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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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As featured in 3 days in Hanoi
Ranked #349 of 862 restaurants in Hanoi
Price range: $5 - $10
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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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
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Bethesda, MD
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170 reviews 170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant with a friend who lives in Hanoi and highly recommended it. I thought the food was very good if you don't like fish don't bother; if you don't like crowded tables don't bother. But if you are adventuresome this is a good choice.

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Panay Island, Philippines
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We tried another cha ca place (Cha Ca Thang Long) before decided we had to also try the cha ca pioneer, Cha Ca La Vong to see if it's as good as its reputation. While we love cha ca, we would never go back to this place. The only thing we liked about it was the historic building in which... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Diner with feature antique and impressed by the traditional definition. However, we would like a professional style and the more direct processing from them.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Excellent local food, just fresh noodles and grilled fish with traditional spice, herb. so delicius.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Right on the street of Chả Cá, there are several shops drizzled with the promise of the famous Chả Cá fish... but there can only be one. Chả Cá La Vong is the one to head to. Upon entering the shop, you'll know you're in the right place when they take you to the dining room upstairs... and sit you... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is the biggest tourist trap ive ever been to, the food was poor and disgusting, and all you get is a few bits of fish with some noodels and vegies, you can get noodels with fish and veggies in every place for 50k but here it costs 300k, the staff is also rude and the fish looked unsanitary.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

It's a place so dirty, basically for tourists, and there isn't any possibility to choose your meal, just some vegetables, fried fish and rice noodles that seemed like a rubber!!! Very low quantity of food and without savour. I'm really dissappointed. For 10 $ you can eat, but you can find a lot of restaurants better than this one and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have been have been here 3 week with my friend Mr Dean from Australia, We enjoyed food a lot, we was full Cha ca is famous hanoi food, that is special food, We paid 340.000vndm so i think it more expensive if with other restaurant,

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

kinda strange when the restaurant serves only 1 dish--yup, only 1 dish. So you don't come here for variety, you come here for the fish. Fish was tasty and quite cheap. Your paid on a per person basis and were served fish and noodles. I am not a big fish lover but this fish was quite good. don't recommend this... More

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Canberra, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We knew the cafe only sold one dish but were surprised when we were told the price of 170,000 vnd pp and the food was on the table within 5 minutes. Waitress quickly showed us how to put food together and we greatly enjoyed this novel and interesting meal, washed down with local beer. We were the only westerners present... More

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