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“Bravo Makphet.”
Review of Makphet Restaurant - CLOSED

Makphet Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 10.30Pm (Kitchen closes at 9.30Pm) This award-winning restaurant (Miele Guide) is the culinary destination of choice in the Laotian capital, Vientiane. Makphet offers creative Lao cuisine, as well as great shakes and cocktails, all in beautiful surroundings. The restaurant also has a small gift shop attached to it, selling products made by families which will help keep their children in education.
Wellington, New Zealand
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Bravo Makphet.”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I can only agree with the other positive reviews already given here - the food in this restaurant is excellent. We called in at lunchtime without booking and there was no problem seating us. The staff were friendly, if a little shy. The four of us agreed that the food was the best we had eaten for a long time in Asia and there was just the right amount served us. The fish I had was delicious and fresh and everyone else was more than happy with their choice. There is a little gift shop inside the restaurant selling locally made and delightful gifts.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Kiwi-crawler
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576 reviews from our community

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Los Angeles, California
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691 reviews
406 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Our Best Meal in Laos. Bravo! Excellent!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

There is a reason this place is rated #1 here. We loved loved loved it. Initially we walked up hoping to eat dinner. They were fully booked. (Hint:They take reservations.) We made it there for lunch today and were thrilled with the menu and each and everything we ordered. Green Mango Salad, yum. Eggplant salad, yum. Fish roll special of the week, yum. Hibiscus-lime beverage, yum. We liked everything so much we bought their cookbook. Great service. More than fair prices.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Nancy D
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Canada
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“simply amazing”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

This place is amazing in everyway.
The food was the best ive had since being in S.E Asia. We had chicken, pumpkin and mushroom curry and buffalow stew. the flavours and smells were to die for. You could see real passion in this food. The staff were pretty shy but smiled all the time, and you could see what it meant to them.
This place is life changing for the guys who work there, off the streets doing something amazing in that kitchen.
So thank you, was a treat to eat here :)

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank lydia r
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Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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621 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
“Excellent in every way”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

This place is a gem. Be sure to fit it in. The food is superb and the cause is important - and what is more, they have earned their reputation on merit. Great atmosphere, lovely staff and a fantastic menu. We had the tofu with crispy rice cakes and stir fried vegetables, the been in tomatoes and the fish in vegetables. Wonderful. This deserves a five and will get one. Don't miss it - and get the supporters' T-shirt and wear with pride.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank breweruk
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bombay
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“awesome”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

best fish i have every eaten! The servers and staff are street kids trained to do so . It was a brilliant experience. The vegetarian fare was also very good.

Visited March 2013
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Thank drgetafix
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