Located right at the start of Hang Manh Street, bun cha Dac Kim is a familiar destination for many foreign tourists visiting Hanoi. Because the restaurant is quite small, at peak time, diners have to move to the second floor of the restaurant or sit on chairs on the pavement.
The name Dac Kim was originated from its first owner in 1965. The owners of the restaurant to this day still continue to follow its special formula and have chosen the ingredients more carefully. Specifically, the meat must be a mixture of lean and fat type while the onion, garlic, and fish sauce must be of high quality. Then, the mixture will be grilled on the charcoal to create a delicious fragrance.
Each serving of Bun cha at Dac Kim is quite generous with lots of meat and the price is around $3-4. Despite complaints of cramped space or the price is relatively higher than others, this restaurant is always crowded by eaters and has become an icon of Hanoi food.