Restaurants

Top Choice Laotian in Vientiane

Makphet Restaurant

Makphet, managed by Friends International (www.friends-international.org), helps disadvantaged kids build a future as chefs and waiters. The stunning villa sits in lush gardens, lit with fairy-lights at night. The i…
Top Choice Laotian in Vientiane

Lao Kitchen

This superb contemporary Lao restaurant is unfailingly creative in its execution of trad-Lao dishes. Colourful walls, alt tunes and decent service complement a menu spanning stews, Luang Prabang sausage, láhp variat…
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Pimentón

Pimentón, with its high ceilings and sleek bar, is widely considered to be the best steak restaurant in the capital. Only the choicest cuts of sirloin, chateaubriand and rib-eye make it to its fiery open grill. At l…
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Le Silapa

Recently relocated Le Silapa is beautiful in its chichi whiteness complemented by the wood floors, raftered ceiling and birdcage lights. A contender for Vientiane's finest Gallic restaurant, it features favourites f…
Top Choice Fusion in Vientiane

Senglao Cafe

Named after a now-defunct cinema in the centre of town, this contemporary restaurant has a cinematic theme and restored leather chairs from the old movie hall. The fusion menu is ambitious but executed with some pan…
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Doi Ka Noi

An authentic Lao restaurant near That Luang, this is the place to spice up your life. The menu changes almost daily and focuses on home recipes and seasonal ingredients. Sample dishes include fish curry with humming…
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Kung's Cafe Lao

Approaching cult status with Vientiane residents in the know, Kung's Cafe is hard to find, but well worth the effort. Affable Kung has decorated the local diner with hanging gourds and has a simple and effective men…
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L'Adresse de Tinay

Alchemising an eclectic gastronomic landscape of snails and scrambled eggs, sea-bream fillet, beef tenderloin, rack of lamb and rosemary, plus to-die-for crème brûlée perfumed with Madagascan vanilla, Chef Tinay is …
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Naked Espresso

One of the best-loved coffee shops in Vientiane, Naked specialises in home-grown Lao coffee and selected gourmet imports from places as diverse as Ethiopia and Indonesia. Light meals are also available, including sa…
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Le Banneton

Get here early before the country's best croissants run out. The simple interior makes for a nice place to read a paper over a tart, salad, panini or omelette, or you can sit outside on the small terrace. Tasty brea…