Paradise Vietnam has opened its 13th restaurant dedicated to lobster, with live cooking stations serving up Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, Western, and Chinese fare at Citadines Bayfront Nha Trang Hotel. The Ngon Gallery Nha Trang restaurant seats up to 200 diners for an international seafood buffet from 5pm-11pm daily.

In addition to sashimi and home-made sushi, salads, soups and desserts, the buffet menu includes fresh locally-sourced seafood such as lobster, tiger prawns, oysters, crab, scallops, fish, octopus, mussels, and clams, meat such as steak, lamb, pork and chicken, as well as vegetarian options. Diners can choose if their seafood and meat are grilled, steamed, or wok-fried, and can select from sauces ranging from spicy tamarind, teriyaki, Sichuan, and pepper to mushroom cream and spring onion salsa.

Crafted by British Michelin-starred chef John Burton-Race and Iron Chef Vietnam 2012 winner Nguyen Thanh Tung, the restaurant’s signature dish - chili lobster - celebrates Nha Trang’s famed lobster, cooked in a sweet, salty, chili-hot tomato sauce and served with thick slices of toasted bread.

Ngon Gallery also has an extensive wine list and imaginative cocktails. Its new selection of house wine includes HOME’s Château La Brulerie wines from Château Le Grand Verdus in Bordeaux, France. Live music from a grand piano adds to the vibrant atmosphere created by its live cooking stations.

With a design that blends contemporary, industrial, and age-old aesthetics, the restaurant features a striking palette of greys, browns, and black and is bedecked with parquetry flooring, quaint timber furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows, and racks of wine bottles and ceramic decorations.

Ngon Gallery joins Paradise Vietnam’s burgeoning collection of restaurants stretching from Vietnam’s north with HOME Hanoi, HOME Moc, and Ngon Villa Hanoi and 1958 Restaurant in Ha Long Bay to Ngon Villa Danang, Ngon Villa Hoi An and HOME Hoi An on the central coast and HOME Finest Saigon, Ngon Villa Saigon, and Chopsticks Saigon in the south.

“We are venturing beyond our tried and true flair for delectable Vietnamese fare at our Ngon Villa and HOME Vietnamese restaurants by offering a variety of cuisines, hence the moniker Ngon ‘Gallery’, to suit Nha Trang’s eclectic local and international guest base,” said Mr. Nguyen Cao Son, Paradise Vietnam’s Chief Operating Officer. “And the good news for diners is that they can order as much chili lobster as they like during the buffet; the combination of the tender lobster and the spiciness of the sauce is something else and hands down a must-try when in Nha Trang.”

Since its launch more than a decade ago, the Paradise Group has become one of Vietnam’s leading providers of luxury hospitality services. Other brands under the Paradise umbrella include Paradise Cruises, Paradise Suites Hotel, and Paradise Trend Hotel, all in Ha Long Bay.