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Bamboo Lounge


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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We use authentic delicious western food to empower the local community. Food you're craving from home with a combination of fresh local ingredients and imported specials such as real cheese, bacon, olives from our nearest supermarket 7 hours and an international border crossing away. We have woodfired pizzas, Italian pastas and risottos, big breakfasts, awesome sandwiches, real espresso and top notch cocktails. All our staff are local ethnic minority people with no prior English language, food preparation or customer service skills. They come to work with us to learn English and how to work in the hospitality industry. Our profit is donated to the Luang Namtha Books In Schools program to increase
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Italian, Cafe, European, Pizza, Healthy
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a quick lunch at Bamboo lounge just after we got to Louang Namtha. Great concept they have of creating opportunity to train and employ staff from surrounding villages. Also they have produced an excellent guide to Louang Namtha that you can download on-line....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DaTripper2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a serious pizza craving after a 3 day jungle trek. The pizza surely hit the spot and was about the best you might hope for in the middle of nowhere.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank carlbenk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little loungey place was very pleasant and nice to eat in. The hosts were friendly and cooked nice food. (Except a few dishes). The scrambled eggs let me down a bit because one of my fellow travellers said her eggs were nice (She had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Wegobackandforth
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The Luang Namtha pizza with the local sausage, homemade tomato sauce and cheese, is to die for at 80,000 kip, good for 2 persons, if you're not starving, lol. I also prefer thin crust which they did perfectly.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BonkersExplorer
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We ended up here by chance due to a big rainstorm, ducked in for lunch out of the rain. The burritos were pretty tasty. The home made tortillas made them good, otherwise they would have been nothing special. Would have ordered pizza but only serve...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michaelaH2358PB
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

We ordered Pesto Pasta and we got something that tasted like green curry pasta. Also, the pizza was really thin, almost without cheese. Not a good value for the money we spent. Would not recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 66ronir
Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Came here as recommended by lonely planet. Heading out for a trek the next day so needed to carb up a bit. Ordered the vegetarian carbonara, it was lumps of scrambled egg mixed with plain pasta and boiled broccoli. No creamy sauce to speak of....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EmmaEg1990
Reviewed October 23, 2018

They have an actual pizza oven and it showed. Pizza tasted like pizza (vs most places its just baked bread with sauce and cheese). Drinks were expensive in my view, given local prices. Service was just ok. Downstairs is set up mostly like a coffee...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Greg B
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner. I had a pizza and my wife had a risotto. Both were very tasty and we left satisfied. The staff were helpful and even though their English was limited served us well. We would definitely return and recommend to others...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RollingWithTheStones
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Went here yesterday for both breakfast and dinner for breakfast I had the big breakfast which came with kidney beans in a tomato salsa fried mushrooms bacon and fried eggs and two pieces of homemade bread absolutely delicious a very homemade taste to it since...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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