Nestled on the 4th floor of the centrally situated Nha Trang Center, Lunar Rooftop Bar and Grill merges casual refined decor, an international fusion menu and signature cocktails, all complemented by a wonderful view of Nha Trang Bay.
The decor is decidedly modern yet refined, and it effortlessly combines minimalist sleek dining tables with a nice touch of coziness in the large sofas and comfy chairs that are dotted throughout. Rather than aiming for a specific clientele, Lunar does a great job presenting itself as a place for all, from casual group gatherings, a business luncheon or for tourists in search of a cool bar in which to relax.
Upon stepping into the chic but casual space, one is immediately greeted by enthusiastic staff ready to seat you either in the spacious interior or the large outdoor terrace that overlooks the bustling promenade of Tran Phu Street.The semi-open kitchen just inside the entrance allows guests to catch a glimpse of the culinary team as they work in unison to cater to lunch and dinner arrivals.
Towards the rear of the restaurant, large glass doors lead out onto the huge terrace, which offers space and privacy for guests to swim in the series of pools during the afternoon heat, catch the last rays of sunshine as evening falls, and sip a cocktail in anticipation of the colorful sunset. The views are spectacular and encourage one to sit back in the chairs and relax with good conversation as unimposing chilled music plays in the background.
Having revamped the menu to cater for the increasingly diverse nationalities of visitors, the focus is firmly on casual but elegant dining, with international fusion options from around the world. The ‘Drunken Munchies’ Menu is full of well-known favorites such as the spinach infused Chicken Caesar Wrap, Philly Cheese Steak, Nacho Grandes or Soft-Shell Beef Tacos that are perfect for sharing. Do try the delicious “Momo Dumplings”, a Nepalese inspired dish that comes steeped in a mouthwatering broth, showcasing the international diversity of the Lunar menu.
The extensive la carte menu turns the diners attention to imported meats such as braised lamb shanks, filet mignon and Australian ribeye. A wide international flavor are evident in the choices of pizza, sushi and Thai curries, while local favorites such as Vietnamese hotpots, seasonal fresh fish and other seafood mains will satisfy those seeking authentic Vietnamese options. “We wanted to create a diverse choice in trendy international cuisine, and this is reflected in the new menus”, said General Manager, Pesh . “Regardless of your tastes in good food, we think we have something for everyone here at Lunar, and at prices that are very reasonable”, he added.
As evening takes hold, Lunar becomes a cocktail lounge, and the great attention to detail is noticeable. The signature cocktails are awash with color and vibrancy, adorned with expertly cut sliced fruit decoration, while the taste is refreshing and light. Considering the setting, the drinks are very well priced to accommodate local budgets, and the ‘Buy 1 Get 1 Free’ offer during happy hour ensures even better value for money. Live music is played twice weekly, featuring a jazz band ensemble with DJ’s playing the latest hits every weekend.
The ‘happy hours’ run from 2-6pm daily, so take advantage of this chance to enjoy great food, cocktails, views and music in one of Nha Trang’s best and trendiest locales. The city is rapidly coming of age with excellent international class restaurants and entertainment venues being established and Lunar is at the cutting edge of this trend. Drop in and enjoy what it has to offer, you will be impressed!