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148 Hung Vuong | Quant Tran, Nha Trang 0000, Vietnam
841228087532
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice place to visit with great food and good choice of wine, first try the duck magret and my wife try the pork, both loved it...i went then on chocolate mousse upon recommendation of french owner, was definitely not dissapointed. Very nice small restaurant, family owned and thanks to anthony, owner, to make it greater

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Thank Vincent k
El C, Propriétaire at Refuge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review !! I always do my best to advice and satisfy my guests . I'm waiting for you and your nice family next time to try my other dishes, Tnaks again, Regards Anthony More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Refuge was a sensory delight. Perhaps a bit strange eating French food in Vietnam, but Refuge smashed it. I felt as though I was eating fondue out of some French chalet. The one thing I may add is that the owner/maître d' is only slightly too keen to make conversation whilst you're eating and so on. Perhaps this is etiquette... More 

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Thank Ben M
El C, Propriétaire at Refuge, responded to this review

Hello, First i would like to thank youfor your review, Apparently you had a good moment in my place, and that's make me glad. The quality of the dishes and the service are both important. That why, i hope , i didn't bother you too much, indeed i like talk with guests, especially when they are kind. In case, my... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having travelled to Vietnam to experience the local cuisine, I was surprised to be taken to the Refuge for dinner, one of three French restuarants in Nha Trang. The new owner welcomed us and recommended that we try the crocodile, which although apprehensive, I found was simply delicious. I did however ask that he supply black pepper and English tea,... More 

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Thank Henry W
El C, Propriétaire at Refuge, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for your review. Always a pleasure to make my guest surprised and hapy, Now i can provide some english tea, sorry for the delay ;) You will be always welcome, also for just a glass of wine, Cheers. Anthony More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bad review in here all seems to fokus on the prices, but getting a bottle of wine or a cheese that has not sat on the back of a scooter in the sun for a day just cost a little more here in Vietnam. And it's well worth to pay, the food really is amazing. Had the onion soup... More 

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Thank anders l
El C, Owner at Refuge, responded to this review

Perfect !! Nice words, thank you very much ! Wine and food are the treasure of French culture, i should to respect it ;) You are right about mozzarella, unfortunately is difficult to be perfect, even for a frenchy:) Anyway, all my guests are welcome, especially guest like you !! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice small restaurant. Had a nice dinner with my GF. Owner very friendly and kind. Ostrich was super nice. Recommended!

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Thank Miszka M
El C, Owner at Refuge, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review!! Always a pleasure to make my guests happy !! Indeed, ostrich is very good !! You are welcome !! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on recommendations from Tripadvisor. It is perhaps a little hard to find as it blends in with all the other shops around it. Its opposite a Catholic(?) Church and Mix (which is a Greek restaurant). It's absolutely worth hunting out. The best western style food we have had since being in Vietnam for three weeks. The... More 

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Thank Anthony F
El C, Propriétaire at Refuge, responded to this review

Hi Anthony ;) Thank you very much, i appreciate a lot your review, always a pleasure to read. We will change soon our front window, it will be better to find us. As i said, the dinner waiting for you. See you soon. Anthony More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We visited this quaint little French restaurant for lunch today and it was absolutely divine. I would highly recommend if you are looking for delicious food, great service and a nice ambiance Refuge is the place to go. The kids and l thoroughly enjoyed the crepes, my husband had the most magnificent cordon Bleu with yummy roast potatoes and veggies... More 

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Thank Andrea F
El C, Propriétaire at Refuge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your words. it;s always a pleasure to satisfy my guests. The dinner waiting for you !! Kind regards. Anthony More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. My husband and I ate at Refuge while in Nha Trang on our honeymoon. I had a beef steak with sauce au poivre and my husband the alligator - a dish well worth trying, really tasty meat. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, Anthony, who is on hand to guide guests through this authentically French... More 

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El C, Propriétaire at Refuge, responded to this review

Hello, My pleasure !! I do my best to welcome my guests and guide them to the best way ;) Considered that as a gift for your wonderful new life! Now, i;m waiting for you with a big family next time :-D Have fun and take it easy, Anthony, More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Based on reviews here, I wanted to try Refuge. As a single diner, I felt the physical table setup was uninviting. The bench seats were set up for 4 or 6 to a table. My observation is that less chunky tables and independent chairs (at a comfortable height) would create a more efficient and welcoming ambience. However, the menu was... More 

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El C, Propriétaire at Refuge, responded to this review

Hi, firstly i would like to say i am glad if you liked my place and my food. The new decoration is in progress,except the bench and the table, will still be almost the same, for sure you will appreciate. I try to set a good balance between price and the food you have in your pate, and apparently i... More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome French restaurant. We have been travelling for 4 months and have grown tired of Asian food. This is like a Michelin star restaurant we get back home. Food is delicious and amazing quality. Love it!

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1 Thank Louise C
El C, Propriétaire at Refuge, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks a lot for your review !! My pleasure if you had a great time in my restaurant. I tried and i will again to satisfy my guest. Over all, i just want you feel like at home, thanks to you if i did it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $12
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Hung Vuong | Quant Tran, Nha Trang 0000, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Khanh Hoa Province  >  Nha Trang
  • Phone Number: 841228087532
Description
An establishment convivial and welcoming. A decor atypical in wood, a chalet in Vietnam. A change of scene in Vietnam, where you will find great french meal, delicious and generous. For sure a place you should test !

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