We arrived in Nha Trang in the early afternoon, so we decided to ask the hotel concierge for restaurant recommendations in town since Nha Trang is famous for it's fresh seafood. She told us that the best and most well-known place was a quick 15-minute walk from the Sheraton, and is simply called (what else?) Nha Trang Seafood Restaurant. We followed her directions to a plain-looking 2-story building with rather drab decorations and a dimly-lit interior. Their menu was incredibly extensive, however, and it took us a while to settle on ordering fresh live garlic prawns, as well as a live steamed fish with rice paper and trimmings. Holy cow this was delicious... the shell of the prawns were fried to a crisp so you could literally eat every part of it, and the garlic and butter was just oozing with flavor. The dipping sauces were great, especially the citrus pepper sauce. The fish was seasoned perfectly and was extremely tender and soft. Needless to say, we devoured everything!
Some of the best prawns I've ever had
Doesn't look very appetizing, but it was delicious
The next morning, the weather was beautiful and all the overcast clouds had cleared, so we hit the beach early and got a bit of sun in. I'm pretty sure July is high season in Nha Trang, so it was interesting to note that the beach was fairly empty the whole time we were there. It struck me as a bit strange since the hotel itself seemed to be quite busy in contrast.
Nha Trang City Hall
Tram Huong Tower
Long Son Pagoda
Evening street fair