The decision was made within a document on safe and flexible adaptation and effective control of COVID-19 and reopening tourism which was signed by Chairman of the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh on the evening of March 15.

Following the decision, dine-in food venues in Hanoi have been attracting large numbers of young people.

Cafeterias located around Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in downtown Hanoi, which offer stunning views of Hoan Kiem Lake, are bustling once again as they can now serve customers after 9pm.

At 11 pm yesterday, a cafeteria on Phung Hung Street, Hoan Kiem District, was still crowded with guests.

A group of youngsters enjoy their supper at a street-side hot-pot eatery on Phung Hung Street.

Ta Hien Street has regained its nickname as the “sleepless street” as it still welcomed a many diners coming after 10pm on March 15.

Nhi, the owner of Bao Khanh seafood eatery on Tong Duy Tan Street, cleaning tables and ready to serve late-night dinners.

Tong Duy Tan Street, commonly known as Food Street, is getting busier following Hanoi’s decision to allow restaurants and cafes to resume normal operations.