I really don't understand how this place is number one in Vang Vieng? To be fair the choice in town is limited but we waited here to eat for about an hour and the restaurant wasn't even full.
After 45 mins the waiter came over and asked "what did you order again". So they hadn't even got started on the order after all that time! The food was about the same standard as many of the other restaurants along the main strip, my friend had the Laos salad and I had the beef burger (which literally had about 6 chips with it, I had to ask for more as it was ridiculous) with the exception that the food is more expensive. Positives, the smoothy drink was nice actually, I'll give it that, and in terms of being the most westernised interior this place wins hands down in town.
We said to the owner afterward that the length of time to wait is far too long and we were pretty late with getting started with our day, and he needed to improve on that. He conceeded. But then he started arguing with us that "at the end of the day the quality was good wasn't it?", to which I didn't want to answer. Anyway, long story short he arrogantly said that I didn't know what I was talking about, to just "look at the 18 reviews on tripadvisor" and that "he doesn't need to work to have a great restaurant and money as all he cares about is his hobby of raising birds in cages". Then politely told us to "F off out of his restaurant". Very confused if this is the same guy that everyone else is waxing lyrical about being so lovely in the other reviews? We were pretty shocked at being treated like that for simply giving feedback as customers.
I think I'm a pretty reasonable person and perhaps it might seem that we were the problem here since this review seems to stand out from the rest. However, we spoke later on in passing with the other people we noticed were in the restaurant at the same time as us and they also said their order was mixed up, took ages and was average. I do suggest to look elsewhere in town, or at least be prepared to wait for ages for your food and not say anything about it to management!
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