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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 #5 of 233 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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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Really lovely staff and environment, highly recommend the simmering pork and the spring rolls - but all the food is delicious! It does get busy in the evenings, so book a table to avoid missing out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The menu had a great selection of Vietnamese dishes and was reasonably priced for the atmosphere. My husband had the fish hotpot and I had a spicy tofu stir-fry with peppers. I'm not a vegetarian, but I love tofu, and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of tofu dishes available (atypical in Vietnam). The prices were OK (70000-200000VND/$3-10), but the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Found this little gem by mistake...lovely feel to the restaurant tho very touristic! Considering that we returned a few more times for breakfast and dinner over the course of our stay!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Really great service, absolutely delicious clay pots (get the pork!), seafood fried rice, summer rolls, and beer. Service is great and this is a fun neighborhood to explore.

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

Hi and thanks for your visit. Absolutely a majority of our visitors are foreign travellers as we are located in the tourist area and whilst we get criticised for not being authentic, we just want to serve good food, using the freshest ingredients we can find, at a fair price and put a smile on your face whilst dining. If... More

Launceston
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went to Lanterns last year , really liked it , went back this year. There is a great atmosphere in Lanterns and with the lanterns lit up looks inviting. Had 4 visits there this year trying out different meals. I would recommend you try the hotpot/claypot especially if you have not had one before. A waitress will help you get... More

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

Hi and thanks so much for coming back and returning over and over :) so glad it did not disappoint as we are very conscious with reputation comes higher expectations and we do try very hard to deliver with each and every meal and guest. You hit the nail on the head, we do encourage people to enjoy their interaction... More

Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Walked past this place several times and place was always packed presumably due to TA rating and LP endorsement. We were lucky to get a table early evening so would suggest booking a table. Diverse crowd inside and despite large number of tables slick and efficient service. Food of a very high standard with lots of fresh herbs, vegetables etc.... More

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

Hi and thanks for your high recommendation. We do get some amazing support from the travelling community and I have no doubt it is due to our travel reviews but I would also like to say that a lot of our guests are return visitors and for that all the credit goes to our staff. People will try a recommendation... More

Noosa, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Ate here several times as its does great Vietnamese dishes with excellent choices available. Staff are very attentive and friendly. A plus is that this cafe also supports poor people of Nha Trang with their free food on Mondays in addion to orphanages. Go on their 2 hr walking food tour in the afternoon for amazing experience of some of... More

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

Hi and thanks so much for your kind words. Appreciate the support and numerous visits and as I always say any return visit is to the credit of our staff and just how dedicated they are to their job, we are truly lucky. The tours we run are all organised and run by staff as a way for their to... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We have been to Nha Trang 5 times and we come here every time, the food is fantastic, very cheap and the staff are very friendly.

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

Hi and just want to say thanks so much for always supporting us when you visit. Not sure we are authentic to the purest, but so glad to see all goes well on each on your visits. It speaks volumes for the incredible staff we are lucky to have work with us. Thanks so much from all of us here... More

Victoria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Had lunch here on 2 occasions. Very well priced and the flavours are good. Staff are very friendly and the place is presented well.

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

Hi and thanks for your kind review. So pleased to see the food and especially the price were fair as that is our main aim, good food, fair price and have fun :) Thanks for your support from all of us at Lanterns More

Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our doorman at the hotel recommended Lattern's as a great place for local food. The staff are attentive, the beer is cold and the food is great. There were a number of larger groups, mostly younger diners but perfect also for families - not a romantic dinner for two (go to Yen's for that). Will definitely go back.

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

Hi and thanks for your kindness. when I first read your title I wondered if you had the wrong place with 'relaxed' as when its busy I see people everywhere and staff running around in what I can only describe as organised chaos :) but as you mentioned, we are certainly not a romantic dinner place and that is why... More

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