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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp paste” (18 reviews)
“fresh herbs” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 6 November 2014

My wife and I were looking forward to trying Cha Ca here but it was not anything special. While I would not say it's bad, I definitely agree that it's overhyped and overpriced. We wanted to try this place because of all the reviews in...More

1  Thank Milhouse123
Reviewed 5 November 2014

more than 100 year dish in town. the only one dish in the restaurant. never try never feel and regret forever if miss it. Look simple, just a grill fish slice, but taste and ingredient very unique and delicious. ** MUST TRY **

Reviewed 4 November 2014

We were with five of us and we just get one pan and get another pan filled for the 2nd time. But the fish were cut in Tiny small pieces compared what we saw on you tube. And we didn't get anymore vegetables and noodle....More

2  Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 3 November 2014

You can get their signature dish almost anywhere. This too high priced, poor service, no where near what it was once upon a time.

3  Thank getgs
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Pros & Cons (FYI this is my 6th time in Vietnam) Let me start with pros : Yes I tried a very old Hanoi dish. Was it delicoius , any taste ?...nothing at all. It says grilled but you get it fried with a ton...More

2  Thank Shubho D
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Not particularly delicious. I don't know why everyone recommends this - service was lacking, food was overpriced for Hanoi... and the portions were tiny. And I'm a petite Asian girl. I went out feeling dissatisfied with my meal... and filled up with desserts from street...More

1  Thank fickle_flower
Reviewed 29 October 2014

The Cha ca La Vong Grilled Fish was opened for 100+ over years in Hanoi. It is a must eat cuisine in Hanoi with its perfectly selected fish without any bones. I tried the shrimp paste and enjoyed it very much. It matched perfectly with...More

Thank Soon H
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Well, it deserve for a fish dinner It will make you full. However, it is hot, you should go there in cool days with friends. There is no complant about food. However, service is a little bit inconvinient for you. A little bit Slow service....More

Thank linhvu9x
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We saw this restaurant in the book 1000 things to do before you die. Our edition was dated several years ago and indicated a price of 2 USD (42000 vnd), what is still possible to get today in Hanoi. When entering the restaurant not an...More

3  Thank PhAuh
Reviewed 18 October 2014

I've just been to this restaurant once although Grilled fish is a famous and must-try dish when you come to Hanoi. The fish is nice but I dislike the service and the price. The staff is indifferent and unprofessional, they cannot communicate in English which...More

2  Thank MinhNguyen072
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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 jeff1955malaysia | Reviewed this property |
i believe the one on the 1st floor was the original Cha Ca. due to popular demand a second one was opened. need to confirm with the owner. only problem most dont speak english.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • 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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