Dining Out

Bite into a dining adventure in Laos. Sample local cuisine or savour in a choice of international menus. Find out who’s serving what in The Last Frontier  

Tease your taste buds with a bowl of noodles with chicken, fish, beef, or pork jazzed up with local herbs. Or, go all in with a banquet of Lao cuisine that everyone shares. In large tourist centres, you can find restaurants offering Western and regional dishes. Smaller towns often serve up Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese favourites.

To find a restaurant that suits your tastes, pick a province, and the results present a descriptive listing with direct links to each eatery.


Le Calao Restaurant
Take a Lao culinary journey on the Mekong River banks, and enjoy a fine dining experience in a World Heritage Site-listed building that dates to 1904. Born in 2017 from the wish to keep track of authentic recipes, Le Calao Restaurant features a large selection of dishes from the former royal table and ethnic groups with multiple indoor and outdoor dining options including private saloons. The restaurant presents a la carte and degustation menus as well as personalized offerings and a selection of quality imported products. Le Calao is open daily for lunch and dinner, and offers Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Le Calao Restaurant + 856 (0) 71 212 100
L'Eléphant Restaurant
Treat yourself to gourmet dining at l’Elephant, Luang Prabang’s first restaurant, opening its doors in 2000. Located in a 1960s-era building near the Mekong, L’Elephant presents an old-fashion French restaurant offering traditional “falang” (French) dishes along with a Lao menu. You’ll find a wine list that matches menu items, along with homemade bread, pastries, and artisanal ice-creams. L'Eléphant is open daily for lunch and dinner, and has a boutique, Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning.
L'Eléphant Restaurant + 856 (0) 71 252 482
Khop Chai Deu
Being one of the most iconic restaurant in Vientiane since 1998, Khop Chai Deu has always been The Place Where The World Meets. Experience the flavors of traditional Lao food or choose from an extended selection of international dishes, while listening to live music and making new friends. The large outdoor setting offers a nice escape to the hustle of the city center, and the indoor setting will please the guest searching for a cooler atmosphere. Khop Chai Deu is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Khop Chai Deu +856 20 2878 7779
Coconut Garden
Located in the heart of Luang Prabang’s peninsula, Coconut Garden is a bar-restaurant featuring Western and Lao dishes suitable for every palate, with most being made from scratch. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining, with many guests selecting the backyard terrace, as it rests back from the main street. Coconut Garden is the perfect venue to stop for a drink or a meal, anytime of the day. The bar-restaurant is open daily from 11:00-23:00, and offers tourist maps for purchase and Wi-Fi.
Coconut Garden + 856 (0) 71 254 504
SunTara is the latest “chic” place to be in Vientiane. Enjoy the sunset and scenic view by the Mekong riverside over the city of Vientiane, while choosing from a large selection of draft beers, cocktails, wines, and tasting our delicious Lao fusion food and international dishes. Suntara also have VIP rooms to cater for special events, meeting and cocktail, as well as an ample parking space. Suntara is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Suntara +856 20 2878 7779
Café Ban Vat Sène
Located on Luang Prabang’s main avenue, but a step away from the busy peninsula area, Café Ban Vat Sène offers a selection of sweet and salty dishes suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open from 06:30-23:00, you’ll find Asian and International cuisine, and pastries, bread, crepes, and waffles made on the spot. Café Ban Vat Sène is the perfect place to take a break or opt for “Mad Tea Time” with our Asian tea selection. The café also features an art exhibition, and newspapers to read, along with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.
Café Ban Vat Sène + 856 (0) 20 593 06 001
L’Elephant Vert
Try a different dining experience in Luang Prabang at L’Elephant Vert adjacent to its sister establishment, L’Elephant Restaurant Français. The restaurant offers a 100% Vegetarian Menu with Began and Vegan options. L’Elephant Vert also serves “Rawfully good” food, an ethno-botanical cuisine focusing on the Lao botanic aspect and using raw vegetables, leaves and herbs. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, and features a natural products boutique along with air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.
L’Elephant Vert + 856 (0) 71 252 482
Samba Xayoh Brazilian Steakhouse
Samba Xayoh is an authentic Brazilian Barbeque House right in the center of Vientiane, serving a selection of world-renowned premium meats. This restaurant offers a unique food experience with our all-you-can-eat barbeque buffet: sit back and enjoy the show of meat carvers moving from table to table and serving up to 10 different types of skewers. A VIP room allows you to organize corporate or private lunches, dinners and parties. Samba Xayoh is open daily for lunch and dinner, and offers Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.
Samba Xayoh Brazilian Steakhouse +856 20 2878 7779
Rays Grill
Rays Grille provides Laos with the only authentic Philly cheese steak sandwich. Our beef burgers are a local favorite among expats from many nations.We use 200gr of pure imported grilled beef to to build our Aussie burger (with fried egg, double cheese & bacon),and 10 other mouth-watering varieties. Our steak (or chicken & bacon) with cheese quesadillas are a favorite. Rays home-made falafel "burger" is our vegetarians favorite.
Rays Grill 020 58 966 866
Hard Rock Cafe Vientiane
Hard Rock Cafe Vientiane is a huge 10,000 square foot custom-built entertainment destination with seating for 297. We feature a Rock Shop® displaying one-of-a-kind merchandise, and feature a bar that is accessible by both the main restaurant area and terrace. We also feature 2 outside terraces alongside a large spacious dining room on the 1st floor, with an additional dining area, VIP seating, and function room on the 2nd floor.
Hard Rock Cafe Vientiane +856 305855486

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