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Cha Ca Thang Long

#37 of 1,812 Restaurants in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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31 Duong Thanh Street, Old Quarter | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
0438245115
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really liked the grilled fish and pairing it with vermicelli, peanuts, fish sauce and vegetables! The sauce was really good! Portion a bit small though.

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Thank CheowDubbelboer
Malaysia
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34 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very delicious fish fried on the pan in front of you with lots of fresh spring onions and other vegetables. It goes with the rice noodle, peanuts pieces, fish sauce, and lime. Something out of the norm but I found it to be a little too dry....with no soup.

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Thank Fred O
Adelaide, Australia
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134 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We met some Vietnamese friends at this restaurant as they felt we had been to Hanoi many times but had never tried traditional Cha ca . The fish was delicious . You put some noodles with spring onions, peanuts , coriander, mint and fish sauce in a bowl then the fish with a cooked vegetable . This altogether is so... More 

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Thank Erica M
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122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place should be on your list if you like a unique place to try, and show cases an Hà Nội speciality! This restaurant does one dish, but it does it well- grilled fish, spring onions and a mountain of herbs cooked on a gas stove on your table top! Served with rice noodles, peanuts, chilli and fish sauce! A... More 

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Thank Luke T
Singapore, Singapore
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173 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very easy menu to order, its set grill fish at 160k/pax with a drink. the fish is very delicious and the staff will cook them in the pan for you! dont worry if you dont know how to cook it.

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Thank aychuen
Southampton
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149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place whilst looking for a lonely planet recommendation nearby which had closed down. There is one dish on offer: the traditional Hanoi fish stir fry dish of Cha Ca. It is simple authentic dining for a great price. Well worth the experience and satisfying and tasty. Don't be too put off by the description of the... More 

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Thank mrcrdeacon
UK
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176 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only one dish on the menu so you have to like it, or leave. The restaurant looked full but on entering they just opened the area upstairs and it was soon full. Staff were friendly and obviously knew what they were doing. A burner was put on the table and the fish added, then large quantities of spring onion, dill... More 

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Thank mickeybUK
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of spring onions and dill cooked with the famous grilled fish. Tasty. Service was fantastic. Set came with dessert and drinks and Vietnamese tea. For small eaters, may share a portion as they were generous with the rice noodles.

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Thank S1ngaporean
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here by recommendation of our tour guide in Hanoi. It's mid-range for most Vietnamese (inexpensive by USA standards) so the restaurant is a mix of locals and tourists. The meal was one of my favorites in Hanoi; make sure to try the fish, veggies and noodles with shrimp paste (you may have to ask for it as a... More 

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Thank Nazaneen190
Surrey, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here after arriving and checking-in at our hotel just a few streets south of this restaurant. Great find! It is a fixed-price. menu. You have a small burner at your table, and the servers will bring you peanuts, herbs and noodles. Then the fish goes into the frying pan right there, and they add a massive bowl... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Duong Thanh Street, Old Quarter | Old Quarter, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: 0438245115

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?