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“don't be fooled - it's fab!”
Review of The Apsara

The Apsara
Ranked #24 of 212 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Walking in I was dubious - "oh, it's a hotel lobby restaurant...." But decor is elegant pan-Asian, stylish, enough to say, "let's try." So glad we did! Best dinner we've had in a week here, will definitely be back a couple times to try all the variety and intriguing combos - not a huge menu, but very interesting mix. We tried...
:: Chicken w/ chili-cashew: Scrumptious, Thai-esque, bright sparkly flavor, not spicy. Crunchy+sweet+tangy...

:: Mussaman buffalo curry: Rich flavor, layered, tender. Not sure what kind of potatoes (or something else) - not mushy/starchy like you often get in Mussaman curry, instead really added something special to this.

:: Penne w/ tomato & olive: Disappointing, not much to say other than "pass" on this.

:: Onion tarte w/ pesto: Totally unexpected wow. Fine crumb crust, pleasantly crisp. Onions fully caramelized and melting together. Pesto has an intriguing yummy brightness and a fine pinenut crunch.

:: Poached pear w ginger: Sweet, nice blend of spices, good w the coconut icecream. Didn't quite "wow" but definitely tasty, esp if you like ginger.

:: Bananas flambe (?): no flames, but great flavor, bananas in Laos are generally flavorful, these were extra good, and almost had to lick the plate.

US$50 for 4 of us, no wine/beer, so definitely more $ than many places in this delightful food haven, but well worth it.

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Reviewed October 11, 2012

......and ate the whole menu. The duck breast with lentils was the standout among standouts. Cocktails and desserts were shockingly good too. Service is like having a lao friend.

Just really breakout fusion food done without fuss. Best place in LP and I've tried them all.

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Great place for lunch, the decor is very modern Asian.
Try the mussaman buffalo cheek. Really quite delicious

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Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

I had a beautiful coconutty fish which was sooo tasty, I wish it had gone on forever, they also provided some lovely nibbles for free. We had a three course meal each with a cocktail for £15 each which for an equivalent meal in England i would price at about £200! I had an amazing lychee cocktail and was very happy with the service. I would strongly suggest this as a treat meal to backpackers or to anybody else!!

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Reviewed April 7, 2012

View is nice. Service tries. Food is horrible. Ok to have just a beer...

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Thank Cetsw
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