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37 Soi Wat Xieng Gneun | Setthathirath Road, Vientiane, Laos
021212-489
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our first Lao meal

Arriving in Vientiane to start our tour of Lao, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand this was our first evening meal. The food was excellent , especially the fish cooked in leaf and vegetarian spring rolls. As complete novices to Lao food we enjoyed an amazing choice of dishes all freshly prepared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
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Berlin, Germany
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Tucked away, but still very central, this is a little gem. The food is excellent and a good introduction to Lao food for the slightly less adventurous. The dishes are tasty, nicely presented and the atmosphere is nice and quiet.

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UK
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358 reviews 358 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Arriving in Vientiane to start our tour of Lao, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand this was our first evening meal. The food was excellent , especially the fish cooked in leaf and vegetarian spring rolls. As complete novices to Lao food we enjoyed an amazing choice of dishes all freshly prepared and accompanied by local beer !! Well recommended. Amphone is... More 

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Singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is the best Lao food I had in Vientiane It was very quiet that evening with very few customers but the atmosphere in the courtyard was nice. The laap, curries and mok paa (fish cooked in leaf) were delicious, with subtle flavours. The selection of wines was pretty good and the staff was nice. When in Vientiane, i will... More 

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Vientiane, Laos
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had sin savanh and yor jeun. Tasted good. I think there was something lost in translation because I also ordered sticky rice and jeow mak Len but they didn't show up. I would go again.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Rating is only a representation of the fact we only had a very small portion of the menu. Went in for a light dinner and bought 2 appetisers which were generously portioned! Would love to try the menu more in depth if we had the time.

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We dropped in because of a heavy rainshower, and the place was a bit over our backpacker budget, but we did take the 80 000 kip menus which were exquisite. Good choice of restaurant if you want to treat yourself to good and authentic Lao food.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Considering Luke Nguyen supposedly cooked here, we were disappointed. The food was lovely but certainly not outstanding in any way. Service was excellent but there is something very bland and quite cold (although tasteful decor) about the atmosphere. it is also overpriced when compared to other restaurants of better quality in town.

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Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While living in Vientiane I ate here quite a few times and was never disappointed. Good wine list I recall, if you need a break from the local beer. Bit pricey, but one of the best restaurants in Vientiane I think.

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Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Welcoming reception, english menu. Nice presentation of Food, tasted great. For locals propably more on the expensive side, but for travellers and Business People visiting still a bargain. Outside Terrace is clean and perfect for candellight dinners as well as Business.

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Brisbane
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Would recommend the spicy steamed vege and Mekong fish. Waiters don't speak much English but the menu us easy to order from.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Soi Wat Xieng Gneun | Setthathirath Road, Vientiane, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: 021212-489

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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