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Utopia Restaurant and Bar

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Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 20 23 881 771
08:00 - 23:30
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Step back to the sixties. Take your tye dye Lay back enjoy the experience. Games in the day. Music in the night. Food with a Western hint. Yummy mango smoothies. Yoga meditate what ever takes your pleasure. Enjoy

Thank Janina M
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My buddy and I hit up Utopia mid afternoon one day for a low key couple of beers. The lounge seating on the river is great for some R&R during the day. A great place to have some drinks and catch some good conversations. We returned that night. It was a good time with lots of people and more of... More 

Thank Andrew S
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came in with a group of 14 people and sat down for a drink over an hour before their official closing time. We ordered ten drinks and upon receiving them we were told to leave the bar due to impatient staff wanting to close early. I felt their customer service was piss poor and it's down right dishonest to... More 

Thank R T
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here a few years ago on the strength of a Lonely Planet recommendation. The first time for afternoon drinks and the second for a romantic dinner. This time we went in the morning and nothing appears to have changed other than it is dirty and very much in need of some replacement cushions. It probably still looks great... More 

Thank David B
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165 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice setting overlooking the river, with tables as well as mattresses to lounge on. A perfect place to relax and read. Though it seems to be crowded usually, and you will sometimes find there to be a lot of loud hostel types/backpackers. Also smoking is allowed. I tried the river weed snack at several places, it was by far... More 

Thank move360
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated right by the river the bar has these little sofas that are perfect for lounging and watching the sun dip over LP. With a motto of "Zen by day and groovy by night", its not hard to imagine why people flock to Utopia in the evening. While drinks are a bit more pricey then the rest of LP, its... More 

Thank Aishwarya R
Salzburg, Austria
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not eaten at Utopia but went here for drinks in the evening and yoga in the early morning. The evening was very busy with many people dining and drinking. I seated myself in a more quiet section to have a beer and surf the internet a bit. Staff was attentive and chatted with me for a bit, which... More 

Thank RealTravelPro
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went by day and it was very relaxed and chilled. Loved the spot, and the layout of the place. Felt a little like a treehouse when facing the river. If it were cheaper i would give it 5 stars.

Thank Tay S
RobFromUtopia, General Manager at Utopia Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Lol. Thank your for the compliments! My staff and I have worked hard to create a great environment. Btw... If it were cheaper, you would not be relaxing and facing the river! ;) More 

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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luang Prabang Utopia bar 😀 laying on a bamboo balcony over the river and watching children play on the river filled us with calm….. and the several beers also helped with this.

Thank Paula N
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truly stunning venue. the title utopia hardly be fits the place, it should be called Ufor-i-a-topia or top yourself a Topia. just looking at all those young people wasting their lives lying on long Bedshaped cushions together is enough to make the grey hairs stand up, grow torpid with rage at why why why should young people... More 

Thank Francis M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 6
Asian, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 20 23 881 771
Come and enjoy relaxing views overlooking the river. We have tropical gardens, river view yoga deck, tiki huts, beach volleyball courts, relaxing thai cushions, sofas, and bar stools. This is a place to come and relax. Enjoy food, drinks, and meet interesting people. Utopia is Zen by Day, Groovy by Night. Every evening we are by far the busiest place in the city. Utopia is a very special and unique place, and our typical customers will come back every day!! Don't wait until your last day to find Utopia.

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