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Joys Restaurant

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Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 255166575
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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169 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on TripAdvisor reviews we hunted this place down as it is a little off the beaten path. We enjoyed a delicious lunch. The restaurants small, we counted only 14 seats but the food is awesome. The menu is three times the size of the restaurant and boasts an extensive list of Lao and Thai dishes. The restaurant is a... More 

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Thank Steve M
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited for lunch at Joy's and the food was absolutely delicious. The restaurant was quiet but we arrived at 2.30 so it was to be expected. They have a decent selection of local dishes plus western food as well. We had chicken olam (tasted like a fragrant Lao stew) which was one of the tastiest dishes I've had... More 

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1 Thank Adewall2016
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Eating at Joy's is a joy. The food is sensational. We had the sticky rice with papaya salad and fish. It was delicious and kept you wanting more. It is obvious Joy uses only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality. You will leave this restaurant feeling completely satisfied. We also enjoyed the atmosphere with photographs of Laos covering the... More 

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1 Thank Vanessa C
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I had lunch here. I couldn't fault it! The whole cooked fish was to die for. One of the best whole cooked fish I have ever had. The sticky rice was delicious and don't get me started on the Papaya salad, one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth. Would recommend this to... More 

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3 Thank dave-oh89
Wien
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were twice here and all dishes we had were great. Service is nice and quick. Sat outside on one of the two tables and enjoyed it. Sticky rice with mangos was delicious - shared one portion which is enough for two people. Free Wifi is fast! If you follow the instructions on trip advisor you will find this nice... More 

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1 Thank iweber13
Singapore, Singapore
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

An authentically excellent experience for us to have our lunch here. Chef Joy took our orders, went in to cook, serves some dishes and we had a great time. The river weed we had came with a great chilli sauce that's right for it. The olam (stew) pork is great with rice, the Lao salad was best eaten with Joy's... More 

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1 Thank ahleongsan
Anchorage Alaska
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54 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great food. Generous portions. Joy herself is a joy to be around. She was very personable and explained all the dishes. I would definitely eat here again.

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1 Thank fastawake
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Fantastic home-cooked food with a very down to earth feel. Definitely recommend for anyone travelling through Luang Prabang. On an intimate side street. The female chef came out to the street afterwards to thank us and ask how the meal was - She was very sweet & appreciative that we were sent to her on a personal recommendation.

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1 Thank Jessica G
Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Just came back from a delicious dinner at Joys restaurant-really a joy! We had seaweed as a "snack" - much better than potatoe crisps - and eggplant in tempura. Then the chicken larb and bamboo mushroom coconut chicken as main dishes. So nice! Lovely taste without being spicy, the taste of each ingredient fused together in a wonderful mix. The... More 

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1 Thank leenaleenaleena
London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

A very good Laos dinner cooked with local family. Good food with a very reasonable price. Don't forget to see the pictures on the wall. You will find a love story about this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 255166575

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