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“Friday night ethnic dinner lots of fun”
Review of Tamarind

Tamarind
Ranked #15 of 225 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 25, 2014

We attended the Friday night communal dinner in the restaurant. The chef came out & explained each dish to everyone. The other guests were fun & everyone was into learning about the traditional Lao dishes.

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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Disclaimer: overall, we preferred Thai food to Laos, and the two are very different, at least based on our limited experience.

Tamarind was our favorite Laos meal while in Luang Prabang. Presentation, preparation, flavor, price, service, were all very good. I'd go again

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Fabulous dining - went twice. Fresh gourmet ingredients and presentation like you would get in a fancy restaurant back home. Easy walking distance from all hotels in town. Faster to cut through the main and side streets instead of following the river. Nice location along the river. Cooking class offered on specific days of the week.

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Thank GHamp23
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We ordered the tasting menu of Lao food and it was mostly delicious. Would recommend it.
Dinner here was delicious and we would eat here again.

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Thank MalcolmBerry
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We were recommended the Tamarind by our local hosts as the place to try authentic Lao food. We were not disappointed. Bookings are required well in advance as their reputation has made it near impossible as walk in. The menu is very eclectic and only has Lao dishes including frog stew! Different. they have a good range of taster dishes to try most things.
A great place to try new flavours and although on the expensive side for Laos we still paid less than $30 for 2.
We had a riverview table
The downside is that it was full of tourists but my hosts assured us that they eat there in the quieter times.
Also the management apparently do not look after the people who take their guests there.

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Thank MarcusBVictoria
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TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2014

Thanks for your kind review. It's very pleasing to know that you enjoyed your tour of Lao cuisine, frog and all! We're always happy when locals recommend us, but your host's comments refer to the fact that we never pay commission for being recommended. It's a sad fact that many guides, hotels and agencies recommend places on the basis of the commission they receive for doing so. That this is referred to as "looking after" them can be a tad misleading! Our choice has been to stand or fall on our own merits, which may not make agencies so happy.

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