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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #389 of 1,007 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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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This fish cake is very intriguing because of it's popularity that one must try it once you visit hanoi. Well, the taste is good in general it has robust flavor and aroma but there is nothing unique about it. For my taste buds it is one of the common taste that I experience in eating asian fish cuisine. But the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Due to the bad reviews of this place, which make this place sound like a total nightmare, I opted to go to Cha Ca Thuy Hong instead. However, I either couldn't find it or the restaurant is no longer there or maybe they just changed their name. A few blocks away was Cha Ca La Vong, so I ended up... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We went here for a family gathering. I have tried Cha Ca (grilled fish) several times at Cha Ca Thang Long on Duong Thanh Street, which is pretty good. We heard that this restaurant is the original one and expected to have something 'excellent'. The experience was, however, not positive at all. The restaurant was small and crowded, the food... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Sigh, I'm still hungry, more broke than before, and feel like a victim of a scam. Overall, eating here left a bad feeling in my stomach. Although the food was quite good the overall experience made it not worth it. I would avoid this place! We were not welcomed in but greeted with rudeness and felt awkward just sitting there.... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

When we sat down a card was set in front of us that said we only serve one item grilled fish 170,000 VMD per person drinks are extra. We were never offered drinks. None of the Vietnamese people or Asian tourist were given this card or a menu, this is clearly the price for tourists. To add insult to injury... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

There are obviously more outlets promoting this popular Hanoian delicacy of Cha Ca... There is only one the real Cha Ca La Vong by Cha Ca Street which tasted as great as my previous visit 16 years ago. Earlier this month, we had this famous dish for lunch where at the similar period a well known tv celebrity chef and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Decided to try out this restaurant after having read the reviews. Folks, beware! There is another Cha Ca (La Vong) which is opposite the original one. This particular restaurant uses the induction cooker. We were wondering if this was the right venue as it didn't appear to be in an old traditional house nor were we served by chefs in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Name card/Cha Ca La Vong Vietnamese special Dish (Since 1871) 14 Cha Ca ... ...different from the one we saw over tripadvisor...was given menu.. This name card was attached to it!!! Bad experience!!!! Hurriedly ate my meal, worst...a cockroach appeared out of nowhere ....left as speedily as my legs could take me! Paid USD84 for dinner/6 people. Place in dire... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Worst service ever. They serve you just a snack that doesn't fill you at all and then throw you the bill in your face. So unfriendly and mean. Not recommended at all. Don't waste your money! Go local and enjoy other meals in town.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Cha Ca ( fish pie / fish fried served with rice noodle) is one of the most famous speciaties of Hanoi Vietnam. It was so popular that the name of the street where it is served was changed into Cha Ca. The address is: 14 Chả Cá, Quận Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội (04) 38 253 929 08:00 AM - 10:00... More 

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

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