Guidebook Some of the best eating in town


Some of the best eating in town

What the critics recommend:

Alpaca Homestyle Cafe “became our favourite little Nha Trang coffee stop during our most recent visit. Owned by a lovely Russian couple, the coffee was good, staff were friendly and we had some tasty cafe-style meals too. The vibe is cosy -- it’s an easy spot to hang out for a while on a hot day or during a Nha Trang storm.” (Rusty Compass)

Lac Canh Beef BBQ: “This fast paced, cook-it-yourself restaurant serves Nha Trang specialties, such as bo lac canh (marinated beef). For a real treat, order a bread roll to soak in the remaining marinade and grill it for a few minutes. Garlic bread never looked so passe.” (International Traveller)

Lanterns Restaurant: “This open-air restaurant supports local schools and orphanages in Nha Trang and Khanh Hoa province, providing scholarships and supplies. The menu is mostly Vietnamese food, including plenty of seafood, with a few Western favorites -- sandwiches, pastas and burgers. Vegetarians will do well here, with flavorful tofu and vegetable dishes.” (AFAR)

Le Petit Bistro “is an old hand in Nha Trang. It may not be anything special, but it is the best place we know for a casual French cuisine experience in the tourist quarter. Also known as Con Ga Phap, (Vietnamese for French chicken), staff are friendly, the atmosphere is cosy and it has a decent wine list too.” (Rusty Compass)

Nha Trang Xua: “A classic Vietnamese restaurant set in a beautiful old house in the countryside surrounded by rice paddies and a lotus pond, around 7km west of town (100,000d in a taxi). Think a refined (handwritten) menu, chunky wooden tables and a rustic ambience. Highlights include the hotpots, Vietnamese salads, five-spice beef and fish (try the snakehead grilled in banana leaf).” (Lonely Planet)

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