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46 Ban Vat Nong | Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Vienna, Austria
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We visited it on our last day in Luang Prabang and had high expectations on account of the good review. First of all, the location is really nice and the staff extremely friendly. About the food: I had Chicken Katse which was good. My boyfriend ordered a pumpkin soup and tuna (from the can) kimchi. So the kimchi was ok... More 

Thank Nintschi76
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great location, great drinks, great price and great atmosphere. My wife and I enjoyed meeting the Korean owner, Miji, and admiring the fabulous photographs taken by her husband. Try the beef bulgogi set - love the various kimchee dishes.

Thank rbyers
Bangkok, Thailand
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Big Tree offers well-prepared and presented food, with options not available elsewhere in Luang Prabang. Having a choice of Lao, Korean, western and Japanese options means this is a place you can revisit again a nd again and always find something new. loved the tempura, the udon noodles, even the mozzarella bites,spring rolls. They have good breakfast choices too, and... More 

Thank Annika J
Hamburg, Germany
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873 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We just stumbled into this nice restaurant after a long boat trip on the Mekong. It seems to be run by Koreans and offers a mix of Lao, Korean and Western food, and yummy smoothies and shakes. Big tree because of the huge tree towering above the river and the restaurants terrace. Inside they had an exhibition of most beautiful... More 

Thank jobst56
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stopped here far a drink one afternoon. It was a nice easy spot for us and we saw a couple people we recognized from the plane coming into LP so we shared a table and an afternoon with them. We tried the food, but it wasn't great, I'd suggest just grabbing a snack here, enjoying a cold beer, and... More 

Thank RonGibson
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

We stopped here for a light lunch because the shady location on the bank of the Mekong appealed on a hot day. And it was a lovely place to sit and enjoy the view under the huge tree which provided relief from the heat of the day. Maybe I didn't make the best choice at this restaurant, but I ordered... More 

Thank Elhan H
Melbourne, Australia
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357 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is a great spot for lunch on the Mekong River. Nice shady seating, good view of the boats going about. Lao Pale and Dark, and glasses come from the fridge. We had the mixed (fresh and fried) spring roll combo and the riverweed with sesame (which came with a great tasting relish accompaniment). Both were excellent. Has an wide-ranging... More 

Thank ctrunfree
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Went there for lunch. Ordered 2 iced lattes and 2 noodle soup for 100k kip, which I think is to much for the quality delivered. Although only 3 other tables were taken it first took almost 20 minutes to make 2 iced lattes. Another 20 minutes later came the 2 noodle soup, which were ok but nothing special. We ordered... More 

Thank TomenEelke
Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2013

had lunch on the river view terrace across the way from the main cafe. menu extensive but we chose the chicken laap which was delicious (good size portion) we also had a mixed veg fried rice and 2 large beer lao all for 95k kip. good place just to chill out and watch the ferries and rivercraft go past.

Thank Dave C
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Peched on the side of the Kahn River its a great place to watch the boats moving on the river. The food is ok but not special. Good smoothies.

Thank yettie_trapper

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $15
Cafe, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Ban Vat Nong | Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: 856207776748

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