Dang's Vietnamese Restaurant

Dang's Vietnamese Restaurant

205 Wellingborough Road, Northampton, NN1 4ED

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01604 283 150

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Situated on Wellingborough Road, only a short distance from Northampton town centre, you will find Dang’s Vietnamese restaurant. Opened in 2007, Dang’s is Northampton’s only Vietnamese restaurant and has been recommended by the Michelin Guide for 5 consecutive years, an achievement that very few restaurants in Northampton have achieved.

Owner Hao Dang has enjoyed seeing her restaurant flourish and has received recognition for her hard work by winning the ‘Best Curry Chef’ award at the 2010 Northamptonshire Food awards as well as being voted runner-up in the ‘Booker Chef of the Year’ awards in 2011 and runner-up in the Spice Chef of the Year award 2012 along with being the first Vietnamese restaurant to be listed in the Cobra Good Curry Guide. Upon your arrival, Hao offers you a warm welcome and leads you to your table. The basement level restaurant is beautifully decorated with family-painted canvases and Vietnamese artefacts and has a cosy, intimate ambience.

Drawing on her 22 years catering experience, Hao has created a menu that presents Vietnamese food in an accessible, yet authentic, way. She describes Vietnamese food, to those who have never tasted it, as a cross between Chinese and Thai. The menus have English explanations of each dish and even tell you how to pronounce the Vietnamese names of each dish and for the fussier diners, a small selection of British dishes are available.

The food is the real star of the show, with all dishes prepared using fresh ingredients and cooked to order, you have never have tasted food like it. If you can’t decide on a starter, the sharing platter with spicy wings, handmade spring rolls, vegetarian dumplings and seafood fishcakes is the perfect way to sample a little bit of everything. The mains are mouthwatering and highly recommended dishes include Ca Hup, a whole steamed seabass with mild spring onions and a garlic soy sauce; and duck cooked with bamboo shoots and choi sum served with fried spring onions, fresh chillies and coriander in a light soy sauce. Traditional Vietnamese whole meal noodle soups offer punchy flavours and a mix of all the best bits of Vietnamese cuisine.

With on-street parking to the front of the restaurant, Dang’s Vietnamese restaurant is the ideal base from which to explore Northampton. With a highly coveted Michelin recommendation under their belt and the passionate and highly skilled Hao Dang at the helm, Dang’s is set to be a successful venue for years to come.

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Review summary

9.2 based on 39 reviews
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Reviews (39)

  • Robert Culbard

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    This was the first visit to this restaurant. The house was quite full and a little on the noisy side, with the presence dominated by joined tables for a large gathering. Not quite what was expected for a wedding anniversary celebration. The food was very good with, however, a rather large dependence on the vegetable content of the main course. The menu selection for both the appetisers/starters and the main course was most varied and would provide plenty of choice for subsequent visits. The service was most attentive.

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  • Tony Woodhall

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    Had a great time - ended up with 8 people. From the time we got there until we left every member of the staff were great. The young lady on reception was so helpful and charming & very helpful advising about the menu. Will be going back to Dang's very soon.

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  • Sarah Gibbs

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    Great place, great food, loved it. Was our first visit and we will be going back.

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  • Kelly Whitehead

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    Excellent food and service. Gets better every time.

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  • Liz Petrie

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    Had a lovely meal. Not the best table in the house, but it is quite a small restaurant. Menu is slighty more expensive than the menu on the GoDine website.

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  • Faiza Khan

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    It was a lovely evening, the food was amazing (although they could have told us before they gave us the menu for desert that they didn't have two of the flavours of ice cream), and the room has such a wonderful atmosphere. I did enjoy it very much and would consider going there again. :)

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  • Harriette amie Cooper

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    Good food and service was amazing again! Will definitely be visiting again soon!!!

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  • Harriette amie Cooper

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    Absolutely amazing - food was on another level!

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  • Monica Alves

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    The food was fresh and flavourful, delighting the taste buds but light on the stomach.

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  • Sarah Cauchi

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    A really lovely meal and would be happy to go back again!

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  • Shaun Etheridge

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    lovely food & surrounding will definately be returning.

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  • Michael Penman

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    We travelled an hour out of our way to dine at Dang's...and it was well worth the trip! The service was attentive but not intrusive; the food was delicious; and the ambience was spot on. Cost wise - not the cheapest place, but then certainly not too expensive either. Overall - FAB! We would definitely eat there again.

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  • Kairit Perner

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    Excellent food, great place to eat in Northampton, definitely recommended to those who look for great food at reasonable prices.

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  • Barry Lee

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    Super food and brilliant service.

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  • Lyndsey Wood

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    Fast and good service. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

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  • Paul Wikeley

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    The food was thoroughly excellent as was the service for the main. Again, ignore its take away exterior, the seated area is downstairs.

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  • Paul Wikeley

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    Again as last time, from the outside it is not the most inviting, however, the restaurant is downstairs. The food and service was excellent.

