoi days, sitting around chatting with friends and relatives over a hot bowl of snails is something that many people can’t resist.

At this time, Hanoi has officially turned to autumn, the weather is cool and chilly in the evening, making it hard for foodies to resist hot dishes. In particular, snails are a dish that many people choose and love. Also because snails can be processed into many different dishes such as steaming, stir-frying, etc., it is easy to captivate food enthusiasts.

In Hanoi, the snail shops cannot be counted, but it is not easy to find a good snail shop. Here are 4 long-standing delicious snail restaurants in Hanoi that perhaps anyone who is a gourmet, “addicted” to snails will surely know.

Snail Trang Dinh Liet

The shop is located in a prime location at the intersection of Dinh Liet and Ta Hien streets – 2 busy streets that are always full of people, especially tourists. Because of that, when you come here in the afternoon, you may have to wait a while to have a place to sit, the shop has a rather wide frontage compared to the street, and customers sit at plastic tables and chairs just enough for a group of 3 or 4 users. Oc Trang has been open for nearly 30 years, so this is a familiar address for many people.

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The menu of the restaurant is not too diverse, the price here is considered by many to be quite high compared to other shops. However, the snails here are considered fresh and delicious. Diner Sang Nguyen commented: “I always order a batch of 4 types of snails: snails, bitter snails, and scallops. These dishes are boiled with fragrant steamed clams for 40,000-45,000 VND. Excellent sauce, eat snails with dipping sauce. all delicious”.


Price: 40,000-200,000 VND

Address: Dinh Liet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

Opening hours: 3pm – 10pm.

Mrs. Mummy Snail – Tong Duy Tan

The shop is located in the famous culinary alley of Hanoi, the shop is also known as snail Bun restaurant. The reason why the shop is called “Oc Ba Mum” is that the owner is deaf, so he communicates with customers with signs or letters.

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The dishes will be available on the table and there is absolutely no menu. If you want to enjoy any dish, you can point directly in, the owner serves very quickly. The shop is a sidewalk shop, so the facilities are limited and there are no toilets. Diner Huong Giang Nguyen commented: “My favorite boiled snail restaurant. The snail is big, fat, crispy, fragrant. The sauce on the top of the top. The snail broth is not on the table”.

Photo: @zu_hamchoi, @huoghuong_.


Price: 45,000-150,000 VND.

Address: Tong Duy Tan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

Opening hours: 15:00-22:00.

Ong Thu snail – Hang Bac

The snail shop has existed for a long time in Hanoi, having existed for more than 20 years. It’s just a restaurant, but actually, the snails are located in a small alley, so the seating is quite limited. The shop has only one dish, which is boiled snails, but still attracts people in and out. The most attractive feature is the moderately mixed snail dipping sauce, which also sells vermicelli or fried beans. Snails here are appreciated quite high, the price is cheap.

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Price: about 50,000 VND.

Address: Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.

Opening hours: 19h-22h.

Snail – North Gate

If you love exotic snail dishes, Trang Oc restaurant is a familiar address. The menu at the restaurant is quite diverse compared to previous restaurants such as snail noodle soup, fried clams with coconut butter with bread, boiled quail eggs…

Photo: @banhbaochay_, @boon_boole.

Diner Do Lan Huong commented: “Every dish is delicious and cheap, I have never eaten but been annoyed and annoyed, the more I eat, the cheaper it is. Several times when I brought a foreign boss to eat, he also praised it delicious. Stir-fried quail with tamarind and steamed clam with pineapple is delicious”.


Price: 40,000-150,000 VND.

Address: Cua Bac, Truc Bach, Ba Dinh, Hanoi.

Opening hours: 14:00-22:00.