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Craters Bar & Restaurant

Phonsavan, Laos
020 780 5775
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good32%
  • Average39%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“satay” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (2 reviews)
“bomb shells” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Phonsavan, Laos
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We wanted an early brekkie and couldn't wait for Cranky Ts to open so we went here. I had the American Breakfast, it was so bad even the stray dogs I later offer my sausages to refused them! cold baked beans.....it was just hideous. Go...More

Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has a unexploded ordinance theme. There are bomb casings out front and the walls are decorated with hand grenades, guns and other weapons from the Vietnam War era, when Johnson and Nixon destroyed Xieng Khoung province with their Secret War on Laos. The...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a quirky spot with decent food and nice staff. They regularly screen documentaries about the Secret War in Laos (the bombing campaign), so it’s a good chance to learn about the history and problems facing the area. The cluster bomb shells as décor...More

Thank Lissieliz90
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I ate a late lunch/early dinner here after our bus trip from Luang Prabang. We visited around 4:30 and were the only ones there. We sat outside and watched peak hour Phonsavan life. We ordered spring rolls (fried) for 24,000 kip (AUD$3.75)...More

Thank Jwatts87
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

What this restaurant is obviously famous for is the theme and the decor. During the 60ies and 70ies, millions of bombs we dropped on Laos. Many of them did not explode and are still found and removed every day. The craters restaurant is lined with...More

Thank Timo T
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Had a few hours to kill before my night bus back to Luang Prabang so just relaxed on the porch here and enjoyed a few beers and Thai food. Started with the satay which was tasty, pretty hard to mess this up though. Later had...More

Thank SCTraveler904
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend this place at all! The only good thing was the Gin & Tonic! The Burger was awful! The meat on the burger could not be identified as such- i don't know what the heck they did with it! Pathetic, sorry!

Thank kruemel19835
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Ate breakfast here a couple of times during our stay in Phonsavan, the service was prompt and the food came out swiftly. We ordered Western style food such as an omelette and an egg burger! Some of the choices include tea or coffee, so you...More

Thank drwols
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Arrived in town after the hellish 8 hour minibus ride from Luang Prabang. Headed straight to the main street, and after checking out a few menus of other restaurants, we settled on Craters. Good variety, very good prices and the owner was very efficient delivering...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Craters is interesting for its use of bomb shells and other related memorabilia for decoration. The staff were friendly and helpful and I enjoyed sitting surrounded by war artefacts and watching the world go by. The food was good and filling.

Thank ShotleyGate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Phonsavan, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Xiangkhouang Province  >  Phonsavan
  • Phone Number: 020 780 5775
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