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Cha Ca La Vong

) #1,500 of 1,948 Restaurants in Hanoi €€ - €€€ Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible21%
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“shrimp paste” (18 reviews)
“fresh herbs” (13 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
€€ - €€€
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 31 October 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 28 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
Reviewed 12 October 2014

They upcharge for foreigners (170,000 VND per person which is pricey for vietnamese food) and I'm not sure it's worth the price. There's something about places that upcharge for foreigners that kind of takes away from the deliciousness/ambience. Reach the restaurant by climbing some steep...More

Thank Emerald N
Reviewed 6 October 2014

I was first introduced to this restaurant about 5 years ago and have never forgotten it. despite all the bad reviews, it is still a delightful meal. It is certainly worth a try while in Hanoi.

1  Thank Asiarep
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Expensive, poor service and the food is normal but the name is celebrity and many people would like to try for one time then they will be unhappy!

1  Thank amazinghalong
Reviewed 27 September 2014

For the price you are paying per person, I expect it to be at least a very generous portion, if not a buffet.... Probably should have tried the Cha Ca La Vong opposite this place...food was nothing to be bragged about...

1  Thank Wira P
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Questions & Answers
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

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
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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