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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 #4 of 221 restaurants in Nha Trang
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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countydurham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We eat here four times and can't fault the food or the staf the lady in charge is very efficient we eat here on the 18/4/2014 she said this was a quiet night a lot of places in England would like there quiet night the place was full

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for writing. Your review put a smile on my face because I think our staff have gotten so used to craziness and mayhem or people waiting and queuing to get in, they forget that a normal night of most tables full is actually still quite good but in their eyes they think its quiet and worry :)... More

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Not sure why this restaurant is not number one. We had been to yens a couple of nights earlier based on the fact that it was rated #1 on Trip Advisor. But after going to lanterns I felt the food was better, serving sizes were larger and the price was the same. In fact the food was fantastic, and I... More

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your kind review. I don't think it matters if we are number 1 or 100, so long as we provide the best service and best food we possibly can to our guests then we know they will return and provide amazing support, as they currently do. We are very lucky to get some incredible support from... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We ate at Lanterns a few times while in Nha Trang and always enjoyed our experience there. The last time I had the ginger beef and it was excellent. This restaurant is a great place to reserve a table(s) for a large group. Prices are reasonable and there are always people here so the atmosphere is great with the buzz... More

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your kind words. Appreciate the support and as I have always said, the credit for so many return guests rest with our staff who work so hard from preparing the food to providing the best service we can....most of the time, as sadly we make our fair share of mistakes :) Thanks so much from all... More

Canberra
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My partner and I had dinner at the Lantern Restaurant tonight on the recommendation of our hotel concierge and anither local so we were really looking forward to it and bypassed many inviting restaurants on the way there. When we walked in, there were two free smaller tables at the front and we asked very politely to be seated at... More

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks so much for taking the time to provide your feedback. I am really sorry for any mix up or miscommunication that happened when you arrived and during your meal. If those tables were unavailable then it should have been explained they were reserved or not available and the fact the service was left wanting during your meal... More

Southland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Lonely Planet states this restaurant is in a different location to where it actually is at 34/6 Nguyen Thien Thuat Street as they have moved. The food wasn't the best we have eaten whilst in Vietnam but it was very good and well worth checking out. We had a fish clay pot which was delicious. The drinks are also reasonable... More

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for writing. We actually moved nearly two years but not sure what address is showing in the LP guide :) Appreciate the kind words and we are the first to know we are certainly not the best food available in Nha Trang or Vietnam but I would also hope no one associated with Lanterns is making such... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Ate here nearly every day while on nha trang. And was never disappointed. Staff were very friendly and food was consistently awesome

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks so much for the incredible support. Not sure what I can say when you have eaten at Lanterns so often and kept coming back, except a huge thank you to you and of course our staff who are doing an amazing job. Thanks from everyone here at Lanterns More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been to Nha Trang twice once in 2012 and in 2013, we ate here quite a few times, food was amazing. On our first trip we were alittle overwhelmed not with the restaurant just bit travel raw but this place made us feel comfortable and relaxed and we went there 4 times, Coconut chicken was amazing and also... More

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks so much for your kind words. So happy all was just as good when you came back the following year and it is so pleasing to hear your experience was a good introduction to Vietnam and its food :) Thanks so much for the support and coming back and hope to see you back again soon, From... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great food, good prices, very helpful and friendly staff. Will go back Again. Going to try cooking class and hopefully make fresh spring rolls as well as they do

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for writing. Thanks for your support and I do hope you enjoyed the cooking class and it was a fund morning for you. Our classes are about fun and interaction, not so much for the serious cooks :) Always happy to hear the food and prices were good. Thanks so much from everyone at Lanterns More

ACT
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We dined at lanterns for dinner, then returned the next day for breakfast. The service was faultless - very friendly and efficient. The food was delish, fresh, flavoursome and well presented. We enjoyed our meal, the atmosphere was relaxed, comfortable and the decor quite quirky. Breakfast was adequate with a good selection. Good eating, good value!

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your support whilst in Nha Trang. As with other return visitors to Lanterns, I have always said the fact anyone comes back is a reflection of our staff and their hard work and nothing else. We are lucky to get many first time visitors on reputation but when they return all credit goes to our amazing... More

Sargans, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant, good food, friendly waiting staff, a bit disorganised. We had dinner here once and the restaurant was full. As the tables are very close to each other there was a lot of noise around and we had to wait quite a long time until we were served. In the meantime we had mango daiquiris which were not nice,... More

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your review. Apologies for the Daiquiri's, I will have a look with the bar staff to see about the tastes but more importantly apologies for the starter arriving after the main. It is something everyone at Lanterns knows that Starters and mains arrive apart, unless specifically requested otherwise by our guests and I can only apologise... More

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