Restaurants

Top Choice Thai in Pakse

Banlao

One of several floating restaurants in Pakse, Banlao has a reliable menu of expected favourites but also many dishes you might not have encountered before, such as the seasonal ant-egg gôy (gôy kài mót sòm – gôy is …
Top Choice Laotian in Pakse

Le Panorama

The rooftop restaurant of the Pakse Hotel serves up delicious Franco-Asian cuisine and unbeatable 360-degree city views. The menu includes duck breast, pizza and a succulent Ъah neung het hŏrm (stuffed fish steamed …
Laotian in Pakse

Rahn Naem Khao Mae Fuean

This local joint (hidden behind a Pepsi sign) offers a rare combination: real-deal Lao food and an English-language menu. Well, something close to English anyway…the 'fried chicken power' is really stir-fried holy b…
Italian in Pakse

Dok Mai Trattoria Italiana

Italian-owned, this little gem aims for culinary authenticity with perfectly prepared pasta and eggplant parmigiana, plus a big selection of salads. And it all comes with a fantastic rock-and-roll soundtrack and gar…
Laotian in Pakse

Pon Sai

For a wonderful local experience, head to Pon Sai at the junction of Th 34 and Th 46, which bustles with small shops and street vendors selling fĕr, baguette sandwiches, kòw nĕeo bîng (grilled, egg-dipped sticky ric…
Cafe in Pakse

Sinouk Coffee Shop

Stylish Sinouk has glass-topped tables inlaid with coffee beans as that's what it's all about – delicious Arabica coffee grown on its plantation in the Bolaven Plateau. If you're after more, then get started on the …
Laotian in Pakse

Daolin Restaurant

Despite the incessant traffic noise, this restaurant is usually filled with backpackers due to good food and service. It has a range of pastas and some of the best Thai food in town. It's the perfect spot for vegeta…
Laotian in Pakse

La Terrasse

A block off the main road on the edge of the tourist strip, the clientele are a mix of travellers and expats. The menu is half Lao-Thai and half Western, though the stars are the giant wood-fired pizzas (evenings on…
Vietnamese in Pakse

Xuan Mai Restaurant

Vietnamese-run Xuan Mai serves super-fresh fĕr (rice noodles), nǎem néuang (pork balls), kòw Ъûn (white flour noodles with sweet-spicy sauce) and a house láhp that's full of zing. Its set meals are good value if you…
Thai in Pakse

Champady

One of Pakse's best choices for Thai food, Champady has a fairly extensive menu from glass-noodle salad to southern sour curry, plus a good selection of coffees and juices, all served on a small patio. We recommend …