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“Amazing food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bun Bo Nam Bo

Bun Bo Nam Bo
67 Hang Dieu, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 39230701
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Ranked #12 of 1,014 Restaurants in Hanoi
4.5 of 5 stars 732 Reviews
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Bun bo Nam Bo is marinating the beef, then comes making 'nuoc cham' and the pickled vegetables (shredded carrot and papaya). The pickled vegies is crispy, a little sour and a little sweet, which even makes me eat two bowls of the noodle at once. Remember to pickle the carrot (and papaya first, before marinating the beef) since it takes at least 1 hour to get a good flavor on the carrot.
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“Amazing food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Just ate here yesterday. After reading other reviews I had to try it. And I was not disappointed!
After realising it was just around the corner from our hotel, we walked in and sat right near the front of the shop on a long steel table. The girl asked 'two?' I nodded and a minute later the food was in front of us. Just the smell made me think yep, good decision. We also had 2 Hanoi beers. The noodles and beef was just sensational. It's a great meal. 2 bowls 2 beers: about 7 bucks!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Simple and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Simple, yet delicious. There is only one meal available so you don't need to think about what to order. Would definitely recommend it and have eaten there a couple of times. Kids enjoyed it too, which is even better! What a great find.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A Hanoi Favorite!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I had the good fortune to be staying at Art Hotel, which happens to be right next door to Bun Bo Nam Bo. I could pretend that I planned it all out that way, being a world-traveller and all (lol), but the truth is it was just good luck. After my late afternoon arrival in Hanoi I wasn't really in the mood to look all over for some food, so the folks at Art Hotel recommended the place next door...which became one of my new favorite places in Hanoi. The food on offer is what could only be called one of those classic food parings: Bun Bo Nam Bo and Bia Hanoi. As you walk in just ask for "1" (makes things so simple when there's only one thing on the menu!), and go sit down. You will be brought a bowl very quickly. You might be curious what's in the bowl eh? Bun noodles (thin rice noodles), topped with sliced beef, bean sprouts, onions, and peanuts. There will also be some mint leaves on top, and a bit of beef broth on the bottom. And some chili sauce to that and dig in. Hopefully you remembered to order a Beer Hanoi, yes?

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, simple and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

Stumbled on this place on a rainy Sunday, what a find, food was incredible

It's simple and local, don't be intimidated. Ordering is as simple as counting, there is just one main dish.

Check it out

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best meal in Hanoi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

This was out best meal in Hanoi by a long shot. There is so much flavour in the soup and it tasted so fresh. The peanuts on top are a brilliant addition. It's was so good and cheap that I came back three times.

It's probably important to note that each time I came back the food tasted a little different, which may be because a different person cooked it. Certainly worth a visit

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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