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Cha Ca La Vong

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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small restaurant is well known for being one of the original creators of the 'cha-ca' a-fish-dish, and its expensiveness. It's the first time I had cha-ca, and the dish was really tasteful, different from most of the dishes I've had. And it's truly pricey. Space was compact, wooden floor/house (sometimes it made scary noise), sounds classical. Not sure it'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good street food in Hanoi. Have a grill fish, baked pig rid, steam pork. Hanoi beer is good choice to drink during eat all meals together

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Thank Wei Pin N
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very expensive. VND 550.000 for 2 dishes with 1 beer and 1 bottle of water. Never come back here agian.

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Thank John T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is more expensive than other Vietnamese restaurants but I actually quite like the fish! Okay, maybe it's a bit too oily but I can overlook that because it tasted really good with the noodles, veg, and peanuts! One more thing though, their service is really quite bad. We were there and saw a group of foreigners who wanted... More 

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Malaysia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

too oily and only a few cubes of fish and plenty of chives, and cilantro, just one dish only and charge 170,00 VND too expensive and not worth trying. Nothing special.

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Thank marinacourt3
Australia
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price was ridiculous. The food was nothing special (there is only one dish). I'd strongly recommend avoiding it.

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Thank christinedawes
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ca cha was delicious, but considered expensive considering Hanoi prices. We went here as my mother has memories of going here when she was younger, the service is fast but you can tell that it is a bit too small to handle the influx of tourists in addition to locals eating here. Still, a good meal but maybe find... More 

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Thank Tina M
usa
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many good restaurants to enjoy a delicious meal and we ended up here, by mistake. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. Terrible service (rude, unhelpful, inattentive, clearly does not like tourists) and terrible Cha Ca.

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Thank usfscuba
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seafood lover, this is the place to eat/try a cha ca. It's usually packed with local people and some foreigners (expats or tourists). Expect to pay 175k for a small portion of this meal and to be served by unwelcoming staff. Warning: don't use their napkins, they will charge you even more ! For the price you pay and the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cha Ca is good and the portion is right but the price is a bit high for Vietnam's standards (170.000 per person, almost 8 USD). I guess you pay for the fact that they are renowned.

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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?