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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, 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
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Be prepared for crowded space, slow service, and spray of grease. But the food is totally worth it. Make sure you go to right one, there are many copycats around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Adelaide, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Opened in 1871 (one of the oldest restaurants in Hanoi and which is still owned by the same family) I would highly recommend a visit. This is not a

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Do not go you will get cheated. They are total thieves the first problem I have had in Vietnam. I gave 4 x 100000 notes turned my back to exit and the woman said I gave 3x100000 and 1x10000. I know I did not but it was not worth to argue for several English pounds. It does not give Vietnam... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Dont ever try this dish at 14 Cha Ca str Hanoi because you will have to pay a lot for such nothing to eat. Nothing special here except too little too expensive! The restaurant is ugly, small and not professional any at all. Our family ordered 6 portions for 8 people, but they seem for 2 people You know how... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

I have never felt so ripped off in my life, for five of us with 2 soda & two beers 950,000VND. So little food for so much & grumpy staff to boot!! The food we were given was just enough for me alone!! The food was tasty though, just not sufficient. We had to go somewhere else for another meal.... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Be prepared for crowded space, slow service, and spray of grease. But the food is totally worth it. Make sure you go to right one, there are many copycats around.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great experience in old fashioned location. This restaurant serves one dish and one dish only so for travelers who can't speak Vietnamese, no worries there! Grilled fish in herbs and spices before frying them together with a bed of spring onions, dill and other greens.

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

They serve only Cha Ca - a dish with fish, peanuts, greens, rice noodles. Super Yum, can feel the taste even today.How much I miss it!! I tried Cha Ca in other restaurants of Vietnam as well but could not appreciate them after Cha Ca La Vong. In fact I got so hooked to this Cha Ca that once I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was invited to dine at this restaurant and whilst the decor is not fancy, the food is excellent. The fish is cooked over a hot stove on your table and you add the vegetables that are provided and you then mix everything up and cook it on the stove. You then have this with noodles in a separate bowl.... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The original stall apparently opens at 5PM & only has seats on the 2nd floor, so don't go into the wrong one with the young chap waving at you to solicit customers (although for all you know, that stall may serve good fish too). I don't know if it's just me being fussy or me being neither a fish nor... More 

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

WOW. $12 USD for 5 pieces of fish and a $2 smoothie..am I back in the States having an expensive appetizer sized meal?! Not to mention the server lied and said a drink was included in the menu and then forced us to pay for it later. Tourist trap.

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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
  • 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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