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Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar

Number 73 Unit 5, Phonsavan 735, Laos
+856 20 28 577 275
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (16 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (3 reviews)
“laab” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Asian, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Number 73 Unit 5, Phonsavan 735, Laos
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21 - 30 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 30 June 2017

Nice combination of Wester and Lao fare, the Bamboozle has something for everyone. the interior decor is Bamboo, but they also have a nicely stocked bar, giving the restaurant's name its intended pun.

Thank Robert Q
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

A great little place for a meal. Good food and value. Service typical but satisfactory. Pizzas good. Burger average. Seems it's one of the best places in Phonsavan for falang food.

Thank David A
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This place is a little gem in Phonsavan as there's not a lot else going on. Really good food and some of the best home made fries I've had ever, not just in Asia. Good service and prices, must go to in Phonsavan

Thank Philsgonemissing
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Sadly they do not open for breakfast now, but the evening food menu is extensive and food is always delicious.

1  Thank Bsacbob
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Food was the best. service was second to none. we went back the second night for our dinner and we were not disappointed to say the least. it lived up to its reputation as the best restaurant in town. highly recommended.

2  Thank Paulette A
Reviewed 16 April 2017

After a day trip from Luang Prabang to Phonsavan, we had dinner at Bamboozle to settle the night before heading back to Luang Prabang the next day. Not much of a variety in Phonsavan, this is the best you can get compare to Luang Prabang.

Thank tazo1201
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I have been hearing about bamboozel all week and when I finally got the chance to go there I was not disappointed. Food was excellent beef burger defiantly recommended, service was good and beer was cold.More

1  Thank erik_trick_12
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear Erik, Thank you so much for a wonderful review and so glad that we lived up to expectations! All the best for your onward travels. I'll take this opportunity to remind all our customers that Bamboozle will reopen on Thursday 20th April. Our team...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017

Bamboozle is right on the Main street of Phonsavan, close to the turn to the Bus Station. They are only open in the evenings, lots of seating space, including some tables in the open. Good food - both Asian and Western, and plenty of drinks.

2  Thank ptrav9
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

The food is really nice, not amazing, but still very tasty! The service guys were really attentive, even though they had a full house (a tourist group of at least 20 people)! I had pumpkin soup and pasta with tomato/basil sauce and both dishes were...More

Thank kruemel19835
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I had dinner at Bamboozle's. Mekong riverweed and a Thai soup. It was nothing special, but ok. It is the only meal I had in Phonsavan, so I cannot compare it to other places. I would probably return and try something else if I were...More

Thank ms483llm05
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11 May 2017|
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Response from john F | Reviewed this property |
No need to reserve in advance,you will be looked after,yes veg options and col beer,great meeting place,a UN of travellers, Apologies for the late,tardy reply,have been touring Morocco
3 November 2016|
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Response from Bamboozle10 | Property representative |
Hello Alyson, Sorry for my slow reply to your question. Yes I am indeed a Shetland man - and I assume you hail from there too? If you want to get in contact, feel free to contact me on the details on the top right of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Number 73 Unit 5, Phonsavan 735, Laos (Formerly Bamboozle!)
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Xiangkhouang Province  >  Phonsavan
  • Phone Number: +856 20 28 577 275
  • E-mail
Catering for both travellers and locals in Phonsavan, 'Bamboozle' is a bamboo-themed restaurant and bar, with a range of both International and Asian dishes, as well as a wide selection of drinks. Specialties at Bamboozle include goat cheese dishes, cream of pumpkin soup, vegetable tempura, tofu laab, homemade 12-inch pizzas and "The best burger around". Drinks include a range of ice cold beers, spirits, cocktails and house wines. In mulberry season, we have our popular mulberry shakes, mojitos, teas and wines. We have free and fast wifi, local gifts for sale, local info and occasional live acoustic music. Open Monday to Friday: 7.00am to 2.00pm and 5.00pm to 10.30pm. Open Saturday and Sunday: 5.00pm to 10.30pm.
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