Restaurants

Top Choice Laotian in Udomxai

Souphailin Restaurant

Don't be fooled by the modest bamboo exterior of this backstreet gem – easily the tastiest Lao food in the city is served here. Friendly Souphailin creates culinary magic with her mok pa (steamed fish in banana leav…
Top Choice Laotian in Muang Ngoi Neua

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 heading south. There's a nice terrace to sit and read on, the owners are char…
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Khopchaideu

Based at the Mekong Riverside Lodge, this place may serve some of the best Indian food you'll find in northern Laos. You can expect all the usual curries, as well as dishes like buffalo masala, executed with flair a…
Top Choice Laotian in Muang Ngoi Neua

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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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 dif…
Laotian in Muang Ngoi Neua

Phetdavanh Restaurant & Street Buffet

This basic-looking restaurant runs a nightly 'all you can eat' vegie buffet (high season only), as well as serving tortillas, bamboo and duck, pancakes, soups, sandwiches and shakshuka. Try the Lao Suzy (stew with p…
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 Huay Xai

Daauw

The friendliest vibe in town: soak up the sunset view on its chill-out terrace decked in low cushions and an open-pit fire, and choose from freshly prepared organic Hmong food, wood-fired pizza, plenty of vegetarian…
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Nisha Restaurant

Cream-interiored Nisha is tidy and simple but the real colour is found in its excellent cuisine. The menu includes all the usual suspects like tikka masala and rogan josh, curries and a wide range of vegetarian opti…
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…