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Cha Ca La Vong

#1,612 of 2,100 Restaurants in Hanoi
€€ - €€€Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
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 9 April 2018 via mobile

Stay away at all cost. It was recommended by a vietnamese friend and despite the 200.000 dongs per person that costs i decided to ignore my instict and the unpleasant waitress/owner and order. I cant explain the reputation of this place. Really bad cooked meal....More

1  Thank kellaki0105
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We had the unfortunate displeasure in eating at this sh1thole! I understand from other reviews this is possibly a copycat restaurant, as it doesn’t have its own entry I need to post this here to help warn others from making the same mistake!! Firstly you...More

Thank ghostrider203
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

If you happen to see the big banners saying 14 cha ca la vong, FREE BEER, with loud dance music from a speaker by the road, DO NOT ENTER. It was too late by the time I saw the countless reviews about customers getting ripped...More

1  Thank NicholasNiap
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

They only do one dish, and u cook it yourself, it's pretty tasty( if u like fish noodles and veg), not overly expensive (if u don't drink too many beers) but you are just paying for the novelty however it is a good novelty

Thank Almariza J
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Little hole in the wall. We where brought here by our Thai friends. The menu only has one thing (fish), so you just sit and they will bring you your food. The food was really good, worth trying it.

Thank Eddy G
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Terrible (when u go to the wrong restaurant). Be very cautious to go to the right restaurant,which is on the even numbered side of road. When you enter street, there's a restaurant with big signage (& lights) saying no 14, cha ca la vong. This...More

1  Thank Devashini S
Reviewed 26 March 2018

The house special is nothing but a few dollars worth of oil-fried fish loaf. Please know what you're ordering! Nobody speaks English (or at least appears to.) We ordered the fish for 2 which cost 400,000 VND. The owner/manager then asked if we wanted another...More

3  Thank ClipperMonsoon
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to try the original Cha Ca La Vong after eating at the “fake” one across the street. We were quickly hurried up the stairs and were sat with two other parties. After waiting 20min for someone to acknowledge us, we...More

2  Thank Hannah K
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Fish is ok, but over priced. Fried on your table, but not much more than a gimmick. Free beer is promised, but they deny it when you pay. Dishonest, noisy, unfriendly. There are so many good restsurants in Hanoi. This one is a trap.

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This restaurant only has one dish on the menu and it is definitely worth coming here for a meal. The restaurant staff do not speak English but since there is only one dish served here, your order cannot go wrong.

Thank LiennaY
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13 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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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