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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 #342 of 932 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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English first
Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

On last Tuesday, I had a day with Noemi, a friend from American. And we decided to go to this for lunch as it's recommended on tripadvisor and even was mentioned on NewYork Times(???). However, we're dissapointed about quality of food in that restaurant ( it's insipid and i think the vegetable is not fresh). But that lucnch charged us... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

It's nice to sit down and just eat at a restaurant and not gaze at the menu forever trying to decide what to eat. This place only serves one dish. And it's good!

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California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This restaurant is listed in the 1000 Places To See Before You Die book and is also listed in my Frommer's Vietnam Guide book as a place to go to when in Hanoi for a meal. I think it is time for this restaurant to be de-listed. Yes, it is unusual go to a restaurant that serves only one dish.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It's a charming little restaurant which sells only one item, fried fish cooked in lots of very fragrant oil. It comes with vegetables, rice noodles and peanuts. The vegetables soak up the oil and taste amazing with the rice noodles. It's quite expensive though. For a few pieces of fish, vegetable and rice noodle, it cost VND170,000, which is a... More

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went with great trepidation after reading all the negative reviews on TripAdvisor. We got to the place slightly anxious that we would accidently end up in the 'wrong' Cha Ca La Vong but it was all perfectly civilised. We climbed a steep flight of stairs and what we saw was very reassuring - two rooms filled with locals tucking... More

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Pasig City
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is on the must-visit list in Hanoi, serving only one dish: Cha Ca. It is cooked in front of you, and served with rice noodles. Very hard to manage if you want veg food, as the main staple is a rare freshwater fish formerly reserved for royalty only. The setting is in an old house in the old... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

our company often come here to enjoy the dinner together in the special vacations. The food is delicious. Quick services and friendly staff. The price is a little bit higher than other local food but still acceptable.

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Bethesda, MD
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173 reviews 173 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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