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14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We returned to this place after 12 years. The foods was fantastic if you enjoy authentic Vietnamese Northern dishes. The fish fillet, rice noodle and herbs were very fresh,.we cooked the marinated fish in the fry pan and mixed with the rice noodle, shrimp sauce, lime juice, chilli, roasted peanut and herbs. Heavenly!

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Thank Hoa L
St. Petersburg, Florida
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only questions are "how many people?" and "what do you want to drink?" The restaurant is tucked away in the back of the Old Quarter, up a flight of stairs, communal tables. The burner is placed in front of you with oil and turmeric, chunks of boned fish added, you dump in the greens and stir. A bowl of... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is over a 100 yrs old and servers only one dish! A delicious fresh fish and fresh herbs sautéed at your table!!! This is not a handicap accessible place. Beware of the imposter restaurant a few doors up!

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Thank lady58_11
Hanoi, Vietnam
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was average, but the service was awful. The lady insisted all guests get the fish dish (number 14), but when we ordered a different meal she grumpily walked away as if we were eating for free. The cutlery/chopsticks were dirty. If you would like any meal except her number 14, I'd recommend that you stay away. 3 days... More 

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Thank lissingh2017
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thep place is dirty filthy horrible. The fish is oily and way too expensive. It costs $18usd for two persons sharing such a small serve.

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Thank Yi S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't eat here, we got food poisoning after the grill fish meal! We order fry chicken wings , the meat was tougher than elephant's skin !

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Thank Mark K
Tel Aviv, Israel
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the 2nd floor of an unnoticed building in the old quarter of Hanoi, is this one-dish restaurant. You get a sizzling pan on a small fire. In the oan there are small bites of fish fillet, marinated in spicy (but not hot) marinade. You get a small bowl of cut dill and spring onions, a plate of rice... More 

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Thank Glex5000
Melbourne, Australia
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271 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watch out for the original, as there are two restaurants claiming to be the original Cha Ca La Vong on the Cha Ca La Vong Street? On the opposite (right) site of the original Cha Ca La Vong is the "copy", using No. 14 on the signage, Bamboo furniture on the ground floor, lots of LED lights, cheaper by 10,000... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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100 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is said to be Vietnam’s oldest restaurant located in Hanoi. Outside, numerous people are waiting in a long line until it is their turn. Inside, uneven stairs until you enter a small room with a low ceiling. At wooden tables, The place is a simple restaurant where only one dish is served: fried fish. Every day. Since 1871. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There seems to be a lot of confusion about Cha Ca restaurants, and even Cha Ca La Vong Restaurants. One of Hanoi's older eateries it is on Cha Ca street in the old quarter. They only serve one dish, have very little English, and the price is about $10-15 per person. It is a great dish--monk fish in a marinade... 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?