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“Utopia - their name is not hyperbole”

Utopia Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #22 of 203 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $6
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Come and enjoy relaxing views overlooking the river. We have tropical gardens, river view yoga deck, tiki huts, beach volleyball courts, relaxing thai cushions, sofas, and bar stools. This is a place to come and relax. Enjoy food, drinks, and meet interesting people. Utopia is Zen by Day, Groovy by Night. Every evening we are by far the busiest place in the city. Utopia is a very special and unique place, and our typical customers will come back every day!! Don't wait until your last day to find Utopia.
Sacramento, California
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Utopia - their name is not hyperbole”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

We were there in the afternoon/early evening, and then again the following morning for breakfast.

When we arrived, I think my jaw actually dropped. This place is gorgeous. Honestly, I think I could go to Luang Prebang and spend every day just lounging around at Utopia. It has a garden setting and is right on the Nam Khan river.

In addition to the amazing setting, the food was great. I had the larb for dinner and then the french toast for breakfast.

Also, they have a REAL volleyball court. That net looked regulation height, if I'm not mistaken. There are plenty of people there to play, too, who are quite good. I don't think you could get away with playing slop here.

I hear it also has a good nightlife scene, but by then we had already left.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Complete chill zone”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Recommend this place to relax, overlook the river and watch the world go by. Very relaxing. Probably the most relaxing bar in Luang. Quite a few dozing on the terrace when we were there.

Places to sit or lay down and chill with a Beer Lao. Good service. Fair prices.

Visited November 2012
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Tasmania
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19 reviews
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“Awesome comfortable place to unwind.”
Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

We stumbled across Utopia by accident and were pleasantly surprised.
We chilled out on the comfy floor mats/tables for a beer Lao and then dinner.
The food was good and service excellent. The atmosphere is the main draw card. It is totally relaxed and the place is decorated well and on the river if you want a view.
If we weren't leaving tomorrow we would go back for sure.

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Vancouver, BC
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice setting, service unremarkable, food good.”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Had lunch here, a bit out of the way, nice little setting. Luang Prabang sausages (bangers and mash) were very good, but missing the Dark Beer Lao gravy described. Veggie sandwich was also good.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Wish I could live there”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Gorgeous riverside setting with strong drinks and chill music - you cannot go wrong with Utopia. Don't miss it while you're in LP! If you're not a backpacker, go earlier in the evening before the crowds swarm - the view is well worth it!

Visited November 2012
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