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Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 253 489
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“dance show” (12 reviews)
“japanese set” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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11 - 20 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 16 March 2016

This visit was part of a pre arranged tour. The food we got was lovely in the form of a platter of mixed dishes. The portions were pretty large and the service was excellent. Well worth a visit and a Japanese couple were eating there...More

Thank leginxxStAlbans
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We had a front row table and had a wonderful view of the show. Traditional Lao musicians played and there were about 6 different set pieces with costume changes. We had a set meal but you can eat A la Carte with a separate price...More

1  Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were walking and heard the music coming from the windows and decided to check it out. The owner is Japanese and is very friendly and helpful. There is a choice of Lao ordinary, Lao vegetarian and Japanese set tasting menus as well as a...More

Thank Arunk45
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Great Japanese restaurant hidden just one block from main street. Lao or Japanese plates are both great.

Thank Mr_Pasi
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

This place was such a wonderful discovery, we were walking past and saw they have a performance of live music and dance every night at 7.30pm so decided to have a look. Many people also dine but we had eaten already so just had a...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

One of the best lunches we ever had with well cooked dishes of varieties that complimented each other as recommended by our waiter.

Thank Christof N
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Happened to be passing by and the staff outside seemed friendly and polite so we went in and ordered and pleased we did. We had a mix of local, Japanese and western, really nice food beautifully presented and the staff were attentive and good humoured....More

Thank maninasuitcase1905
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

We were craving some Japanese food and weren't disappointed by the Japanese run Sonphao. The choice isn't huge but everything we tried was very good. We've been back twice and on both occasions enjoyed the experience very much. Recommended. Haven't seen the floor show yet...More

Thank tlyons1951
Reviewed 6 November 2015

It was all a very good experience coming to eat at Sonphao. The Japanese owner was very kind and welcoming and the fusion Lao-Japanese food was just exquisite, well presented and very tasty. I would recommend this place to anyone into Asian fusion food. The...More

Thank ScroSergio
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This restaurant is very unique, the owner is a Japanese man. He speaks english fluently and very very nice. We ordered their menu set (i forgot the name of this menu set) But its meant for one person, large food set, but we eat one...More

Thank Oscar E
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 15
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 253 489
  • E-mail
Sonphao restaurant in front of Choumkhong temple specializes in Laotian and Japanese food. They also offer daily cultural dinner show.(Admission Fee : 40,000k)
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