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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong, the one dish they serve at this restaurant (a milk fish cooked in oil seasoned with spring onions and herbs at the table, served with rice vermicelli and fish sauce) is good. It is the fact that the we were charged VND 170,000 EACH for THREE persons (adult/child same rate) and our combined portion was the... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Speechless!! Horrible service, average food, bias to Vietnamese and sarcastically pricey! PLEASE AVOID AT ALL COST!

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of everything we ate in Vietnam (and we ate a lot!) this was my favorite dish. It has simple ingredients that when combined are just amazing. A lot of the reviews talk about the service but I think you have to take a place like this with a grain of salt. Just enjoy the food!

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Thank deanie23
Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was solid although not the best Cha ca dish we had in Vietnam. The portion was very small and the price was much higher than expected.

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Thank Brooke M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only To recommend turists To carefully Read guides such as lonely planet : this has a Name similar To The original one But It isn't! In Hanoi lots of restaurants are clealrly imitated : pay attention And read carefully Names And addresses!

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very simple lunch here. Service was ok and food was tasty enough. Would go back again if I was in the area but would not go out of my way to get there. Drinks and food were not very expensive.

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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not understand some of the recent negative reviews. No, it isn't haute cuisine, nor does it purport to be. Since cha ca is the only item on the menu, some of the reviews citing other selections means they are being confused with some other restaurant (perhaps the one with a very similar name directly across the street which... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We live in Hanoi and have been to a few cha ca places. This was just the worst and maybe the worst restaurant I've been to in Vietnam. - Cost / value - the worst. Fish was significantly more expensive than anywhere i've ever been and portion size was about a third of usual - Quality - average to poor,... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Its a restaurant speciallized in grill fish. The main dish, That is suposed to be a grill fish that u can cook in ur own table, comes almost no fish, instead of that comes a fish cake that doesnt have nothing special... a little bit more expansive for vietnan. I wouldn'd recomend it.

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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

After a couple of great meals in Vietnamese but more touristy restaurants in the first couple of days, we had decided to eat 'local' this evening, but unusually, did not have a plan. Got literally dragged in by the guy in the street (the only one in any kind of uniform). Although traditional seating style and decor, the internal marketing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?