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“Watch out if ordering nighttime table service.”

Utopia Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #22 of 208 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $6
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Reviewed August 17, 2013

I'm unable to prove it but am sure I was just ripped off. In the whole scheme of things 30,000 kip is not much to a foreigner given the exchange rate, but I'm worried that this 'scam' now seems to exist in a country previously untouched by dishonesty. In my case I handed over a 50,000 note for a 15,000 beer and the waiter returned with just 5,000, insisting that I just gave him 20,000.
It's all just small beer really, but when you look someone in the eye with a question and they answer with a bold- faced lie it's rather disheartening.
I don't wish to dissuade anyone from visiting this unique place as it really is an experience, just be careful with your money and make sure you announce the value of the any note you're handing over.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Utopia is definitely a must stop location in Luang Prabang. The relaxed setting & riverside view creates the perfect atmosphere for kicking back and taking a load off. My only complaint is that it closes so early (11pm) but then again, everything closes early in this city so head to the bowling alley afterwards for late night fun! ;-)

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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Cool place to lay around and drink. Doesn't get too crazy even at night, but get there early if you want to have a seat for the night. The snack food is good ( plantain chips w/ salsa is a must), but the service is horrrible. You have to get up for everything. Place closes pretty abruptly at 2330 or so. Move on to the bowling alley with the rest of the crowd.

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Thank Cichosz8
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Went there twice to hang out in the evening, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere besides the river and a nice garden area. you can play beachvolleyball if you want, there are always people playing who you can join. The Bar is kinda expensive compared to other places in Laos, but the standards are as in an western bar. The guest are mostly western backpackers maybe because of the prices. We had a few Bison Gras Vodka with apple juice on the side, so good ! if you are there try it !

Thank Sören K
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Decent bar a bit off the main road...nice views of the Mekon River. Mostly full of travelers staying at the hostels in the area lounging about surfing the web and hanging out. I liked the views but not sure if its for everybody...

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