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Ounkham Road | Mekong River Bank, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
856205672888
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopover for lunch here. Nice views as expected, as with most of the restaurants along this stretch of the river. Lunch was the staple basil fried rice, Lao vegetable fried noodle, fried pork spring roll and morning glory vegetables. Fried rice was ok. Fried noodle is tomato based so don't order of you don't like such.... Spring rolls was overly... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This place's main selling point is the view of the river. It is gorgeous here. While the food was typical and not very exciting, the location is what made this place special. I would recommend getting a table on the river side of the patio. Also this place would not be the best place to eat if it is raining.... More 

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Leitrim, Ireland
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Found this place by chance while strolling by the river on a chilly evening.it was pretty quiet at first and service was OK but then a large group arrived which slowed things up somewhat. The waiting staff were friendly and had reasonable English. Good selection on the menu both local and international dishes. Onion soup starter was excellent so much... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This is a nice place if you want a view of the river, while you eat your meal. Service is slow when it is busy, but the food is decent. After eating only just rice for about a week, it was nice to have a burger. Considering I was in Lao, it was actually a really good burger. The restaurant... More 

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Ronneby, Sweden
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694 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

A nice spot with a wonderful view over Mekong. The food was well spiced and the fruit shakes was very good (thick and tasty). Recommended.

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Told to try this place by our guide. Well worth going at sunset, great for photos over the Mekong. Cocktails 4USD, and a good dish of Laos curry is about 5USD. Popular with locals.

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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508 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We stopped here for sunset drinks and it's a great location for that. Beer was 12,000 for a large Beer Lao and they pretty much left us in peace until we wanted another one. It's a great sunset view here, even though the sunset wasn't *that* good. Unsure as to whether I'd eat here as we sat at the front,... More 

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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362 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Friendly service staff and tasty food. But the main attraction here is the view of the Mekong River. It’s especially nice during sunset.

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Thank Pak Soon L
Madrid, Spain
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

As many others in Luang Prabang, this restaurant has a very pleasant terrace overlooking the Mekong river. After a long journey into Luang Prabang I pretty much ventured into the first place that looked ok to me. I was very pleased. I had chicken egg noodles with one of the best green curries I've had in the past few weeks... More 

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Tokyo
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

I wanted a place to try Mekong Seaweed and this restaurant had good pictures on their menu. The seaweed (served with sticky rice) was excellent and the setting was really nice. They also served Beer Lao dark which was great. The staff were very friendly and helpful and wanted to practice their English with us. It was a very relaxing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ounkham Road | Mekong River Bank, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: 856205672888

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