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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible23%
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“grill fish” (11 reviews)
“shrimp pasta” (19 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

We had lunch at Cha ca la vong. They have place for parking cars. It is quite crowded! Must book before coming there! Overall, the food is nice! Fish is really tasty, no bone, soft! But it is a bit oily! However, the service is...More

1  Thank kiki k
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Was there with my girl friend and we been told tat we must order 2 portions of it,one portion cost 170,000don.so we just ordered 2.but when the dishes come,the portion was surprisingly small...but I looked at table beside me which r local people,they get the...More

2  Thank Traverlo
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Service was really bad. Food was lousy and pricey, we were only given a few pieces of fish. Locals were getting rounds and rounds of refills, left feeling scammed as well. Avoid cha ca va long at all cost.

1  Thank Shlr
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Having eaten here in the past and enjoying it wonderful old world charm of dark stained wood and charcoal burners at the table which spoke of its heritage I was extremely disappointed to return and find it a shadow of its former glory In its...More

Thank Lea32_11
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Had our best meal in Hanoi here. Enter, sit, eat, pay, leave. Very strait forward. If it's your first time to eat this type of dish, don't be shy to ask the staff "how". They will promptly teach you and you will definitely keep coming...More

Thank rkariola
Reviewed 25 January 2015

The last time I visited Hanoi this was one of the most memorable, stand-out experiences of the whole visit. We liked the cha ca la vong so much that we ordered an additional portion of it. However this time, while the food was just as...More

1  Thank israphale
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We have total 9 persons in a group and heard that it is a Must try dish in Hanoi. However, when we first arrive the place, we are not welcome and served as we have too many people. The visit is at morning 11am, which...More

1  Thank Eurekasky
Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

It isn't worth visiting even it's the oldest joint in town. The food is simply too little and too boring. Furthermore the staff is way too uninterested attending their custumors, and the place seems sloppy.

1  Thank Astralbuddy
Reviewed 21 January 2015

According to many vietnamese, Cha Ca La Vong is a must-try food when in Hanoi and this restaurant was highly recommended everywhere so i decided to give it a try. Like many other travelers mentioned, they served only one food, which to me tasted average....More

2  Thank Kuru C
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Read about this place online and it was also recommended by our tour guide so decided to give it a try. As you sit on the table, you see a card stating they only offer one fish dish. Though a bit expensive by Vietnamese standards...More

Thank AroundTheWorld4683
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13 January 2017|
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Response from DennisTanKW | Reviewed this property |
There's one across the road further down and was crowded when we walked past Hope this help
Vince V-Shim C
26 November 2016|
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Response from Janique123 |
No!! Everyone please be aware that the restaurant across the road is a scam. We were recommended to go to this restaurant and ended up at the fake one in error. They have very cleverly slightly changed their name to "Cha Ca... More
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US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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  • Address: 14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, 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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