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“Excellent home cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alex restaurant

Alex restaurant
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Nong Khiaw
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Squamish
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3 reviews
“Excellent home cooking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

This place is run by a very friendly Lao women, and the food is excellent! She offers a great combination of traditional Lao food (jeow, sticky rice, etc. in addition to the Thai and Chinese-inspired stir-fries and curries) and Western dishes. I've been told she traveled to Germany to learn how to properly cook the Western dishes, and it shows. The only downside is the very long wait for food. I'm pretty sure there is never more than one or two people working in the kitchen, but long waits seem to be the norm in Nong Khiaw (and much of less-touristed Lao) so I don't it against them! For something a bit different, I recommend the Lao Farmer's Breakfast or the Stir-fried Elephant Ear Mushroom dish.

  • Visited January 2013
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Hangzhou
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Love me some Alex Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

My family LOVES Alex Restaurant. The owner/chef is the most wonderful lady who makes you feel like part of the family. The food is absolutely delicious, an amazing deal and generous portions. Only down-side is that everything from the curry to the french fries is made from scratch with only one or two cooks, so it takes a while. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the vibe!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank laowai17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great quality Laos food, lovely owner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We have spent a few weeks in Laos and been lucky enough to try lots of fantastic food but this is among the very best (and incredibly good value). We ate here a few times and some of our favourites were her fantastic spring rolls, Laos Farmers Breakfast and the green curry. Make sure you allow time to eat here as everything is cooked to order so it can take a little while - but that's all part of the charm.

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Thank abercolin
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Maastricht
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best Lao food ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Visited restaurant Alex in October and had dinner and breakfast at this place during an overnight at Nong Khiaw. The owner will serve her own alcohol as a welcome drink and you feel welcome from the moment you walk in. The food at Alex restaurant is just great, you can order anything from the menu and be surprised of what comes out of the small kitchen, very tasteful and authentic Lao food! The restaurant is small and about 50yrds from the main road but well worth the visit. If you visit Nong Khiaw, make sure to stop by at this charming little restaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Guido_T
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lots of fun and very cute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

We went to Alex restaurant one night after dinner for drinks. The lady who runs the place is really friendly and cute. After we ordered a couple of drinks she brought us out a shot of Lao Lao on the house! (Warning: pina coladas in Laos do not taste like they do in the west :) ). We ended up going back the next morning for breakfast and it was really good. It is down the little alley to the right with several other guesthouses and restaurants. Look for the sign.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank umiamiamy
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