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Riverside Restaurant

Since being damaged by a storm Riverside has come back better than ever. In the evening its Chinese lanterns sway in the breeze on the decked terrace, beneath the sentinel arms of an enormous light-festooned mango t…
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Coco Home Bar & Restaurant

Run by new owner Sebastien Chok, this recently refurbished impressive riverside oasis has a great menu, with dishes like papaya salad, mango sticky rice, chicken and cashew nuts, mok phaa (steamed fish in banana lea…
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Gecko Bar & Shop

Handmade woven gifts and tea are for sale at this delightful, memorable little cafe two-thirds of the way down the main drag on your left. There's a nice terrace to sit and read on, the owners are charming and the f…
International in Nong Khiaw

Delilah's Place

With Bach floating across the wood floors and a herd of African elephants thundering silently toward you on the mural, Delilah's satisfies your comfort cravings with amazing home-made key-lime pies, lemon cake and i…
Indian in Nong Khiaw


A superbly friendly Indian eatery with wood-fired naan bread, freshly made tandoori dishes, zesty curries and a homely atmosphere, Deen is deservedly packed every night.
International in Nong Khiaw

CT Restaurant & Bakery

At the end of the bridge, this place has the best view in town. CT has a Western-friendly menu of pasta, pancakes, breakfasts, sandwiches and tasty staple Lao dishes. It also offers takeaway sandwiches for trekking.
Laotian in Muang Ngoi Neua

Phetdavanh Street Buffet

Phetdavanh runs a nightly buffet serving barbecued pork, chicken, fish, sticky rice and vegetables.
Cave in Nong Khiaw

Tham Pha Thok

Around 2km east along remarkably quiet Rte 1C, the horizon's array of towering karst formations reaches a brief but particularly impressive climax. Just beyond, Tham Pha Thok is a series of caves in an abrupt limest…
Laotian in Muang Ngoi Neua

Cave View Restaurant

Bar in Nong Khiaw

Hive Bar

Recently moved to a new location 1km outside of town (heading towards Pak Mong), Hive Bar is run by a friendly Lao, has a downstairs disco and karaoke for those inclined, plus a chilled terrace to sink a beer and wa…