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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #364 of 980 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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The Exotic Orient
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Indifferent staff. No service to speak of. Long wait for food and bill due to the restaurant being full of tour groups and tourists who are led here by all the hype and food tour guide. Miserable portions of fish cooked in a POOL of oil in the pan. Awful and chaotic dining room that looks untidy and unclean Pay... More

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auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Whilst holidaying with friends we stayed just off Cha Ca Street and like many went to Cha Ca La Vong because of Rick Stein. We were not disappointed. The wait staff are "very different" but gave us out entertainment for the evening. The fish was fantastic and full of flavour. Topped off with fresh veges, salad, noodles, nuts and condiments... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Cha Ca La Vong in Hanoi's Cha Ca Street is one of a kind. There are many Cha Ca restaurants around Vietnam but nothing comes close to this original fare with history dating by to 1871. There is no menu, what you get is the special Hanoi river cat fish (fillet), special herbs vegetables, shrimp paste sauce, peanuts and rice... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

With only one item on the menu, I walked in with high anticipation to be served an unforgettable meal. The house speciality is fish. It comes pre-cooked and served with a few varieties of vegetables. Then, place an iron/metal pan over an induction cooker to cook the fish and vegetables. Serve and eat with Vietnamese noodles and it can be... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Fish is my favorite. I and my friend chose this restaurant. It costs each person $8 but the food makes me happy. It's hot, colorful, full of ingredients. If somebody ask me about place to eat fish, I won't hesitate to introduce this place.

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My wife and I were looking forward to trying Cha Ca here but it was not anything special. While I would not say it's bad, I definitely agree that it's overhyped and overpriced. We wanted to try this place because of all the reviews in the travel guides and travel shows that tout this as THE cha ca place. We've... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

more than 100 year dish in town. the only one dish in the restaurant. never try never feel and regret forever if miss it. Look simple, just a grill fish slice, but taste and ingredient very unique and delicious. ** MUST TRY **

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We were with five of us and we just get one pan and get another pan filled for the 2nd time. But the fish were cut in Tiny small pieces compared what we saw on you tube. And we didn't get anymore vegetables and noodle. So we paid Way To much for the food!! And they Told us To Pay... More

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Cannes, France
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156 reviews 156 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You can get their signature dish almost anywhere. This too high priced, poor service, no where near what it was once upon a time.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Pros & Cons (FYI this is my 6th time in Vietnam) Let me start with pros : Yes I tried a very old Hanoi dish. Was it delicoius , any taste ?...nothing at all. It says grilled but you get it fried with a ton of oil. Yes they bring a stove burner with a pan ...but thats pretty nornal... 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

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