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“Good food for a fine price”

Linh Dan Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Halong Bay
Price range: US$3 - US$20
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Linh Dan restaurant is a modern designed eatery, providing a large number of spaces for more than 200 visitors. The brand of Linh Dan restaurant is guaranteed by their cook team, who can offer sumptuous meal with a diversified menu of Asian, western and Vietnam and professionally trained staff.
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

The food was really tastefull and not expensive. The owner is really helpfull and the restaurant is not far from the centre. Good place for food in Halong City!

4  Thank rolandberg
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This restaurant gave us an experience we will be laughing at for many years.

The restaurant must be family runned (like many restaurants in Vietnam). When we arrived to the restaurant the whole family seemed to go into panic. They were running around and trying to hassle the table ready for us. Glasses and cutleries were put to very odd places in the table. and the table was not looking very welcoming when everything was "ready".

And while we eated, the owner came constantly to ask if everyhting was ok ask us to reclaim to him if were not satisfied with something. It seemed to be a very big issue for him and the family if we did not finish all the dishes. They suggested to do noodles for us from the left overs. And this did not happen once, but several times.
And as we only tasted many of the dishes, we ate only the best parts of the king crab. But this did not seem to be ok with the grandmother, and she came to open the crab shells to our table.

With all this hassle, and people constantly "disturbing" our dinner we did not find this very comfortable. And actually left with not finishing the wine because of the service.

And about the food, again we ordered several dishes. The only one I really liked was the tamarind king crab, despite there was no tamarind flavour and the size of the crab was very dissappointing. The crab was smaller than an average crab.
I also liked that the beef and chicken dishes had enough chili. Nevertheless I was expecting a lot better food as the reviews here were so good.

And if i compare the prices, this is not the most expensive place, but well above the average in Halong.

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Thank KatIh
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

I was there on a dinner with my family, because many others before us has given 5 stars for this restaurant in tripadvisor. To be honest - i feel, that there have to be mistake for giving those 5 stars!

I eat in a restaurant more than 300 times a year (abroad) and this is not even close of average - and even below of the average in Halong Bay.

We ordered 5 different kind of meals, just for tasting different kind of food like we have done on another places during this week.

We had:
-chicken& something
-"Halong squid" - them special (that was over cooked, like gum)
-King prawn & tamarind

The food overall was just average, actually a little bit under it comparing to another restaurants where we have eaten here.

The price was average.

But the another thing - Service:
First of all - only the owner spoke a little bit English - none of another ones - but that's not an issue - it's same in most of the restaurants (except in the hotels)

The most annoying thing was, that the staff was totally lost all the time. They did not bring glasses before we requested for them many times.

During the dinner the owners wife (or mother) came to our table and started peel our prawn, because she felt that we did not eat em all and thought that we did not like it - actually it was tasteless - true - bit she came and started to peel it with her hand without saying anything - on our table. She did not speak English and the situation was unconfortable.

The wine has gone bad - cork leaked because of heat? - but it was only 8USD and they did not speak English, so we could not complain.

Overall - we paid that 800.000 and felt that OK - stomache is full, but wont go there again. Exit and out.

1  Thank Markus V
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

We arrived here and was greated with the warmest welcome from the owner. We ordered 3 mains and 2 beers and the service was very awesome. The food arrived quick and fresh and was very tasty so we ordered 1 more main. .
The owner can speak English so it makes the experience a lot easier.
Would definitely come back.
Michael Jackson

4  Thank Michael J
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

After the exhausted tour, we stopped here and had a late dine.
This is very 1st time to be here and the taste is adorable. Love it actually! Just say " Best Food, Best Price ". I travel some time as biz trip and normally have treated by co-partner but meal always like Western food.
This restaurant have perfect taste as Vietnam cuisine itself, definitely will be back here

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3  Thank LuisOngLao
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