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“Good Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of April12

April12
Quai Fa Ngum, Vientiane, Laos
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Ranked #129 of 236 Restaurants in Vientiane
Cuisines: Asian, European, Vietnamese
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Peyia, Cyprus
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309 reviews 309 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This place is a bit far from the main restaurant area but it is worth visiting. The terrace on the first floor is a great place to meet for a drink and then have dinner. The food is great. You need to tell the waiter that you do not want the starter and main to arrive together. Pricing is very good and staff very friendly.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Beijing, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Outstanding food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I wandered the streets of Vientiane in search of a gem, found one. This bar/restaurant is thankfully set away from the main drag of loud western bars and restaurants. The interior of April 12 is clean and modern. Staff are friendly and attentive, I was welcomed into the bar and directed towards the slick rooftop area (just in time for an amazing sunset). The menu consists of some fantastic Vietnamese fusion dishes. I opted for the crispy spring rolls and beef wrapped in leaves. Both were oozing with flavour, I could easily eat these again and again. I would highly recommend April 12 to anyone looking for some delicious Vietnamese treats.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vientiane, Laos
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fun Neighborhood Hangout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We live right around the corner from this bar/restaurant and have seen it frequently on our morning runs. My husband went there for drinks and snacks a few nights ago and knew that it would be a place I would adore: the soft lighting, clean lines/decor, excellent Vietnamese fusion food, current music mixes, and most of all, friendly and attentive service! April 12 is now at the top of our list of places we will return to when choosing where to go on a night out. For Vientiane residents and tourists alike, I recommend April 12 due to the ambiance, service, best cocktail I have had yet while living in Laos, and as a place to relax and watch the world go by-khop jai deh April 12!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“A bit far from the centre, but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

An excellent new restaurant, run by a Vietnamese, offering very good fusion food. I usually don't care for fusion, but this was very well done: tasty, fresh, beautifully served and not expensive. When the weather allows it is nice to dine upstairs on the terrace.

Visited August 2013
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bendigo
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“great value and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

congratulations on this new restaurant. Very eager to please and a reasonable cost,.

we enjoyed the experience two times, Lunch and dinner on different days.

  • Visited June 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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