The great restaurants in Nha Trang are well-loved by locals and visitors. They offer not only some of the freshest seafood in Vietnam, but also a satisfying array of authentic fare from across Asia, Europe, and the U.S..

    A popular tourist destination in Vietnam, Nha Trang has popular restaurants ranging from contemporary establishments within 5-star hotels to hippy-style shacks that are just minutes away from the beach. Some of these establishments also offer cooking classes, where you can learn how to prepare local specialties such as Vietnamese curry, spring rolls, and hotpots.

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    Lanterns

    Lanterns is a restaurant well-recognised by locals as one of the best places to sample authentic Vietnamese food in Nha Trang. The restaurant’s specialties are hotpots, seafood clay pot, Vietnamese curry, and barbecued beef. The restaurant is a 10-minute walk from Tran Phu Beach.

    If you’re looking to try your hand at Vietnamese cuisine, the restaurant offers half-day cooking classes that are held 4 times a week. Aside from getting their food supplies from local fishing villages, Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant also supports local orphanages through scholarships and meals.

    Location: 30A Nguyen Thien Thuat, Tan Lap, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa 650000, Vietnam

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    Dining by the Bay at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

    Dining by the Bay is an all-day dining venue within Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, specializing in international fusion dishes for dinner. The 2-storey eatery is fitted with comfortable daybeds, bar stools, and an outdoor terrace, where you can wine and dine while enjoying the sea breeze and expansive views of Ninh Van Bay. 

    Must-tries include the Vietnamese crispy pancake with seafood and nuoc mam sauce, luong son seafood served in a clay pot, and wok-fried beef tenderloin served with potato chips. Considering it is located in one of the most exclusive resorts in Nha Trang, Dining by the Bay is priced accordingly, but those who appreciate the finer things in life will see it as money well spent.

    Location: Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Ninh Van, Ninh Hoa, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 10 pm

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    Ganesh Indian Restaurant

    Ganesh Indian Restaurant is one of the few Indian restaurants in Nha Trang, serving a mix of classic Tandoori, Mughlai and Bengali delicacies. Thanks to its lively setting and prime location in Tran Phu Beach, it’s very popular among foreign tourists and expats. 

    Ganesh Restaurant’s extensive food menu ranges from flatbread of all sorts, paneers (fresh cheese) as well as meaty and vegetarian mains. Signature dishes include chicken tikka masala and freshly baked naans.

    Location: 186 Hung Vuong, Loc Tho, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa 650000, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)258 352 6776

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    Lac Canh Beef Restaurant

    Lac Canh Restaurant has been serving up delicious Vietnamese broiled beef for over 40 years, as well as an array of unique delicacies. This busy, smoky, casual, and scruffy eatery is accessible within a 15-minute walk from Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa.

    Marinated with honey and local spices, its signature beef is served in cubes where you can broil them according to your preference on the table-top charcoal stove. Lac Canh Restaurant also offers seafood dishes such as noodles with crab eggs, spicy stir-fried frogs, and barbecued squid. Do note that the eatery gets really packed by 7 pm, so make sure you head there early to avoid long queues.

    Location: 77 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Xuong Huan, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa 650000, Vietnam

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +84 (0)258 3821 391

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    Penny Wong | Compulsive Traveler

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