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“Tasty, quick and good price!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Khoua Vientiane

Khoua Vientiane
Kauffmannweg 7, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
041 211 04 40
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Ranked #36 of 292 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Beersheba, Israel
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Tasty, quick and good price!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Before leaving Lucerne we were looking for something quick and yummy - and this filled the order!
The food was really fresh and delicious - service was quick and price was really good too.
There's a small seating area - clearly it's a big take-out spot - but everyone there was happily enjoying.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Lucerne, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Why is it the BEST in Luzern or even in Switzerland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have been living and eating in Thailand for over 10 years. I hate all the Swiss Thai restaurants which try to get Thaifood to the Swiss taste. The best Thai food is eaten at the shaggy place on metal chairs and plastic dishes. It is as well never coming from the already pre prepared curries in the outlet BUT coming from the hidden normally in Thai written culinary delights of the Thai menu (which you always have to ask for). Get then help from the staff to get the authentic special of the day and then you finally talk business and real THAI culinary delights. It's not the design, it's not the nice looking staff. It's the food. Enter Khoua Vientiane and you feel immediately back in Thailand. There is no trying to be hip or cool. It's just the ONLY real thing. I would never visit the Astoria in Luzern for Thai food, but I am frequent visitor to the best Thai Restaurant in Switzerland: the Khoua Vientiane

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oregon
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“I must be missing something...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Based on the rave TA reviews and looking for an alternative to the largely vegetable-free offering we had been finding, we went to this little (five or so stainless steel tables) storefront place located down a back street. Was really looking forward to the fresh summer rolls pictured on TA, but saw nothing like that on site. The food was perfectly fine, but nothing to merit (in my opinion) the rave reviews. It would fall, at best, in the middle of the everyday Thai/Asian restaurants we routinely frequent in the Pacific Northwest (US). Also seemed a bit expensive for what was provided. Recognizing that Switzerland can be expensive (although we had some excellent, moderately priced meals in other parts of the country) and Lucerne in particular, we shared a single order of chicken and vegetables with rice and one coke for CHF 25.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Best Food in Lucerne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Tiny restaurant located on a side street that serves the best food bare-none in Switzerland. Thank you to all the reviews on this site as it ended the monotony of pasta, cured meats, fondue and bread that unfortunately is French, Italian, German and Swiss cuisine.

No doubt locals aren't to happy that their gem of a restaurant has now been put on the map for all us world travelers. It's authentic Lao, Vietnamese and Thai food - awesome takes me back to our many travels to SEA and the West Coast, Vancouver & San Fransico.

We ate their all three (3) nights and ordered extra I take on our Mt. Rigi and Mt. Pilatus hikes.

Loved the coziness of the place, family style, as its so busy you just sit down and share your table with strangers. Of course the dollar value is a huge plus, but the Food and staff are he Stars f this place.

Can we get the owners to move o the Cayman Islands please!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Don't let the basic exterior fool you: great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Given that Luzern - and Switzerland - has a lot of over-priced places to eat, this place is such a find. I've been loads of times, and it's always hit the spot. Basic layout, good prices - but really good food. The service is nice and prompt.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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