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Utopia Restaurant and Bar

Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 20 23 881 771
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Asian, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here 2 different nights while in Luang Prabang, was disappointed nobody was playing volleyball on the court but I suppose that happens during the day. Cute cushions to sit on the ground and drink with friends - also it is ALL THE WAY down...More

Thank Lindsey D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Utopia is tucked away down the back alleys of Luang Prabang and it's well worth heading to if you're in the area. It overlooks the river, has cushioned seating on the floor (or standard table and chairs if you'd prefer) and has a really chilled...More

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place is perfect for relaxation and great food. The crew is really doing its best to make you enjoy the place. River view is awesome. Last but not least the owner Rob is a really nice guy who works a lot to improve the...More

Thank Thierry T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very comfortable friendly place, a little more pricey than some places but worth it for the comfortable couches and the great staff. Great place to listen to some tunes and relax

Thank sweetylnumb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place rocks if you are looking to party and meet people. There is volley ball and cheap drinks galore. huge place if you can find it :)

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here for dinner last night and maybe because it's off season but the service was absolutely terrible. Half the workers were lounging around playing on their phones. One worker was blasting his video game while lounging on one of the chairs. They weren't...More

Thank Aubrey G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I should have read the reviews more closely and looked at the pictures. We went there for an afternoon drink. I though we could have beer and watch the river. But after walking thru some very small streets, like alleys, we came upon it and...More

Thank SoCalBusinessman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for backpackers. Nice view of the river and great WiFi. Seating / layovers and pillows are grubby.... drinks aren't cheap. You'd pay the same in a medium scale restaurant / bar.

Thank Sharon T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent every evening of our stay in VV here. Luang Prabang is fairly pricey in comparison to the rest of Laos so prices were actually in line with other places. Food was great and the general feeling of the place was great. Perfect to...More

Thank 87NR87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Utopia restaurant has good view but I was not feeling comfortable to seat anywhere... because it looks unclean.... foods and beverages are overpriced as well..

Thank swimfastG
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9 October 2015|
Response from RobFromUtopia | Property representative |
Yes, anyone is welcome anytime. We have had people of all ages enjoy our venue at many different times.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 20 23 881 771
Come and enjoy relaxing views overlooking the river. We have tropical gardens, river view yoga deck, tiki huts, beach volleyball courts, relaxing thai cushions, sofas, and bar stools. This is a place to come and relax. Enjoy food, drinks, and meet interesting people. Utopia is Zen by Day, Groovy by Night. Every evening we are by far the busiest place in the city. Utopia is a very special and unique place, and our typical customers will come back every day!! Don't wait until your last day to find Utopia.
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