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Reviewed February 22, 2020

Our dinner was so good here that we came back the next night! Fried Mekong fish with coconut rice and the large salad are superb. We did not find the wait time to be any longer than other restaurants. Only problem was they were out...of white wine which would have been nice with the dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

We went there for dinner twice and the dishes were very delicious and freshly made. Waiters are very friendly, however we can confirm waiting times when the place is busy - so we recommend to go there early to avoid this.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2019

I ate there dinner, only once. It is a small place, only a few tables. The cooking is in an open, very small kitchen. The greatness of the place is in the freshness of the food, the dishes are cooked when ordered. The downside of...it is the very long wait to be served. I arrived at 19:30 and waited 40 minutes for my order with about only 10 diners seated around the tables, regretfuly they all arrived shortly before me. It would have been wise to check beforehand the best time to arrive.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend. Equivalent to (or better than) standard of many top London restaurants. Excellent creative mix of spices making the food very tasty rather than just hot. The steamed fish in banana leaf was particularly delicious. Loved the way the food was cooked in the...restaurant and served progressively (rather than all at once). Pity we only had one night to eat there.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

Cooked in front of you, all is fresh and spiced with taste, not too hot but full of divine flavors. Strongly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

We had 2 dinners here during our stay and each meal was absolutely delicious,we had a wonderful time watching the preparation of all the dishes from the kitchen fresh and prepared on the spot.This is one of the best places we have eaten at in...laos over the last month.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019 via mobile

Delicious food, very tasty. You can even see the chefs preparing everything in front of you (best proof of quality). They are also very welcoming and friendly. And the place is really charming too. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 1, 2019

There are cheaper places in the village, where the average price of a plate is 15,000, but one taste of the food at Garden will make you glad you paid a little extra. We started with the summer rolls, which come with egg and vegetables...(so suitable for all) and a delicious fish sauce.the fried fish comes with a brilliant mountain of coconut rice, and the fried fish in banana leaf with sticky rice was terrific, packed with flavour and melt in the mouth. If you want authentic home cooking rather than another plate of pok and rice, Garden should be your first stop.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 18, 2019

A very good restaurant in the island. We really enjoyed the local food. The only minus was the food comes slow so be prepared for it.

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

As with a few restaurants we visited in Laos, the Garden has a small menu and cooks food to order in an open kitchen right in front of you. Delicious food and a lovely ambience. Highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2019
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