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22 Samsenthai Road | Ban Khaonyot, Vientiane 0100, Laos
21214129
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Ranked #23 of 229 Restaurants in Vientiane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: I believe the chef used to own or run Chez Philippe in Vientiane

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  • Spanish first
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Vientiane, Laos
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
42 helpful votes 42 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
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161 reviews 161 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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Paris
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

Everytime I go to Vientiane, I go to Bistro 22 to have my lunch. It is good, simple and always well presented on the plate. What's more, they serve fresh baguette baked by "the Banneton", the only real French bakery located in Vientiane. And Philippe, the owner and Chef, always gives us the opportunity to have a little chat with... More

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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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