MIX RESTAURANT Greek
It is no accident that Mix has been voted NO. 1 on Trip Advisor for the last 3 months The first thing to delight the diner is the decor. The retro-Vietnamese heritage ambience, open front, retractable roof and Greek music give the restaurant a feel that is fresh, airy and relaxed. Serving Greek and international cuisine, “Mix” has come up with a great dining concept, the “Mix” Platters. If you are not sure what flavours you want, then try them all! Their platters are available in seafood, meat, vegetarian, rice, pasta and burgers. All the Greek favourites are also available.
Add: 77 Hung Vuong Tel:0586563231/ 01659679197
The flavors are predominantly Vietnamese but there are also some western and fusion dishes on offer. What makes this place stand out from the crowd is the attention to detail and the perfect cooking of each dish. The braised pork melts in your mouth while the fish hotpot dishes are expertly seasoned and full of flavor. This restaurant is always bustling in the evenings, so it is advised that you book a table in advance to avoid disappointment.
Add: 34/6 Nguyen Thien Thuat Tel: (058) 247 1674
THE HOLE IN THE WALL
A great little sports bar, fronting the main street in tourist central is the ‘Hole’ Newly refurbished, adding extra tables and squeezing in a few more bar stools for the thirsty gang of locals and visitors alike. Catch up on the latest UK football and other international sporting events on the big screen, while munching on their new and expanded menu. You will be pleasantly surprised with the variety of cuisine on offer, from Mexican, a wide selection of pizzas, pasta, burgers, seafood and salads.
Add: 72 Nguyen Thien Thuat Tel: 0166 401 5024 (Jez)
LANG VIET (Viet Village) Vietnamese
A food court with a difference, Lang Viet is a great place to relax with a number of different cuisines on offer. Enjoy the lush garden setting and choose from sushi, rice and hotpot dishes, or, for big appetites looking for a variety of tasty dishes, why not try the Vietnamese buffet, one of the best value buffets in town. Families will love the children’s play area.
Add: 1B Tran Quang Khai – Tel: 058 3522 757
NGO RI (Coriander) Thai Restaurant Thai One of the world’s great cuisines, Thai is an ever popular choice by diners. The use of fresh produce and the creative application of herbs and spices give a distinctive and unique style. Ngo Ri (Coriander) is one of the few genuine Thai restaurants in Nha Trang and proprietor, Mr. Hieu, has had plenty of experience in Thai cooking having had a sister establishment in Saigon for 9 years. It is just off the tourist strip, but easy to get to, being only a 10 minute walk away. The effort is well worth it.
Add: 6 Nguyen Trung Truc St.
Tel: 097 9691 746 / 0129 552 0051
CHEERS Pub Food
With no pretentions of being a 5 star restaurant, Cheers is a village pub style bar with good, tasty ‘pub grub’. Welsh expat Andy Toole and partner, Doan, aim to make it a place to come for a drink with friends, enjoy a meal, snacks or a full English breakfast. Chicken cordon blue and kiev, spaghetti, pies, sandwiches plus tea and coffee are amongst the offerings available. Both are old hands in the hospitality game, do things properly and the customers needs are always No.1!
Add: 79/2 Nguyen Thien Thuat St. Tel: 090 557 4490
TEXAS BBQ American & Mexican
Oliver and the friendly team at Texas BBQ, located in the heart of the tourist area bring the ‘Big’ back to town. With a great selection of meats done in every style, from burgers, ribs slow smoked over 5 hours, to great cuts of beef imported from the US, there is something here for everyone. Desert!! well, the homemade Gelato is a must, treat yourself and grab a couple of scoops from the sensational range of flavours. If your around on a Tuesday night, pop in for Quiz night where you will be in good company with the local expats, Thursday night for a delicious meal for 99,000 Vnd, or Sunday for the roast.
Welcoming, spacious and beautifully appointed, Galangal is found on Biet Thu St. The cuisine is inspired by Vietnam’s street food and they are proud to use traditional cooking methods and aim to offer food not altered to suit Western palates. There are three dining options. A street food buffet created before your eyes and you can select as much as you desire. Or try a tasting menu, a six course seafood feast created to the diner’s desires from the signature menu. The last option is an old standard: a la carte. Great food in a superb setting!
Add: 1A Biet Thu Tel: (058) 3522 667
LE PETIT BISTRO French
One of Nha Trang’s most respected restaurants, Le Petit is a French establishment just oozing style! It has choices of indoor, an open upstairs terrace and an enclosed courtyard as seating options. The little courtyard at the back is very popular with the local expat crowd. The menu has an excellent range of French delights plus a choice of popular Italian dishes. There is a nice cheese selection along with an extensive wine list and superb desserts. Salads, deli options, beef, seafood, chicken (you will see the chicken rotisserie at the door), pork and more are all available at very reasonable prices.
Add: 26D Tran Quang Khai St. Tel: 058 352 7201
COOKBOOK CAFE AT INTERCONTINENTAL NHA TRANG
Intercontinental Nha Trang is located on Tran Phu street with spectacular views of the sparkling bay. No less sensational, is the unforgettable dining experience you will enjoy in their main restaurant Cookbook Cafe. Modern and stylish, the restaurant’s ambiance is filled with the warmth of timber, subtle lighting, and chic marble. Its classy setting is further enhanced by the tunes of the roving three piece group, with contemporary music drifting across the restaurant creating a casual chilled out atmosphere. Guests can interact with live cooking stations featuring local and international favourites, including a delicious range of seafood, chargrilled meats and authentic Vietnamese specialties. Cookbook Cafe opens all day with choice to dine al fresco facing the sea or inside the restaurant.
