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“Great combination: great food, friendly and good service, nice place”

Trong Dong Restaurant
Ranked #14 of 261 Restaurants in Da Lat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$7
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Trong Dong - a homey place for your meals! Dear valued customers, Every year we close our beloved restaurant 2 weeks for vacation. This year our schedule is from August 20 to September 5. We will reopen our service on September 6, 2015. We would like to thank you very much for your great support and hope to see you all again :) Cheers!
Sai Gon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great combination: great food, friendly and good service, nice place”
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This is a small but great place for good food and chilling with friends. The menu features western and Vietnamese dishes at reasonable prices but great tastes, being served by English speaking waitresses of ethnics minority and nice manager.

This type of restaurants makes Da Lat a more cozy place to visit, stay more, love, and miss. I definitely come back for my next visit to the city.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank nguyen_thy_nhan
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English first
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very good food, very nice staff - immediately felt at home”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for a decent place to eat, this is very good. Staff is very very friendly, food is fresh and tasty. Menu is clearly arranged. Of course the place is clean as well. Deco is nicer than other vietnamese restaurants but a bit conservative. Worth a visit! Ask for the artichoke tea and fresh flan dessert (not vietnamese, but who cares...)

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank baflaax
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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Food not very tasty”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

The setting of this restaurant is simple, nice and cosy. The fresh milkshakes are good. But the main dishes are so-so and we would found it hard to pick a dish from the menu. The selection was more exotic with several eel, rabbit and frog dishes. We did manage to find a claypot chicken and Pho. We could not finish either of them because they tasted average.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Julie J
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Giang P, Owner at Trong Dong Restaurant, responded to this review, 31 August 2013
Dear Julie,
Thank you for your straightforward opinion. Today we conducted a meeting where your comments were taken seriously. We are happy to hear that you loved the drinks, service and the cozy atmosphere of the restaurant. This affirms our efforts in improving them since the past year.
However, we are sorry that you are disappointed with the food. As we no longer serve chicken simmered in clay pot, I assume it was the chicken curry. We are also considering to revise the menu to include some more "non-exotic" food to ease your choices. The issue is how to choose the tasty ones but local because we want also to introduce local culture.
In addition, I wish you could let us know at the time so we can correct it right away as customers' comments are always appreciated in our restaurant.
I wish you have a great time and hope to welcome you again.
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St. Louis
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“A real change of pace”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

This is a very interesting restaurant, clearly catering to Westerners, but with an authentic Vietnamese flavor. Casual, inexpensive, and great local dishes. Many young tourists flock to this place. The dining room is small, and is set up something like a diner, but they make it work. Definitely worth checking out when in Dalat, either for lunch or a casual dinner.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank GreggSt_Louis
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“wonderful staff n menu :)”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Lovely staff! Beef in loc-lak leaves was wondreful. Dessert- pin wheel banana roll with homemade yoghourt and jasmine tea was exquisite- went back there again, so worth it. Highly recommend.
Allan & Michelle

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Minimich61
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