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“A cool place, worth visiting”

Utopia Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #23 of 201 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $6
Cuisines: Asian, Bar, International, Fusion
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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.
Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A cool place, worth visiting”
Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Utopia looks great and has a cool view. Take good mosquito repellent at night. If you sit anywhere but the obvious front part (I didn't sit there because frankly the cushions are manky) it's best to go order at the bar anyway because the staff won't see you. Just point to where you're sitting and tell them to bring the drink. The devil tongue cocktail is an interesting concept and worth a try.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“Good in the day, feral by night”
Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Ok, so I'll confess up front I am one of those annoying people that have respect for local culture and customs and find the scourge of drunken, disrespectful western tourists (especially backpackers) a cancerous kind of tourism and I loathe Vang Vieng. So....last night upon returning to Utopia I was disgusted and dismayed at the type of place it's turned in to and the seeming encouragement of the kind of bad behaviour that gives tourists a poor reputation amongst locals. People drinking their body weight in beer, virtually having sex in the lounge area, and talking about all the drugs they're gonna buy on the way out. It's a slippery slope and for the sake of positive tourism in this country desperately hoping to not be another Thailand, I for one would like to see the owner and manager curbing the emerging trend of badly behaving fools that perhaps ought not leave home.

Finally, day time is better but service is terrible!

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“Maybe my 1st and the last visit”
Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

This place is nice to hangout, i like the concept. But let me warn you, the service terribly slow and there are a lot of flies here...

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Sydney
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“What an experience!”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is something I've never experienced before - a wonderful riverfront setting with cushion beds to lie on and enjoy the peacefulness. The food was good too. Worth seeking out.

Visited December 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“"Utopia - a great place to chill"”
Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

The place was packed, all tables occupied when we arrived. Mostly young people almost all caucasians and 6 of us were the only Asians guests. The place dimly lit with candles on the low dining tables and dark at its deck area facing the river, one could hardly see anything many just relaxed over a drink accompanied by the soothing sound of the flowing river. A volleyball court within offers a unique activity in a restaurant, shisha smoking, board games too make Utopia real cool. Food wise I rate it 7 out of 10. Worth a visit.

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