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22 Samsenthai Road | Ban Khaonyot, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 214 129
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal at Bistro 22. It is typically French, with white tablecloths and authentic French cooking. Between two of us we shared the Camembert and pear starter - divine! It was quite large though and very rich so would recommend sharing. Our mains were the salmon with sweet potato and the duck with potato gratin. The salmon was... More 

Thank Mae-lee G
Orlando, Florida
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stopped here for lunch early one day, hot and tired after walking around the city. We were so surprised to receive an outstanding meal of duck and lentils, along with a reasonable white wine. Great find!

1 Thank Claire S
Brackley, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

For this working lunch, a colleague suggested this restaurant - and what a great choice. I'm always impressed by white table linen, and was happy to see it here. A lovely, fresh lime soda to accompany my goats cheese salad made for the perfect balance. The calvados soaked apples that garnished the plate were a welcome sight! Thank you for... More 

Thank Karen V
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I have heard about this restaurant from my Japanese class mate. I was asking her for great restaurant that served good steak. So, I had dinner with my friends there. the restaurant was lovely. Food is quite good, my friend and me, we was enjoy there. I loved salad dish. I had high hope for steak but turned out it... More 

Thank phoudthavong t
Luang Prabang, Laos
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Very nice bistro, you get what you pay for i can only advise it. The owner run it himself and he definitely knows what he is doing !

Thank Thibault193
Vientiane, Laos
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

I am amused by those who claim Bistro 22 is overpriced or "the food lacks seasoning". Actually this place serves very good bistro style food and has a decently priced wine list. Bistro 22 is well worth a visit.

2 Thank Doug R
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Potage Dubarry at lunch time in January 2016... Once again, my British partner and I decided to enjoy Bistro 22, as we do every time we come to Laos. we chose the set menu. First course was Potage Dubarry, a cauliflower soup, really delicious. Then Tilapia fillet served with a magic sauce and rice, beautiffully presented. a carafe of rose... More 

1 Thank Morbihan56
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838 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

this restaurant is certainly a very good find. A bit pretentious as all French restaurants usually are but in this case the food was excellent. I would have to say that this wa the best French food i have had in many many years in spite of having spent two months in france last year. Highly recommended.

1 Thank ericon991
Vientiane, Laos
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I was excited to try Bistro 22 as I hadn't been there yet and based on the reviews, it seemed like a good french restaurant to check out. The service was okay but you had to flag down the staff to order food or drinks which was odd being that it was a weekend evening and the place was not... More 

Thank Ryan H
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The reviews said everything to look forward to. It was for my last night in Laos and the place was a bit out of the way but made it out there. The place is difficult to find, and the food was disappointing. It was either going here or Lao Kitchen on my last night and I chose French for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Samsenthai Road | Ban Khaonyot, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 214 129
The chef used to run Chez Philippe and Le central in Vientiane.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?