Northwestern Laos restaurants

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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…
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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…
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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 phaa (steamed fish in banana le…
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…
Laotian in Udomxai

Cafe Sinouk

Offering a level of aesthetic sophistication largely lacking in the city, Sinouk has a fusion menu of barbecued pork, steamed fish, papaya salad, pasta variations and breakfast. Staff, however, speak little English …
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…
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Veranda Restaurant

About the best Lao, Thai and Chinese food you can expect in town, this is a simple, cosy spot to eat hearty Lao fare – think soups and noodle dishes – in a friendly atmosphere. It's based in the garden of the Phou I…
Laotian in Udomxai

Meuang Neua Restaurant

Festooned with lanterns and Che Guevara graffiti, this hole-in-the-wall is a 10-minute walk from the main drag. It's worth a visit for the fresh spring rolls, pancakes, juices, pad thai and noodle soup.