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Ban Nong Khiaw village | Mueng Ngoi district, Nong Khiaw, Laos
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Face au temple du village de Nong Khiaw, un joli restaurant construit tout...
Face au temple du village de Nong Khiaw, un joli restaurant construit tout en matériau naturel qui ne manque vraiment pas de charme surtout le soir avec ses lumières tamisées. Installés sur des coussins autours d'une table basse, ou plus occidental, table haute, nous testerons la cuisine traditionnelle Laotienne comme par exemple le bambou farci au porc, qui laisse un souvenir impérissable, le lapp au poulet envoûtant de saveur, la soupe de potiron au lait de coco et a la citronnelle,  le tout accompagné de riz gluant. Un détail de taille pour l'Asie : serviette de table en tissus ! Ça change du PQ !Aussi le jeune hôte de ces lieux nommé hôme, est d'une grande convivialité et pas avare de conseils de balades aux alentours.Cet établissement propose également des bains de vapeur aux herbes, et des massages Lao totalement décontractants.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simple & relaxed atmosphere and sauna

We visited Sabai Sabai in February for an after sunset steam in the sauna. It fits perfectly for the simple and pleasant town. The sauna is small but we were pretty much the only ones using it. They provided unlimited tea, sarongs, and towels. You can go in as many times as you like and relax... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2014
Amanda S
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San Francisco, California, United States
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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A steam bath in the middle of Lao mountains is an excellent idea as it can get quite cold in the evenings. The massage is just okay, so choose at your discretion. Perhaps it's more enjoyable in the warm season, but then you won't really need the sauna. When you visit, make sure the owner, or the boss, is there.... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited Sabai Sabai in February for an after sunset steam in the sauna. It fits perfectly for the simple and pleasant town. The sauna is small but we were pretty much the only ones using it. They provided unlimited tea, sarongs, and towels. You can go in as many times as you like and relax in the cool evening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had several meals here during a visit to Nong Khiaw all of which were lovely. Also tried the herbal steam bath which was very relaxing and smelt great. We had to let the staff know an hour or so in advance of our arrival so they could prepare the sauna room, and so we took the opportunity to get a... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We visited the sauna after hiking to the view point (well worth it - excellent views!!) and enjoyed the Lao herbal steam bath. It was so relaxing that we came the next night too. They serve great tea and let you go in as many times as you would like (3 was my maximum). The herbs smell great and make... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Attempted to have a Laos Steam Bath - which they advertise all over town. Get there and get the distinct impression they don't want to do one but say to come back at 5pm (90 minutes later). So we hang around for 90mins come back and get "oh sorry sir, no". It was all very odd. Maybe they had a... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We ate at Sabai Sabai only once, there was no reason to return. The service was slow even when we were the only guests there. We ordered duck with basil, which one would expect great combination of the flavorful duck accompanied with basil.Once the food arrived, the portion was quite small and the taste was just bland, quite disappointing after... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

We decided on sabi sabi after a long day cycling, we went for the hour long foot massage which was really a foot /calf massage. We were directed to sit on some comfy lounger chairs in a little bamboo open shelter next to the road side, the smell from the tiger balm and the relaxing massage made me forget exactly... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Had a very relaxing back, shoulder massage, but didn't really care to eat there as far more interesting places locally. Very friendly and helpful owner.

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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Pro: nice setting in the centre, relaxed music Cons: our food was not that good, we had a curry that didn't taste like a curry. Staff barely speaks english. Spa was closed :-( Wouldn't go there again for the food, maybe for a beer...

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London
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5 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

An hour's massage was included in the waterfall trip booked in the travel agent next door and we didn't really have any expectations of it. But, it has to be one of the best massages I've ever had. It's a proper Lao massage (so not oils if you're from the UK) and because we'd been trekking and kayaking all day,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ban Nong Khiaw village | Mueng Ngoi district, Nong Khiaw, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Nong Khiaw

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

Face au temple du village de Nong Khiaw, un joli restaurant construit tout en matériau naturel qui ne manque vraiment pas de charme surtout le soir avec ses lumières tamisées. Installés sur des coussins autours d'une table basse, ou plus occidental, table haute, nous testerons la cuisine traditionnelle Laotienne comme par exemple le bambou farci au porc, qui laisse un souvenir impérissable, le lapp au poulet envoûtant de saveur, la soupe de potiron au lait de coco et a la citronnelle,  le tout accompagné de riz gluant. Un détail de taille pour l'Asie : serviette de table en tissus ! Ça change du PQ !Aussi le jeune hôte de ces lieux nommé hôme, est d'une grande convivialité et pas avare de conseils de balades aux alentours.Cet établissement propose également des bains de vapeur aux herbes, et des massages Lao totalement décontractants.

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