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 (chả) over a plate of white rice noodle (bún) 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 bún chả." Hanoi Bun Cha Ta ’s first bún chả restaurant was on Gia Ngư street, Hoàn Kiếm District, in Hanoi's Old Quarter and moved to 21 Nguyen Huu Huan street now
Bún chả is popular in the Northern region of Vietnam and its recommended one of top ten street food in Hanoi ,Vietnam. In the South, a similar dish of rice vermicelli and grilled meat is called bún thịt nướng.
My husband and I have been living in Hanoi for almost 2 months now and have had some delicious bun cha, but this place surprised us in the best of ways. The old quarter is certainly more touristy than other areas of Hanoi, but the food here is definitely worth the visit! We've been here multiple times and everything is always incredibly fresh and tasty. We have an addiction to nems (fried spring rolls) and theirs are the best we've had in Vietnam (and that's saying a lot)! The restaurant can get busy on weekends, but the waitstaff are always kind and more than happy to answer any questions or help you with your pronunciation. Lee, one of the waitresses we always have the pleasure of seeing here, is particularly helpful and goes out of her way to make sure we have a delicious meal and memorable experience. Highly recommended!
This place was recommended by our hotel front desk and we were very glad that we tried it. It was one of the best traditional noodle soup we had in Hanoi. We were seated on the 2nd floor (japanese style - must remove shoes) and the english speaking staff were very friendly and helpful. Price was reasonable and food was good.
Hope to visit again.
We had the #1 & #7 dishes. Both had amazing flavors and the ambiance of the dining area is absolutely charming. My girlfriend is vegan and she can’t stop raving about the #7. The rolls and broth and everything about #1 will certainly be etched in my memory for a long time too. This establishment feels like a very authentic family restaurant with top class food and service. Our server on the second floor, Jing, was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be coming back here the next time we visit.