Best restaurants in Northern Laos

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Nong Khiaw

    Coco Home Bar & Restaurant

    Run by Sebastien and Chok, this leafy riverside oasis has a great menu, with dishes like papaya salad, mango sticky rice, mok phaa (steamed fish in banana leaves) and duck in orange sauce. It's arguably the best place in town to delight your taste buds. Eat in the lush garden or upstairs on the terrace.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Xieng Khuang & Hua Phan Provinces

    Sabaidee Odisha

    Don't be fooled by the less-than-impressive exterior, cement floor and bare walls of this hole-in-the-wall joint, for the food is terrific. Prepared fresh and with care, it comes with a smile and the menu offers different levels of spiciness. As well as Indian, there are rice dishes and láhp. You'll be mopping your plate with the pillow-soft naan. The owner is a rare English-speaker in town and will happily help lost tourists find the caves or sort out motorbike rentals. It's in the northernmost corner of the Vieng Xai market, facing the main road.

  • Restaurants in Northwestern Laos

    Couleur Cafe

    One of the few surviving restaurants in town, this is a little outpost of the former Couleur Cafe in Luang Prabang. Dishes include a host of Lao favourites, plus a few international surprises such as chicken fillet in mustard sauce and spaghetti bolognese. There is also a healthy selection of juices and shakes served in hipster jam jars.

  • Restaurants in Nong Khiaw

    Delilah's Place

    With Bach floating across the wood floors and a herd of African elephants thundering silently towards you on the mural, Delilah's satisfies your comfort cravings with amazing homemade Key lime pies, apple crumbles and ice cream, as well as hearty breakfasts of eggs, smoky bacon and pancakes. There's a nightly movie at 8.30pm.

  • Restaurants in Nong Khiaw

    Vongmany Restaurant

    This large, open rattan-and-wood restaurant serves very tasty locally sourced Lao food. The láhp here will put a bounce in your taste buds, while the buffalo steak is delicious, and the steamed fish and river shrimp are full of flavour.

  • Restaurants 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.

  • Restaurants 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.