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“mainly for group tourists, just average”
Review of Dalat House

Dalat House
Ranked #229 of 347 Restaurants in Da Lat
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at La Sapinette and had lunch here. It serves group tourists mainly. We ordered standard dishes from menu. Price is expensive as compared with local standard (3 standard dishes at VND320k for 2 persons) and food is very average. Better to eat at La Sapinette restaurant with cheaper price (set menu VND120k per person) and better quality.

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Thank Ricky_HK
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

It's a little known fact, but when you are taken by a guide to a restaurant for a meal in Vietnam, that restaurant has to be on a government approved list. While it's pleasing to know that the Vietnamese government is concerned about our stomachs, what's not so pleasing is that these places are invariably "westernized" to suit our tastes. And you'll never see locals eating there.

Dalat House is such a place. Your guide drops you off, then hops around the back with your driver for some real nosh, while you all sit out the front and eat food carefully prepared to minimize the risk of an upset stomach. And usually, as in this case, it's a multi-course set menu.

While there's nothing really wrong with the food, it's sanitized and dumbed-down for tourists like us. There's nothing of the true regional flavors that you get if you pick somewhere with a few locals eating at the next table. While it's all designed to not offend in any way, it loses out purely because it tries to be so generic and bland, instead of being exceptional.

This wasn't the only place where we were taken to a fairly "upmarket" restaurant that served "safe" food. But it was the most obvious.

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Thank westendgaz
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We stayed at La Sappinete Hotel in Dalat, which is about 2 miles from the center of the city. Our guide recommended Dalat House restaurant, which is just around the corner from the hotel. We tried two Dalat restaurants in Trip Advisor's top ten, but neither had food or ambiance nearly as good as Dalat House. We strongly recommend Dalat House to anyone desiring good Vietnamese food at reasonable prices. Even if you are staying in the center of town, it is worth the $3 dollar cab ride.

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Thank SWNH
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Reviewed March 31, 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018
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