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“Very nice!”

Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 518 Restaurants in Nha Trang
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Helsinki, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very nice!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We had a great meal at Lanterns. We had four people in our group and had no trouble getting a table. The atmosphere was nice and the service although nothing special but definitely ok. One member of our group had the pinapple Beef since it had been so highly recommended and she did not have to be disappointed! All of our meals were good also but for example the hot pot could have done with some seasoning. But overall a great dinner and we were all very happy after our visit! Oh and by the way the coctails have soo much alcohol in them, phuuh.. :D

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Hello and thanks for your review. Glad you were not let down by the food but I will address with the staff about some improvements we can make in our level of service. Appreciate your comments about the Hot Pot but when cooking about 200-250 meals a day, it is very hard to cater to everyone's different tastes, where some like it with more spice and others prefer it more mild, but we are always reviewing the taste of our food and we will look at the Hot Pot. Be careful with the cocktails and hope you didn't enjoy them too much :) Thanks for your support from everyone at Lanterns
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
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“This should be number 1 restaurant in Nha Trang”
Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

We waited 10 mins for a table but the staff were super friendly and accommodating, the food is amazing I had the pineapple beef which was served in an actual pineapple and it was beautiful. There was a waitress working the tables who seemed like the owner or manager with a great sense of humour, all the staff are smiley and friendly. We had 2 mains a glass of wine and a beer which all cost about £7.

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Hello and thanks so much for the kind words. We are happy you feel we should be rated number 1 but im not sure we are number 1 in anything. We are happy to work hard at doing the good things and improving in the areas we need to get better. The lady you spoke to was the Manager and as with most of the girls here, they do have a great sense of humour and do enjoy their work (as much as anyone can enjoy working). Sorry you had to wait for a table, but thanks for waiting, we are very lucky with the great support we get from the travelling community but it does pose a few issues with people waiting to get a table or waiting a little longer for their meals. Thanks for the support and hope to see you back one day soon. From all of us at Lanterns.
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great place!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Ate there 2 of the 3 nights we spent in Nha Trang. The food is great, the prices reasonable, the house wine good enough, the atmosphere pleasant, and the workers outstanding. Can't say enough good about Lanterns.

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Hello, thanks so much for the kind words in your review and appreciate the support, but especially coming back to dine with us. There is quite a few good places to eat in Nha Trang and the fact we see people coming back very often, gives our staff and Managers a real sense of satisfaction to drive on and get better at what they do. Hope to see you back to visit us one day soon, from all of us at Lanterns
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Better impossible!”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

I have both eaten as well as taken the cooking class at Lanterns!
Both were superb. Great thought and attention given to both!!
You will be missing a great experience if you dont do one or both of the opportunities offered by this magical restaurant.Thank you to all at Lanterns.
Esteban

  • Visited January 2013
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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Hello, in the anonymous world of TA, I am glad to know who this author is :) and I just want to express my extreme gratitude at all the support and kindness you have shown to all our staff whilst staying in Nha Trang. As I mentioned, we are lucky to meet a lot of people coming through Nha Trang and the great support given to us by travelling and local community is quite overwhelming. Sometimes we are lucky to meet some amazing people who pass through and we remember them for a long time. Steve, to see you singing the praises of the staff during each of your visits was quite humbling and I can never thank you enough for all the great support you gave us whilst here. The staff loved you and you will be missed. We hope you are back soon and can stay longer. Safe travels from the Lanterns family
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Setting”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

On a busy street there's an open restaurant with a little moat. Basic selection of fresh vietnamese food. They were out of veggie spring rolls but that was ok. Enjoyed my vegetarian curry and beer. Go here and relax for a moment.

Visited January 2013
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Thank glennmichael
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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Hi and thanks for your review. Firstly, sorry we were out of Spring Rolls when you came but appreciate your understanding. Normally we make sure we have enough ingredients for each sitting, so will make sure it was just a mishap and not something that we repeat often. I am glad you came in and rested a while whilst enjoying your meal and so happy to hear the food was worth it. thanks for your support and hope to see you again soon. From all of us at Lanterns
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