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Cha Ca Thang Long

from $8 /person

  • Restaurant: Cha Ca Thang Long
  • Location:Hanoi - Vietnam
  • Address: 31 Đường Thành, Cửa Đông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Việt Nam
  • Telephone: +84 4 3824 5115
  • More information: www.chacathanglong.com
  • Opening hours: 10am - 3pm & 5pm - 10pm
  • Review: 0.0 /10 - Review Rating (Based on 0 reviews)

Cha Ca Thang Long is a famous dish popularized in Hanoi and is a favorite meal of ours. Although the name “cha ca” implies that it’s a fish paste, it’s actually small fillets of flaky white fish marinaded in turmeric and galangal, fried and served with generous topping of dill on a sizzling hot plate.

Hong got me a fajita skillet with a wooden serving tray as a gift a while back–probably as a hint that he wanted me to make this! But I don’t mind since I’ve always wanted one and I love this dish as well. The fragrant flavors of the turmeric and galangal marinaded fish and fresh dill goes so well together. This dish is a real crowd pleaser especially when you bring out the sizzling platter for all to enjoy.

Tips And Reviews

111 Tips and reviews
- Mar, 19, 2013 -

Travel + Leisure

Northern Vietnam’s signature dish, chà ca, takes a turn: white fish is marinated in galangal, shrimp paste & turmeric, then sautéed at your table. More places to eat like a local: tandl.me/12ufz7c

- Apr, 19, 2016 -

Yuwi Shaw

Best meal in Hanoi! The set meal = overpriced tourist scam. Just order cha ca + beer & enjoy! There's also more available than what's on the English menu, so ask. Food was great; so fresh & perfect.

- May, 27, 2017 -

Shu Yee

Looks like simple dish but its really a must try in Hanoi! I had my year's worth of quota for spring onion..the way the fish is cook is really good and theres no mud taste.

- Aug, 04, 2015 -

Leigh Hoang

Only grilled catfish with dill but it is mighty good. If you go for the set menu, you get a beer, and a vietnamese tea and fruit platter for dessert. Get here early. Opens at 6pm and it fills quickly!

- Dec, 10, 2017 -

Gabor Sarlos

I have been here twice. First, had the catfish (cha ca) in the menu. Second, was with a local friend. He knew what to order, and the catfish, noodles and dill just kept coming. The fish is amazing!

- Aug, 23, 2015 -

Allie Quinn

Some of the best food I had in Hanoi. The fish was perfectly cooked and so tasty when paired with the fried dill! One serving is 120,000 dong!

- Oct, 08, 2016 -

Nguyen Trang

This place has the best Cha Ca to my opinion. I have tried Cha Ca in many restaurants around Hanoi but still cant find better one up to now

- Jan, 08, 2017 -

Sa Soro

Cha Ca is delicious! Foreigners, don't be afraid to come in: They will show you how to eat it:) We ordered one Cha ca for TOP and that was more than enough.

- Feb, 15, 2015 -


I was caught off guard by this place, but I am sure happy I stuck it out. The fish was delicious! Your waitress will show you how to eat it if you are new to this.

- Apr, 16, 2016 -

Wing Chau

Such a simple concept. No menu required. This place only serves fish that you cook at your table with vermicelli, fish sauce and dill. A good find in Hanoi.


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