where: Trúc Bạch (43B Trúc Bạch, Ba Đình)

price range: 80-150k VND/person

hours: 5:00PM-10:00PM, closed Tuesday

setting: casual with rooftop view of the lake

take-away: available for pick-up and delivery on Facebook Messenger

stand-out plates: bun cha burger, mushroom & oats burger, "nice" fries

With a phenomenal view and passionate staff, Bun Cha Burger is the perfect dinner spot to bring a date or begin a night out with friends. Make the climb up to the rooftop for a quiet view of Hồ Tây. The namesake Bun Cha burger is a must-have, but vegan and vegetarian friends will also love this spot for meat-free burger and taco options. Don't forget to add a few orders of mixed fried veggies ("Nice" fries) for the table.

verdict: The only thing lacking from this spot is extra large portions of the delectable dipping sauces.