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.