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Cha Ca Lang

18 Lo Su | Hoan Kiem District, Inside E Central Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
+84 24 3938 0175
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“grilled fish” (8 reviews)
“local fish” (2 reviews)
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Vietnamese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Lo Su | Hoan Kiem District, Inside E Central Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I ate at Cha Ca Lang numerous times while staying at the hotel and each time was truly delicious. The staff were very kind and accommodating to any requests that I had related to the food. Of special note are the waitress Thao and chef...More

1  Thank Faylb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here for dinner and we were the only ones in the restaurant. Staff are super friendly and recommended their fish speciality. Catfish with vegetables. Delicious. The vegetables were Cooked fresh at our table then you combined the fish and vegetables with noodles coriander...More

Thank TamaramaSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this resto as I was walking a block from my hotel in search for dinner and to get away from the cold. The restaurant is located at the bottom of E Central Hotel and the foyer was warm and inviting. Was greeted by...More

Thank nivhana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner and lunch at this restaurant. Fabulous fish cake, noodles and spring rolls. The staff are polite and nice and highly recommended.

1  Thank tasslee57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All fresh and delicious, warm places to have dinner with family. Taste is good. High recommended for family, college and friends dating.

1  Thank anhducmatto93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have hay the lunch with college recently. The restaurant is itself quite small, just enough seats for around 25 People. But it is tidy anh very clean with nice decor. I have tasted the grill fish in some places but this time was impressive...More

Thank Thanh B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grilled catfish was amazing, tangy salad was so appetising & deep fried fish cakes were the best! Can’t resist thinking of it... everything tastes so good. Service was great & waitress explained everything in such minute detail! Lovely memories...

1  Thank bbee88
Reviewed 21 June 2018

warmly recommended! Personal and warm service. Great fresh food. Excellent fish dishes. An unforgettable Vietnamese culinary experience.

Thank hadarori163
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Once one of us ordered the noodle soup we became another kind of customer and had another (worse) kind of treatment than people sitting next to us. For so far the Vietnamese hospitality...

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Stayed in the Hotel, ate in one night after a long a day trip, service was very good, meal made in front of you, only negative, restaurant doesn't have a full bar service, so limited in drinks choice,

Thank DarkBlueDundee
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Questions & Answers
Jack C
16 July 2018|
Response from kmp081949 | Reviewed this property |
Cha Ca is the best. I tried the well known Cha Ca La Vong that's been around for a half century, but this dish is better.
15 July 2018|
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Response from kmp081949 | Reviewed this property |
It's within the Old Quarter, 10 minutes walk to Hoan Kiem Lake
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Lo Su | Hoan Kiem District, Inside E Central Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi
  • Phone Number: +84 24 3938 0175
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Cha Ca (also known as Grilled minced fish) has been recognized as one of the best traditional food of Hanoi, which was originated from a family living in Hanoi’s old quarter over a century ago. Nowadays, when taking about Hanoi’s food culture, people can hardly forget Cha Ca dish, which creates a very unique feature to Hanoi’s gastronomy over years.
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