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“Good seafood, nice seaside restaurant”
Review of Ganh Hao

Ganh Hao
Ranked #3 of 163 Restaurants in Vung Tau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Ganh Hao is the probably the most famous and busiest restaurant in Vung Tau, especially on Friday/Saturday when you get all the out-of-town visitors, mainly from Saigon. Locals don't often eat here as it's a relatively expensive option and seafood can be eaten cheaper elsewhere around town (in more down-market surroundings).

Location is a little out of way so you can't walk to the restaurant if you're staying either at front or back beach, you'll need to take a taxi (or scooter of course). Restaurant is set right on the sea so the atmosphere and view are pretty good and the light sea breeze can make dining outside a little more comfortable too.

I particularly like the sweat and sour whole grouper fish, the grilled king prawns and the blue crabs but all the seafood is good here ... even the eel soup.

We eat out at Ganh Hao at least once each time we return to Vung Tau (wife's home town) and haven't had a bad experience yet (6 years and counting).

There are very few (relatively) upmarket places in Vung Tau so this is definitely worth a visit.

You may also want to try the Lan Rung Resort or Lam Duong (just opened, next to Thanh Phat which is the local's choice and a good 'authentic' option) - all good alternatives.

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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Most tourists and expats find their way to Ganh Hao sooner or later, because it's the most popular seafood restaurant in town and all taxi drivers will take you there. The food is good and so is the service. The waterfront ambience is excellent. But it's important to remember that this place is popular with Vietnamese and seats thousands at a time - so you must be prepared for all the noise and bedlam that goes with it! Otherwise there are many, many quieter and calmer restaurants in Vung Tau - with equally nice food (although not usually the waterside seating) and usually much closer to the town centre/front beach area.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Crowdy, noisy, hot.... But the seafood is nowhere better than here! You should put up with the noise and crowd to enhoy the fresh, diverse seafood on the seashore. The waiters serve fast and accurate.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

From my numerous unsatisfactory visits to Ganh Hao, I can give you a more accurate rating of it than a one or two time visitor. Ganh Hao has an okay atmosphere, so long as it isn't clouded with smoke from the cigarettes of discourteous customers. The food is also okay. It lacks any real desire to be anything more than stomach filler. The service is the best thing about Ganh Hao. The staff is professional and does their best to accommodate their customers.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We were seated outside on a smouldering hot night, lovely views, we ordered our food and it was amazing, entree and the mains. One of my friends was struggling with the heat as it was his first time to Vietnam, he jokingly asked for a fan. A few minutes later they had an extension cord out and a portable fan fanning him. If that isn't service I do not know what is.

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