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Joys Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joy's restaurant truly is a joy. We were warmly welcomed and presented with delicious freshly cooked fish and larb with sticky rice. There were many other Lao dishes on the menu. The place is small, only six tables and very homely. The family who run...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Mark H
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Joy's Restaurant is on the quieter side of Luang Prabang. When ordering, you can indicate if you do not want your dishes to be spicy. I had the pumpkin soup (20k) and this was a good start to the meal. The chicken laab (40k) was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank SamuelSwee
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

I ordered a set menu and got three tiny starters with rice. Taste good but for 95000 lak by far the most expensive ones I had in Laos. I could get three main courses for the price. Sorry: No!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank tobiasfra
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

We found this restaurant on Google and it looked good. Quite high ratings so we checked it out. We had springrolls as an appertizer, my partner had chicken noodles, I had a yellow curry with vegetables and we had a big beer. The bill came...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 668ren_ev
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

The lady serving didn’t seem like she wanted to welcome any guests. No smile and rather impatient. Not sure why there was so many good reviews. I repeated and pointed that I wanted stir-fried morning glory, but she kept saying stir-fried veggies. It was a...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lucbabe
Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

Not sure what all the fuss is about. Admittedly the fresh juices were nice but was truly disappointed with the food. Beef massaman curry had a few tiny slivers of beef . Was more a carrot massaman. Very low on the qantity of meat in...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Thilakawathie
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Ate here twice and both times the food was fantastic. The restaurant is more of a food within a private house so it feels great to experience good home cooking. Our favourite dishes were the yellow curry and the masaman curry. They do the most...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank D6514ORpaula
Reviewed April 5, 2019

We were delighted to have found this fabulous restaurant based on previous Trip advisor reviews and we weren’t disappointed. The owner was very friendly and welcoming and the ambiance was very relaxed- enhanced by her husbands wonderful photography. We both had laab dishes and the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Allihies2
Reviewed March 11, 2019

We ate twice in Joy's lovely little restaurant. It's tucked away ( the fountain wasn't working when we visited) but a very short walk from the night market. The restaurant is very small - 4-5 tables plus a couple of tables outside and is spotlessly...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank NICK R
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I ate at this quaint little restaurant tucked away on a side street heading down towards Mekong River Seek this place out as the food was excellent plentiful and reasonably priced Joy herself is a delight to talk with and speaks great...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Karen P
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