This charming restaurant has a serene atmosphere, with attractive wooden shutters, perfected low-level lighting and a ceiling full of billowing fans. A haven amidst the vast surrounds of the Shangri La Hotel, staff are extremely friendly, eager to chat and aid you with your menu choice. The menu is a mix of classic Vietnamese, French and modern influences. If you're not familiar with the cuisine, opt for the appetiser tasting platter (enough for one), the perfect parcel of lobster and shitake ravioli, shrimp summer roll and spicy blue crab cake is a treat. The drinks menu totes a well-formed, petite selection of wines and champagne. Spirit options include some costly cognacs, interesting Japanese Whiskeys and 'speakeasy' cocktails flattering the cosy, colonial environment. CP Tip: The beef tenderloin melts in the mouth. While the delicate, chilled mango soup with coconut milk and coconut ice cream perfectly rounds off a good meal.
Date NightDowntown / DIFCHidden GemAsian