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  • Rob Bartlett

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    Where as the food was good and good value, the resturant is lacking something. The menu isn't very comprehensive which is ok a times, but after being told my meal wasnt the chefs recommedation, it became a little boring half way through. Will try it again though.

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  • Monica Alves

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    The food was freshly cooked, light and fresh. Service was excellent. Would definitely eat there again even though the lighting is a bit harsh.

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  • Alex Hardwick

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    This restaurant is fantastic! The service was excellent and the food is amazing, especially the soups which we both had as a main course. For two courses each and a few bottles of beer for less than £45.00, I can't fault the place! We'll definitely be going back.

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  • Inge Fisher

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    Lovely restaurant, fast service, fresh food, lovely staff!

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  • Edwin Lane

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    Really good food and service - nice easy to understand menu and liked the 'pronounciation' assistance in the menu to try and talk Vietnamese - much to the annoyance of my wife! Ambience not great, but I suppose adds to the character. Will go back!

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  • Ann Bull

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    Ten people went to Dang's on Saturday 4th June, everyone enjoyed themselves,it was a special occasion and we could not have been happier. Food was GREAT!

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  • Court Rawson

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    Was not the sort of Vietnamise food I'd had before, but was very good in its own right. Very solicitous service.

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  • Chris Rising

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    This was my first experience of vietnamese food - and will not be my last. The Soups are particularly tasty and not too spicey for those don't like their food too hot - the tender beef slices were also pretty impressive. The portions were not huge so you may need more than one main course each.

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  • Mike Smith

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    Whilst the food was as good as on previuos occaisions we felt a bit rushed throughout our meal, firstly to order and then towards the end when the table was attempted to be cleared beforeall of our group had finished eating. We will still go again however

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  • Andy Coleman

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    Absolutely fantastic food, tremendous service, very attentative, but not over the top. Food was delicious, unfortunately out of seabass, but the duck was exquisite, and the stuffed squid delicious, and the best i have tasted. mixed starters was a fantastic beginning, and the wine was on ice as requested. cannot fault Dangs, and will be back time and time again.

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  • Laura Clipsham

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    Well balanced, tasty food. Lovely menu, only downside is a very small pudding menu. Would definitely go back.

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  • Mike Smith

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    Very pleasant dining experience.Excellent 'main meal'soups and lovely starters. disappointing choice of sweets. Overall one to go back to again and again.

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  • David Watson

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    Our first visit to this restaurant and we shall return - excellent in all respects. Thank you

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  • Victoria Leatherland

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    Food was brilliant, service was great, the staff were very polite and helpful. A very enjoyable evening.

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  • Karen Horsley

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    Delicious food, the duck was cooked to perfection, best I've tasted. All 4 of us had different dishes and every single one was delicious. Waitresses very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant, so glad I've discovered it. Will definitely be going back!

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  • Patricia Nesbitt

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    We were greeted warmly and were given complimentary wine as its leading up to Vietnamese New Year. It will be the year of the cat. The staff were attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. The food was delicious. We had between us four dishes followed by a Vietnamese dessert which we shared. We both commented how lovely all the different tastes were. We will definately go to Dangs again and highly recommend it. The bill was very reasonable and we were given a gift of a lottery ticket and a coin for New Year to bring us luck. The staff were absolutely lovely. A fantastic night out.

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  • Paul Wikeley

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    From the outside it is not the most inviting, however, the restaurant is actually hidden downstairs. The food was excellent; the service better still.

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  • Deborah Barron

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    Really lovely restaurant, food was lovely, fragrant and fresh and hot.

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  • John Stoker

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    The atmosphere is somewhat stiffled by the confined basement area. The food was nice but limited in choice by the small variety on the menu.

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  • Nicola Gower

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    I have never tried Vietnamese food before so was excited to see what we would get, we were not disappointed. The service at Dangs was fantastic, all the waiters were very attentive, and the food was exquisite, I strongly recommend their squid and duck dishes. The outside of the restaurant does not bowl you over, but internally the layout, atmosphere and music is just perfect, I will definitely be going back.

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  • Matt Curd

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    I was my first visit to Dangs on a saturday evening and what an excellent meal! Very friendly staff, good atmosphere, pretty quick service, decent wine and all for a reasonable price. The only reason I gave the toilets a "8", I didn't use them... Thoroughly recommend a visit if you have never tried vietnamese, wiil certainly go again :-)

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  • SM

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    I took a large party to Dang’s for a celebratory dinner. The restaurant was helpful and let us set up balloons/decorations on the table earlier that day. We were not too familiar with the type of food on offer and the staff were amazingly friendly and helpful in choosing some classic dishes which we really enjoyed. Our party sat in the lower part of the restaurant and this area had a nice atmosphere and there seemed to be popular with the local Vietnamese population which is always a good sign! The food was great - I can’t really remember how expensive it was by the end of the night but I seem to remember it being quite reasonable. I would definitely recommend Dang’s as somewhere different to go out for a meal at in Northampton.

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