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“Great lunch”
Review of Lao Vientiane - CLOSED

Lao Vientiane
Cuisines: Thai
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: New restaurant (open only two weeks) Thai and Laotian Cuisine.
Victoria
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289 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Great lunch”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We had phad Thai and salad rolls but they were great. The phad Thai was sweet and savoury but only because of the carmelization of the ingredients. The peanut sauce was excellent. The service was ok

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English first
Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Delicious Surprise”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

We went here for lunch on a recommendation from a friend - we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and value of the food. Traditional Laotian and Thai style dishes, very fresh and nicely presented. The restaurant was bright with appealing decor, and was busy over the lunch hour, always a good sign. We each had a lunch special, consisting of a good size serving of tasty curry with veg and meat, small side salad (basically lettuce with a dressing) and rice. I opted for the additional 2 spring rolls for $1 extra - very crispy and tasty. The spiciness was just about right for the average uninitiated Western palate - next time I might try one of the lunch combos which let you choose the level of spiciness (mild, medium or hot). A nice find for that part of town,(Town and Country) we will be back.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank sunnygirl1217
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Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb food, accommodate allergies!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Owner seems to make several of own sauces which is great when you need to know ingredients! Excellent food...lovely to be able to go out and know the meal I am having meets my dietary requirements. Quickly becoming one of our favourite places in Victoria!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Bonnie S
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British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simple and relaxing, with great food.”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We and another couple had a very tasty meal last night; the four of us shared three meals and still had trouble finishing it all. The food was very tasty, and we were quickly and pleasantly served by two smiling waitresses. There was a large group of young Asian people at one side of the restaurant, presumably Laotian...a good sign.
The cost was very reasonable.....overall, we were impressed.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank brainsby
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Victoria, Canada
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Decent food; terrible service”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We've been to this restaurant three times and have now given up on going back. The food is ok, some dishes are very well done, some are mediocre at best (tofu appetizer). but the poor quality of the service simply confounds me. On our last (and final) visit, we only ever got two of the three dishes we ordered, though the third showed up on the bill. It was willingly removed but without any attempt at an apology. It's like they don't get it at all. And when the other two dishes were served (after a long delay), we still had no plates at our table. So we sat and looked at them for another few minutes. I give up! Some of the other reviews written here look like they've been done by the owners sister...

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Bob T
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