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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible22%
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“shrimp paste” (19 reviews)
“chili” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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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.

1  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

4  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

2  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!!!

2  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
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Cheap, delicious eats in the heart of Hanoi. Don't get fooled by the fake restaurant set up opposite!

Thank MGCambrai
Reviewed 25 April 2017

this place/dish has become a must for me every time in HANOI, this is the only dish they serve and is freaking AMAZING! don't miss it if you are in the area, you also have BIA HOI HANOI, a couple of blocks away! 2 highlights...More

Thank eldon311
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We returned to this place after 12 years. The foods was fantastic if you enjoy authentic Vietnamese Northern dishes. The fish fillet, rice noodle and herbs were very fresh,.we cooked the marinated fish in the fry pan and mixed with the rice noodle, shrimp sauce,...More

Thank Hoa L
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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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Restaurant Details

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USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • 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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