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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 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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We were very excited to go to that res. The service is really unfriendly and unpleasant. Food is good. We ordered the dish for two. Quantity was very small. I wonder what a single diner gets. It's a nice way to have a lunch but only if you are in the area.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I love Cha Ca La Vong. This is the original one of Cha Ca La Vong. I am a Hanoian and a cuisine lover as well so i highly recommened you should check in out when check in Hanoi - Vietnam

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tel aviv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were very excited to go to that res. The service is really unfriendly and unpleasant. Food is good. We ordered the dish for two. Quantity was very small. I wonder what a single diner gets. It's a nice way to have a lunch but only if you are in the area.

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Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

170 VND per person (not included drink unhelpful and unfriendly staff like all the food in the street , nothing special

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident as we looked for a place to have lunch. A lot of locals were eating there, so we decided to try it out. Take note that the price you pay may be high but it's because it's an eat all you can place. However, i rated it with 1 star since we didn't... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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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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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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
  • 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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