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Cha Ca La Vong

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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I cannot share the last bad reviews about this restaurant.This restaurant was recommended by a Vietnamese friend and although the staff was not the friendliest on earth we still had a very nice lunch.Fish and fresh herbs were very good and the staff showed us how to cook the dish.Portions were not massive but this was not really a problem... More 

Thank Sara S
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it's a tourist trap. In Hanoi there are so many other restaurants that specialises on the same dish, with air con rooms, clean tables, better fish quality, more choices, and definitely more polite staff. We booked a table for 8, and got there 20 mins late because of the night market traffic. Our table was given away, but they... More 

Thank HK_Traveller05
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came out of my hotel to find this restaurant conveniently nearby. The restaurant appeared to have lots of customers, so I thought it must be good. We sat down and ordered some foods and some drinks. The first drink came and it was the wrong order and i thought to myself that mistake happens. Then our drink came and... More 

Thank balooca
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

170000 VND for one,it is a expensive price for most of people in Vietnam. As I see, 90% people are foreigners visitors. Better come to solo because they offered 1 or 4 same quantities fish....

Thank Yang C
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hate writing bad reviews, and I've lived in Asia long enough to know that there are a lot of cultural differences, but the only word that could describe the staff here is rude. They made us feel like we were asking for the moon when we ordered drinks, and were looked at with definite distaste. The food is massively... More 

Thank Michaela H
Hue, Vietnam
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hello We have visited this place for years and each years price raised. But this time we ordered twice because the food was tiny. We don't eat a lot of food but here is clearly not enough. We will skip this place for other cha ca restaurant ...too bad greedy people run this place

Thank Quan293918
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129 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The one plate restaurant Cha Ca 14, the revolution menu of Vietnam. We went 6 people to eat there by recommendation of our hotel. We receive one note thet the price per person 170N not included drink. We receive 6 balls of cold noodles, some vegetables and two little pans with fish and sauce. The plate was enough to 3... More 

Thank Moshe47
Onslow, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant after it was recommended by a friend. It was worth the visit. The fish was very nice and a very unique experience for us. We weren't sure how to cook / eat the fish but the staff could see that and showed us. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for people who are new to Vietnam... More 

Thank tanw72
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got there after 9.30pm, were told to go upstairs. It was not that busy, there is only one dish on the menu which you finish cooking at thetable. Very nice experience and food tasted different from everywhere else but surprisingly nice. The service was excellent and it was an entertaining evening. It was good value too. Definitely worth a visit... More 

Thank Utopia16
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Living for 3 years in Vietnam and this is the worst place i've ever eaten. Hugely overpriced at 170k per person for a few pieces of fish!!! Hygiene is absent, waiters are unfriendly and unhelpful (throw the bottle opener on the table instead of opening your bottle). The old lady which is probably the owner is sitting on one table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
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
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?