Nha Trang is well-loved for serving some of the freshest seafood in Vietnam, while also offering a choice of authentic cuisine from the US, Europe and across Asia. The city is home to a variety of fine dining and affordable seafood places, with plenty just a short distance from the beach. In addition, there are a few eateries that even take bookings for cooking classes to give tourists on the Tours of Vietnam a chance to learn local specialties such as hotpots, spring rolls and curries.
Here are a few of the most popular restaurants in Nha Trang:
Cookbook Cafe Nha Trang
The stylish Cookbook Cafe Nha Trang serves an extensive range of authentic Vietnamese specialties, as well as char-grilled meats and seafood. It is a great place to dine with its live cooking stations of international and local delicacies. The restaurant is open all day and has a pleasant outdoor terrace overlooking the sea and an air-conditioned dining section. Popular dishes include a Piri-Piri roasted chicken with cous cous, seafood spring rolls, sweet and sour pork ribs (Vietnamese-style), and pork rolls and prawns with homemade peanut sauce. Other options for the health-conscious traveller on the family tours in Vietnam are gluten-free breakfast, homemade dim sum, imported cheeses and fruit-infused water.
Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant
One of the finest places to taste authentic local cuisine in Nha Trang is at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant. This restaurant has a few specials consisting of barbecued beef, Vietnamese curry, seafood claypots and hotpots. The cost of the items on the menu is reasonable at about $4.50 to $9.50. This eatery is located about 10 minutes from Tran Phu Beach. Also, for tourists on the Vietnam tours package interested in learning to cook Vietnamese cuisine, this restaurant provides a half-day cooking lessons and held 3-4 times per week.
Located within Sailing Club Nha Trang, a visit to Sandals Restaurant gives a perfect opportunity to try delicacies taken from the local area as well as European countries. Dishes served include oven-roasted sea bass, grilled salmon and beef tenderloin. Seafood is a popular choice with a must-taste item on the menu consisting of the seafood platter with a mix of mussels, fish, calamari, garlic butter prawns and lobster. This attractive beachfront eatery has a choice of seating areas, including an outside terrace that overlooks the sea.
Yen's Restaurant Nha Trang
Yen's Restaurant Nha Trang easily stands out with its traditionally dressed staff, traditional music, colourful lanterns and bright yellow decor. The menu is rich in local favourites like rice dishes, noodles, claypots and spring rolls. In addition to the food, Yen’s is great for a choice of beverages and serves a selection of Vietnamese rice wine, fresh fruit juices, soft drinks and beers.
Dining by The Bay
Located within Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, the Dining by The Bay is open daily and specialises in international fusion dishes. This eatery is split over two floors and includes an outdoor terrace, bar area and comfortable daybeds. This outdoor area is perfect for the stunning view of Ninh Van Bay. Popular dishes at Dining by The Bay include wok-fried beef tenderloin, luong son seafood in claypot and Vietnamese crispy pancake with nuoc mam sauce. This eatery gives a fine dinning experience in an exclusive resort with the higher prices to match.