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Phakhao Lao Restaurant

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Wat Chan Lane, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 20 77 517 272
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Portland, Oregon
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795 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night. There was a large group of people in the back of the restaurant (Korean or Lao) who were quite loud and who took up a great deal of space. We tried to sit as far away from them as possible. The service was problematic. While they really wanted to take our... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Go through to the back where tables are. Menu extensive, staff very efficient and friendly. Food really good.

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Pha Khao Lao restaurant is tucked away on a small alley off the Main Street where the night market is located. It's rather easy to find, just look it up on Google maps first. The staff was attentive and friendly and spoke English. The restaurant itself is quaint and set in an outdoor garden, so be aware of the mosquitoes.... More 

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Thank Thai L
San Diego, California
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561 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty good restaurant for typical laos food. Average prices for vientiane central area. Not too busy during lunch.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Don't let the outside scare you. Step inside and let the staff take care of you. Food was great, and I love it how it could be so cool sitting outside here in the shades. The restaurant is kind of hidden in small walking ally sort of looking but there are also multiple small restaurants around so I guess that's... More 

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Thank PickNeat
Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Charming venue, good food, liked the music but definitely a tourist experience, rather than authentic local restaurant. Excellent staff.

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Thank Sef1939
Vientiane, Laos
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Located a little bit away from the main city streets, walk through this restaurant to enjoy its peaceful garden setting/ Great food, friendly service and moderately priced. Definitely great value; I highly recommend it and am reminded that I should go again soon!

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Thank Rob K
Lucerne, Luzern, Switzerland
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

In small and cosy Backyardgarden you'll experience Lao Food at it's best. For shure a bit more expensive than Streetfood but really fair and worthy. Twice we ate there and had Vegetarian, Fish, Beef and Salad; fantastic and delicious. Come in and find out!

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Thank Christian K
Pully, Switzerland
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Serves genuine lao food in a nice garden. Prices are a bit higher than in places for locals, but it's also more comfortable and the service is foreigners friendly. I strongly recommend the larb moo and the boiled fish in lemon sauce. The set menu can be interesting as well to sample a variety of dishes, assuming you don't mind... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Loved this place yesterday night! The menu had extensive options for vegetarian and the food was delicious! Only been in Vientiane for 3 days but due to high influence from Europe and surrounding countries it seems hard to find a traditional restaurant here so this place did the trick for me!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wat Chan Lane, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 20 77 517 272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?