Nha Hang Chay Thien y

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 5 reviews )

79 Yersin, Nha Trang, Vietnam

A vegetarian/vegan Chinese style Chay restaurant serves pho, rice, faux fish and meats, plus pancakes with filling. Pancakes might be with egg, so vegans inquire.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Chinese, Vietnamese

5 Reviews

First Review by Artem Crocus

Awful experience - Edit

I think this place must have new ownership as it looks as though it used to be a Loving Hut but it isn't one anymore. The experience that we had here was incredibly unpleasant due to the fact that we were hugely overcharged for what we ate. We've lived in Vietnam for quite a while and know what stuff costs; we often eat at these kinds of places, too, so have a good idea about how much we can expect to spend. After choosing from stuff at the front, they tried to charge us double what the plate actually costs. Admittedly, my dining companion had a lot of things so he was happy to pay more, but twice as much was ridiculous and certainly not fair for what I had eaten. It ended up us haggling over the price, which only confirmed that they had been dishonest in what they'd asked in the first place (there's a time and a place for haggling, but it's not common practice at these places!). It was almost certainly a foreigner mark-up which is fine in certain circumstances, but you need to be up front about it if that's what's going to happen. Also, it really felt as though they resented us being there. Just say 'no foreigners' if you don't want them in your restaurant - don't let them in and then treat them with such hostility. A really unpleasant experience in a country that we love and we most certainly wouldn't return. The food wasn't anything special either.

Cons: Unfriendly service, Inflated prices for non-Vietnamese, Average food

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Tasty and cheap - Edit

It's worth going just because you know the entire restaurant is vegetarian. Unfortunately when I attended, the staff seemed preoccupied and because it's outside of the tourist area, service left a bit to be desired. The loving hut menu has plenty of pictures but is not in English, so your dining options are still a guessing game. Worth going for sure.

Pros: Veg and vegan, Low prices , Extensive menu

Cons: Limited English speakers , So-so service , Only photos in menu, no English text.

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Embarrassing - Edit

When I ordered, there wasn't anyone there who spoke a lot of English (one did show up later), and I don't speak Vietnamese, so I ended up ordering "vegetarian duck". It really wasn't my thing, and I was very embarrassed when I left most of my plate untouched.

Pros: Friendly staff, Picture menu

Cons: No English menu

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YOU. MUST. EAT. THERE. :) - Edit

We decided to trust the only review there was for this place and walked. It wasn't very far from the tourist center and is an easy 15min walk.
look for a big sign saying "QUAN CHAY THIEN Y"

At first we were confused as the menu is totally not in English. The waitress didn't speak English. But I prepared a little Google translate text saying "is this place vegetarian/vegan" and she smiled and nodded.
as we didn't get the menu she brought us to the counter where we could tell them which mock meats we wanted. I took them all and ate 3 plates at this place. The food was the BEST VEGGIE FOOD I EVER ATE.
I frickin' loved it.
Go there and eat you won't regret it.

Oh and it's kind of a better street kitchen and cozy to sit. :)

Pros: Food, Price , Service

Cons: No English menu or waitress

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A place that's worth a visit - Edit

Nha Trang restaurant from the Loving Hut chain. It's located quite far from the tourist district, and maybe it's the main reason why it didn't get any reviews yet. But I recommend you to visit it if you're planning to spend in Nha Trang few days at least.

The food is slightly different from what you can find in the other "chay" (vegetarian) places in Nha Trang. Apart from the traditional Vietnamese fast-food (rice with mock meat, noodle soups, spring rolls), you can order dishes from the Loving Hut menu. I would say these dishes are more in East Asian style: fried rice, spicy noodle, tofu in a pot etc. Food like this was a relief for us after a long period of eating just Vietnamese food. :) The food in the restaurant is rather delicious, and you'll get large portions at a reasonable price - thank to the long distance from the tourist district. Don't miss a chance to try fried rice! Also the restaurant is a good place to spend a warm vegan (mooshroom) hot pot evening with friends.

The restaurant has a nice interior. There's no particular idea in the interior but it also isn't typical Vietnamese restaurant where the plastic stools costs less than most of the dishes. On the one wall are portrets of famous vegetarians. You have already seen such a wall somewhere else, haven't you? :)

There's always a person in the restaurant (a waiter or someone from the owner's family) who can speak decent English. So you can always expect some assistance.

Pros: Delicious food, Clean, English-speaking stuff

Cons: Long distance from the tourist district

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MezzoPompezzo 29 Jul 2015 - Thank you so much you made my belly so happy today :)))  

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