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Cafe de Laos

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14 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 5408
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Tuakau, New Zealand
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The previous 5 star reviews say it all. We had the deep fried prawns and the karee puffs for entree. The prawns were perfectly cooked: battered, soft and succulent. The puffs had a very light pastry with a subtle spicy flavour. For mains I had the Black Night. My husband had the beef salad with carrots. The Black Night is... More 

Thank ossydave
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here on Valentines Day. We had reserved a table and were pleased we did because it was very busy. As it was a warm night the folding doors were open with a welcomed breeze coming through. The restaurant has a good vibe and is well decorated. The wait staff were pleasant and efficient and we didn't have to... More 

1 Thank goldie1232015
Melbourne, Australia
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222 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch and it was very pleasant. It was quiet so service was very quick and we didn't need to wait for food. Had the Pad Thai which was nice; it wasn't oily as such, but there was a bit of a pool on the plate towards the bottom.

1 Thank Lucy954
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We followed the good reviews for this establishment and were disappointed. From the reviews on the wall from 2009 and 2010, we can only conclude that their time has past and they were once upon a time a restaurant worthy of good reviews. The food was relatively bland, and it looks as if the food has been purchased already processed... More 

Thank travelonVirginia
Napier, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Cafe de Laos is a gorgeous wee restaurant on Ahuriris waterfront. The restaurant is set out nicely and staff always really welcoming. On a still, warm night it is really nice to dine as the glass doors are usually kept open giving the restaurant an alfresco feel and you can look out to the water. The Cafe De Laos is... More 

Thank Indie8800
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lovely restaurant. Food freshly cooked and delicious and staff very helpful and attentive. Would have gone back but ran out of time.

Thank Mary C
Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The flavours of their food was fantastic, prompt service, meals plentiful, nice and hot. The 1 thing that I would pick on is that meals could have come out altogether.

1 Thank leighp59
Melbourne, Australia
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322 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

After reading numerous pretty good reviews we went here without a booking after a long drive from Auckland today. I was really looking forward to a high quality Asian meal after dining high brow in Auckland! Well what a disappointment this place turned out to be. We ordered a mixed entree platter to share followed by two of the special... More 

Thank Johns1951
Havelock North, New Zealand
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175 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were a group of ten, and although we were dining early, the meals came out one at a time - the first to receive their meals were almost finished by the time the last meal was served. The starter plates to share were average, and the mains were good - the service let the restaurant down on this occasion.

Thank Crazysteveb
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The chefs specials are very good, service friendly and prompt, one dish "Black Night " Laotian beef with black pepper was wonderful. Prices are very reasonable. Great Thai and Laotian food.

1 Thank davidsZ774LS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 West Quay | Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-835 5408

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?