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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible21%
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“shrimp paste” (18 reviews)
“fresh herbs” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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11 - 20 of 780 reviews

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Their grilled fish is super oily and disgusting, the restroom is super dirty. Stay away from this place.

Thank Florian L
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I had high hopes of this place. It's the kind of place I really like, old classic restaurant with one specialty. However the price is high, the service is bad, they wouldn't serve for only one person, the amount of fish is small and the...More

1  Thank Manuel A
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Was charged 345,000 VND for two persons for some pieces of oily cat fish and wet towels. They showed you a paper with the price per person if you are foreigner. Received a shock for how small the portions are for two persons and for...More

1  Thank fintelligence
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Small portion and bad service. Overpriced. They only serve one dish so you'd think it would be special. It's not.

Thank Elliot K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Tourist Trap at this no 14 Cha Ca La Vong restaurant!! We came here following recommendation on our hotel tourist map. The lady owner came to us with menus showing the different set meals for grilled fish. She spoke very little English and used hand...More

2  Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This was our favorite restaurant from our recent holiday. Not only in Hanoi but in all of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. Simple, cheap, and amazing flavors.

2  Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I went there around 2.30 pm and was one of the last customers. I ordered the fish which was a bit hard and oily. Anyway I was so hungry since I had been walking all morning that I just ate it. However, it was very...More

1  Thank CecilHorus
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We often find something new to try and this is one of the best food in Hanoi. Grilled fish is delicous. Nice to give it a try.

Thank hong quan P
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We went because it says grilled fish is their specialty- they will not serve you real fish only fish cakes and it's fried not grilled like BBQ. Service is bad and overpriced!!!

1  Thank TchiLuanda
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This place just serves one dish, and doesn't open for long each night (a sign that they're doing something well right?) it's essential catfish cooked in a turmeric marinade and brought to your table while it's cooking. You can then add the herbs (spring onion,...More

Thank Sian C
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13 January 2017|
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Response from DennisTanKW | Reviewed this property |
There's one across the road further down and was crowded when we walked past Hope this help
Vince V-Shim C
26 November 2016|
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Response from jeff1955malaysia | Reviewed this property |
i believe the one on the 1st floor was the original Cha Ca. due to popular demand a second one was opened. need to confirm with the owner. only problem most dont speak english.
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USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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  • Address: 14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Visit this street after a long day of sight-seeing for a traditional dish of fish fried tableside with herbs, spices, onions, peanuts, and rice noodles.
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