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“Delicious, simple menu executed well”

Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 555 Restaurants in Nha Trang
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We have been operating since 2008 and hold half day cooking classes for visitors to Nha Trang. 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.
Reviewed March 5, 2013

We read about this place on trip advisor and decided to try it. We weren't disappointed and luckily managed to get a table. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The menu is quite small offering a few Vietnamese options. We opted for the set menu and were not disappointed, the food was delicious and full of flavour. As the name suggests, lanterns hang from the ceiling and set a beautiful ambience for dinner. It's also great value and you leave full knowing you've helped a good cause. We dined here on our last night and were sad we wouldn't be able to go on their cooking course as we had to leave early the next day.

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Hi and thanks for taking the time to write. Its always a concern with so many people coming to us from Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor or friends recommendations and we are trying very hard to step up our game to meet those expectations because there is nothing worse, than being recommended somewhere and then it fails to deliver. Sometimes we get it right and sometimes we get it wrong, but pleased you were not left disappointed. We certainly are still making our mistakes but trying very hard to satisfy ever guest who walks over the little pond :) Our menu is limited because we try to do small things good, rather than everything just average but we have tried to include enough options for all tastes and budgets. Our community work is what I am most passionate about and proud to see it growing every day. Hopefully next time you will come back and try the cooking class. Thanks for the support and hope to see you back soon. From everyone at Lanterns

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We visited this place in February 2013 and all really liked it. The waitresses had good command on English, food was delicious and very reasonably priced. I liked the athmosphere too, would happily go back.

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Hello and thanks for the kind review, appreciate the support and so pleased the food, service and price was good. hope to see you back one day soon, from all of us at Lanterns

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Very nice vietnamese food, lovely staff, very good value. The mango pancake with coconut ice cream for desert was very nice. 3 courses including whole baked red snapper with no alcohol was 440 000 dong.

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Hello and thanks for taking the time to review. I am glad all went well with your time here with us and so happy you enjoyed the whole snapper, but I personally do not have the patience with all those bones in fish :) Glad it was all good value for you as we do try hard to keep prices at a reasonable level for all to enjoy. Thanks again for the support and hope to see you back soon. From the Lanterns team.

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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great food, ordered the hot pot and some other stuff. 3 Australians all very happy, standard prices, above standard food, setting is very nice in a good location. Highly recommend. Accept visa. Staff speak enough English, one of the best. Open roof, no Mosquitos

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Hello and always lovely to hear from fellow Aussies travelling here in Nha Trang. It is nice to hear about the staff and their English as most of them do work very hard at improving their English and enjoy practising it, when they get over their initial shyness. We appreciate that you felt the food was above standard but prices standard, as we strive very hard to give good quality and a reasonable price and hope we are getting better, as we are learning every day. I must apologise about the visa, yes we accept it but hate that we have to charge a 3% fee, but this is a bank fee charged by the local VN banks and no something we can absorb as part of our business costs, but understand it is not really understood by many travellers as we do not pay service charges back home. Thanks again for the support and hope you will be back to visit one day soon. From everyone at Lanterns

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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The food was brilliant, value for money was great, and you are sure to meet great company. For a real experience suggest you try their cooking experience. It is not to be missed

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Soccarooby, Owner at Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2013

Hello and thanks for the great words in your review. It's a good ad for Lanterns :) Yes we are lucky to receive many travellers from around the world and appreciate all the support we receive from all guests. As I have said before our cooking classes are more about fun and interaction for a beginner cook and not fro the serious chef, but I do see many people enjoying themselves. Thanks for the support and hope to see you back from the team at Lanterns

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