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V Cafe (Restaurant/Bar/Live Music)

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Mexican, Pizza, International, Dessert, Asian, Vietnamese
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1/1 Bui Thi Xuan, Dalat, Vietnam
84-63-3520215
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Description: The V Cafe is the home of LIVE MUSIC and great food in the central...
The V Cafe is the home of LIVE MUSIC and great food in the central highlands of Vietnam.The story...Opened in 2002 by long-term Vietnam resident, Dr. Michael Sterling, the V Cafe carries on the tradition of good food and good value, and is now adding a "taste of the blues," as Curtis King and friends light up the V Cafe with their live blues and acoustic music.The menu... A great mix of Western favorites (including some of the best Mexican and tastiest pizzas in Vietnam), a smattering of Asian dishes, including a few Vietnamese all-time favorites (pho, spring rolls, etc.) Vegetarian? You'll enjoy a full selection of Vegetarian dishes, including some great curries. Good selection of local and imported beers and wines. (No MSG added to our food.)We've added a great breakfast menu, and are opening up early for travelers wanting to get an early start before heading out to see Dalat.Nightly live music - acoustic, rock 'n' roll, blues, folk, country, international.Free WIFI.Delivery within Dalat!Smoking section outdoors. Location: The V Cafe is about 200m from the lake (Xuan Huong Lake) up Bui Thi Xuan street. Opening hours: 7:00 a.m. until about 10:30pm (a bit later on weekends and eves of public holidays)
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service

I ordered the eggplant parm and I was delightfully surprised how good it was. Chips and salsa were good too and chips are made from real tortillas. Overall a good experience and would definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Barbara M
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The quality of food was below average for the price. The only drawcard is the western musical entertainment by the owner and local resident singer that seem to attract foreign diners. A very disappointing dining experience. You could get better meals elsewhere !

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Good service. I ordered the shangri la steak medium. It came well done. The puzzled look on the waitresses' face gave me the impression that they only have the steak well done. The sauce was nice tho. My girlfriend had the grilled mackerel. Awful. Small fish with tasteless pasta. Wouldn't come here again

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Read the reviews. Ate the food. Went at lunch time. I won't eat there again. Grilled cheese was not grilled and with processed cheese inside unmelted. With a 70000 vnd plus price...just did not cut the mustard. Left feeling disappointed. Good strawberry smoothie and service was good. Food terrible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Having heard that there would be a musician at this cafe, my wife and I went there on our first night in Dalat, and ended up going there 2 more times as well. The menu is varied; I ate Mexican, pasta, and Vietnamese food, and it was all of a very high standard. There is outside seating, which is necessary... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stumbled on V Café when staying across the road in Sinh Tourist hotel. Went in evening and thoroughly enjoyed food,music and ambience. From about 730pm to 830 pm an excellent Australian musician plays and sings and creates a great ambience. It's not big so go early to secure table. Staff are great and really friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I ordered the eggplant parm and I was delightfully surprised how good it was. Chips and salsa were good too and chips are made from real tortillas. Overall a good experience and would definitely go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We came for a drink. Ordered tea and dessert, my friends - wine. The dessert and tea were fine (but not cheap), but my friends found wine horrible and asked for beer instead. The waiter brought the wrong beer (vietnamese English sounds different from any other so better check three times the order)... Service was friendly and wine was not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had lunch here and drinks a few times, very nice with sweet young lad waiting tables. Seemed popular in the evenings too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We ate here twice during our short stay in Dalat and consider ourselves lucky to have found it. The combination of good food and good music in a clean environment was a pleasant surprise. Definitely recommend for anyone interested in American and/or Vietnamese choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I am travelling with two of my friends around Vietnam and I found this place one of the nicest to relax and eat in. The staff are polite, kind and very helpful and have been here a couple of times without any issues. Fairly priced, clean and chilled out, please give it a chance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1/1 Bui Thi Xuan, Dalat, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Lam Dong Province  >  Dalat
  • Phone Number: 84-63-3520215

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Pizza, International, Dessert, Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children

Description

The V Cafe is the home of LIVE MUSIC and great food in the central highlands of Vietnam.The story...Opened in 2002 by long-term Vietnam resident, Dr. Michael Sterling, the V Cafe carries on the tradition of good food and good value, and is now adding a "taste of the blues," as Curtis King and friends light up the V Cafe with their live blues and acoustic music.The menu... A great mix of Western favorites (including some of the best Mexican and tastiest pizzas in Vietnam), a smattering of Asian dishes, including a few Vietnamese all-time favorites (pho, spring rolls, etc.) Vegetarian? You'll enjoy a full selection of Vegetarian dishes, including some great curries. Good selection of local and imported beers and wines. (No MSG added to our food.)We've added a great breakfast menu, and are opening up early for travelers wanting to get an early start before heading out to see Dalat.Nightly live music - acoustic, rock 'n' roll, blues, folk, country, international.Free WIFI.Delivery within Dalat!Smoking section outdoors. Location: The V Cafe is about 200m from the lake (Xuan Huong Lake) up Bui Thi Xuan street. Opening hours: 7:00 a.m. until about 10:30pm (a bit later on weekends and eves of public holidays)

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