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“Very Cozy dining Experience”

Dyen Sabai Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 203 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Asian, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Dyen Sabai offers Lao typical food. From November to August, we offer breakfast. We also have a nice selection of desert (foreigner sweet.. sorry the Laotians don't eat that much sweet!!) We also, have happy hour from noon to 7 pm, 2 cocktails for the price of one, on selected cocktails. You can reach us with a bamboo bridge (in dry season) (there is a fee for the bamboo bridge of 5,000 kips from 8 am to 8 pm, after this the bamboo bridge is free). We also do free boat from noon to closing when the bamboo bridge is not there (rainy season only)
Phuket, Thailand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Very Cozy dining Experience”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Fantastic food, very cozy along the river. Food was great. Service was fast and friendly. Great place for sunset or evening dining.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Food and Wonderful Setting”
Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

We have been in Cambodia and Laos for a couple of weeks now and this is one of the best and most interesting meals we have had yet. We started with a non-vegetarian selection plate for an entree (to share between the two of us). It was extraordinary - smokey egg plant dip, water buffalo sausage, dried pork, home-made chilli jam/sauce and sticky rice! We then had eggplant, pork and local basil, as well as steamed fish (in banana leaves) with dill, plus some steamed rice. So, ok we may have ordered a bit too much, but we did eat it all because it was delightful! The two for one cocktail deal was extended even though we arrived just after the 7.00pm end, and the Lao Dark beer added to a great meal.
The ambiance is delightful, with lovely lanterns on the tables (you can sit at tables or on cushions on low tables) and the restaurant is situated in the vegetation on the edge of the Nam Kham River that flows into the Mekong (across a bamboo bridge in the dry season from the main part of town). We even saw fire flies in the bush around us!
The staff were very attentive and explained the various food we had ordered as they bought them to the table.
This was all in all, a great experience and a beautifully constructed and presented meal.

Thank nkbarker
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“A memorable Lao barbeque!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Of all the dinners in a month-long Indochina trip, this was the most memorable. The meal, the setting, a warm evening, congenial fellow guests, made the dinner special. The fact that we were Canadians, eating in a Canadian-managed restaurant, couldn't help but make us proud!

The setting, high on a river bank, in the trees, in the open air, sitting on pillows at a low table, took a little getting used to. We were four on the terrace closest to the river, with just one table adjacent, and a well-mannered young family.We all had found our way on foot from the centre of the city on a narrow bamboo footbridge across the river, and which was toll-free late in the day. It meant we could take advantage of a 2 for 1 happy hour drink before 7 pm!

We were unaware of the restaurant speciality, a Lao barbeque. It was individually prepared at your table, over a pot of hot coals with a metal sieve-type lid, encircled by a tiny trough of coconut water. It reminded us of fondue cooking, except that the thin slices of chicken, in our case, were barbecued on the lid, rather than in water. A most relaxed way to eat, with food that is always piping hot, and cooked the way you want it. You boiled greens in the coconut water.

We were sorry to leave such an idyllic spot in the dark, but had no worries crossing the bridge which was illuminated by a string of lights. Just a wonderful evening!

  • Visited March 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Find”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I was not such a fan of the food in Luang Prabang but this place was outstanding, the best meal that I had. The chicken with mint was wonderful. And the surroundings are terrific and worth the trip over the bamboo bridge. The service was terrific as well.

Visited May 2013
Thank apo495
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Boulder, Colorado, United States
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Tasty and relaxing dinner in the bamboo grove at Dyen Sabai”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

From the heavily trafficked side of LPB it is hard to imagine that just across the bamboo bridge on the Nam Khan such a great little, unpretentious restaurant awaits in the bamboo forest. Food is good and beautifully presented with care. We had the green curry shrimp with morning glories and loved it. Sit and read, listen to music or just chill out and enjoy the laid back setting.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank BolderK
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