Add: 32 – 34 Tran Phu Street – Tel: +84 58 388 7777
PITA GR Greek
Well established as one of Nha Trang’s favourite restaurants, Pita GR is the real thing! Experienced and passionate owners Alek and Kate are well regarded in town and attract a strong local following. Their cuisine is authentic Greek and done with flair. Generous servings, extensive beverage choices, desserts and friendly service from Vy, the third vital person in the team ensures a terrific night out. Bookings are advised as it is well patronised.
Add: 7G4 Hung Vuong St Tel: 0162 770 6852
GOOD MORNING VIETNAM Italian
Respected and trusted, it offers an excellent range of Italian food crafted by their Italian chef/manager. It boasts a good range of homemade pasta and pizza done in the “old school” manner, with the dough worked in front of the customer. They also have A grade imported NZ beef. It is relaxed and comfortable with a/c upstairs and centrally located, so it’s the perfect place to start a big night out with a fine Italian meal.
Add: 19B Biet Thu St. Tel: (058) 3522 071
SUSHI SAKURA Japanese
With two main restaurants, Sushi Sakura serves authentic Japanese cuisine. On entry, the first thing one sees is the chilled cabinet at the bar, full of sashimi and sushi ready for preparation. The menu contains favorites such as sashimi, sushi, tempura, maki and temaki. Signature dishes include sashimi grouper, assorted sushi and mixed sakura roll. A selection of sake, shochu, wines, beers and soft drinks compliment the delicate flavors of the cuisine. Seating on two levels sees nicely appointed private rooms for larger groups or more intimate occasions. In a town famous for its seafood, Sushi Sakura offers a great option, Japanese style!
Add: 47b6 Nguyen Thien Thuat St Tel: (058) 3523 954
50 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St Tel: (058) 3523058
Super-fast service, super value, friendly staff, outdoor dining on the terrace, and the freshest seafood cooked the way you want. Delicious Chinese style roast duck, scrumptious dumplings, soups, plenty of traditional Vietnamese dishes, and be sure to leave some room for the heavenly ice creams to finish off with. Not so hungry, then call in for a coffee and strawberry crepe, you will not be disappointed.
PATRICK WINE French
Well known around town for nightly entertainment and its huge wine list, Patrick’s is also one of the cities best French restaurants. The menu is varied with signature dishes including Breton cuisine with pancakes and crepes, platters of cold cuts and cheeses, grilled beef entrocote, 1kg beef ribs, lamb shanks, and the chef’s special, shrimp with bacon and pasta. Check the blackboard for nightly specials.
Add: 3/3 Tran Quang Khai Tel: 0903 102 418
LE BOUCHON French
Le Bouchon is an intimate establishment and one of the finest French restaurants in town. The menu has a Lyonnaise influence, with salads, entrees, mains using beef, New Zealand lamb, pork, duck and fish, desserts and cheeses all available from a small but excellent menu. Their signature dish, Tenderloin Steak with either cognac and pepper or blue cheese sauce is to die for! Check the blackboard for the daily specials. It is very popular with the local French community, and that is a sure sign of quality and reliability. Open from 09:00 – 23:00, it offers great cuisine at affordable prices and is located in the centre of the tourist hub. Bon appetit!
Add: 34/3 Nguyen Thien Thuat St. Tel: 0122 3416 252
ANA BEACH HOUSE Mediterranean
With an emphasis on Mediterranean cuisine, Ana Beach House is at the southern end of the 5 star Ana Mandara Resort. Tapas, USDA approved steaks, salads, seafood, pizza and much more are served in a relaxed, tropical environment. The views are to die for, the feel idyllic and elegant in a breezy open setting. A classy Mediterranean menu has been designed to compliment this perfectly. Eat, drink, relax, and chill with the water literally a stones throw away. Pure class! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Add: Tran Phu St Tel: (058) 2244809
KIWAMI RESTAURANT Japanese
Close to ‘the strip’, Kiwami Restaurant is a great example of just how well the Japanese prepare fresh seafood and meat. Only the best cuts and the freshest seafood are used and can be seen on display as you walk in the door. Sushi, sashimi, bento and other greats are on the menu, but what sets Kiwami apart is the chef, Mr Yamamoto and the Yakiku smokeless roaster/BBQ which is incorporated into three tables and exclusive to Kiwami. This makes it a unique, truly Japanese dining experience!
Add: 136 Bach Dang St.
Tel: 058-625 2595 – 0164 409 2390
LA MANCHA Spanish
One of the most beautifully designed restaurants in town, La Mancha has a bright and spacious interior with a balcony overlooking an ornate interior. The menu is traditionally Spanish, with a selection of tapas and old favorites such as Paella & Sangria. Popular appetizers include Serano, stuffed peppers and spicy chorizo sausage. Other delights include the BBQ skewers of fresh meat and seasonal vegetables cooked to perfection. Every night a live band and Latino dance course. Open everyday from 7AM till last guest.
Add: 17 Biet Thu St
Tel: 058 352 7978 – 093 574 61 90
BOOZE CRUISE International
Excellent pizza, burgers, fish and chips plus big full breakfasts. There are some nice seafood and Vietnamese dishes plus a great range of beers, ciders and cocktails. It is the only bar in town serving authentic snake wine. Try it if you are game!
Add: 110 Nguyen Thien Thuat Tel: 016 884 47233