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“Best restaurant ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ming Dynasty

Ming Dynasty
Ranked #119 of 255 Restaurants in Da Lat
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: Chinese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best restaurant ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

We had dinner at Nam Phan in Da Lat last week. The restaurant is located amid a beautiful garden inside a tastefully restored French Villa.

The restaurant was nearly empty, so we had a few staff members just looking after us. And oh boy, how they spoiled us! The food we received was not only delicious, but some of it was prepared on a separate small table right in front of us by the waitress (such as the prawns).

They also did not just place the plates of food in the middle as We expected but distributed it to all our plates. Whenever one of us ran out of tea to drink, they would immediately refill the glass. The staff members were very attentive, polite and professional.

We couldn't help take pictures of the beautifully presented food and the staff members serving us.

Yes, the prices are slightly high by Vietnamese standards, but you get what you pay for. And, might I say, the prices here are not nearly as high as the ones at Nam Phan in Saigon.

All in all, for me this would have to be the best food and dining experience I have ever had anywhere! I highly recommend it!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Antibes, France
Level Contributor
32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Were we unlucky that night?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

We walked from Dalat Palace, easy to find. Very sophisticated restaurant, we were ready for a very special moment but it was really disappointing. Very very long service despite only three tables, six guests! I ordered fresh spring rolls that were the worst I had for my all stay in Vietnam. I didn't eat them and called the young lady who took them away with a lovely smile...then the main dishes arrived, nothing special in taste too much fuss about presentation.. Bill arrived with the charge for the spring rolls...I didn't appreciate, they took it off. At no instant the chef or the manager appeared to talk...very disappointing, we felt this lack of communication in most of the "expensive" places in Vietnam, probably a lack of staff management..our best meals were on the first floor of the central market, with locals who enjoy to see you eating their food!

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Japan
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131 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Best food in Dalat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

Impressive place. Fantastic food. Bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. Only drawback is that getting there pretty much requires a taxi. Reservations may be necessary-it was almost full when we were there.

Visited January 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1 review
“a wonderful restaurant with excellent food & terrific service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2011

very beautiful place. Will come again if ever in Dalat

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank dung155
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Winchester
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24 reviews
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“Excellent out of the way restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

Lovely building & very good food. A lot of fish on the menu (it's Vietnam I know but I don't like fish). Expensive wine but food prices reasonable (total bill $90). Top end Vietnamese restaurant.

Visited November 2011
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