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“Fairly ordinary”
Review of Savan Lao Deam

Savan Lao Deam
Ranked #10 of 25 Restaurants in Savannakhet
Cuisines: Asian
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Vientiane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Fairly ordinary”
Reviewed 10 October 2010

I was not greatly impressed when my wife and I ate here. The food was acceptable Lao food, but certainly nothing special, and the serves, especially the fish, were very small. The wine list was overpriced and they charged an excessive rate for corkage.

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Vientiane, Laos
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
“Good riverside restaurant with mix of Lao, Thai & western food.”
Reviewed 28 September 2010

The Lao Derm is a floating bamboo structure and also has small boats that you can hire to have your food & drinks on whilst going upriver (with a driver).
The restaurant opened in 2008 and is a copy of its sister restaurant on the Nam Ngum river near Vientiane.
Good menu with lao favourites laap, grilled fish with bun & herbs, Or lam, fried Luang Prabang river algae, and also thai standards red curry, green curry, pad phakhao and others.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Floating on the Mekong”
Reviewed 21 February 2009

Savan Lao Deam is a large floating restaurant on the banks of the Mekong near the centre of Savannakhet. You get to it by walking down the jetty and across a pontoon.

It was bitterly cold by Lao standards (around 15 C) when we were there and the staff were wearing arctic gear but in spite of that they were very welcoming and we had the place almost to ourselves. The food was delicious, freshly cooked and very reasonably priced. It's standard Lao cuisine, and some of the dishes might seem a bit frightening to Westerners: Dancing (i.e. live) Shrimp, Fish Salad with Ant's Eggs etc. But we loved it.

As for the view, as their own publicity puts it: "The most beautiful sunset sightseeing with the hug of 2nd Friendship Bridge".

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