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37 Soi Wat Xieng Gneun | Setthathirath Road, Vientiane, Laos
021212-489
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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
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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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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Address: 37 Soi Wat Xieng Gneun | Setthathirath Road, Vientiane, Laos
Phone Number: 021212-489
Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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  • 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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