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Pha Khao Lao


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$2 - $6
Asian, Barbecue, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good location, it’s a family business and they are super nice. Good staff and very good soups, especially the red curry one. The best we’ve been in Luang Prabang. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to eat real Lao food!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank anneflora
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice little restaurant with good Lao food at reasonable prices. Quiet location, just a few minutes walking off the main road, ideal for a bite after visiting Phousi Hill.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lumule
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pha khao Lao is a great restaurant it is deceptively large. There is a huge raised seating area at the back. The food and welcome is always warm and welcoming I live in Luang Prabang and I go there often. As many similar places struggle...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TomP1333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in based on reviews and was not at all disappointed. The menu is clear and they are flexible by offering vegetarian if you prefer. Started my nice cold beer Lao and dinner arrived soon after. Very, very tasty, huge portion and just the perfect...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Metal425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pha Kao Lao is considered one of the best cheap eats in Luang Prabang, so I stopped there for lunch after climbing up Phu Si. It's on the other side of the hill, but worth the few minutes' walk to get there. I had the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Pat5150
Harry B, Owner at Pha Khao Lao, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Pat5150, Thank you very much for your amazing review and it is great to hear that we are recommended as good place for cheap dining! thank you very much again and I hope we do see you again. Kind regards Harry

Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

I ordered the green curry and they brought me a dish that didn’t seem right. I enquired but was assured it was the green curry. 10 minutes later my green curry arrived (without the rice I also ordered) and it was determined that I ate...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 699SB
Harry B, Owner at Pha Khao Lao, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear 699SB, Thank you for your review and I must admit I was thinking about how to reply. You are however correct and I do apologize for this mistake. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip, Kind regards Harry

Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

We were happy to discover this restaurant with super nice staff, very tasty lao food and a delightful lao danse for an inexpensive price, very recommended!:)

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Herve_E74
HarryLao, Owner at Pha Khao Lao, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Hi Herve_E74, Thabk you for leaving your lovely reviews :) I am very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time! Kind regards Harry

Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

We had been in Laos for a week and this restaurant was the absolute best. Th food was spicy but not to the point of breathing fire. We ordered 4 dishes and each one of them made us absolutely happy. It is a bit off...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavePJ
Harry B, Owner at Pha Khao Lao, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

Hi DavePJ, Really great to hear that you enjoyed your food and with regards to the spiciness ... I can tell you that it has been a journey for us to get a good mixture of authentic spice and safe enough for travelers!!! Anyway I...More

Reviewed December 8, 2018

My wife and I stayed in Luang Prabang for 10 days and unfortunately didn't find this gem of a place for three days! The food served is of excellent quality and of generous proportions. I especially liked the Pho ("fur") that's made by the owners....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ian G
Harry B, Owner at Pha Khao Lao, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

Hi Ian G, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it is greatly appreciated. I am so happy that you guys enjoyed your food with us and I also thoroughly enjoyed the ricotta cheese that you left for me... I can tell...More

Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Maybe we chose the wrong plates, maybe not. We ate fried seaweed, rolls and laap. We found the food too oily and salty. Besides that, we asked for beer and the staff brought us the largest ones without asking (already open, so we did not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Carolina283
HarryLao, Owner at Pha Khao Lao, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Hi Carolina283, I am sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy our food. I will make sure to double check that our standards aren't slipping and I appreciate your honest review. Kind regards Harry

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