A pleasant, french styled, restaurant neat to the Sofitel Dalat Place and Novotel.
The service and food were both excellent. The menu was quite varied with French and vietnamese dishes available and prices were quite good although a little expensive by local standards.
Pool Table available.
Favorite Dish: I had the French Country Vegetable soup. An excellent blend of root vegetables in a chicken broth. Just like Grandma used to make.
The Art Cafe was superb white linen, good cutlery & wine glasses it is beautiful. the man that owns the restaurant is an artist who's works decorate the walls. The service is terrific nothing is to much trouble.
The gentleman and he was who runs the cafe took the time to show us how he did his art and how he "layered" the cocktails. Highly recomended.
Favorite Dish: Vegatarian spring rolls 1 doz 10,000 VND
Panfried chicken with chilli & lemongrass & steamed rice my absolute favourite 25,000VND
Claypot chicken 20,000VND
Beef hamburger & fries 20,000VND
Scotch & Coke, Vodka & orange, or Gin & tonic all 20,000VND
Cocktails: B52, Bloody Mary, White lady, Pinacolada, Irish Coffee or Marguarita all 25,000VND.
We sampled all the above food and most of the above mentioned drinks plus a few others.
Fantastic food, drinks the spirist are all branded ie Johny Walker scotch.
After completing our morning tour our guide took us to a local restaurant several streets back from the main market, about 3 minutes in his car. The meal was included in the tour and we commenced with a beautiful "hot pot" (some call it "steamboat") which was cooked on the table in front of us. It contained a variety of local vegetables and various meats cooked in a chicken broth, a most delicious meal in itself which was soon followed by 6 more courses. We ate until we could not consume anymore and there was enough left over to feed another couple.
When in Da Lat you must visit this restaurant, just catch a local taxi , the fare should be US $1 including tip.
Favorite Dish: Everthing we ate was top class.
We had lunch at this restaurant on our second day in Da Lat, once again part of our private guided tour and the restaurant was a favourite of our guide. The 5 or 6 course meal was most enjoyable, far better local food than we experienced in Ho Chi Minh City during our 4 day stay.
If you really want to experience true local Vietnamese food you should dine outside your hotel and walk a few streets back from the tourist district. You will enjoy a banquet for the price you would pay for a McDonalds burger, the memory of the burger will have vanished a few hours later but the Vietnamese banquet will last for ever.
No normal tourist ever comes here, so my appearance surprised a few people. If you want to try what the Vietnamese eat themselves, this is your spot. Evidently, it's cheap (no English spoken though)
Favorite Dish: That's easy: there was only one dish: pho, the Vietnamese meat soup or (here) fish soup. This ensured I could get my food just by pointing at the brawl and myself.
V Cafe is in a nice building. lots of little nooks & crannys, the food was OK, maybe a bit cold but they were busy the night we were there.
We did have a problem with the French couple sitting at the table opposite us. It is cold here in Dalat at night, but we had to ask the waiter to open the window, to clear their cigarette smoke. The French women could not stand the cold so asked the waiter to close the window. Lose-lose situation. Not wanting to cause a scene, we ate our meal surrounded in a swirl of smoke.
I hadn't mentioned it so far, but yes, Vietnam is a smokers paradise. They do not have laws regarding smoking indoors. If you don't like it, you have to find another restaurant. Thankfully Vietnam in general is warm enough to eat outdoors. Dalat is the exception!
Favorite Dish: Can't remember. The smoke spoiled it anyway.
While visiting the Datanla Falls we also had small lunch at the restaurant at that location. Nothing great that I can say about it, the food was average but the most interesting part was a large group of locals that been drinking a lot of local Heineken beer mixing it with a lot of ice and still they got drunk :)
A nice, small quaint little place. A bit more expensive and upmarket than average for Vietnam, but the food was good. Free samples of the local Dalat wine to try. This was recommended by the manager at our hotel.
Favorite Dish: Hotpot with seafood. Plus a nice Dalat red wine
Yes, Da Lat has its own Moulin Rouge Restaurant. This classic restaurant was just across the street from our hotel and so it was easy to be selected for the dinner place after whole day on the road. We had standard Vietnamese food with chicken, sea food, spring rolls and rise. The Saigon beer was as good as always with the food.
Nothing better then try the local place where they serve very cheap the local noodle dish "Phở". However, for some reason, in this location and this day my girl wasn't enthusiastic trying a dirty little local place, so we had to skip it this time :)
Xoi Man is a kind of colorful sticky rice with a lot of weird topping.. some taste like meat and others i cant remember the exact taste. But in conclusion, it is nice.
Especially when you are tiring walking on the streets for the whole day. Get Xoi Man as your dinner instead of those restaurant designing for tourist.
In Vietnam, you will enjoy local food if you get them a try. Trust me.
Favorite Dish: A plate of Xoi Man can be various from 8000D-12000D depends on what you have topped.
You can see french loaf in both cambodia and Vietnam. But I wish I could recommend you the french loaf at Dalat, although it is well-known that the french loaf in Nha Trang is better. But from my experience, it is not true.
The french loaf is topped with pate, cheese etc. You may choose what you want to top. The ingredient are almost the same in every places but from the journey, I found that this stall has equally nice french loaf with comparatively cheap price.
Dalat coffee is well-known as the best coffee in Vietnam. So try dalat coffee in Dalat and not in HCMC, Hanoi or anywhere else.. you will find that coffee here is very cheap.. even can get a cup for 2,000D, which is the lowest I can get throughout the whole trip from north to south vietnam.
The 100 Roofs Cafe is one of the most attractive location in Dalat, Vietnam.
This place is a” must see” and a masterpiece of art, created by a famous Vietnamese architect. Unexpected, between small shop houses, close to the market centre, you find yourself suddenly in another world. The atmosphere is super relaxing and you will be busy for hours and days, to discover all the lovely details. Would you like ever been in a film location for Lord of the Rings? Go there and watch out. Hobbits and elfs are everywhere.
Favorite Dish: Fresh made Orange juice.
Lots of food that you couldnt decide which one you wanna order.
I got a menu and read it 5 mins ,finally we ordered "hot pot" as we were in a rain...not so bad because the atmosphere was so romantic LOL