Restaurants

Top Choice Laotian in Luang Namtha

Lai's Place

No other restaurant in northern Laos offers such a tourist-friendly introduction to the diverse cuisines of the region's ethnic minorities than this simple eatery with sturdy wooden tables and walls lined in groceri…
Top Choice International in Luang Namtha

Bamboo Lounge

With its moss-green facade this place is the favourite in town for travellers, offering employment to young people from remote villages and donating more than 2800 books to local schools. It's alluring by night with…
Laotian in Luang Namtha

Boat Landing Restaurant

The relaxing riverside setting complements some of the most authentic northern Lao cuisine on offer. From five-dish menus for two or three people to one-plate meals, the flavour combinations are divine. If you're ba…
Laotian in Luang Namtha

Minority Restaurant

This inviting, wood-beamed restaurant hidden down a little side alley offers the chance to sample typically ethnic dishes from the Khamu, Tai Dam and Akha tribes, as well as láhp, stir-fries, chicken curry and fried…
Market in Luang Namtha

Night Market

Tightly thronged with tribeswomen and locals hawking freshly made broths, noodles and chicken on spits, with everything veiled in a stratosphere of smoke. Great for cheap quick eats. If you're feeling brave try the …
Laotian in Luang Namtha

Manychan Guesthouse & Restaurant

An inviting all-wood interior spilling out onto a fairy-lit street terrace keeps this place among the most popular falang (foreigner) venues in town. Wi-fi is free and the menu covers the gamut of possibilities. Bee…
Bakery in Luang Namtha

Manikong Bakery Cafe

A hole-in-the-wall bakery/cafe serving tasty salads, bagels, panini, croissants, juices, sandwiches and homemade cakes. There are good-value breakfast sets and inventive shakes and iced coffees, too.
Market in Luang Namtha

Morning Market

There are myriad noodle stands at the morning market, where you'll also be rewarded with a photogenic vista of fresh vegetables and fruit, buffalo skin, jungle meat, pig faces, live fish and even fried silkworms.