where: Hoàn Kiếm (84 Trần Quốc Toản)

price range: 120k VND

hours: 10:30AM-10:00PM

setting: neighborhood spot

group friendly: yes

takeaway: delivery available on

stand-out dish: the classic chả cá

hot tip: hotpot servings are large

A meal at Chả Cá Phan 84 is a feast for the sense. The owners of this family-run joint are more than happy to show you the way when it comes to cooking and preparing your chả cá. This hotpot cooks up fast, so bring along a group and keep topping off the dill. Order a few beers and be prepared to leave very full and totally satisfied.

verdict: An easy, flavorful hotpot is always a good idea. This one is defintely a yes.