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37 Soi Wat Xieng Gneun | Setthathirath Road, Vientiane, Laos
021212-489
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lemongrass chicken is to die for

Been to this restaurant on visits to Vientiane. Consistently very good local cuisine. But their lemongrass chicken starter is so good it gets ordered every time. Similarly their spring rolls are excellently done beautifully crisp and dry outer with the ne'er moist filling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
DaveyAC
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London, United Kingdom
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Wedmore, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited Amphone on the recommendation of the front desk at Green Park. We were one of two tables inside on a steaming evening on a Saturday night. We ordered a couple of appetiser dishes-as described on the menu - and two main courses, with steamed veg and rice. The main courses arrived first. We asked for them to be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Been to this restaurant on visits to Vientiane. Consistently very good local cuisine. But their lemongrass chicken starter is so good it gets ordered every time. Similarly their spring rolls are excellently done beautifully crisp and dry outer with the ne'er moist filling.

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1 Thank DaveyAC
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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96 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Located in the center of the city. Authentic food. Special river sesame "seaweed", nice lemongrass shrimp paste grill and steam fish. But took long for the food to be served even though the restaurant was partially occupied on weekday..

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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115 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

pleasant atmosphere , close to the FOUNTAIN , you can experience very nice LAOS food with excellent service ; tables inside as well as outside good ( effortable) wines but of course excellent food ; we had the traditional LAOS duck and pig classic dishes which were excellent

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Thank JThF
Vientiane, Laos
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Went to Amphone for the first time the other night after hearing about it for years from friends. The food was cooked perfect, great selection, good service and all around had a lovely evening. It was a pity it was not more crowded. Being slightly tucked back off the main road by Joma, across the alley from Jazzy Brick might... More 

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Sydney
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I was sent to this restaurant by the hotel. The setting was quite promisin but it was all downhill from there. This place is #64 on Tripadvisor and I think that is generous. There 8 people in the restarant yet I had to wait an hour fof the first course. The food was just home cooking and poofly spiced and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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395 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 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
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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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