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“Don’t be put off by surroundings”
Review of Bun Cha Ta

Bun Cha Ta
Ranked #44 of 2,950 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 2 - US$ 10
Description: Bun Cha Ta is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodle, which is thought to have originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bun cha is served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white rice noodle (bun) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. The dish was described in 1959 by Vietnamese food writer Vu Bang (1913–1984) who described Hanoi as a town "transfixed by bun cha." Hanoi Bun Cha Ta ’s first bun cha restaurant was on Gia Ngu street, Hoan Kiem District, in Hanoi's Old Quarter and moved to 21 Nguyen Huu Huan street now Bun cha is popular in the Northern region of Vietnam. In the South, a similar dish of rice vermicelli and grilled meat is called bun thit nuong
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Description: Bun Cha Ta is a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodle, which is thought to have originated from Hanoi, Vietnam. Bun cha is served with grilled fatty pork (cha) over a plate of white rice noodle (bun) and herbs with a side dish of dipping sauce. The dish was described in 1959 by Vietnamese food writer Vu Bang (1913–1984) who described Hanoi as a town "transfixed by bun cha." Hanoi Bun Cha Ta ’s first bun cha restaurant was on Gia Ngu street, Hoan Kiem District, in Hanoi's Old Quarter and moved to 21 Nguyen Huu Huan street now Bun cha is popular in the Northern region of Vietnam. In the South, a similar dish of rice vermicelli and grilled meat is called bun thit nuong
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had a delicious stop here as part of the walking food tour and had a great taste of authentic Vietnamese food. Cosy place, basic, but good food and service

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Had Bun Cha Ta”Grilled pork , rice noodles, and spring rolls” serving was good if you’re light eater its heavy ; if you love food definitely just right portion. Egg coffee was good but strong and Vietnamese rice whiskey was cool to try!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We came across Bun Cha Ta on our food tour and had to come back for another delicious and authentic Bun Cha. The owner was very friendly and even gave us free samples of her homemade rice wine! Definitely worth a visit when in Hanoi

Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The restaurant provides an unassuming homely vibe that makes you feel at ease immediately. Despite being relatively small on the 1st floor, there are also tables on the 2nd floor so finding a seat is pretty convenient. Wooden tables and chairs add to the warmth of the atmosphere and you can find yourself settling in immediately after a long day of hectic traffic and avoiding motorcycles.

Ordering from a Vietnamese menu may be daunting for tourists but the menu is pretty straightforward here- Go for the full package with the deep-fried spring rolls. Easy and delicious.
The bun cha is served hot and fast with plenty of rice paddy herb, mint and lettuce to add to the soup. The pork patties are grilled over a fire, resulting in a nice charred flavor but still maintaining its juiciness in the middle. Adding the raw garlic and chili padis add additional layers of flavor and texture to the soup. If you are feeling adventurous, do try their homemade rice whiskies to finish the meal. The liquor is clear and may be flavored with apples, ginger or peaches depending on what they have.

Service is pretty intimate as this is a family run establishment and service staff are more than willing to help tourists in explaining how to eat the dish "properly". Returning a second time during my stay in Hanoi, Ha Ooi (the service staff) remembered us and was quick with sharing with us the history of the restaurant.
Her friendliness and sincerity made the experience more unforgettable and it was extremely heartwarming to hear that her grandmother of age 80 was still running the kitchen, ensuring food is served with a high level of consistency and quality.
Overall, I would return to this place in a heartbeat and one of the first few places I would visit for bun cha would be this humble establishment.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We were looking for street bun cha, but were caught in the rain so this restaurant was perfect. The menu has a few different combinations of bun cha and spring rolls. All reasonably priced, all delicious. Plenty of room upstairs. The waitress was very helpful, showing us how to eat the dishes and explaining the ingredients. Great lunch option. They have beer

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