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Cha Ca La Vong

#1,488 of 1,954 Restaurants in Hanoi}
₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible22%
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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11 - 20 of 797 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the feeling the restaurant just want to sell their food as many as possible, they did not care the real demand from Customer, with their recommendation we need to pay 700,000 vnd for 2 people and only can finish 60% of the food,...More

1  Thank linhtruong74
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food..me and my wife very like it to having lunch here...and cheaper too...there’s no problem with the staff for me..or maybe because we like it that food so Much...Lol

Thank keykay212
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The initial presentation of the salad and fish on the table look fantastic.... However the taste and texture were a totally disappointment....this could be due to too much oil and the fish meat does not taste fresh and desirable. I ordered a side dish of...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I was to Cha Ca La Vuong first time in 1978, just 3 years after the end of the war. Have have been there regularly during the years. Originally, you got an sizzeler hot frying pan on your table, and it was possible to get...More

Thank Dag V
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The food was served cold by indifferent staff who seemed to be more interested in their bongs. The only hot dish (pho) was brought back by one of the waiters from a shop up the road. The plates were chipped and not clean. Was pleased...More

Thank RobbieT19
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Staff were unclear and unfriendly. Food was crap. Guy went down the road and came back with the food. Music was way too loud. Everything was quite dirty.

Thank Joshua T
Reviewed 21 September 2017

So looking forward to this speciality, however not much flavour. They treat anyone who is not Vietnamese as a second class citizen. Initially thought it was our imagination but witnessed it with others. My advice don't bother

Thank Aiken S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Loved how simple the dish was (fish, heapload of veggies, and rice noodles). Dish was served to us, no fuss. Wish they had unli veggies, but I think you'd have to add for a second serving. Up to you to flavor it with Fish sauce,...More

Thank Annlouise Genev... C
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Wasn't what we expected based on recommendations from 3 sources. Food ok, vibe pumping music from next door (bad mixing lol). Sorry guys, won't recommend.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Average food, service very bad. The lady maybe the owner insisted us to get number 14 - fish dish, but when we orderd other meal, she was very angry..as if we were eating there for free. I was planning to give minus points..but the min...More

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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

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US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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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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