Restaurant Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Hàm Tiến, tp. Phan Thiết, Bình Thuận, Vietnam Published on: 06-10-2016
Image copyrights belong to authors
Why Bo Ke Street is special ?
Bo Ke Street, near the fishing village after Tien Dat hotel is where you will see many small cafes near seashore. Don't miss this famous spot. This is a street full of local cafes, that making seafood BBQ of all kinds. Prices are very cheap and choice is wide. Scallops with onion and garlic sauce are must-to-have here.
The first impression of this area is it looks like ordinary, no frills and simple of the roadside seafood restaurant, but full of foreign tourists. The English sign boards is dotted with Russian, together with loud vibrant music makes you feel like you are in another country. Seafood here is placed on the Styrofoam box or a tank with all kinds of species, from the familiar dishes as clams, oysters, shells, catfish ... to the seafood more particularly as lobsters etc.
- Brilliant seafood with lots of variety
- A whole stretch of seafood fare for you to feast
- Very cheap, quickly cooked and delicious
- Brilliant sea food inches from the sea
- Fantastic, Best value in town
- Noise level Loud
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Hàm Tiến, tp. Phan Thiết, Bình Thuận, Vietnam
Tips for you
Right firstly this is a confusing one. Lonely plant highlight Bo Ke as a place to eat and as it points out all the restaurants along this part of the strip have some form of Bo Ke in the name. They recommend eating at the original one which is full of tourists and locals but this is difficult when they all are. We employed the tactic of walking along and looking at the all the Bo Ke(s) and seeing which one we fancied most. We ended up eating at the 2nd to last Bo Ke which had a 'Quan' in it's neon sign. We were walking towards the Mui Ne end away from Ham Tien. Basically it is a large plot with loads of concrete benches and tables so we figured this must have been here a while. It also was the one with most varied selection out front - lobsters, mussels, clams, scallops, prawns etc and various fish swimming in tanks. For starters people who leave critical reviews of these types of places need to consider what they want from life. You are basically eating great seafood in a car park so of course there might not be toilets and the table might not be spotless...who cares! Basically grab a seat, order a beer and then wander up to the seafood selection and pick what you want and they tell you how it will be cooked and what with. Price wise lobster was about 380,000 a kilo, massive prawns 400,000 a kilo, crab 350,000 a kilo. Mussels, scallops, clams come a plate of around 10 priced at 40-50,000 per plate. Large tiger beers were 15,000. This is cheapest seafood you will get in the resort and also turns out the best by a country mile. We had a 1.5kg lobster which was smoked on a BBQ with a few herbs, cooked to perfection no hint of the rubber effect you get when overlooked. I would also recommend the prawns and any shellfish dish. The service is great, you have to stick you hand in the air to grab another beer - you are not paying for white cloth service here. We ate there twice and the bill came to around 500-600,000 (for two) which included about 4 large beers. You cannot really complain about that. There is a bucket of water to rinse your hands in along with everybody else so I would bring some sort of wet wipe because it gets a bit sticky when you rip a lobster etc to shreds with your hands. A lot of people complain that the seafood is dead, well yes certain things are like the bucket of lobsters and prawns. It is however in ice cold water and they keep bringing fresh stuff from the back when it gets cooked. We ate there twice and had no upset stomachs etc and the food is very hot as it has came straight from BBQ to plate in about 10secs. Just to bear in mind in that the food will come as cooked and as ordered....in you want any sides then order at the same time as the seafood. We had a seafood noodles which were great. In summary, visit this place (the one I described) as you will not be disappointed, the no frills seafood will be far better and cheaper than elsewhere in the resort although I would make sure you can survive a few hrs without the toilet as I am not sure there is one nearby.