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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Just fish

I went hear cause of many writings about it. In my mind,i think there will be another dish there cause my daughter didn't like eating fish.but it's only 1 menu which served there...,they cook in front of us... The fish is quite delicious...but it's better for the restaurant to serve another dishes... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
chrysantha
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indonesia
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Perhaps it is. It would be hard to certified but what I am sure it is the oldest "single dish" running restaurant in Vietnam and perhaps the world :-) How cool is it for a street to name after a dish ? (Chả cá ) This family run, single dish restaurant in the old quarter of Hanoi is interesting, the... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Heard that it is used to be list as 1 of 100 address you must visit before you die by New York Time, so we give it a try. It is small family restaurant serve only Cha Ca. Not the same as Cha Ca in the Central and Southern of Vietnam. But it is a good experience to taste this... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Unusual that some guests complained about only one dish, fish. The name of the restaurant and its fame is for cooking only this one dish Cha Ca!! That is why my Vietnamese fiancée took me there; it is a traditional Hanoi dish. I had never had it and it was great. When in Hanoi I shall return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place is seriously overpriced (170 000 VND/person) for a small portion of fish, wich is good but nothing special. It is a rip off.

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indonesia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went hear cause of many writings about it. In my mind,i think there will be another dish there cause my daughter didn't like eating fish.but it's only 1 menu which served there...,they cook in front of us... The fish is quite delicious...but it's better for the restaurant to serve another dishes too...

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had lunch here today. There's only one thing on the menu and that is grilled/fried fish with rice noodles. It's pretty cool though because it's cooked right in front of you. Fish tasted good, not fishy at all. There were three of us and we ordered for two people and it was more than plenty of food. The fish... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Recommended by guide Simple food but absolutely delicious True flavours of Vietnam Staff not very communicative but would return again

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

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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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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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

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  • 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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