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“great place to relax and reflect”

Utopia Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #22 of 212 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $6
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, 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 February 28, 2014

A friend recommanded that we should have a drink or eat at "Utopia" while visiting Luang Pranang. We googled their website and found excellent directions. It's hard to find the hidden little paths to leads up to the restaurant without a map. The view over the river and their herbgardens is stunning. The decor is wonderful with plenty of mats and cushions on the floor, inviting you to just relax and hang out. Read a book, write in your journal or meditate.
We came for breakfast and ordered different omletts, tea, coffee and toast. We had a very friendly server who totally mixed up our order and did not speak any english. One of our breakfasts never arrived, but we were charged anyway. With lots of patience on both sides everything got straigthened out and we stayed on to take a little nap then watched river life onfold and pass by in Lao time...

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Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Having wanted to visit this place for over two years, it's not what I expected. Very chilled vibe, beautiful location but POOR SERVICE. Was brought the wrong burger, had 3 bites and realised so asked to change it but was told I should pay for it as I had started to eat it... Then the manager screamed in Laos at the waitress which was embarrassing for everyone. Don't bother coming, there are far better places that care about their patrons.

Thank Alec H
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Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Just popped in for a quick drink to get out of the heat. Worth a review as the location was amazing! They also do morning yoga sessions and the menu looked tasty too.

A little off the main road so follow the signs; you can park your bike down there too so no need to leave on the main road.

Thank Niki H
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

I am neither of the age or inclination to want to be here of an evening when I am sure the dance floor & music are in full swing. However I dropped by several times, once in the morning for a coffee & to catch up on some emails & once for a late lunch. You can choose to sit at tables or loll around on mattress/cushions either "inside" (no walls) under a huge thatched dome or outside in various nooks throughout the garden or on a huge platform overlooking the river. A great sense of spaciousness throughout, where there were people of all ages when I was there, reading, sleeping, eating, using their lap tops (fast free wifi), playing chess, slowly savouring a beer, cocktail, fruit blend or coffee. Very lay back feel throughtout the day. Coffee was good as were the Luang Prabang sausages that came with mustard that I had for lunch. A little more expensive than other places for the same food or drink but I figured it was worth it for the location, comfort & ambience. Recommend

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Thank Taron88
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Pretty cool place, with a bunch of different areas, including a gorgeous balcony-style deck overlooking the river and equipped with comfy mattresses and low tables

Thank freddiem45
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