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“Awesome Night Out in Dalat”

V Cafe (Restaurant/Bar/Live Music)
Ranked #19 of 261 Restaurants in Da Lat
Price range: $2 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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)
Hong Kong
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“Awesome Night Out in Dalat”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

First night in Dalat. Same owners as the Green City hotel, so I decided to take advantage of the discount for people who stay in the hotel. Friendly staff. Place was a bit busy so I took a seat at the bar for a drink and a chat with the owner, who is also one of the musicians. The owner offered a bunch of travel info and recommendations for things to do in Dalat. My meal came out hot and delicious (lasagna, with a side salad). Great selection of wines. (French. I would not recommend the Dalat red wine - it's half grape half mulberry). Music was awesome - not too loud, fun, tunes that got the audience singing along. Made a couple of friends who were also travelling. Best night I've had out in a new city in a long time.

  • Visited August 2013
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Cute place but not great food”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

The cafe was nice and definitely somewhere we'd go to for a drink and to see some music.

It's definitely a popular place as it was getting full as we finished.

Unfortunately though, our food was pretty poor and so we wouldn't eat there again - we ordered a lasagne, a pizza and a salad. Coffee wasn't great either.

In short, we'd go again to have a drink, see some live music and if we lived in Dalat, maybe hang out with friends...but not eat.

Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Okay”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Pro: nice balcony to sit and relax, friendly staff, good atmosphere, nice springrolls
Con: a little overpriced, mostly Western food ( can be a pro if you are looking for that)

Visited August 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Wasted money”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
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vcafedalatvietnam, Owner at V Cafe (Restaurant/Bar/Live Music), responded to this review, 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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“wonderful music living and food”
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!

  • Visited August 2013
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