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On the banks of the Nam Khan, mint-green Tamarind has created its very own strain of 'Mod Lao' cuisine. The à la carte menu boasts delicious sampling platters with bamboo dip, stuffed lemongrass and meuyang (DIY par…
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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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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, láhp, perfectly executed sp…
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Living Room

Classy custard-coloured cafe with unbroken views of the cliffs from its hilltop eyrie, and a romantic place to eat with its low-lit and exposed-brick and bamboo interior. Gazpacho, home-made bread, NZ lamb, spicy be…
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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…
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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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Pon Sai

For a wonderful local morning experience, head to Pon Sai at the junction of Th 34 and 46, which bustles with small shops and street vendors selling fĕr, baguette sandwiches, kòw nĕeo bîng (grilled, egg-dipped stick…
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Night Food Stalls

Food stalls emerge at dusk on a narrow street behind the tourist office with illuminated communal tables to sit at. There's no better place to taste a wide variety of cheap, well-cooked local food. There are plenty …
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Smile Barge Restaurant

Riverside Smile is atmospheric with lanterns hung from the walls and decked verandahs under the shade of trees where you can coolly work your way through a menu of steak, soup, salad, fried fish and vegie dishes. Ap…
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Jasmine Restaurant

It's the location as much as the masala that keeps this old-timer bulging with happy customers. The menu mixes both Indian and Malay food and there are many veggie choices including a nice selection of fruit salads.