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“Germany in Vietnam”
Review of Ratinger Lowe

Ratinger Lowe
Ranked #5 of 314 Restaurants in Phan Thiet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: German
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Ratinger Löwe offers a wide variety of German food. Managed by German chefs who ensure authenticity of dishes according to original recipes, the restaurant is popular with tourists and expats as well as local guests for its high quality cuisine and inviting atmosphere on the patio outside or inside with a more rustic look.
Reviewed January 14, 2014

On only our second night in Vietnam, we decided to return to European cuisine and what the guidebook describes as 'authentic German'. On this relatively quiet January Tuesday, the place was about half full and we opted for an outside table on a comfortably balmy evening. Advanced booking, though, is probably recommended.
The menu itself is truly impressive, with four pages each in the Asian, International and German sections. Spoiled for choice, we opted for three initial courses: soup, appetizer and main, with dessert still in reserve. Unfortunately, the language barrier created confusion here and we got the two soups and one starter served together, followed by the second starter and the two mains, which was not ideal and is the only reason that we did not give this restaurant a full five-star rating. The food was outstanding, particularly the soups which were served with warm bread: Sicilian Tomato Soup may sound rather boring but not here it wasn't and the 'German stew' was simply outstanding. Yes, we did make it to dessert, and the Apple Strudel (with chocolate ice cream too) really was worth squeezing in.
The other plus for us was the availability of excellent beer (rather than lager), albeit bottled and chilled. Tiger, the usual fare here, is also available on draft.
We're here for another ten days and I'm sure we'll be returning to 'Germany' once more before we leave.
More expensive than most of the alternatives here, this was well worth it and comes highly recommended by these two very full diners.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were a bit sceptical about German food in Vietnam, but have to say this is worth a visit! The atmosphere is relaxed, food and drinks a good value for money. We tried both, a German and a Vietnamese dish - both delicious!

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Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic garden area and the inside looks good too. The garden area is only quite small so it's good to either get there early or they do take bookings. The food is gorgeous. I would really recommend the tsaziki and bruschetta starters. The service is also really good and professional. There's also a great choice of drinks. This place is a bit more expensive than others in the area but it's totally worth it. We will be back!

Thank flobo5
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a nice German bar. We only had appetizers but these were lovely and nicely done. We tried the German draught beer for 125,000 dong and also the Mojitos during happy hour which were 140,000 buy one get one free. Nice to sit in the comfy padded chairs by the roadside and relax.

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Thank Jess355
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Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

I admit. When we moved to Mui Ne this summer I never thought I would get cravings for German food. A few months later I found myself in the bar ordering a ham platter. It's a busy restaurant with nice atmosphere. We enjoyed all dishes and will be again this winter for some European comfort food.

Thank elinmightbeaway
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