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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible24%
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“shrimp pasta” (19 reviews)
“fresh herbs” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We certainly went to the right Cha Ca La Vong and we didn’t expect to be disappointed. The name of the dish is misleading because it’s not grilled - it was already cooked before serving on to you and then cooked again vigorously in a...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The receipt says No. 17 Cha Ca - but signage outside is No. One 14. We think it is a SCAM. Our hotel recommended the place and we walked in Old Quarter to locate it. Miniscule portions of overcooked rubbery fish. Very OVERPRICED.

Thank isla_vp
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

I have read the review saying that the bad ratings are due to the competition across the street, it is not. We went to the original restaurant on the second floor with hardly any ventilation. They don't speak English so they give you a card...More

2  Thank Charlie G
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Beware of the scam restaurant claiming to be the highly rated 14 Cha Ca La Vong. There are 2 restaurants, one is fantastic, the other is a abysmal and is a fraud. We made the mistake of going to the fake restaurant that claims to...More

2  Thank Beth C
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We ate here 3 time while in Hanoi I have read about the small portions but this restraunt caters for local dinners for 100 years and they are not gluttons as we in the west are and for $6.00 why not get a snack somewhere...More

1  Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 29 November 2017

My friends, colleagues and acquaintances in Hanoi have boycotted this place since long. They have benefited by a false reputation unfortunately produced by people who don't know much about our food. The food is nothing better than other Cha Ca restaurants in Hanoi, the price...More

1  Thank KieuPooh
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

There are so many nice cha ca places around Hanoi. This is totally skippable. You sit in such a tight space, where the staff act with such authority of being a “heritage restaurant.” The fish weren’t of great quality, and by the end of the...More

1  Thank HK_Traveller05
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Went there for Cha Ca after a number of years - this is probably the 3rd or 4th time eating there. The food is basically fried fish (although it's advertised as grilled) in a pan fired by solid/gel fuel. The fish sits in some oil...More

Thank email4ebayer
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The food tasted good, oily mixed tumeric. Fish texture was nice. They served the grilled fish in a pan either for 2 ppl to share or 4. Fish portions were small. Nice cozy place to enjoy the grilled fish. 170k dong per person not inclusive...More

Thank Lin7555
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Tourists, be aware! It was recommended by our local tour guide. They serve locals very nice, but tourists differently in terms of portion, services, specially the prices after we compared the three tables next to us. After numerous complains and explanation with the help of...More

1  Thank sfbayareancalifornia
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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 Janique123 |
No!! Everyone please be aware that the restaurant across the road is a scam. We were recommended to go to this restaurant and ended up at the fake one in error. They have very cleverly slightly changed their name to "Cha Ca... More
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Restaurant Details

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USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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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