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Cha Ca La Vong

14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible23%
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Seafood, Asian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
14 Pho Cha Ca, Hanoi, Vietnam
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11 - 20 of 824 reviews

Reviewed 25 January 2018

On its menu it charges 30,000VND for one piece of grilled fish and it shows a photo of a plate with pieces of grilled fish. We did not order that but the person taking our order indicated to us that we [had to] try that...More

Thank Tiffany S
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This unique restaurant offers a special Vietnamese fish dish with noodles and greens. About $10.00 Canadian per person ($8 USD). We (2couples ) went upstairs and sat down. No one came to talk to for maybe 5 minutes. Just when we were wondering about talking...More

Thank Charlie B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Stumbled on this place on our first night. Fantastic fish, authentic, full of locals and great beer.

Thank ouzo09
Reviewed 16 January 2018 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 16 January 2018 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 15 January 2018

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 15 January 2018

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 13 January 2018

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 8 January 2018

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

Thank amcl103
Reviewed 3 January 2018

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
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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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Average prices
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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