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Cha Ca La Vong

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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cha ca... "Grilled fish " is a place to go if you are wanting to try go authentic local and is only fish meat. Food arrived after our beers was served, a nice place to chill over a beer before chomping into the dinner.

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here since everyone - right from the lonely planet book to our local guides from the halong Bay excursion - recommended this place. It is simple in the sense that there is just one menu item and a fixed price. Truth be told - the food was nice - but fell flat to the crazy hype that has... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A "must try" for people who enjoy sampling local cuisines, this family recipe has been in existence since 1871. This fish dish filled with fragrant herbs and a buttery sauce, served on vermicelli with peanuts and fish sauce is simply divine. At 170,000 dong per person it isn't cheap but I think it's well worth it for the experience. Beware!... More 

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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

We stumbled onto this resturant by chance while looking for a Vietnam sim card only to realise that it was teh same place the hotel recommended us. They only have one thing not he menu and thats grilled fish. The staff cannot speak much english so they gave us a card to inform us that they only have one item... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Read about this recommended restaurant grilled fish on Vietnamonline.com and decided to try out this supposedly unique cuisine since the price was quoted at 6usd which I feel is not that expensive for a first try in Vietnam. Upon entering the restaurant on the 2nd floor, the waitress was fast to react by placing a piece of paper instruction on... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

First things first, there are two restaurants in this street with this name (well the other one is actually Cha Ca La LVong, and has a big number 14 on the sign even though it's at 17 Pho Cha Ca.) How did I discover this? I arranged to meet a friend at Cha Ca La Vong, and we ended up... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I went with my wife and we will led up a flight of stairs to reach this place as listed on the web as one of the must try cuisine in Hanoi. Ridiculous price for a miserably small portion of food. 170,000dong/pax and 340,000dong for us is totally not worth it. Before even we can confirm that we are eating,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Total bill for 1 portion of cha ca charging 340,000vnd that's too much expensive. It just costs half price for that. One of the worst cha ca in Hanoi.

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Vietnam
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

i loved all of them in here, from the service, view, friendly staffs to the food, so amazing. just a little thing is price too high. may be i enjoyed once time and will not come back again

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is really a unique food that you can't find anywhere but Hanoi. I love the first they served, tasty, oily, and it's suit my favor They staff is busy with their work, hard to order something more here. I believe it is the only bad thing

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?