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Namkhong Cafe

Unit 52 Bldg. 03 Choumkhong, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 71 213 049
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Unit 52 Bldg. 03 Choumkhong, Luang Prabang, Laos
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is located at a street corner and overseeing the mekong river. indoor and outdoor sitting. nice place to relax and have a coffee and watch the people go by. prices are fair and reasonable. service is average.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Ok so the service isn't 100% attentive or the friendliest but it's not expensive and the food we tried was great. Simple Lao food of papaya salad, Luang Prabang sausage, river weed and sticky rice (see photos). All nicely presented, good flavours and filling. Would...More

Thank Helen3014
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It is just a right place to have local food. It is tasty with large servings and inexpensive. The staff has limited ability to communicate in English so be sure that you pointed the meal right at the illustrated menu. The place has a free,...More

Thank Artur D
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We ate here one evening, and had a red and a green curry plus beer and G & T 105,000 kip. Service was a bit slow but we were not in a hurry and had our drinks. The tonic drowned the gin, so better to...More

Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Snack and coffee ok but service was very poor. Two waitresses kept their backs to the customers chatting the whole time and the other three were preening themselves at a table. Customers were ignored even while wanting to pay.

1  Thank Kirton12
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Located at a street corner across the street from the Mekong River. Believe it is only open for lunch. But a pleasant, quiet place to rest during your walking exploration of Luang Prabang. Ordered the cashew nut chicken with steamed rice. The menu is sort...More

Thank kcchin
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It's cheap and cheerful but the flavours were fantastic - we got a mince chicken dish (might have been a larb?) so rich in basil and lemongrass and other unidentifiable flavours, fresh prawn spring rolls and some cashew nuts roasted in salt and chilli. And...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay. Both times it was for a quick lunch snack. Food and beer was well priced. It arrived promptly and tasted good. Great corner spot as well for people watching.

1  Thank Gary F
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Another of the lovely cafes down along the river in the old part of town. Again, great traditional Lao food (with other options for the less adventurous). Thoroughly recommend pork and basil leaf, chicken and cashew and both red and yellow curry dishes. Good value...More

1  Thank Heather T
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We visited the resturant once for dinner, it is situated on a corner where you can sit and watch the evening pass by. The resturant was clean and tidy, service was good. It was a little busy as it was New Year. I had a...More

Thank Ed P
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 52 Bldg. 03 Choumkhong, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 213 049
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Description
Namkhong Café
Bldg. 03
Choumkhong
Unit 52
Phone: 071213094

This restaurant is to be avoided!
They have very little respect for the foreign tourist that they depend on for their income. I had ordered Chicken Satay, that is suppose to be accompanied by a peanut sauce and a small sweet pickled cucumber salad as stated on their menu. 
I was served a stir fried chicken with chopped green onions and three slices of cucumber and was told that this was the Lao style satay. 
I have been in Laos for four weeks now and had satay a few times. I also live in Thailand for part of each year and speak Thai. The waitress told the older woman in charge that I was told that I would be severed the "Lao Style" satay in the Lao language. I understood what she was saying and added in Thai, which most Lao understand, that I was not stupid and I know what Lao satay is. 
What I was served was not satay by any stretch of the imagination. They would not take it back and I was required to pay for it. I paid to avoid an incident, but I advise anyone traveling to Luang Prabang, Laos to avoid this place like the plague.    
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