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“Great setting - average food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Lao Lao Garden!

Lao Lao Garden!
Phousi Road Ban Aphay, Luang Prabang, Laos
020-7777-4414
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Ranked #44 of 156 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great setting - average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The garden setting is great...the food is so-so. It's not bad it just seems not quite authentic. Geared for tourists who like to drink from little buckets.

Visited November 2013
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Great Northwest
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46 restaurant reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“Great place for happy hour, or late night drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

SKIP UTOPIA. Head here for a cheap, delicious happy hour. The clientele is better (less filthy), and while it lacks views, it is a lovely garden with friendly cats.

Great lao-lao drink menu (try it with coconut milk). Best drink prices we found in Luang Prabang.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, but unimpressive food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place is a fun place to see, if a bit hard to negotiate in the dark! The garden setting is great, as are the extensive light displays, but the paths and multiple stairs are very uneven, so I definitely wouldn't recommend it for the elderly or handicapped. The food, which was our first taste of Laotian cuisine, was sadly unimpressive - I had the Or Lahm, a water buffalo stew that I had heard was a singularly outstanding native treat, but it was tough, not particularly flavorful, and I had stomach issues soon after eating it. Sigh. But the atmosphere was convivial and it would be a fun place to just have a beer and hang for a bit.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Lovely atmosphere ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Food is good, cocktails are good and the setting is lovely. The place also has lots of cats that are very friendly. Service is a bit slow but ok. Better in the evening when the garden is all lit up than it is in the afternoon.

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Sydney, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Amazing fit-out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Had drinks here one evening and the venue is truly amazing! The plants and raised balcony area overlooking the garden and fairy lights is beautiful! Had a mojito, it was okay (nothing to write home about), but if you're up for a Beer Lao and a chilled night out this venue is definitely worth checking out!

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