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Cha Ca La Vong

) #1,480 of 1,929 Restaurants in Hanoi ££ - £££ Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“grilled fish” (90 reviews)
“fresh herbs” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
££ - £££
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

After seeing this restaurant in the 1,000 places book as well as some other guides, we decided we had to try it. The fish was good, but it definitely was not in my top 10 meals in Vietnam. The dish is very oily, so if...More

Thank gromeo65
Reviewed 18 April 2013

We received a recommendation from our tour guide to eat at "Cha Ca La Vong." We originally went to the restaurant across the street called "Cha Ca Ca Cuong," but it wasn't the right restaurant. Regardless, this restaurant is really old and has two levels...More

Thank KeroppiQueen
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Many times to try this food and never be fed up with Cha Ca. Love, love love to have as well as take opportunities to come Cha ca La Vong.

Thank GoldenSandHAnVietnam
Reviewed 12 April 2013

One dish only: monk-fish fried in vegetable oil. You get to add vegetables, stir fry and eat on top of cold rice noodles. I love monk-fish and I found this dish amazing. Service was pretty bad, the waiter got quite rude when he realized we...More

Thank Alessandra S
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Make sure you go to nr 14 - the only real one - nothing fancy, only one dish but a pleasent experience in Hanoi even if a bit on the expensive side for Hanoi standards. Place was packed around 7 pm, mainly with locals and...More

Thank EVOLeuvenBelgium
Reviewed 10 April 2013

We were excited about trying this restaurant but unfortunately, never did get to! There is another Cha Ca La Vong across the street which we were lured into before we even got to realize that it was not actually the restaurant we had been searching...More

Thank Trravelsafe78
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Beware of imitations on the same street although I highly doubt there will be much difference in taste. The place is old and the staff aren't very friendly. They understand basic English but you can tell they are used to tourists but have absolutely no...More

Thank Cheriong
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Food arrived without any of the condiments and sauces which we didn't realise we should have until nearly finished the tasteless fish. Rick Stein has got a lot to answer for.

Thank pjtomo54
Reviewed 8 April 2013

A cliche but oh so good. This is one the books recommend and you shouldn't ignore! One dish, just right, must try if in Hanoi!

Thank globetrottertoday
Reviewed 5 April 2013

This is a place that is 100 years old and serves only one dish: fish in turmeric that is fried with herbs at your table, served with rice noodles, peanuts, and fresh herbs. The fish is tasty but very oily too, so it was probably...More

Thank TheSpatulaQueen2012
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
This place gets a bad review. Can anyone recommend a better place to eat. I am going there soon.
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
is the restaurant across the street on the upper floor by the same owner ?
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
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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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