Small portion and bad service. Overpriced. They only serve one dish so you'd think it would be special. It's not.
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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 signals to indicate to us that some fish dishes were pieces of fish while another was using fishcakes. There was no differentiation on the menu, so be aware. She also did not show us the menu indicating other dishes (rice, noodles etc) that the restaurant served, pushing instead the fish to us only. When the food came, we were shocked. For the little amount of fish that we were given, the prices were very steep. The fishcakes which didn't taste as nice as the fresh fish, we were given a little bit more of. The fresh fish pieces were only a measly four small bits! We felt cheated for the amount we had to pay. Will not be coming back. Be aware of this tourist trap!!!
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.
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 unpleasant to feel that my presence was not welcomed. The woman, who seemed to be the boss, was very serious and when I arrived she never said hello or the like and the first thing she did was to show me the price which was 170,000 dong (quite high for Vietnamese standards). I agreed and she took the order. They told me to sit at the first floor and when the food arrived and I started eating, a man came over and stood over my table to reach a vase on a shelf near the roof, he excused himself though, but then another lady came with a broom and started cleaning the floor and the lady boss was standing on the corner and said nothing about it. So I felt very uncomfortable eating and being afraid my food was going to get the dust from the sweeping around. As soon as I finished, I paid and regretted going to that place to pay that amount of money for that kind of service and food.