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“Good food, ignore the drab exterior”
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Sanga Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 12 Restaurants in Phonsavan
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

The problem with being in the Lonely Planet is that it then attracts all the tourists to go there and gradually over a period of time the food preparation changes from true local cuisine to "tourist tastes". Based on the number of places we tried we would have to say that this is one of the better ones. They have not westernised it too much. It's cheap for us but not by Loas standards.
Don't be put off by the drab look, inside they speak English and will try to tailor it to your tastes if you ask them. Also remember in Laos all dishes come together and they don't distinguish between starter and main course. You just muck in and generally all dishes are shared with whomever is eating.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I always eat local cuisine when traveling and this restaurant was suggested. I ate dinner here twice and both meals were very good. The menu was also in English and the staff spoke a bit so ordering and understanding was no problem. It does not look like much from the street but don't let that fool you.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

not that the competition was quite so high, but food was simple yet tasty and very cheap. We paid 82,000kip ($10) for 4 dishes. Great hot and sour soups, and awesome Lao salad

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

There was no other customer during my time which is dinner time and it takes more than 20mins to cook for a plate of sweet and sour pork for me. The food quite salty as well.

Thank KianMing
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We went here for dinner in April partly due to the good Lonely Planet review. It just shows that the LP books get out of date quickly.

Service was just OK, food was average. Very basic café. Very few local Lao people at dinner, just a few farangs like us who were misguided by the LP review.

I was embarrassed for my Lao friend as he much prefered, as did I, the food at the Simmaly café.

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