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Ban Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 253 187
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really a 3.5 !

Arrived at the restaurant on an early Wednesday evening in November. Reservations were certainly NOT necessary....only 2 other tables were occupied. The complimentary peanuts and lemongrass were a button pusher and we even asked for a 2nd portion. Lao fruit tea accompanied our meal. I had fried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2012
morewierd
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Boulder, Colorado
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  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

It took us a while to find it as it wasn't where the Lonely Planet guide had marked it on their map, so ask! Once we were there we were treated to food of the highest standard, all presented beautifully by caring attentive waiting staff. Music was included and we all came away thinking we had eaten some special food... More 

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Shanghai, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

You get what you pay for at this classy restaurant. Live music, decent service and by far the best food we had in LP. No reservations necessary. We each had big beers and shared three dishes with sticky rice for 263,000 kip (32$ US). If this is in your price range you should definitely go for it. The chicken stuffed... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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192 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Arrived at the restaurant on an early Wednesday evening in November. Reservations were certainly NOT necessary....only 2 other tables were occupied. The complimentary peanuts and lemongrass were a button pusher and we even asked for a 2nd portion. Lao fruit tea accompanied our meal. I had fried pumpkin w/vegetable and DH had fried beef w/basil and long beans. We ordered... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

How far does one have to go in recognizing cultural differences when travelling abroad, especially in extremely poor undeveloped countries? Are we simply to accept the craziness so we can feel politically correct? Or are we to speak up and try to help them learn from what we perceive to be their mistakes? What if our perceptions are wrong? We... More 

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Koeln
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195 reviews 195 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Good restaurant in the old center of Luang Prabang near the Wat Xieng Thong monastery. Since the place is well known, you’d better reserve your table before. Good kitchen, life music with dance show, the restaurant is outdoor, but covered. Friendly and attentive service – at least as long as the restaurant is not too crowded. The food was very... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I should start this review with two premises that may inform the reader more of my standpoint: 1. I am a teacher (not of English or grammar, mind you!) 2. One year ago I took an outstanding cooking course in Thailand Okay, with that said, I would like to start with the layout of the course: Arrive early (8:30 am... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Attended the half day cooking class and was very disappointed by the lack of hands-on involvement by students. Everything was 'by observation' of the main teacher Linda (who was lovely). In the end - an 'ok' experience, but definitely better schools available in Luang Prabang (see Tamnuk Lao especially)

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Bristol
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

This restaurant adjoins their cookery school. We went for dinner on our son's last night in LP, hoping it would be a real foodie experience. It was ghastly beyond belief. Awful service, dreadful food and an atttention-seeking owner doing the rounds of a nearby table of American tourists taking bows. Were some failed cookery students in charge in the kitchen?... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

decided on the cooking class with market tour with tum tum cheng and it was an awesome experience... linda the instructor was funny and knowledgeable and her love of and passion for food was very evident... this was the highlight of our 4 night stay in luang prabang... nothing like learning about a culture through it's food and nothing like... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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140 reviews 140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

This beautiful restaurant off on a side street is absolutely wonderful. Good food, great value, and very helpful work staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ban Xieng Thong, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 253 187

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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