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Cha Ca La Vong

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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant serve only 1 dish --- grilled fish. Crowded seats, fragrant air, tasty food. What's not to like? Would recommend.

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Thank ClumsyPotato
Singapore River, Singapore
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally agreed with other reviews with one star rating. The dish is supposed to have lots of dill but they served us with lots of spring onions and just a few dill stems. There were about 10 or so small pieces of fish to share between 3 of us. For that, they charged us more than 500,000 VND (to... More 

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Thank KK122015
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to try the traditional grilled fish and were told to try this restaurant. The grilled fish is the only dish served at the restaurant. When we arrived a sign was placed on the table stating 170,000 VND per person. I have experienced grilled fish restaurants in Hanoi before where I've been served course after course of fish. This... More 

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Thank Michael S
Seattle
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two restaurants with this name, across the street from each other. The one on the ground floor has a large and varied menu with waiters outside yelling at you to come in and eat. Skip that one and go to the other one at 14 Cha Ca. It's upstairs on the first floor and it's a great experience.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waitress were rude, food was bad, very very oily & salty. Uncomfortable seating place, very smelly. Loud speakers were blaring at full blast. Food portion were very small. Defintiely not recommended !!!

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Thank AdrianWTP
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For that small portion, inches of oil and taste (what taste? Can't remember its taste, perhaps no taste at all without adding the chilli), we were charged VND170,000 each. You will almost missed this place passing by because the restaurant is located at 1st floor, but if you do, it's ok to give it a miss. The least enjoyable VN... More 

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Thank GigiLee_mc
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The specialty fish dish is OK but the entire experience is very unpleasant. The waiters shout at people walking on the street trying to convince them to enter the restaurant. The whole place looks like a commercial for a restaurant, and not like a restaurant. Seating is not comfortable. The waiter recommended to take the fish dish that you have... More 

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Thank Rinali R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's really taste great. Plenty herbs, Soft fish flesh! Yummy! I want to come back here later someday.

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Thank Guul G
Sao Paulo, SP
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8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been so mistreated in a restaurant. Since I entered at that horrible Place I was treated with contempt just to being a tourist. No attend looked into my eyes the whole time. I seated at the worst place and they Just showed me an advisement about the food and price.They didn't offered anything to drink. I realized that... More 

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Thank TatianaDG
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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1,495 reviews
890 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there are 2 la vong. one is a cafe while the other is selling grilled fish. here it is a cafe and serve just average food. nothing much.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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, 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?