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Fa Ngum Rd, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice and had mixed experiences. The first time I was amazed by the fallafel and burger options, yet I went for a peanut sauce dish because I adore peanut sauce. Boy was I dissapointed. No peanutsauce over my noodles. Just peanuts. The taste was superboring and I did not finish it. My girlfriend had the fallafel wich... More 

Thank Kaj R
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

An enormous menu but they don't have everything available so be flexible in your choices. Huge range of vegetarian/vegan choices. We shared the plate with felafel balls, bread, hummus, salad, and chips for 40,000  kip. We also shared a bowl of tasty vegetarian tomato, potato, and eggplant soup.

Thank Alice W
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

There is variety of food to choose from, food is great, service is ok, the waitress speaks decent English, prices are low for the restaurant in Vientiane center. The only thing that really bothered me was the lack of cleanliness. Otherwise, It'd be really good place to sit down, relax and eat. Also, they accept US dollars.

Thank Sara M
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Cheap ish for the capital. But the highlight was the quality of the middle eastern food. Great hummus and falafel

Thank Lauren M
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

Well prices are good and food seems to be clean, that's the reason I came back twice. The first time ordered humus, was nothing like any humus I ever tasted, Not even close, I don't recommend you to try this dish. Second time I ordered chicken with Pitha, the Pitha was raw and not ready, told the woman who owns... More 

Thank Josef O
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I basically stopped in here because I was hungry and wanted something that wasn't going to be a weird burger, or lasagna. Like other reviews mentioned it's right along Quai Fa Ngum across from the night market. It's also basically sandwiched between identical looking spots to grab some food. I decided to stop in because it had the most people... More 

Thank TheJared
Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Great location to begin with, along the main road right across from the night market (which is how we found this restaurant; just after browsing through the markets we were quite hungry). Prices of all food are great. They had some amazing middle-eastern food, plus a lot of other Lao/Thai and Western food. Writing this review, my mouth is watering... More 

Thank KeanuV
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226 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

This place was my food highlight in Vientiane. If you manage to shrug off the inclusive breakfast in your room bill head here for a massive bacon and egg baguette or the french toast, both were amazing. The local food is also really good and comes in massive portions. The family that own the place are really nice. I would... More 

1 Thank Joadify
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2011

Great local food, at least original and not mystified for tourist. Easy going place so you do not expect top service but of course also the check is an easy one. As long you looking for real good and original lao food this is the place, with excellent cold Lao beer to wash down your food

Thank DavidSternberg
Singer Island, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2010

We were invited to join a dinner and really the food there. Its very good restaurant and we liked the way they deal with guests, very friendly and polite. Lovely restaurant and we can recommend it!

Thank Tracytracy1983

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Restaurant Details

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Asian, Thai, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Fa Ngum Rd, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
On main strip on riverfront road. Next to junction of Fa Ngum and Nokeokhoummane roads

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