This restaurant is one of many in the hotel/backpacking budget area of Biet Thu. On offer is Italian, Vietnamese and Thai food such as salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizzas, meat and fish dishes and desserts. I had a pizza here which wasn't bad. Nice little place!
Checkpoint is like a guilty secret!
Its a Russian/ Euro themed bar restaurant on 4 floors including a roof top terrace.
The decor is quite different from anything else in Nha Trang, full of photos of Soviet military scenes, military flags and Soviet hats & greatcoats. Leningrad re-visited!
It has a cool ambience & the staff, both Russian and Vietnamese all speak varying degrees of english. More importantly, they are friendly & make you feel welcome. Which can be quite a change from the usual Vietnam eating experience.
Favorite Dish: Ok, I only tried a few dishes but enjoyed each one
1. Borsch - cabbage soup. tasty & reminded me of scotch broth a bit
2. Russian Dumplings - we Europeans would call this Ravioli without the tomato based sauce! Served with dill i think, its very good.
3. Russian salad - YUM. similar to a potato & vegetable salad in mayo.
4 Squid - salted. different. just try it.
5. Lamb - had rack of lamb. It was just as good as anywhere Ive ever had it.
This place must have been flavour of the month when we were there. It's the first time on our trip that we had to wait for a table. The food was top quality and the beer was nice & cold (I seem to mention beer a lot... don't I?)
Favorite Dish: Seafood hot pot - yum. The only minus was having no bread to soak up the delicious sauce
Although we love the Vietnamese food, it was time for a change. Ash & I shared plates of Tacos & Nachos washed down with 333 Vietnamese beer on tap.
Free pool, and the bar girls even get the balls ready for you!
We enjoyed a few leisurely games and were joined by a Canadian guy who thrashed us!
Favorite Dish: The nachos was very good & cheap
This place always had quite a crowd in it whenever I passed by so I decided to give it a try one afternoon. Pleasant enough atmosphere with streetside outdoor dining. Food was very good. Problem was, I got quite sick with diaherra within about 2 hours after eating there.
Hard to give a good review under such circumstances.
Favorite Dish: I had some spring rolls and some stirr fried veggies w/rice.
I ate at this restaurant in April, 2008. I found it to be very relaxed, quiet, with excellent service. Prices were reasonable, food was very good. A very pleasant setting for dinner.
Favorite Dish: I had a set menu meal for $4USD. This included an appetizer of spring rolls/sauce, soup, main course of fish/shrimp w/vegetables and steamed rice, and desert. There were various set menu meals to choose from as well as a normal menu.
Also, 2 BGI beers for 14000 dong (about 85 cents, USD) from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.
Food here is very good but hardly warrants the high prices.
Service was ok, not great, not overly friendly, with a seemingly overall mood of indifference. $9USD for a set dinner is very high for Indian food anywhere in Vietnam. Further, this is a very small street cafe of no apparent distinction other than it's having been recommended by Lonely Planet.
Omar's is advertised as THE Indian Restaurant on their flyer, which further states that "the Indian delicacies are cooked by master chef Mr. Omar from New Delhi, India" It also states that there are two Omar's in Nha Trang and another in both Hue and Hoi An. Hmmm....Mr Omar must be quite busy dashing back and forth between all four restaurants.....
Favorite Dish: The food really is rather good. I would rate it a 3 to 3.5 out of 5. However, pricing is so high and service so indifferent, with ambiance so mediocre, I can not say it was a satisfying experience.
Once again, Lonely Planet dissappoints.
This restaurant is amazing...it's owned by an Italian, the pizza and pasta are amazing! he also offers thai food, we did not try any but it looked and smelled great!! The staff were really friendly, even Fernando himself came out and had a chat and remembered us when we went back for desert! Compared to the other restaurants we ate in, it was a little more expensive but the food was sooo much better - well worth the extra few dong! it was around $10 per person including drinks, some meals were more some less thouhg..
Favorite Dish: teh chocolate mousse!! It was to die for!! the best mousse I have ever tasted!!
If you stay in big hotels and the room rate is included breakfast, go for it. But if you don't pay for breakfast in hotels, don't miss a chance to try special breakfast in some local restaurants in Nha Trang. Here is the list for your reference:
1. Bun ca quan Min (Min restaurant, specializes on rice vermicelli served with fish, fried fish pie, steamed fish pie, jelly fish). Less than US$1/bowl. Breakfast only
Direction: at Bach Dang street, right at the corner of Bach Dang street and Nguyen Thien Thuat street.
2. Bun bo Hoang Hoa Tham, a restaurant located at Hoang Hoa Tham street, selling rice vermicelli (big stem) with beef. US$1/bowl. You won't feel sorry to come there for a bowl, or 2 :-) Breafast only
3. Pho Hong (Hong restaurant, selling Nha Trang noodle from early morning till midnight). US$1/bowl
Direction: it's right at the corner of Le Thanh Ton - To Hien Thanh. Very easy to find.
4. There are a lot more. I will update when I have time ok :-D
A simple seafood restaurant like many others that dot bah Yai beach... with plastic chairs and friendly owners. You just see what their catch of the day, tell them what you would like, and then they either cook it for you or bring a small BBQ on the table, with a coule of sauces (delicious... but watch out for the blandest-looking of them... it's the hottest thing I have ever tasted) and cook it yourself.
Favorite Dish: We were four people and ordered 1 kilos of prawns, 1 kilo of calamari, 1/2 kilo of shells, a portion for four of noodles with calamari, a large salad, 10 import beers and two large bottles of water. The total price? 430'000 dongs, which is about 7 dollars each.
La Taverna ended up being the only place we ate while in town... for two good reasons: their Italian food is really delicious and authentic, and in particular because the owner (Athos) is a good friend of ours.
The restaurant is small and homely, with only eight tables inside and two outside... and everyone is really nice. Unlike other (real or fake) Italian restaurants, you'll have to wait a while until the food you ordered is brought to you, which is always a good sign.
The reason is simple: everything is prepared at the moment, including the pastas and gnocchi... Good food needs its time...
Favorite Dish: Pasta and gnocchi: all were delicious, especially their seafood variety. Fish and seafood: the sea bream is heavenly.
Chicken: I'm particularly fond of the chicken with chilli and lemongrass (the best I had in Vietnam), but the curry was excellent, too.
There were many desserts on the list... we are assured that the tiramisu is fantastic. One day we'll go back for it. And did i forget about the pizzas? Go try them...
This restaurant has everything you could possible wish for at a very reasonable price...the seafood is particularly tasty with everything on ice for you to choose your dish.
Favorite Dish: My favourite was shrimp cocktail and then chicken with cashew nuts..
Wow this place was a find and totally off the beaten path. This is where the local communist party generals hang-out and the rich and famous of nha trang (yes they exist). The restaurant is a taxi ride from downtown nha trang. Marylou and I had scooters so we biked it there. The restaurant is right on the ocean past Hon Mot about 30 mins from Nha Trang. It is the last restaurant in the area in the middle of nowhere!
The seafood is so fresh. You can choose what you like from the fish tanks.
Local were surprised to see tourists but so friendly. We went twice in 1 week!
Favorite Dish: Fresh sea urchin eaten raw
This place is sits on edge of the beach. The setting is idyllic, beautiful view, nice breeze, excellent food, great service. There are beach chairs, you can get a massage, have a drink or a full meal up in the restaurant area. You will not be bothered here by vendors, the staff keeps them moving along.
Favorite Dish: Samosas and Chicken Curry
Nha Trang's Sailing Club is a real highlight.
A Vietnamese-Japanese-Italian restaurant (!!)on the beach.
Brilliant food, great location, affordable prices!
Favorite Dish: The Sushi and Sashimi are delicious, the king prawns in lemongrass sauce simply to die for and even the bruschettas were tasty.