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Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant

34/6 Nguyen Thien Thuat Street, Nha Trang 0, Vietnam
84 058 2471 674
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Ranked #2 of 246 Restaurants in Nha Trang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We have been operating since 2008 and hold half day cooking classes for visitors to Nha Trang at a cost of $24 USD per person. It is a great experience of travelling to the local market, buying food and then preparing 3 dishes as chosen by the guests. We also provide a small recipe book at the completion of the tour, as a memento and keepsake. We are also keen to differentiate ourselves from all the other dining places in Nha Trang and give the customer a unique Vietnamese experience. One area is, we are strongly supporting 12 local orphanages. I spent 2 months travelling through Nha Trang & Vietnam & spent a lot of my time with the children at orphanages. As a result, I am trying to give back to these kids, by teaching them life skills and how the real world operates, outside of the usual visits and photo opportunity.That's where the idea for Lanterns came. We invite kids and their careers to each at least one day per month, but any time they wish to come. We encourage the schools/orphanages to allow the older kids to gain work experience at our place and meet the people who visit Vietnam first hand, in a friendly helpful environment.One thing I am strongly committed to, is making sure the kids are not exploited in any way and nothing is ever done without discussing it & getting approval from the carers involved.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Loved the food.went to this restaurant once for lunch and once for dinner.great staff.good food and beer and wine choices.

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Service was fantastic and the curry was deliciously creamy and great quality and quantity of chicken

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Ho Chi Minh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The food was cooked to cater to 'foreign' tastes, who will rave about it, understandably. But to a local, it's not that well done nor authentic enough. Meats were tough although its supposed to be soft!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had to go a tiny bit more expensive than I'd like for dinner bit as a backpacker it's a low budget to start off with. The premises, staff and food are all of a very high quality and would most definitely recommend!!

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Saitama-shi, Saitama, Japan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

we visited this restaurant as several times and I always ordered beer and small grass of vodka to mixed up by myself then friendly waitress memorized my favorite choice of drink. very casual restaurant so you do not mind that you need dressed up.fress fruits plate is one of the recommend menu. spring roll also fine too.

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The prices were average in terms of how much we spent during the trip, but the quality of the food was definitely the best. The owner makes you feel extremely comfortable and the atmosphere is casually elegant.

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Vancouver, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Came here twice for dinner with my tour since the food was so good. The restaurant itself is so nice at night with the open ceiling and the lanterns lit up. The service is very fast and the all the staff were so nice and friendly. All the food was so good both nights we came and it was a... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

we had dinner here and enjoyed the vietnamese salad and beef prepared like shabu shabu in a boiling pan at your table with fesh vegetables to make the stock. It was very, very nice and with the "" great waitress ""DAO who helped us to make it in the right way we had a terriffic dinner for a very good... More

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Just back from dinner at Lanterns and had to write a review as the evening, food and service were all amazing. The staff were all so lovely, friendly, chatty, funny. We really enjoyed talking to them all. The food was beautiful and we only wish we'd come to Lanterns sooner, as tonight is our last night in Nha Trang. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We are at lanterns recently (5 of us) and we all enjoyed our food- a selection of vietnamese and Italian food at reasonable prices! Two of us also did the street food tour that they offer for 200,000vnd (£5-£6) we ate so much food and the tour was around two hours! We visited many vietnamese places that otherwise we may... More

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