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“Wasted money”

V Cafe (Restaurant/Bar/Live Music)
Ranked #18 of 312 Restaurants in Da Lat
Price range: $2 - $10
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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)
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Maybe lunch just isn't their thing, but we found the food extremely disappointing. We ordered a spicy tofu dish and a vegetarian curry, but of which were rather watery and contained no identifiable pieces of tofu. The accompanying bowl of rice was rather small too, especially when you consider the price of 79k Dong (not that that's a lot, but I've had much tastier stuff for less in restaurants in Vietnam). Add lackluster service to that and I see no reason why I would go there again or recommend anyone else to do so.

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1  Thank citizen428
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vcafedalatvietnam, Owner at V Cafe (Restaurant/Bar/Live Music), responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Ouch, that's pretty harsh. Sorry you didn't enjoy the meal. We'll have a word with daytime staff to be more attentive. Safe travels.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

friendly staff, tasty food, interesting bar's owner and wonderful music living. Tonight must be the best night in Da Lat!

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Thank iroly
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

We arrived at the V-cafe to find it very busy. We were offered the alternative of the Escape Bar (same owners) where we could eat the same food. The food took over 1 hour to arrive - disappointing really as the food was good. The staff were apologetic.

5  Thank Steve P
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This a great cafe / Restaurant with the added bonus of also having live jazz/blues/rock music at night .Only having one night in Dalat I was really happy to have been advised to check it out . The night i was there the place was humming with customers and hardly a spare table . Great vibe indeed , the menu is quite extensive with tons of Vego food along with many European choices . There certainly was something for everyone The Goulash which came in a big bowl with a warm baguette certainly did the trick. The service was fast and efficient and the beer was certainly ice cold.....A large group was in that night and they were definitely very happy with the food.
I highly recommend at least one visit to V cafe if you are in Dalat .... Looking forward to a return visit next time i can get to Dalat .

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Thank derekcambodia
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

The place is really crowded at night because the live music and food is so great. The house musicians and the guest 'jammers' are all really great & fun to watch. Vcafe and Escape Bar (right down the street) must be the only places like this in Dalat...

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Thank Sean M
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