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Utopia Restaurant and Bar

Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 20 23 881 771
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Asian, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed yesterday

Relaxed hangout with a really nice terrace on the river. Loved the place and the vibe, food was nice, too - although there are probably better places to eat in Luang Prabang. Nevertheless: highly recommended for the atmosphere, style and location.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank A8204VTclaudiam
Reviewed 4 days ago

Bon endroit pour faire la farniente en pm. Nourriture ordinaire et pas vraiment Lao, plus du type grano. // Nice place to laze about in the afternoon. The food is not exciting and not very lao, more like granola-healthy.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank royaltraveller2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is indeed the most beautiful hangout place in the entire town. They have laid out mattresses where u can sleep , sit or eat.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ManishaJ138
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nicely located on the banks of the river where you can relax, check WI FI, read a book, chat with friends and eat drink from a good variety of options on the menu. Great for day and night times. Thoroughly enjoyed this Utopia in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidJ_Global
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had drinks here twice while in Luang Prabang. I swear, it seems like every young backpacker in the region congregates at this bar nightly, to drink, lounge, dance and meet fellow travelers. Super cool staff as well.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DesperatelyGF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been there a couple of times. Tasty food and you can enjoy it with an excellent view over the river.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kent M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drinks are good, the food is decent. We loved the nice Atmosphäre. There is no better place to chill!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank x_bien_x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We first went here for an afternoon break to see what the hype was about, it is a nice place to sit and watch the river go by However I didn’t think there was much special about the place, we went on an evening too...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Katiej27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because not much else to do in luang prabang. The area is really nice and you have a nice view of the river. Definitely take mosquito spray. We had food which I think is overpriced I guess you pay for the view....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank V_2020
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and cocktails and great staff. Good spot right on the river. Very relaxed bar/restaurant. Enjoyed my evening there and chat with Zoe.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rainsie
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Nitasha J
29 July 2018|
Response from Gao L | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do but you may get seated where there's an open spot. While we were there, a guest was upset because he had called ahead and wasn't seated in the area he wanted to sit in. This is a place where the tourists... More
Nitasha J
29 July 2018|
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Response from Dale D | Reviewed this property |
I contacted them on Facebook to reserve as there were 12 of us. Depending what time you go, there will be no need to reserve. If it's a special occasion, let them know via messenger on FB and ask for a nice view - they are... More
Pippa R
14 April 2018|
Response from 732paigeb | Reviewed this property |
I walked past Utopia Restaurant this morning and it said it was from the 14th-15th, but would re-open in the evening of the 16th
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 6
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang 0600, 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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