Best of Boston

2001 Best Ethnic Restaurant, South

La Dalat

Yes, there is good Vietnamese food on the South Shore, unsuspectingly tucked away near the honky-tonk strip and happy carousel mayhem of Nantasket Beach. La Dalat is a dream alternative to takeout Chinese (and, yes, it delivers). Choose from pan-Asian favorites such as ginger and scallion chicken, beef with black bean sauce, and seafood dishes including braised tuna with fish sauce and spicy swordfish hot pot, plus an extensive sushi menu.

181 Nantasket Ave., Hull, 781-925-4587,