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Cha Ca La Vong

) #1,477 of 1,928 Restaurants in Hanoi ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible21%
Travellers talk about
“grilled fish” (90 reviews)
“fresh herbs” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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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 2 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
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

Pricy, poor service, food is okay Heard from my friend that food used to be good, but now not worth time and money. Avoid!!!!!!!!!!

2  Thank TheBear128
Reviewed 18 September 2014

On last Tuesday, I had a day with Noemi, a friend from American. And we decided to go to this for lunch as it's recommended on tripadvisor and even was mentioned on NewYork Times(???). However, we're dissapointed about quality of food in that restaurant (...More

1  Thank Tahainam
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

It's nice to sit down and just eat at a restaurant and not gaze at the menu forever trying to decide what to eat. This place only serves one dish. And it's good!

Thank Staryskys
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This restaurant is listed in the 1000 Places To See Before You Die book and is also listed in my Frommer's Vietnam Guide book as a place to go to when in Hanoi for a meal. I think it is time for this restaurant to...More

1  Thank Middle_Aged_Guy
Reviewed 5 September 2014

It's a charming little restaurant which sells only one item, fried fish cooked in lots of very fragrant oil. It comes with vegetables, rice noodles and peanuts. The vegetables soak up the oil and taste amazing with the rice noodles. It's quite expensive though. For...More

Thank Monkeyinsingapore
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

We went with great trepidation after reading all the negative reviews on TripAdvisor. We got to the place slightly anxious that we would accidently end up in the 'wrong' Cha Ca La Vong but it was all perfectly civilised. We climbed a steep flight of...More

1  Thank Julie0870
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
This place gets a bad review. Can anyone recommend a better place to eat. I am going there soon.
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
is the restaurant across the street on the upper floor by the same owner ?
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
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
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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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