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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Ranked #384 of 939 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

For the price you are paying per person, I expect it to be at least a very generous portion, if not a buffet.... Probably should have tried the Cha Ca La Vong opposite this place...food was nothing to be bragged about...

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Definitely need to delist this restaurant from the recommendation list. 170,000VND per person very costly No one will explain to you what actually u are going to have until the dish come to your table. Less than 20 small pieces of fish for two people. Taste ok but not worth for the money. Really bad experience in this restaurant.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Pricy, poor service, food is okay Heard from my friend that food used to be good, but now not worth time and money. Avoid!!!!!!!!!!

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Hanoi, Ha Noi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
92 helpful votes 92 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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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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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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23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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18 restaurant reviews
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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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