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Craters Bar & Restaurant

Phonsavan, Laos
020 780 5775
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good33%
  • Average38%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (2 reviews)
“bomb shells” (4 reviews)
“secret war” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Phonsavan, Laos
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

We wanted an early brekkie and couldn't wait for Cranky Ts to open so we went here. I had the American Breakfast, it was so bad even the stray dogs I later offer my sausages to refused them! cold baked beans.....it was just hideous. Go...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a unexploded ordinance theme. There are bomb casings out front and the walls are decorated with hand grenades, guns and other weapons from the Vietnam War era, when Johnson and Nixon destroyed Xieng Khoung province with their Secret War on Laos. The...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank camsean
Reviewed November 3, 2017

This is a quirky spot with decent food and nice staff. They regularly screen documentaries about the Secret War in Laos (the bombing campaign), so it’s a good chance to learn about the history and problems facing the area. The cluster bomb shells as décor...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Lissieliz90
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I ate a late lunch/early dinner here after our bus trip from Luang Prabang. We visited around 4:30 and were the only ones there. We sat outside and watched peak hour Phonsavan life. We ordered spring rolls (fried) for 24,000 kip (AUD$3.75)...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Jwatts87
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

What this restaurant is obviously famous for is the theme and the decor. During the 60ies and 70ies, millions of bombs we dropped on Laos. Many of them did not explode and are still found and removed every day. The craters restaurant is lined with...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Timo T
Reviewed April 8, 2017

Had a few hours to kill before my night bus back to Luang Prabang so just relaxed on the porch here and enjoyed a few beers and Thai food. Started with the satay which was tasty, pretty hard to mess this up though. Later had...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank SCTraveler904
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend this place at all! The only good thing was the Gin & Tonic! The Burger was awful! The meat on the burger could not be identified as such- i don't know what the heck they did with it! Pathetic, sorry!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank kruemel19835
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Ate breakfast here a couple of times during our stay in Phonsavan, the service was prompt and the food came out swiftly. We ordered Western style food such as an omelette and an egg burger! Some of the choices include tea or coffee, so you...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank drwols
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Arrived in town after the hellish 8 hour minibus ride from Luang Prabang. Headed straight to the main street, and after checking out a few menus of other restaurants, we settled on Craters. Good variety, very good prices and the owner was very efficient delivering...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Robert S
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Craters is interesting for its use of bomb shells and other related memorabilia for decoration. The staff were friendly and helpful and I enjoyed sitting surrounded by war artefacts and watching the world go by. The food was good and filling.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank ShotleyGate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Phonsavan, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Xiangkhouang Province  >  Phonsavan
  • Phone Number: 020 780 5775
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