The best restaurants in Da Lat offer a variety of delicacies, using fresh produce sourced from the town’s vegetable farms, wineries, and lush forests. Blessed with a cool central highland climate, some of the best locally grown foods in Da Lat include strawberries, asparagus, artichokes, grapes, tea and coffee. You’ll find many of these at the local markets, restaurants, and street vendors close to Xuan Hong Lake, which are perfect for those travelling on a tight budget.
Da Lat’s colonial villas and five-star hotels are the places to go to for a romantic dining experience, serving European fare and imported wines with breathtaking views of surrounding hills and lakes. Read on for our recommendations on the best places to eat in Da Lat. Some may be a little far from Da Lat City Centre, but they’re well worth the extra effort.
Artist Alley Restaurant Da Lat
Artist Alley Restaurant Da Lat serves a wide range of Vietnamese and western dishes at affordable prices. Owned by a local painter, this two-storey restaurant is fitted with bright and colourful abstract paintings (even on the ceiling). If you’re lucky, you get to meet him during your visit as he enjoys demonstrating his painting skills on the top floor. A beer at Artist Alley Restaurant Da Lat costs VND 20,000, attracting travellers looking to unwind after a day of exploring the city. Food-wise, we highly recommend the signature avocado salad, chicken curry with steamed rice (VND 75,000), or beef steak (VND 160,000).
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 20:00
- Location: 86 Truong Cong Dinh, Da Lat
- Tel: +84 94 166 2207
Trong Dong Restaurant Da Lat
Trong Dong Restaurant is a local eatery along Phan Dinh Phung Street, about a 15-minute walk from Da Lat Market. Diners can find a good selection of local specialities priced at VND 65,000 upwards, such as Vietnamese spring roll, venison topped with peanut and fresh herbs, and stir-fried beef with vegetables. Everything is freshly prepared to order, so you can easily ask the staff to tailor each dish to meet your dietary needs.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 22:00
- Location: 220 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Da Lat
- Tel: +84 63 382 1889
Le Rabelais at Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel
Le Rabelais at Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel is widely regarded as one of the best fine-dining venues in Da Lat. You’re surrounded by charming colonial-era décor, with light pouring in through the large windows overlooking Xuan Hong Lake. Beautiful flower arrangements adorn each table, creating a romantic atmosphere which makes this a popular spot among affluent honeymooners and couples. Highly recommended dishes include oyster chowder with artichoke, steamed lobster in chilli orange sauce, and grilled shrimp with creamy fresh leek and vanilla sauce. Due to its luxurious setting, Le Rabelais has a strict dress code, so be sure to dress to impress if you’re planning to dine here.
- Opening Hours: 06:00-10:00 and 18:00-22:00
- Location: On the lobby floor of The Dalat Palace Hotel
- Tel: +84 63 382 5444
La Viet Coffee
La Viet Coffee is an industrial-themed roastery and café in Da Lat, where you can enjoy strongly-brewed Arabica coffee at decent prices. It also offers guided tours, if you’re curious about the process of harvesting, roasting, and packing coffee beans. The drinks menu includes your standard latte (VND 40,000), cappuccino (VND 35,000), and Americano (VND 25,000). Drip, pour over, and syphon coffee are also available. Located along Nguyen Cong Tru, La Viet Coffee is a five-minute drive from Xuan Hong Lake.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:30 – 22:00
- Location: 200 Nguyen Cong Tru, Da Lat
- Tel: +84 263 398 1189
L’angfarm is a modern retail outlet in Da Lat City Centre, where you can find high-quality food items in beautiful packaging. Open daily, some of their most popular products include artichoke tea, dried persimmons, fermented rice wine, and sugar-coated mulberry candy. The store also has a rustic-themed café that serves an extensive buffet of Da Lat specialities for VND 49,000. You can enjoy over 50 types of food and drinks here, including gelato, sweet potatoes, cakes, dried fruit, herbal tea, and pizza.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:30 – 22:30
- Location: 6 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 1, Da Lat
- Tel: +84 88 896 0960
One More Café
One More Café Da Lat is where travellers can enjoy homemade pastries, cakes, and all-day breakfasts in a cosy setting. Set along Hai Ba Trung Street, this Aussie-style café is fitted with cosy sofas, simple décor, free Wi-Fi, and a small balcony overlooking the city centre. Dishes here cost between VND 35,000 and VND 150,000, while drinks start at VND 15,000. Some of their best-selling items include the carrot cake (VND 55,000), tiramisu (VND 65,000), and mini Pavlova (VND 55,000). For brunch, we love the steak sandwich (VND 130,000) and Eggs Benedict, which come with your choice of ham (VND 90,000) or smoked salmon (VND 110,000).
- Opening Hours: Thursday – Tuesday 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: 77 Hai Ba Trung Street, Da Lat
- Tel: +84 126 757 4814
K'BE Wood Fired Pizza and BBQ
K'BE Wood Fired Pizza and BBQ is an expat-owned restaurant near Langbiang Mountain, where you can enjoy authentic western cuisine during your holiday in Da Lat. As the name suggests, all dishes here are prepared in a wood-fired oven for a smoky flavour. Service is quick and attentive, while ingredients are sourced directly from K'Ho ethnic group farmers. Great for sharing, we highly recommend the wood-fired margherita pizza (VND 125,000), slow-cooked BBQ pork ribs (VND 250,000 per kg), and mashed potatoes (VND 75,000).
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 19:00
- Location: 209 Langbiang Duong, Da Lat
- Tel: +84 93 128 7046
Goc Ha Thanh Restaurant
Goc Ha Thanh Restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese dishes in a casual and homely setting, making it one of the busiest eateries in downtown Da Lat. Open daily, the restaurant is a 10-minute walk from popular landmarks like Xuan Hong Lake and Da Lat Flower Gardens. Standout dishes include the spring rolls, chicken coconut curry, caramelised fish in clay pot, and homemade yogurt. There’s also a selection of vegetarian alternatives, if you’re not a fan of meat. Portions are generous, giving you great value for money. Expect to pay about VND 70,000 for a set of stir-fried meat, vegetables, and steamed rice.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
- Location: 53 Truong Cong Dinh Street, Da Lat
- Tel: +84 63 355 3369
Le Café de la Poste
Le Café de la Poste at Du Parc Hotel Da Lat serves fairly-priced French, Vietnamese, Australian, and American cuisine, as well as a good selection of French wine. Occupying a French colonial building directly across the road from Da Lat’s main post office, it offers a charming dining ambience with English-speaking staff. Le Café de la Poste also attracts affluent travellers with its extensive breakfast buffet, which costs VND 110,000 per person.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:00
- Location: Du Parc Hotel Dalat, 15 Tran Phu, Ward 3, Da Lat
- Tel: +84 263 3825 777
Xuan Huong Lake Street Food Vendors
Xuan Huong Lake not only serves as Da Lat’s main recreational area for residents, but also as a massive street dining hub. In the evening, dozens of stalls can be found along the lakefront, staying open until about 22:00. Certain streets around the lake are turned into pedestrian areas over the weekend, which makes it much easier to stroll around and enjoy the food and atmosphere. You can even do some shopping for inexpensive souvenirs at the same time. Among the local favourites are beef rice noodles, BBQ squid, boiled shellfish, and hot soya drinks. A must-try is Vietnamese coffee served in stainless steel containers.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 - 22:00
- Location: Xuan Huong Lake, Da Lat