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L'Elephant Restaurant

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Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 252 482
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11:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had this restaurant on the list of restaurants to visit in Luang Prabang and we haven't been disappointed. Very good food, presentation and selection for both vegetarians & non vegetarians. It offers a good quality/price ratio. If you are looking for a cuisine different from the usual local cuisine, this is one of the top of the list ones.

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London
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Basically, I'm on a stick and not able to walk very far. When leaving we asked the staff to get us a taxi back to our hotel (having paid for an expensive meal this did not seem unreasonable). They just point blank refused and told us to go outside and find one ourselves. What made this even worse was several... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This one was our worst experience in LP. We were expecting greatness based on the reviews but it just didn't meet expectations. The food felt very artificial (frozen french fries, mediocre at best vegetables). My meat was way undercooked. The staff was friendly but the food was just not that great.

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Thank heathertravels2016
Edinburgh
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very good meal in this restaurant which combines local Lao and French cuisine. Very attentive staff and reasonable prices. Couple of large tour groups in but this did not detract from the experience.

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Thank Clairette
Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here our first night in Luang Prabang. Nice ambience and very good Lao and French food. The prices were very reasonable given the quality. A dinner for two with a cocktail and wine was about $60US. I had the crispy coconut rice with sour pork as a salad and then marinated water buffalo for a main course. Both... More 

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Brig, Switzerland
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant located in the peninsula. They offer several menus, not only french food but also Laotian. We had french food and it was very good, and was very surprised by the quality. Would certainly come back to try again a different dish.

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Willows, Ca
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 5 tried a different restaurant every night during our one week stay in LPG, and our expectations were admittedly high for the only French cuisine we found in the city. Sadly, all their entrees and side dishes were exceedingly average, except for the pumpkin soup and escargot which were very tasty. The service was fine, the place... More 

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aberdeen
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch - a great menu of western and laos food. Only drawback waters the slightly rude, non helpful waiters and many not being able to speak English making ordering very difficult. We enjoyed both western and lao dishes and very easy restaurant to get located between the Main Street and the river- highly recommend for lunch!

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Thank sc207
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit in Luang Prabang! Amazing French style cuisine with local twists. We went back there twice in 3 days we enjoyed it so much!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read the excellent reviews of this restaurant, so I was really looking forward to experiencing it directly. The location is excellent, the building is beautiful and the staff attentive. Unfortunately, the food was so disappointing. We had the Laos tasting menu, and it came so quickly and the chicken skewers and fish parcels were dry and over-salty, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Asian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 252 482

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?