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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #373 of 947 Restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $5 - $10
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
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  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Hanoi, Vietnam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I've just been to this restaurant once although Grilled fish is a famous and must-try dish when you come to Hanoi. The fish is nice but I dislike the service and the price. The staff is indifferent and unprofessional, they cannot communicate in English which is really inconvenient, especially in a famous restaurant of one specialized dish. I'm also not... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

They upcharge for foreigners (170,000 VND per person which is pricey for vietnamese food) and I'm not sure it's worth the price. There's something about places that upcharge for foreigners that kind of takes away from the deliciousness/ambience. Reach the restaurant by climbing some steep stairs. The service is minimal and the women working here don't speak much to you.... More

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was first introduced to this restaurant about 5 years ago and have never forgotten it. despite all the bad reviews, it is still a delightful meal. It is certainly worth a try while in Hanoi.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Expensive, poor service and the food is normal but the name is celebrity and many people would like to try for one time then they will be unhappy!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

For the price you are paying per person, I expect it to be at least a very generous portion, if not a buffet.... Probably should have tried the Cha Ca La Vong opposite this place...food was nothing to be bragged about...

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Pricy, poor service, food is okay Heard from my friend that food used to be good, but now not worth time and money. Avoid!!!!!!!!!!

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On last Tuesday, I had a day with Noemi, a friend from American. And we decided to go to this for lunch as it's recommended on tripadvisor and even was mentioned on NewYork Times(???). However, we're dissapointed about quality of food in that restaurant ( it's insipid and i think the vegetable is not fresh). But that lucnch charged us... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's nice to sit down and just eat at a restaurant and not gaze at the menu forever trying to decide what to eat. This place only serves one dish. And it's good!

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California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This restaurant is listed in the 1000 Places To See Before You Die book and is also listed in my Frommer's Vietnam Guide book as a place to go to when in Hanoi for a meal. I think it is time for this restaurant to be de-listed. Yes, it is unusual go to a restaurant that serves only one dish.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's a charming little restaurant which sells only one item, fried fish cooked in lots of very fragrant oil. It comes with vegetables, rice noodles and peanuts. The vegetables soak up the oil and taste amazing with the rice noodles. It's quite expensive though. For a few pieces of fish, vegetable and rice noodle, it cost VND170,000, which is a... More

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