Eating and Drinking in Nha Trang


Eating

Thien Thanh Restaurant.386 - 388 Le Hong Phong, (1km from Nguyen Duc Canh/ Nguyen Tat Thanh streets to the South, or 1.4km from Van Don street to the North), +84 (0)58 3880195 (thienthanhcom@vnn.vn, fax: +84 (0)58 3880192). Open hours 7AM- 22PM. This modern restaurant not only serves Vietnamese traditional dishes but also provides excellent Western and Asian menu. It ensures the best quality of foods as well as services. Especially you will feast on over 100 delicious fresh seafoods dishes cooked in different ways with the cheapest price. US$1-10.

Restaurant at Long Son Pagoda, (At the entrance to Long Son PAgoda). The restaurant serves vegetarian food only. And it is one of the best restaurants in Nha Trang. The food is marvellous if you like Vietnamese food!

Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, 72 Nguyen Thien Thuat Street,Nha Trang, 058 2471 674,www.lanternsvietnam.com. Open daily 7AM - 11PM. A great local restaurant, in the heart of the tourist district, where you get to try some real authentic Vietnamese dishes. Great relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. They pepare some of the best local dishes in Nha Trang and have an offer of Western food for those who miss home. They also work closely with 2 local orphanages, where the children and their carers are invited to regularly dine at the restaurant. Chosen as "OUR PICK" in the Vietnam Lonely Planet Guide $1 - $7.


Drinking

Nha Trang at night offers plenty of clubs, music, and people.

Red Apple Bar, Nguyen Thien Thuat (South of the intersection with Biet Thu). Located in front of the Backpacker Hostel, this bar is easily identified by an old Willies Jeep parked out the front, and the neon red apple on the wall. Drinks range from cheap and massive to expensive and small, dependent on whether you are happy with no-name local brand spirits or would rather have a well-known brand from home. 45,000 dong will get you a "bucket" (approximately a pint of your chosen cocktail - quite strong), and the backpacker hosts who circulate through the bar will also often be giving away shots or other drinks to keep the mood flowing. Not a bad place to lose a night in Nha Trang.

Why Not Bar, 24 Tran Quang Khai St., 058-811-652. Open late. There is also a dance floor for whoever wants to dance. This bar is usually most popular after 2AM (when the Sailing Club closes) and lasts until 4AM. The bouncers have been reported to be unreasonably aggressive.

Guava, 17 Biet Thu St., . Closed at 1AM. Music is great here, but it is more suitable for younger crowd. Expat bar with comfortable lounge seating and movies in the daytime.

Crazy Kim Bar, 19 Biet Thu St., 058-816-072. Closed at 1AM. If you are young and wild, this is the place to be.

Sailing Club, Nha Trang, 72-74 Tran Phu St. Open till late, and even later on Saturdays. Popular night club, with a good mixture between foreigners and local guests. They have a reasonable cover charge in the weekends, and it comes with a drink anyway. Every Saturday, except in low season, they have massive beach parties.

SinhTo20, 20 Hoang Hoa Tham St., 058-3525-870. This place has a very good yogurt and many kinds of cocktails. Prices are very reasonable.

Ha Van 'A' Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant, 3/2 Tran Quang Khai | 5th floor, 0 58 352 5454. 7h00 am - till late. On the 5th floor of the Flamingo Suites' Ha Van Hotel, offering the coldest beers, drinks and cocktails. Excellent music and ambiance. Small but very good menu of food. Great city views. One of expats favorite joint. Great fun every night. Internet stations and Wi-fi free (good connection). 50 inch TV for movies and sport events. Live NHL hockey available in the morning (Montreal Canadian mostly but other teams available, ask a day before). Football fans are welcome. Canadian run & managed. Ask for Benny, Mike or Nick. Great alchool at budget price but only quality products | no ethanol served here.

Something Fishy, 12b Biet Thu Street (opposite supermarket in Biet Thu street), 3525039. Makes great fish and chips as well as fantastic steaks and burgers.

Zippo-Bar, 34/6 Nguyen Thien Thuat, +84 58 3605 702, zippo-bar.co.cc. Cocktail Bar with French Management, 80's, 90's and popular songs. Kitchen will prepare snacks or meals for party or visit.

 


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