The best restaurants in Da Lat offer a variety of delicacies, using fresh produce sourced from the town’s vegetable farms, wineries, and lush forests. Blessed with a cool central highland climate, some of the best locally grown foods in Da Lat include strawberries, asparagus, artichokes, grapes, tea and coffee. You’ll find many local markets, restaurants, and street vendors close to Xuan Hong Lake, which are popular with those traveling on a tight budget.

    Da Lat’s colonial villas and 5-star hotels are the places to go for a romantic dining experience, serving European fare and imported wines with breathtaking views of surrounding hills and lakes. Read on for our recommendations on the best places to eat in Da Lat. Some may be a little far from Da Lat City Center, but they’re well worth the extra effort.

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    Artist Alley Restaurant

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    Artist Alley Restaurant in Da Lat serves a wide range of Vietnamese and western dishes at affordable prices. Owned by a local painter, this 2-storey restaurant is fitted with bright and colorful abstract paintings (even on the ceiling). If you’re lucky, you get to meet him during your visit as he enjoys demonstrating his painting skills on the top floor. 

    Beverage prices at Artist Alley Restaurant Da Lat are reasonable, attracting travelers looking to unwind after a day of exploring the city. Food-wise, we highly recommend the signature avocado salad, chicken curry with steamed rice, or beef steak.

    Location: 124 Phan Dinh Phung, Phuong 2, Thanh pho, Da Lat, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 9 pm

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    Trong Dong Restaurant

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    Trong Dong Restaurant is a local eatery along Phan Dinh Phung Street, about a 15-minute walk from Da Lat Market. Diners can find a good selection of local specialties here, such as Vietnamese spring rolls, venison topped with peanut and fresh herbs, and stir-fried beef with vegetables. 

    Everything is freshly prepared to order at Trong Dong Restaurant, so you can easily ask the staff to tailor each dish to meet your dietary needs.

    Location: 220 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Phuong 2, Da Lat, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

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    Le Rabelais

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    Le Rabelais at Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel is widely regarded as one of the best fine-dining venues in Da Lat. Inside, you’re surrounded by the charming colonial-era decor, with light pouring in through the large windows overlooking Xuan Hong Lake. Beautiful flower arrangements adorn each table, creating a romantic atmosphere, which makes this a popular spot among honeymooners and couples. 

    Highly recommended dishes at Le Rabelais include oyster chowder with artichoke, steamed lobster in chili orange sauce, and broiled shrimp with creamy fresh leek and vanilla sauce. Due to its luxurious setting, Le Rabelais has a strict dress code, so be sure to dress to impress if you’re planning to dine here.

    Location: The Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel, 2 Tran Phu, Ward 3, Da Lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

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    La Viet Coffee

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    La Viet Coffee is an industrial-themed roastery and cafe in Da Lat, where you can enjoy strongly-brewed Arabica coffee at decent prices. It also offers guided tours, if you’re curious about the process of harvesting, roasting, and packing coffee beans. 

    The beverages menu includes your standard latte, cappuccino, and Americano. Drip, pour-over, and syphon coffee types are also available. Located on Nguyen Cong Tru, La Viet Coffee is a 5-minute drive from Xuan Hong Lake.

    Location: 200 Nguyen Cong Tru, Da Lat, Lam Dong 66000, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 10 pm

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    L'angfarm Buffet Night Market

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    L'angfarm Buffet Night Market is a retail outlet in Da Lat Market, where you can find high-quality food items in beautiful packaging. Open daily, some of their most popular products include artichoke tea, dried persimmons, fermented rice wine, and sugar-coated mulberry candy. 

    The store also has a rustic-themed cafe that serves an extensive buffet of Da Lat specialties. You can enjoy over 50 types of food and beverages here, including gelato, sweet potatos, cakes, dried fruit, herbal tea, and pizza.

    Location: 6 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 1, Da Lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 7.30 am to 10.30 pm

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    One More Cafe

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    One More Cafe is where travelers can enjoy homemade pastries, cakes, and all-day breakfasts in a cozy setting in Da Lat. Set along Hai Ba Trung Street, this Aussie-style cafe is fitted with cozy sofas, simple decor, free Wi-Fi, and a small balcony overlooking the city centre. 

    Some of the best-selling items at One More Cafe include the carrot cake, tiramisu, and mini pavlova. For brunch, we love the steak sandwich and eggs Benedict, which comes with ham or smoked salmon.

    Location: 77 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ward 6, Da Lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

    Open: Thursday–Tuesday from 8 am to 5 pm

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    K'BE Wood Fired Pizza and BBQ

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    K'BE Wood Fired Pizza and BBQ is an expat-owned restaurant near Langbiang Mountain, where you can enjoy authentic western cuisine during your vacation in Da Lat. As the name suggests, all dishes here are prepared in a wood-fired oven for a smoky flavor. 

    The service is quick and attentive and ingredients are sourced directly from K'Ho ethnic group farmers. Great for sharing, we recommend the wood-fired margherita pizza, slow-cooked BBQ pork ribs, and mashed potatos.

    Location: 209 Langbiang Duong, Lac Duong, Lam Dong, Vietnam

    Open: Thursday–Tuesday from 11 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)931 287 046

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    Goc Ha Thanh Restaurant

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    Goc Ha Thanh Restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese dishes in a casual and homey setting, making it one of the busiest eateries in downtown Da Lat. Open daily, the restaurant is a 10-minute walk from popular landmarks like Xuan Hong Lake and Da Lat Flower Gardens. 

    Standout dishes include spring rolls, chicken coconut curry, caramelized fish in a clay pot, and homemade yogurt. There’s also a selection of vegetarian alternatives. Portions are generous, offering great value for money.

    Location: 53 Truong Cong Dinh Street, Ward 1, Da Lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 9.30 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)946 997 925

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    Xuan Huong Lake street food vendors

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    Xuan Huong Lake not only serves as Da Lat’s main recreational area but also as a massive local dining hub. In the evening, dozens of stalls can be found along the lakefront, staying open until 10 pm. Certain streets around the lake are turned into pedestrian neighborhoods over the weekend, which makes it much easier to stroll around and enjoy the food and atmosphere. You can even do some shopping for inexpensive souvenirs at the same time. 

    Among the local favorites are beef rice noodles, barbecue squid, boiled shellfish, and hot soy beverages. A must-try is Vietnamese coffee served in stainless steel containers.

    Location: Xuan Huong Lake, Da Lat, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 5pm to 10 pm

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    Penny Wong | Compulsive Traveler

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