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Cafe de Laos

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14 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 5408
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time at this restaurant where we went with another couple. The starters were really good and there were large enough to share. The mains were again of a very good sized and extreamly well cooked. There was a very good selection of dishes to choose from. There was a good selection of drinks. The staff were... More 

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Melbourne
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered authentic Thai dishes starting with the mixed entree followed by the penang curry. The food was cooked to perfection, equal to and if not better than some of the best Thai restaurants we have sampled (we have eaten in many both in Aust and Thailand). We asked to be seated outside as it was a balmy night and... More 

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Thank connexus2
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place food is fabulous can't wait to go back, friendly and welcome staff, food beautiful and tender and clean

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Thank Melanie T
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit within a two week visit really says it all! Excellent food; fresh crisp taste. Only small negative was that the meals all came out as they were cooked - but it did mean that they were all hot! Would pass on the recommendations that we were given!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for coffee which I have to say was the worst coffee I have had in a while it was really weak and tasteless hence to say we left it behind Don't know what the food is like but not keen to try.

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Thank J8006CQbills
Tuakau, New Zealand
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017

The previous 5 star reviews say it all. We had the deep fried prawns and the karee puffs for entree. The prawns were perfectly cooked: battered, soft and succulent. The puffs had a very light pastry with a subtle spicy flavour. For mains I had the Black Night. My husband had the beef salad with carrots. The Black Night is... More 

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Thank David L
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Had dinner here on Valentines Day. We had reserved a table and were pleased we did because it was very busy. As it was a warm night the folding doors were open with a welcomed breeze coming through. The restaurant has a good vibe and is well decorated. The wait staff were pleasant and efficient and we didn't have to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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236 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and it was very pleasant. It was quiet so service was very quick and we didn't need to wait for food. Had the Pad Thai which was nice; it wasn't oily as such, but there was a bit of a pool on the plate towards the bottom.

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virginia
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

We followed the good reviews for this establishment and were disappointed. From the reviews on the wall from 2009 and 2010, we can only conclude that their time has past and they were once upon a time a restaurant worthy of good reviews. The food was relatively bland, and it looks as if the food has been purchased already processed... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Cafe de Laos is a gorgeous wee restaurant on Ahuriris waterfront. The restaurant is set out nicely and staff always really welcoming. On a still, warm night it is really nice to dine as the glass doors are usually kept open giving the restaurant an alfresco feel and you can look out to the water. The Cafe De Laos is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 5408

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?