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Joys Restaurant

Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 255166575
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tempura” (6 reviews)
“sticky rice” (13 reviews)
“pork” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Joys is real home cooked Lao food, made with heart and soul. Joy really is a Joy, and you can tell from the delicious dishes she makes, which are reasonably priced to boot.

Thank MissIndochine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place on trip advisor and absolutely loved it. So much we went three times! The best papaya salad I've had in SEA so far. Try the Tom Yum, Eggplant Tempura, Spicy Chicken in coconut and the best Mango Sticky Rice I've ever...More

Thank Billie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch one day whilst in Luang prabang. The food was delicious (the sticky Mango rice was so good!). What makes this place extra special is Joy herself, she is a lovely host. Thanks Joy :)

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It really is Joy's restaurant, you feel like you're sitting in the living room of an old friend! We were the only people dining so Joy stopped and had a chat with us and she was so friendly! She told us of her passion for...More

Thank Taylah_Lou
Reviewed 19 June 2017

it is located on a side road with a small garden. a simple and no frills resto. it serves good local food at very reasonable prices. in a quiet area. staff are attentive.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The owner gave us a really interesting moment and really good lunch! She is also a nice translator as well! :D

Thank Quang T
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Ive been going back to Joys throughout my stay in Luang Prabang. Our visit we tried the steamed river fish. Amazing. She was a sweet host as well. You can tell she loves what she does. Her cooking is spicy and her place is beautiful....More

Thank AliGee85
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch based on reviews we had read. Ordered the steam fish in garlic. It was the best fish dish I have eaten on this trip. Joy takes great pride in her cooking and the herbs that she garnishes the fish with are amazing....More

Thank Navin R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

after eating some questionable meals in lots of other restauranfs it was fantastic to come here and eat a good meal.

Thank JOwens6060
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor reviews we hunted this place down as it is a little off the beaten path. We enjoyed a delicious lunch. The restaurants small, we counted only 14 seats but the food is awesome. The menu is three times the size of the...More

Thank Steve M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 255166575
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