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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Visit this street after a long day of sight-seeing for a traditional dish...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
must try

ไม่ผิดหวังกับรสชาติ แม้ร้านจะดูไม่สวยงาม และราคาจะแพง แต่ก็คุ้ม i will visit this place again if i'm travel there

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

ไม่ผิดหวังกับรสชาติ แม้ร้านจะดูไม่สวยงาม และราคาจะแพง แต่ก็คุ้ม i will visit this place again if i'm travel there

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to try this local experience by many people. Unfortunately, we just didn't enjoy it. It is expensive but they warn you about that when you enter - they give you a card saying "We only serve one thing and costs this much" - 170,000 VND when we went. So I can't fault them on that, as we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So I'm not even sure if this is the Cha Ca place that we went to, the road is full of Cha Ca restaurants and by the looks of things reading the reviews they are all quite similar. We had read that it would be pricey so had already budgeted to be able to eat there. The place we ended... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wow - this place is a hole in the wall, a bit on the expensive side, but definitely a novelty and a must if you are in Hanoi. This restaurant only serves one meal - Red River fish, and a family recipe sauce made with one special (and not so secret anymore) ingredient - two drops of liquid from perfume... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's very expensive !!!!!!!!170,000vnd for 5 small piece of fish That's really disappointing experience for me:((((

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

One of the oldest restaurants in Hanoi (1871), serving only one dish: deep-fried fish with lots of dill, galangal root, chili and rice noodles. Delicious! Could be a bit on the expensive side in comparison, but it was authentic and we actually went back on our second stay in Hanoi. The service is so-so, but not too bad. Recommended!

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Vancouver, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Came here for dinner last night. Nothing special here except too little too expensive! The restaurant is small, run down and not professional any at all. Would never recommend this restaurant to our friends.

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Chapel Hill, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Yes there are more than one branch of this restaurant. The original century old location is on Cha Ca Street, which got its name from the restaurant (and the single dish they serve). The more modern one is at 107 Nguyen Truong To. We've eaten at both and would suggest if you are looking for a historical experience; the original... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Overpriced, Small servings, snobbish staff, and underwhelming food. Write this restaurant out of your Hanoi dining experience. They failed to give us the shrimp paste sauce, which is a key ingredient for cha ga, after a few times asking for it they finally brought it over. I'm assuming they do not offer this sauce to foreigners because it has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We have eaten in this restaurant and then came back another day again. There must be two restaurants of the same name since we ate cheaply and got a lot of excellent food. The restaurant where we ate is in 107 Nguyen Truong to, Tel: 04.38239875 Like someone already said the restaurant serves a single disk so you don't need... More 

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Additional Information about Cha Ca La Vong

Address: 14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Barbecue, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Vietnamese

Description

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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