Top 10 Recommended Restaurants in Luang Prabang
When you travel to Luang Prabang, be sure to explore the local specialty of Lao food. Laos is entwined with Thailand and Vietnam, and the Lao cuisine combines Thai and Vietnam flavor. On the whole, Lao cuisine is sour and spicy, and local plants such as lemongrass, mint, sour lemon, and vanilla are added for color and flavor. Thus, Luang Prabang attracts tourists from all over the world. The following are the top 10 restaurants in Luang Prabang that we recommend for you.
1. Blue Lagoon Restaurant
Blue Lagoon Restaurant is a creative restaurant combining the occidental and the Oriental style. The chef is from Switzerland, who focuses on combining western cuisine with local ingredients to create a refreshing taste. An outdoor private garden dining environment allows you to enjoy a romantic evening here. The service level of the waiter here is superior as well, so the price is a little bit expensive.
Location: Ban Choumkong, beside the former Royal Palace or National Museum, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
2. JoMa Bakery Café
Located on Th Chao Fa Ngum road in the city center, JoMa Bakery Café is also one of the most famous café in Luang Prabang. The breakfast set includes coffee, juice and sandwiches; for lunch and dinner, they serve quiche, muffin, pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salad. JoMa Bakery Café has an exquisite environment, attentive service, and authentic food. It's a highly recommended restaurant in Luang Prabang.
Location: Chao Fa Ngum, next to Post Office, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
3. Khem Khan Sin Dad
Khem Khan Sin Dad specializes in Laotian hot pot, a kind of hot pot that combines hot pot and barbecue together. The raised plate in the middle of the pot is used for grilling, and the surrounding soup is for boiling. You can enjoy the evening here with a bottle of Lao beer and freshly-made prawns, oysters and beef kebabs by the chef.
Location: Kingkitsarath Rd, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
In Tamarind, you'll have the chance to taste the authentic Laos food, as it is a highly rated Lao restaurant in Luang Prabang. This restaurant is very strict about the choice of ingredients; they always use the freshest ingredients for cooking in a local way. Furthermore, the cooking course is also available if you have any interests.
Location: Ban Wat Sene, Old Town, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
5. Lao Lao Garden
Lao Lao Garden is a very romantic garden restaurant at the bottom of Mount Phousi. Every night, all the lights in the restaurant just look like fireflies, which creates a romantic atmosphere for tourists to have dinner. The restaurant specializes in improving Lao dishes and western dishes as well as Laotian hot pot.
Location: Phousi Road Ban Aphay, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
6. L'Elephant Restaurant
L'Elephant Restaurant is one of the most elegant restaurants in Luang Prabang, decorated with solid wood floors, dim lighting, and nostalgic antiques. The main dishes are French cuisine, but there are also other delicious dishes like gorganzola rib eye beef with cheese sauce from New Zealand.
Location: Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
7. Manda de Laos
Manda de Laos is a local restaurant famous for its lotus pool, which is a world heritage site. This restaurant mainly serves traditional Laotian dishes. There're a lot of good feedbacks from the tourists. The view here is quite beautiful, so surely it's an enjoyable thing to have dinner here.
Location: 10 Norrassan Road, Unit 1 Ban Thatluang, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
8. Le Cafe Ban Vat Sene (Le Bistro Ban Vat Sene)
Le Cafe Ban Vat Sene settles in a colonial-style building with vintage décor. Here you could have the chance to taste the baguettes, fruit pies and cakes. The environment is great, and the service is considerate. This is an adorable restaurant, be sure to come when you're free.
Location: Sakarine Road, Luang Prabang 06000, Laos
9. Yuni Yupoun Restaurant
We definitely recommend Yuni Yupoun Restaurant for you to have an authentic taste of Lao food. The food is fabulous, and there're different varieties of food. They have nice and pleasant staff that treat the customers like friends, and their good customer service always cheers you up.
Location: Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang
10. 525 Cocktails & Tapas
525 Cocktails & Tapas is an absolutely top-notch place. The cocktails are superb with food to match. Customers generally give good reviews after they try the food here. The ingredients are of a premium quality, and the service matches that of the finest establishments, and the ambiance/atmosphere is fantastic. It must be a great restaurant you have ever tried in Luang Prabang.
Location: 100 Kingkitsarath Road, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos