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Review of Tamarind

Tamarind
Ranked #14 of 212 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I can't recommend Tamarind highly enough! The food was delicious and a great way of trying out a variety of Lao cuisines. The waiters were really friendly and explained each dish in detail and how to eat it according to Lao customs and etiquette. The experience here was also great - we had a table by the river and never felt rushed, which amazed us for somewhere so popular. It's necessary to book in advance. I only wish I'd been organised enough to book their cooking course but it was already booked out for days ahead. Yes it is expensive by Lao standards but for the quality of food it is worth every penny.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Loved the restaurant. I was surprised to hear that all the tables were taken the first night we went there! You need reservations? In Luang Prabang? Yes you do!! and it is worth it. If you are there for a short stay, please make sure you book it right away. Best meal in LP.

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Excellent food served by friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff! Not cheap by LP standards but worth the money. Very popular and reservations are a must to avoid disappointment.

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

tasting plate very good,pumpkin soup very good.nice atmosphere on Nam Khan River.Only problem is it can be a bit hot inside if electricity goes off.

Thank BXK1
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

You need to book in advance to get a table here and maybe that raises expectations. We were seated in a nice spot on the balcony and initial impressions were good. The menu seemed to encourage you to have the platters - with the rest of the menu possibly lacking a little inspiration. Prices seemed reasonable though. We opted for 2 of the platters, plus a soup and a veg dish from elsewhere on the menu.

The starter platter ( to accompany beer) came and would have been fine were it not for the long black hair running through a rice cracker.

We seemed to get a different waiter each time a dish/drink arrived and the one that bought the second platter was helpful explaining how it should be eaten and what all the sauces were.

The pumpkin dish was fairly uninspiring, and the bamboo soup simply never arrived. They came to take our plates when we still thought it might come. We cancelled the soup and instead ordered smoothies to close. These didn't arrive either. So after 20 minutes we signalled to the guy that appeared to be in charge. I told him about the soup and the long waits - he was very apologetic and offered a free dessert.

Luckily the banana and cinnamon smoothie was excellent and the free dessert was tasty too, so not all bad, but overall not a great experience.

Thank Mundii
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