Restaurant Review: Dalat
What and Where:
Dalat (Vietnamese Restaurant) | 100 W. Michigan Ave. | Ypsilanti, MI 48197 | (734) 487 – 7600
Ratings (1=terrible, 5=mind-blowingly great)
Price (1=super cheap, 5=super expensive): 1
General vibe: 2
Comments (as of 1/7/06)
- I’ve never actually eaten at this place at night– only for lunch– so keep that in mind.
- I am far from an expert in the cusine of Vietnam, but if it’s anything there like it is at Dalat, then they eat some damn good food in Vietnam. I’m a fan of the chicken salad, of the chicken kabobs, the beef dishes, the various kinds of rolls (fried and otherwise), the soups… well, I guess everything I’ve had there.
- I’m pretty sure that this is the cheapest/best value of a place to eat in town. I mean, seriously, where else can you can eat a really good non-fast food kind of meal where you are sitting down and not eating out of a paper or plastic container for less than $6?
- The service? Well, it’s either kind of sucky or just kind of quaint. As you might guess, the people who run this place are from Vietnam and their English skills are sketchy. Best to just point to items or say the letters/numbers on the menu. I tend to go there with a large group of people from work so you have to cut these people some slack, but we always end up eating in shifts based on whatever comes out of the kitchen next.
- The atmosphere and vibe? It’s clean and the people who run the place are very nice, but it’s all white plastic and linoleum. And its location in downtown Ypsi is its own problem. The last time I was there (which was this past Thursday– again for lunch and with folks from work), a homeless guy wandered in and sat himself down at our table. Made for an interesting moment.
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