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“Hidden charm on the LPQ's loveliest spot!”

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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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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)
Kampala
1 review
“Hidden charm on the LPQ's loveliest spot!”
Reviewed April 3, 2010

Where most people would stay on the peninsula of Luang Prabang, it is definately worth it to take the bamboo bridge, cross the Nam Khan river and visit Dyen Sabai. During the rainy season it would take a bit more effort to visit this cute restaurant (get a tuk-tuk as the bridge is temporarily gone) but it is definately worth it! Hidden in a lush green setting of bamboo and palm trees this restaurant creates the perfect laid-back atmosphere experienced throughout whole of Laos. Though the kitchen takes its time to prepare the wonderful Lao and Western food, you will know why it took a while when your plate arrives! This restaurant serves great food for very reasonable prices. Make sure you'll be there before 7 p.m. and you'll get your second cocktail for free (go for the Banana Daiquiri!). Anyway, you'll find yourselve spending the whole evening and night at the lounge matrasses talking to Nathalie, the very frienly and hospitable owner and other guests! She makes by the way one of the best traditional Lao bbq's in town (sindad), so if you want to experience some authentical Lao food in the perfect setting, get yourself to Dyen Sabai!

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“Wonderful setting....”
Reviewed April 1, 2010

We took the boat over as the footbridge was just being built. It was an experience. We opted to take a tuk-tuk back after dark. Can't comment on the food as we just had appetizers (which were good). Just don't forget your bug spray!

The highlight is the setting and the terraced layout overlooking the Nam Khan River. Definitely worth a visit! Go in the afternoon, take a book and hang out.

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stantonmick
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“Relax in real Laos”
Reviewed March 30, 2010

A friend advised me to try this little place on the other side of the river so I did and was pleasantly surprised. Relaxing, atmosphere with lots of good food choices I didn't get to try elsewhere. (Try the lap with sticky rice!) Oh and great coffee too. Very good place to chill and enjoy the river!

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Melbourne
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“Beautiful food, great location”
Reviewed October 20, 2009

We were welcomed at Dyen Sabai, like old friends. We wandered down to the beautiful, self-contained eating areas and ordered a cool drink.

The vegetarian dip selection was fantastic and Natalie (our host) was friendly and entertaining.

We rode our bikes there, but we were told that there is a bridge in place after the end of the wet season.

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“Paradise-like experience on a central and almost secret spot in Luang Prabang.”
Reviewed October 16, 2009

We came here during our 1-year world trip and received a flyer of that place. To get there we used the free boat transfer, which was nice and quite adventurous. Arrived on the other side of the river, we climbed up and arrived in a paradise-like spot with wooden terraces, a little bamboo forest and a extremely chill atmosphere. The food was a bit more expensive than other places, but tasted great and was certainly worth the price!
Didn't try the overnight option, so I can only judge the restaurant. If you have a GPS, here the coordinates by the way: N 19° 53.529' E 102°08.447'

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