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Cha Ca La Vong

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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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
Good local fish but expensive

Good local fish but expensive. Delicious local food, not good at service. It so expensive for 2 people.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim L
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Seoul, South Korea
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Moss, Norway
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visit the restaurant for the first time yesterday together with my wife and her friend which lives here in Hanoi. This restaurant is very well known for it's fried fish from the in-land lakes served with a lot of vegetables and made at our table. The food taste very good and the atmosphere were nice and the owner were very... More 

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Thank Dag E
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I really enjoyed the whole Cha Ca La Vong experience, can't say if the dish is better elsewhere because this is the only place I have eaten it, and I love it.

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Thank Mitchell57
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

AVOID! The dish was not so great and we got a pan with 10 tiny pieces among 3 of us. They showed no prices on the wall or any menu and as we asked for the bill, it was 510,000VND for this tiny portion of fish. Complete ripped off. Lesson learned in Hanoi, always go to restaurants with prices shown.... More 

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Thank Travelgeek289
Manila, Utah
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cha ca in this restaurant is everything we hope it would be. There is only one dish - the cha ca but it was really great. Though, with Vietnam prices, I find theirs a little expensive. Nevertheless, this is a MUST when you are in Hanoi.

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Thank Tenny C
Redding, California
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

make sure you order Cha Ca La Vong, just do so at another better restaurant. The best we found was Nha Hang Cha Ca Thang Long at 31 Duong Thanh, Ha Noi

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Thank WildBillT
Hanoi, Vietnam
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cha ca La vong is one of special food in Hanoi. I and my friends went to this restaurant for dinner. The food was good but expensive. The taste of fish is so nice, different with another place

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Thank kilipi91
Seoul, South Korea
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good local fish but expensive. Delicious local food, not good at service. It so expensive for 2 people.

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Thank Kim L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is 2nd visit to this restaurant in recent months. It is unique. But admit it is oily and a bit pricey. Well located in the old quarters in hanoi. If you have not tried, would recommend to visit this restaurant. Make sure the right address as there are surrounding selling same food but not sure if they are good.

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Thank MyTravelPage
Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When i came, the restaurant was quite busy so the service was not perfect. However, this is one of the local restaurant and i did not complain at all. Enjoyed the food there

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Thank Kreppel S
Arcata, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is highly disappointing. My second time to this restaurant and it was nothing like the first time back a couple of years ago. I love Cha Ca! My mom used to make it for me when I was a kid, but not anymore because I live so far away. I brought a few friends with me and raved... 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
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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