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Ping Kai Napong

Ping Kai Napong specialises in grilled chicken, but the menu is a virtual tour of Lao cuisine, ranging from salads (the duck láhp – minced salad with shallots and coriander – is sublime) to soups. Easily the best...

Lao in Tha Khaek

Khao Sen Piak Pa Se

Rich, garlicky bowls of kòw Ъęeak sèn (noodles in a broth with chicken or deep-fried crispy pork belly), served here with wheat-and-egg noodles. A few Vietnamese dishes are also available before 10am or so....

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Khop Chai Deu

Classy and low-lit, this fine restaurant is as sophisticated as sleepy Tha Khaek gets. Based in a pretty French colonial-era building, the open-range kitchen, visible but behind glass, dishes up tasty Lao salad,...

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La Parisian Cafe

Our French friends will have to excuse the spelling, but this is a delightful little cafe opposite the post office. Mains are limited to salads and sandwiches, but the real draw is the delectable dessert, which...

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DD Bristro & Cafe

This glass-fronted cafe overlooking Fountain Sq offers a fusion menu of Lao, Thai and international dishes in a cool atmosphere, both figuratively and literally, thanks to the powerful air-con. Twinings teas,...

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Local Food Place

Head to this busy place alongside the river if you fancy tasty Lao favourites such as pîng kai (grilled chicken) and sticky rice for next to no money. There are also plenty of similar stalls lining the nearby...

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Kesone Restaurant

With dining in the garden or indoors, this is a popular local place serving a mix of Thai, Thai-Chinese and Lao dishes, but be warned that karaoke is also on the menu. The ice cream is an appealing option after a...

Lao in Tha Khaek

Souksabaiy (Samile) Restaurant

This riverside spot 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 and fried fish dishes.

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Grilled Duck Restaurants

There's a strip of outdoor grilled-meat restaurants named after their cooks (Ms Noy, Ms Kay etc.), all specialising in duck. Find them on the waterfront strip directly south of the night market.