10 Best Restaurants in Dalat, The South-Central Coasts and Highlands

Bicycle Up Cafe

$ Fodor's choice

A cute and quirky little coffee shop serving a range of drinks, including beer, cakes, ice cream, and yogurt, Bicycle Up is a great place to rest and recharge with a book (check out the homemade book light fittings), a coffee, or a fruit smoothie while listening to mellow music. This quiet refuge is perfect for a rainy day.

Bingo Pizza

$$

Although it's by no means the best pizza in Vietnam, Bingo nevertheless hits the spot after a long day trekking or canyoning with simple, run-of-the-mill toppings, thick crusts and decent sizes. Service can be a little slow, as is the way sometimes around here.

2/43 Pham Ngu Lao, Dalat, Vietnam
0263-351--2122
Known For
  • central location
  • generous sizes
  • comfort food

Dalat Night Market

$

Sampling a fresh banh trang nuong, aka Dalat pizza, from one of the night market street vendors is a must—a great snack to sustain you while you explore all that the night market has to offer. Banh trang nuong is a circle of rice paper, brushed with an egg and dried prawn mixture, barbecued on an open brazier, folded, and wrapped in a square of newspaper. There are many banh trang sellers at the top of the stairs next to the market. Along the stairs and at the base of the staircase are more food vendors, offering a range of soups, chao (rice porridge), and barbecued chicken feet.

Near Dalat Central Market, Dalat, Vietnam
Known For
  • "Dalat pizza"
  • rice porridge
  • barbecue snacks

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Dalat Train Villa & Cafe

$$

A quaint little café in a restored 1910 French train carriage that's now parked in lovely grounds next to a small guesthouse, this place serves up a selection of Western and Vietnamese dishes and a ton of charm. For trainspotters wanting to get a double train fix, the café and its friendly staff are an easy walk along a main road and down a narrow local road from the old Dalat Railway Station.

Goc Ha Thanh

$$

This is a cheap-and-cheerful eatery serving up slightly Westernized versions of Vietnamese fare from a cute little place a short walk from the Central Market. The service can be a bit slow, but the food is reliably delicious and reasonably priced.

Le Rabelais

$$$$

Allow yourself to be transported to a French country estate, complete with chandeliers, period furniture, starched linens, gleaming silverware, flawless service, and fine French cuisine. With an extensive wine list and gentle live piano music, this is the place for a romantic—albeit expensive—evening in a superb setting.

2 Tran Phu, Dalat, Vietnam
0263-382–5777
Known For
  • sumptuous high tea
  • colonial-era opulence
  • French cuisine
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Nem Nuong Ba Hung

$

This plain but pleasant local eatery serves only one dish: nem nuong (barbecued pork skewers), with a range of edible accoutrements that are rolled up and dunked in a delicious dipping sauce.

Nha Hang Chay Hoa Sen

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This is the pick of Dalat's many vegan places, with a focus on fresh local produce rather than mock meat (although that's on the menu too), served up in a bright, airy space with wooden furniture. Hoa Sen is very popular with locals for a good reason: the food is delicious.

62 Phan Dinh Phung, Dalat, Vietnam
02633-567–999
Known For
  • tom yum soup
  • banana leaf salad
  • locally sourced produce

Oz Burgers

$$
Every now and then we just need a good old helping of home comfort, and this Australian-owned diner and takeaway is among the best Dalat has to offer, with a menu boasting a range of burgers, as well as hot dogs and even a cooked breakfast.

Thanh Thuy Blue Water Restaurant

$$

A stylish lakeside location for coffee, cocktails, or a meal, either on the deck under one of the purple umbrellas or inside, Thanh Thuy has an extensive menu (in English) of Vietnamese, Szechuan, and Vietnamese twists on Western dishes. The service can seem slow if you're not used to the local style of flagging a waiter down when you need one, rather than waiting for service.

2 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Dalat, Vietnam
0263-353–1668
Known For
  • best view in town
  • slightly higher prices
  • extensive menu