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“Truly local cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boat Landing Restaurant

Boat Landing Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 18 Restaurants in Luang Namtha
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Truly local cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

The extensive menu gives good explanation of the local dishes on offer. They also have a cookbook which is available to read and/or purchase.

Visited February 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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218 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant, good food & service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

This restaurant serves good Lao food. The service is also very good. Mostly foreigners visit this restaurant, not many locals. It is a few km's out of town but worth the visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Phonsavan, Laos
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gorgeous spot on the river”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

The rooms were clean, the restaurant was relaxed with a friendly atmosphere, but most of all the staff were welcoming, warm and worked hard to make sure you were happy. Lovely

Visited November 2012
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Jinghong, China
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So much potential...but gone are the glory days”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Back in the day this was the best place in Namtha - now its full of cobwebs and bad service. It still has a pretty good view of the river and the green algae drink is amazing. Its a shame the original owner is now gone - it was a super place under his management...but still hope for the place yet.

Visited January 2012
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Textbook perfect for learning about the cuisine in Laos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

#1 Borrow a copy of the illustrated Boat Landing cookbook when you request your menu. It has pictures and information about many of the most fundamental ingredients that go into traditional ethnic Laos cuisines (including hill tribes). It is the best introduction to Laos food that I have seen.

#2 After you have looked through it, browse the menu

#3 Eat and enjoy!

If you prefer just looking at the food and pointing, the night market or the morning market are better places. However, if you are looking for detailed information about the cultures and preparation of the food (including numerous recipes), the cookbook is a better introduction. The environment here is very laidback on a small river as it is, but pleasant especially in the afternoon when the bugs are not yet out. After about a week, I felt this (combined with the night market and the morning market...and a Khmu trek including jungle cuisine) were the best way to understand some important facts about the food culture in Laos....I was very happy!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank zjbsan
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