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“"WOW!"” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Apsara

The Apsara
Baan Wat Sene, Luang Prabang, Laos
856 71 254 670
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Ranked #4 of 144 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
New York, New york
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“"WOW!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

After dining in some lovely restaurants in LP, I feel compelled to write a review of this one. Our dinner was stellar...the amuse bouche of sticky rice balls were amazing and set the tone. An aubergine salad with tomatoes and cashews was delicate and so tasty. The 5 spiced chicken was outstanding- moist and crisp. The standard local greens were far fron standard. The friendly new chef from Australia is doing a super job.
The restaurant is an attractive space and the location on the Mekong can't be beat. Go !!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bali, Indonesia
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“Totally Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great food; great location; great service.

What more to add.

If the weather is good (which it was for us) call and reserve a table across the street from the restaurant over-looking the river. Only 4 tables there so make sure to book.

The Chef is from Aussie but boy does he have his Asian cooking skills down pat.

A very pleasant evening and very good meal.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“happy to add our recommendation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

At 7.30 the Tamarind was already full so we took a chance on the quieter Apsara nextdoor and took a table on the terrace. The location is magical, looking out over the Nam Khan river to steep steps on the opposite bank, lit by a trail of small lights. The food, from carrot, coconut milk and corridander soup to the tapioca and palmsugar desert, was yummy. Staff were all helpful and attentive - and happily it did start to fill up later - we weren't alone for long!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Warsaw, Poland
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“One of the best fish ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have been ther once only and hope to come back. Excellent Mekong fish - do not know the name - is served there. One big enough for two! As a starter try betel leave snack.

Visited January 2014
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Amazing food, attentive staff, beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We reserved a table over looking the river which was very picturesque. The food was magnificent and the portions were huge! Throughout our meal the staff were always on hand and were very polite. Definitely recommend the aubergine/thai salad (large starter), buffalo steak and cocktails. Felt like 5 star dining! Absolute find! GO TO IT!!

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