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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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Lenexa, Kansas
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 12 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 17 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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70 reviews
36 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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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank lintuccia
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I loved this restaurant. The food was delicious. I only went once for dinner, but I wanted to go every night! We had two curries, Tom Yum soup, spring rolls, sticky rice, fried cashews and garlic...thinking about it now makes me hungry. The food was slightly pricey by local standards, but cheap for a Western traveller. Worth it. Very yummy.... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Ate dinner here, and enjoyed the food. The restaurant has a nice setting, with lots of trees and flowers around. The food is reasonably priced and very tasty. We ate the set menu, which cost ~US$18 and fed all three of us. Was a nice mix of Lao dishes.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Tiny quiet terrace under frangipani at the back of restaurant. Excellent real Lao food. Clean and good service. They propose Lao, Thai and Westerner food. I took laab chicken and papaya salad. These are my benchmark dishes and they were excellent.

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Thank AlexLaBoheme
Pattaya, Thailand
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187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Visited recently during Songkran as few restaurants were open. Cozy garden area in rear for casual dining. I'm an American expat living in Thailand with my Lao wife, we ordered the Larb Phet (duck)...very good, macaroni w/spicy seafood...so-so, and massaman curry...ok. Service was adequate...prices are steep in Vientiane, much higher than Thailand. Worth a try.

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Thank Larry M

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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
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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?