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“Good food but not that nice looking” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nisha Restaurant

Nisha Restaurant
Ranked #59 of 200 Restaurants in Luang Prabang
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good food but not that nice looking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

although the restaurant does not look that nice/clean - and it may not have that atmosphere you're looking for - the food is really good so it's def worth a try

Visited February 2013
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“Delicious Indian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

Having heard that Laos had some amazing Indian food I was pretty excited to try nisha since we passed it on our way in and it was close. Most recent reviews were very good, though I was hesitant based off of the reviews from 2011. Lets just say we loved it. I had the malai kofta and my husband the chicken tikka masala (it was actually a good spice for him and he loves spicy food). The atmosphere was nothing spectacular and the prices should have included rice, but for another 5,000 kip it wasn't too bad. But all in all the food was excellent and we would definitely go back!

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Okay so the first time me and my bf ate there we were in HEAVEN. Wow never ever tasted such Indian food. So good. So yummy. So tasty and cheap. Went back the next three days. The last day we went we both reacted to the cutlery and glass..so dirty..but we just ignored it. Went back to our room and got really sick. We r positove we got food poisoning from the restaurant. Went to the local doctor in LP and took a bloodtest which showed food poisoning. So yeah, lovely food...but unhygenic. Dirty and not nice looking. The owner is a bit arrogant too. We kept giving him compliments on his food but he just ignored us. Try it if you dare ;-)

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“Ridiculously good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

I can honestly say i have never had better Indian and thats coming from someone who has spent time a fair chunk of time in India. Everything we were served up here was simply exceptional!
Our 'Malai Kofta' was the best i've ever eaten and probably the best i ever will. Our Mutton Korma flawless and our Baingan curry just melted in your mouth. I could go on but i wont bore you with the many dishes we ended up ordering - you'll find yourself heading back for a second night because it's just so good.

Whatever you do don't be fooled by the restaurant which definitely doesn't look like much. Even the food when it came out was just in plastic bowls (as you'll see in the photo) and we definitely weren't filled with optimism. But it tastes fantastic and theres no way you'll regret it!

  • Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Best Indian in Asia - incl. India”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We've just finished a four month trip of Asia and haven't been able to find Indian cuisine to match Nisha anywhere! After Luang Prabang, we spent a month travelling through India but, to our disappointment, nothing came close. Everything was superb, but I don't believe I will ever find a Malai Kofta to match his. Soft potato stuffed with raisins, cashews and cheese smothered in a rich curry - brilliant stuff. We went back a second night and can't wait to get back next time we're in Laos. Everything I had - bar the unfortunately dry naan - drew an excitable noise and was devoured completely.

The place doesn't look like much - ugly tables and chairs and everything is served on plastic plates and bowls. But don't be deceived. This is a dining experience not to be missed!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Jesse D
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