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“Good place to eat if you are on the rive droite or fancy a trip across the bridge.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dyen Sabai Restaurant

Dyen Sabai Restaurant
Ban Phan Louang | PO BOX 805, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
+856 20 55 104 817
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Ranked #15 of 156 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $7
Cuisines: International, Asian
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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“Good place to eat if you are on the rive droite or fancy a trip across the bridge.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

We had the chicken fondue (no cheese) which is a cook yourself affair. They bring you the meat, veg, noodles and a miso type soup which you cook on a metal dome over heated coals. Everything mixes with the soup in the troughed rim. As in Vientiane the wine is not cheap.

It's located on path down to the bamboo bridge and they take mastercard for anything above 200k kip after 3% fee.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Candlelit cocktails by the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The bamboo bridge was washed away by the unseasonal rain while we were there, but Dyen Sabai provided a free boat service across (and back for those who showed their receipt to the men on the boat).

We didn't eat there, but made the most of the two-for-one cocktails from 12 - 7 pm. The mango daiquiris were good but very strong!

It has a beautiful vibe; the garden is lit by candles and the bamboo platforms overlook the river to the lights on the other side. I would definitely recommend a visit for anyone visiting Luang Prabang!

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“Good food, small menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a nice place to go to, particularly if you have the chance to use the bamboo bridge that crosses the river. The food was good, but the menu is relatively limited in terms of options. In the evening, it is particularly enjoyable as you can sit outside and enjoy the view on Luang Prabang. What we ordered was good except for the buffalo stew, which I would not recommend as I found it tasteless. In the starters, they have some tasters of 4 or 5 different dish, which are an interesting way to sample Lao dish.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Sweet eating experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The food was interesting and the service was good. We happened to be there when a group of Lao kids were playing guitars and singing at a table near us. That was enjoyable. The staff is mostly students and we had an interesting conversation with a waiter. We really enjoyed our evening there.

Visited December 2013
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“great Lao food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Went here on the basis of the Lonely Planet recommendation. We weren't disappointed. Great food, great ambience, very good service and ridiculously cheap.

Visited November 2013
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