Top restaurants in Luang Prabang — Top 5 most famous & best restaurants in Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang may be familiar to Southeast Asian visitors. However, it is simple to see why the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city appeals to so many people. Many restaurants in the historic capital of Luang Prabang serve Lao cuisine, which combines Southeast Asian ingredients with modern European flavors. Where should you dine in Luang Prabang? Let’s have a look at our top restaurants in Luang Prabang – the top 5 most renowned and greatest restaurants in Luang Prabang you should not miss with Focus Asia Travel.

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A view of the Mekong from a riverside restaurant – Luang Prabang

 

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1. Tamnak Lao

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Tamnak Lao is a neighborhood restaurant that serves authentic Lao cuisine. All meals here, in particular, will be prepared to the request of clients. The majority of the foods are light, pleasant, and courteous. Here are some ideas to help you appreciate Lao food. The restaurant’s signature dishes include sai oua and grilled pig sausage. Although the sausage is available in many countries, the sausage in Luang Prabang is truly unique, with a strong taste of pork and a scent of herb. Noodles, papaya salad, and a variety of other meals are available. Restaurant with excellent amenities, located on the second floor and with a veranda overlooking Luang Prabang’s main street.

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Address: Sakkarine Road, Opposite Villa Santi, Luang Prabang
Phone: (+856) 71 252 525

2. L’Elephant Restaurant

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L’Elephant Restaurant, located in a refurbished ancient French colonial building, serves the greatest French and Lao cuisine in town. Daily and weekly, fresh vegetables from the restaurant’s own vegetable garden are used to produce delectable specialties. French delicacies like steak are available, as are traditional Lao meals such as lemongrass pig meat and river fish cooked in banana leaves. Elegant and opulent furniture in unusual hues gives the sense that the restaurant is the ideal match to the cuisine. L’Elephant, accompanied by French characteristics, also provides outstanding meals with two local and domestic wines.

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L’Elephant Restaurant

Address: Ban Vat Nong, Kounxoua Road, Luang Prabang
Opening hours: Daily from 11 am to 10:30 pm
Phone: +856 71 252 482

3. Tamarind restaurant

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Tamarind Restaurant is an excellent location to learn about Lao food. With the right recipe and personnel that are always ready to serve clients, this restaurant’s brand was developed. Tamarind’s cuisine stresses guests’ health with nutritious meals such as meuyang, a blend of noodles, greens, herbs, and chiles, as well as specialities produced from larvae. Because of the restaurant’s fame, it has produced an environment that is always bustling inside, in contrast to the current quiet of the city of Luang Prabang.

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Tamarind restaurant

Address: Kingkitsarath Road, Luang Prabang
Phone: (+856) 71 213 128

4. Apsara Restaurant & Bar

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Apsara Restaurant & Bar is part of the Apsara Hotel, a high-class boutique hotel on a restored former school site. The inside is adorned with Vietnamese lanterns, and the bar is made of wood in a beautiful design. The terrace offers beautiful views of the Nam Khan River. The menu features traditional Lao cuisine as well as a well curated variety of Eastern and Western foods. The restaurant’s signature dishes include fish hot sour soup and golden curry prepared with pumpkin, eggplant, and basil. Diners may enjoy the traditional Lao way or the Western style, depending on their tastes.

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Address: Kingkitsarath Road, Luang Prabang
Phone: (+856) 71 254 6705. ‘

5. House restaurant & Belgian beer bar

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House & Belgian Beer Bar was created by two Belgians who fell in love with Luang Prabang for the first time on their first visit to Laos. They decided to create a café where foreigners could meet and chat about their love for the capital. True to its initial objective, the restaurant is especially well-known among foreigners due to its superb menu, which is a great blend of Belgian beers and European food. BBQ, steak, and classic Belgian meals with beef, onions, and Leffe Dark Belgian beers are on the menu. The restaurant is housed in a historic structure owned by a member of Laos’ royal family. Surrounding the House & Belgian Beer Bar is surrounded by bamboo, banana and local wooden furniture and exquisite red brick walls.

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