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Bistro 22

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Bistro 22
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22 Samsenthai Road | Ban Khaonyot, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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22 Samsenthai Road | Ban Khaonyot, Vientiane 0100, Laos
21214129
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: I believe the chef used to own or run Chez Philippe in Vientiane
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wonderful food and atmosphere
4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
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Katie F
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Vientiane

After living in Laos for nearly 18 months, we finally went for dinner at Bistro 22. We shared the cauliflower soup and goat cheese salad for starters (both delicious and large portions... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vientiane
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After living in Laos for nearly 18 months, we finally went for dinner at Bistro 22. We shared the cauliflower soup and goat cheese salad for starters (both delicious and large portions). Then my husband had the leg of lamb which was incredible. The portion was enormous and the sauce and lentils it came with were very good. Normally, I... More

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Vientiane, Laos
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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had been here a couple of times several years ago and had been unimpressed. But an overseas visitor who had lunch here twice commended it to us so on a dark and stormy night we tried again. It has been roughly doubled in size since our previous visits and this makes for a more open and comfortable environment. But... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

So first the price,they went a little much on the price but for what it's wroth not so good. Now for the food it's good but not very special so the food out of10 I will give it a 7. Service not so good they go straight away before they check if you need any thing.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

There was lunch set offered when I visited the restaurant. The staffs were mostly friendly and it had a nice vibe.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Very good French food. Pricey by local standard but I suppose food must be imported into Laos. Ate with our French friends and they said it was very good standard. My husband especially loved the lamb shanks, melt in your mouth, and my son the steak tartare. First time eating raw beef, survived! Very good dessert, especially the profiteroles and... More

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Makati, Philippines
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69 reviews 69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Terribly expensive restaurant with good food and decent wines. Not recommended for vegetarians. Atmosphere is not great. Staffs are polite but obviously not motivated and interested in what they are doing. Lot of better places in Vientiane.

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Nice, France
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

What a shame, this has such potential and with a real french chef. It could be a lovely cosy bistro just like in France. Instead the it lacks atmosphere. The staff are 'just doing their job'. Don't get me wrong, they are polite and when they understand what you require they are most helpful. They lack enthusiasm about their job... More

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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you want to eat really well and are prepared to pay near European prices, go here. Excellent steak and various tartars. Good wine too.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Our evening dinner at Bistro 22 was memorable for its excellence, definitely French (as is the owner / chef, who was around at the end to talk to us) yet with some unusual Lao-influenced features. The location, on a pleasant but ordinary street just out of the centre, means that people are unlikely to come across it by chance, so... More

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Vientiane, Laos
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

As far as French food goes in Vientiane, in my opinion this is the best in town. I can see how this place is rated so high, the food, service and simple ambiance are all perfect. A must try place for anybody who appreciates quality French food.

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Additional Information about Bistro 22

Address: 22 Samsenthai Road | Ban Khaonyot, Vientiane 0100, Laos
Phone Number: 21214129
Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: French

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