So our hotel concierge quickly booked us a table at Ngon Villa. We were quite lucky as this restaurant is always full. But somehow we found a table. So off we went in a car to Danang’s nightlife district.
We found a pretty restaurant with colourful decor and a casual vibe. The small garden had about 200 lanterns hanging from the trees and beyond it, chefs were busy churning out tantalising looking dishes.
The menu was long and varied. It had traditional Vietnamese dishes, some original dishes, and local food. Even the seafood was all-you-can-order. So you can imagine how we feasted on oysters, shrimps and fish. I especially liked the oysters with Vietnamese seasoning and spices.
THE BEST VALUE RESTAURANT IN DANANG
“I’ve never seen such a good deal in my life,” I said to my companion. Of course there are way cheaper restaurants, as well as more elegant and expensive restaurants. But this was a restaurant offering unlimited food for the price of a buffet. And it was not a mass market buffet at all.
Every dish is prepared from scratch when ordered for this flat rate. And everything is easy to observe as the ground floor kitchen is open for viewing.
ORIGINAL COCKTAILS IN VIETNAM
The restaurant manager, a very friendly young man from Hanoi named Tiptop, came over to say hello so we invited him to sit with us for awhile.
He was nice enough to order us somespecialty cocktails on the house. One cocktail required us to mix three containers of liquid together to come up with a delicious cocktail that was coloured emerald green.
“Everything is fresh,” he told us. “We don’t pre-cook anything. And customers can really order as much as they want. Recently, we had some tourists from Hong Kong who ordered 20 plates of shrimp and 20 plates of noodles.”
I didn’t count how much food we ended up having. But we ordered every single thing on the specialty menu of local dishes and we were completely full. It was a wonderful way to enjoy an evening out, living a Travelife.