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Phakhao Lao Restaurant

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Wat Chan Lane, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 20 77 517 272
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313 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a late lunch at Pha Khao. Communication with the server wasn't the best, they probably didn't have their full wait staff during the lean time. Sat at the wooden deck surrounded by a beautiful garden. The Thai food we had was very good and moderately priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

If you can find this restaurant (down the lane from the Ansara hotel) you will get a decent meal at low prices. I didn't see any Laotian dishes on the menu - they all seemed to be Thai or Chinese, but that suited me fine. For under US$10 I had three dishes and a beer. The food was well prepared... More 

Thank ChapLondon2
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went to the restaurant due to the good recommendations here and we're fully satisfied. Location is on a small street, but you sit inside a nice garden. Service was good and quick. Food was delicious and prices reasonable. Can definitely recommend it.

Thank iweber13
Portland, Oregon
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881 reviews
484 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night. There was a large group of people in the back of the restaurant (Korean or Lao) who were quite loud and who took up a great deal of space. We tried to sit as far away from them as possible. The service was problematic. While they really wanted to take our... More 

Thank Bryan H
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Go through to the back where tables are. Menu extensive, staff very efficient and friendly. Food really good.

Thank jabontour2016
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Pha Khao Lao restaurant is tucked away on a small alley off the Main Street where the night market is located. It's rather easy to find, just look it up on Google maps first. The staff was attentive and friendly and spoke English. The restaurant itself is quaint and set in an outdoor garden, so be aware of the mosquitoes.... More 

Thank Thai L
Hilo, Hawaii
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658 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty good restaurant for typical laos food. Average prices for vientiane central area. Not too busy during lunch.

Thank satobt
Lenexa, Kansas
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Don't let the outside scare you. Step inside and let the staff take care of you. Food was great, and I love it how it could be so cool sitting outside here in the shades. The restaurant is kind of hidden in small walking ally sort of looking but there are also multiple small restaurants around so I guess that's... More 

Thank PickNeat
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Charming venue, good food, liked the music but definitely a tourist experience, rather than authentic local restaurant. Excellent staff.

Thank Sef1939
Vientiane, Laos
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Located a little bit away from the main city streets, walk through this restaurant to enjoy its peaceful garden setting/ Great food, friendly service and moderately priced. Definitely great value; I highly recommend it and am reminded that I should go again soon!

Thank Rob K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wat Chan Lane, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 20 77 517 272

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