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Lai's Place

Phonsai Village | Just Off the Main Street, Street Next to Bcel Bank, Luang Namtha 0300, Laos
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“beef” (3 reviews)
“pad thai” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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Asian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Phonsai Village | Just Off the Main Street, Street Next to Bcel Bank, Luang Namtha 0300, Laos
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We struggled to find this place a little - it’s around the corner from BCEL ATM. Very worth the hunt! Lai’s place was delish and local. Lai is just great. Def recommend. We had larp and aw Lahm.

Thank Sassimus
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We were both served ants in our coffee, but everything else tasted good! A good value place to eat authentic Lao food with the locals.

Thank LizzieP217
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Friendly service. Quick and excellent quality. Fruit salad. Western omelette and mango sticky rice very well done. Definitely will come again.

Thank Hans M
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Pretty standard sort of food we had tonight, I can't really say it was stand out food. Essentially nothing wrong with it at all and to be honest it seems options in town are pretty limited. The menu had a lot of local and regional...More

Thank Pinheadplanet
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Little restaurant with Lao and western offers. Food is tasty and freshly made, good service - very much recommended

Thank TerraElle
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Lai & the family are definitely the right place to hang out for a meal or for a cold one. Luang Namtha is small enough that you still meet interesting people passing around. This time I even skipped the so called night market completely, so...More

Thank Jethro69
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Food is tasty and reasonably priced. Many choices, lao food and western food. Staff is nice. Free WiFi.

Thank Nina v
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

I was rushing to catch a ride back to the airport and so grateful that a vegan pad thai was prepared for me on the spot in 5 minutes as requested. I had been having most meals with very hospitable agencies from Luan Namtha but...More

Thank timmyluistro
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Lai's place is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in lunag namtha. I stayed almost a week in luang namtha and tried some other restaurants as well. The quality of food is really good and the prices are absolutely fair. The only minus was that...More

Thank PatBrain
Reviewed July 13, 2017

I ate there many times and normaly just asked Lai to make me something. She always comes up with something new and delicious. If you want to choose something from the menu try the beef cashew with fried egg or the chicken with basil. Tell...More

Thank Sandor_Condor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Phonsai Village | Just Off the Main Street, Street Next to Bcel Bank, Luang Namtha 0300, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Namtha Province  >  Luang Namtha
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