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“Simple and delicious”
Review of Bun Bo Nam Bo

Bun Bo Nam Bo
Ranked #39 of 2,341 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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.
Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Simple and delicious”
Reviewed October 30, 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
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“A Hanoi Favorite!”
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
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“Great food, simple and delicious”
Reviewed October 27, 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

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best meal in Hanoi”
Reviewed October 24, 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

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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“It is not bad”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

If to say I think I like Bun Bo Hue better than Bun Bo Nam Bo. I like the flavor of beef cooked in Hue style

Visited July 2012
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