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Namkhong Cafe

Unit 52 Bldg. 03 Choumkhong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 213 049
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastries” (2 reviews)
“street corner” (2 reviews)
“mekong river” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Unit 52 Bldg. 03 Choumkhong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

If you do the mistake to go to the toilet you will regret the time that you ordered anything at that place.In order to get to the toilet you will get through the kitchen...awful!

Thank Apostolos_Marina
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Liked the vibe as I was walking around, so I ordered a baguette sandwich to go. It was perfect, for 3USD, quick, abd fresly prepared. I will be returning to try more, including sir down mains which are authentically Lao, plus pastries for a good...More

Thank Aqusite
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We walked by this cafe in the morning and returned in the afternoon for a cup of local coffee and lemongrass tea along with some banana muffin. The muffin was just about ok while the coffee was genuinely good

Thank ameyajoshi
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

It was located right along the Riverside where many hotels located. The meal at the hotel we stayed wasn't that good. We took a few steps down to this restaurant. It is a small place with about 5, 6 tables. I ordered a mushroom stirfry....More

1  Thank pronut
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Cafe is located at a good location. Opens early for breakfast has an array of options at affordable price. Peaceful view near the river. Food tastes nice. Staff are ok.

Thank TravelledaMile88
Reviewed 4 June 2017

it is located at a street corner and overseeing the mekong river. indoor and outdoor sitting. nice place to relax and have a coffee and watch the people go by. prices are fair and reasonable. service is average.

Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Ok so the service isn't 100% attentive or the friendliest but it's not expensive and the food we tried was great. Simple Lao food of papaya salad, Luang Prabang sausage, river weed and sticky rice (see photos). All nicely presented, good flavours and filling. Would...More

Thank Helen3014
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It is just a right place to have local food. It is tasty with large servings and inexpensive. The staff has limited ability to communicate in English so be sure that you pointed the meal right at the illustrated menu. The place has a free,...More

Thank Artur D
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We ate here one evening, and had a red and a green curry plus beer and G & T 105,000 kip. Service was a bit slow but we were not in a hurry and had our drinks. The tonic drowned the gin, so better to...More

Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Snack and coffee ok but service was very poor. Two waitresses kept their backs to the customers chatting the whole time and the other three were preening themselves at a table. Customers were ignored even while wanting to pay.

1  Thank Keith L
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 52 Bldg. 03 Choumkhong, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 213 049
Namkhong Café
Bldg. 03
Unit 52
Phone: 071213094

This restaurant is to be avoided!
They have very little respect for the foreign tourist that they depend on for their income. I had ordered Chicken Satay, that is suppose to be accompanied by a peanut sauce and a small sweet pickled cucumber salad as stated on their menu. 
I was served a stir fried chicken with chopped green onions and three slices of cucumber and was told that this was the Lao style satay. 
I have been in Laos for four weeks now and had satay a few times. I also live in Thailand for part of each year and speak Thai. The waitress told the older woman in charge that I was told that I would be severed the "Lao Style" satay in the Lao language. I understood what she was saying and added in Thai, which most Lao understand, that I was not stupid and I know what Lao satay is. 
What I was served was not satay by any stretch of the imagination. They would not take it back and I was required to pay for it. I paid to avoid an incident, but I advise anyone traveling to Luang Prabang, Laos to avoid this place like the plague.    
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