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“A welcome surprise”

Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Phonsavan
Cuisines: International, Healthy, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Catering for both travellers and locals in Phonsavan, 'Bamboozle' is a bamboo-themed restaurant and bar, with a range of both International and Asian dishes, as well as a wide selection of drinks. Specialties at Bamboozle include goat cheese dishes, cream of pumpkin soup, vegetable tempura, tofu laab, homemade 12-inch pizzas and "The best burger around". Drinks include a range of ice cold beers, spirits, cocktails and house wines. In mulberry season, we have our popular mulberry shakes, mojitos, teas and wines. We have free and fast wifi, local gifts for sale, local info and occasional live acoustic music. Open daily from 5.00pm to 10.30pm.
UK
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A welcome surprise”
Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We ate here at least twice a day when we were in Phonsavan. Pricey but totally worth it for truly excellent food and decor. The mulberry pancakes went down a treat, and the packed lunches were awesome. Good wi-fi too.
Staff seemed a little overwhelmed when it got busy but no big deal.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best Place in Phonsavan”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Having tried other places in Phonsavan I found this to be the best. Great food, good prices, friendly staff, great decor (all bamboo). The owner is from Scotland and can provide you with loads of local information and trip ideas. He will even provide you with packed lunches to take on your trips.

Maybe not the most well known place in Phonsavan, but definitely the best!

  • Visited January 2013
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Lerwick, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“outstanding welcoming place”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

So logic to use bamboo in this country but so unexpected to find this charming stylish place an this otherwise uninspiring town. Good food and drinks, good athmosphere as everybody seems to enjoy the place. Friendly, knowledgable staff.
Very interesting concept to support the young disadvantaged from the area.
Wish them good luck!

  • Visited January 2013
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Muara, Brunei Darussalam
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great hangout place!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

was here on chirstmas day with a few friends. we had the most interesting experience - there was a man who sat muttering to himself. at first we didnt really think much of it but then he started to bang the tables and shouted to the ceiling. i got scared. the people around us were a little nervous but then the Scottish owner handled it very professionally and threw him out. i calmed down a bit after he played good music on his guitar. The staffs there are really lovely. They have good take away food in the morning if you have an early trip.

Visited December 2012
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Thank mtcy
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Wonderful find in a small town”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stumbled across this place whilst staying in Phonsavan and were glad we did. All the staff, including the Scottish owner were lovely and friendly. They even made us up a packed lunch to take with us for our bus ride on request. The food was great, with a nice choice of Western and Asian dishes. It was a great place to relax after a busy day, and they even had live music some nights.

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