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Sonphao

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Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 253 489
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Lund
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147 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Even if we knew that it was a tourist trap, we decided to try it out. The pros: the Japanese owner friendly (business oriented), staff OK and the performance was OK too. The cons: location and the food. We tried both the japanese set and the lao set. It was less then mediocre.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a charming experience at Sonphao. The owner Shingo helped to ensure all my questions were answered as I asked numerous questions regard how different dishes were prepared. The staff are very friendly and are well trained in how to deal with guests. The menu we were given also provided excellent information about each dish. The condiments were explained... More 

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were taken to this restaurant by our guide. Lunch was a set meal. Absolutely delicious ; one of the best meals of our holiday. We went back on our own the next day. Charming, helpful and attentive proprietor.

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Szentendre, Hungary
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were here with a big group, as part of a big Southeast-Asia roundtrip. The food in this restaurant was the best ever according to the group members.. and me :) Nice service, cute dancers, and delicious food!!!!

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Thank Sz B
st albans
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This visit was part of a pre arranged tour. The food we got was lovely in the form of a platter of mixed dishes. The portions were pretty large and the service was excellent. Well worth a visit and a Japanese couple were eating there ,so a good sign

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had a front row table and had a wonderful view of the show. Traditional Lao musicians played and there were about 6 different set pieces with costume changes. We had a set meal but you can eat A la Carte with a separate price of 30,000 for the performance. Most enjoyable evening.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were walking and heard the music coming from the windows and decided to check it out. The owner is Japanese and is very friendly and helpful. There is a choice of Lao ordinary, Lao vegetarian and Japanese set tasting menus as well as a la carte. The food is very good. We went to see the traditional Lao dance... More 

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Salo, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Great Japanese restaurant hidden just one block from main street. Lao or Japanese plates are both great.

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Christchurch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

This place was such a wonderful discovery, we were walking past and saw they have a performance of live music and dance every night at 7.30pm so decided to have a look. Many people also dine but we had eaten already so just had a drink. It's 30,0000 kip for the show which is excellent value. They performed five different... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

One of the best lunches we ever had with well cooked dishes of varieties that complimented each other as recommended by our waiter.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 253 489
Description
Sonphao restaurant (across from the Choumkhong Wat) in Luang Prabang specializes in Laotian and Japanese food. They also offer traditional dance showsshows in

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