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“Good food, small menu”

Dyen Sabai Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 220 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Asian, International
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
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)
Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is a nice place to go to, particularly if you have the chance to use the bamboo bridge that crosses the river. The food was good, but the menu is relatively limited in terms of options. In the evening, it is particularly enjoyable as you can sit outside and enjoy the view on Luang Prabang. What we ordered was good except for the buffalo stew, which I would not recommend as I found it tasteless. In the starters, they have some tasters of 4 or 5 different dish, which are an interesting way to sample Lao dish.

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Reviewed December 14, 2013

The food was interesting and the service was good. We happened to be there when a group of Lao kids were playing guitars and singing at a table near us. That was enjoyable. The staff is mostly students and we had an interesting conversation with a waiter. We really enjoyed our evening there.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Went here on the basis of the Lonely Planet recommendation. We weren't disappointed. Great food, great ambience, very good service and ridiculously cheap.

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

We took the free boat ferry across the Nam Khan river to the restaurant for lunch (they were just building the seasonal dry bamboo footbridge you will be able to cross for a tiny fee) the steps down to the boat are a little precarious, so not good for those less agile. We had a platter of Lao food and aubergine and pork stir fry and it was tasty and very good. It's very chilled out and relaxing with all the lounge cushions and low tables. There isn't much of a view as there's a lot of foliage instead to look at - shaded relief from the hot sun though. Afterwards, take a little walk down the main road (turn left from the restaurant) and there's a great textiles shop where you can see a lady doing her own weaving.

3  Thank futurafoot
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

A real treat in a beautiful location on the 'other side' of town. Arrive via boat, bamboo bridge or bike depending on the season and where you are staying- the journey just gets you ready for a feast! We tried the buffalo 'fondue' which is really more like a hot pot where you add vegetables and cook your meat to create a delicious broth. Cocktails are 2 for 1 before 7pm (and potent!). A beautiful homemade jewelery store sells reasonably priced original pieces with no pressure and great conversation.

3  Thank linesax
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