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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible22%
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“shrimp paste” (19 reviews)
“chili” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 811 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was ok. Music was thumping. Waiters smoked cigarettes which was offensive. Worst part was the ripoff bill at the end. Scum bags

Thank Shaun T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was ok and came to a total of 560000 the bill came and it was 960000. I hate being ripped off, a big thumbs down for you!! 😡

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed 5 days ago

There's a trend in Hanoi: classic/famous restaurants will have an imitation with the same/similar name on the same street (think McDowell's vs McDonald's from Coming to America!). This is the case with Cha Ca La Vong. Be sure to look at both the name of...More

Thank MurrayInHK
Reviewed 5 days ago

It seems I had same problem with many previous guest, about the fish cake (which was advertised homemade). It is not delicious at all. A lot of flour, and smell of meat. The biggest problem is it the photo on menu is a plate of...More

Thank Bella8590
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were charged 740,000 VND for a dinner for two pax. We ordered the grilled fish for two but there seemed to be some confusion when the order arrived - it seemed that the waiter had only served us one serving, which actually worked out...More

1  Thank bluntpencil
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waitress is not friendly. The portion is small and expensive (170.000d per pax). Very disappointed.

Thank amcl103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 4 (and a kid) and only wanted to order the good for 4 grilled fish. But the staff kept on pointing at the fish cakes (30k/piece) after. We said no several times but they kept on pointing at it. Thinking it wasn't a...More

Thank JPaul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We certainly went to the right Cha Ca La Vong and we didn’t expect to be disappointed. The name of the dish is misleading because it’s not grilled - it was already cooked before serving on to you and then cooked again vigorously in a...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The receipt says No. 17 Cha Ca - but signage outside is No. One 14. We think it is a SCAM. Our hotel recommended the place and we walked in Old Quarter to locate it. Miniscule portions of overcooked rubbery fish. Very OVERPRICED.

Thank isla_vp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have read the review saying that the bad ratings are due to the competition across the street, it is not. We went to the original restaurant on the second floor with hardly any ventilation. They don't speak English so they give you a card...More

2  Thank Charlie G
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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
25 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
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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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