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Makphet Restaurant - CLOSED

Sethathirat Rd | Chanthabouly District, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 21 260 587
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sorbet” (8 reviews)
“sticky rice” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Sethathirat Rd | Chanthabouly District, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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301 - 310 of 495 reviews

Reviewed 26 December 2012

This is probably the best place for Lao fusion. The menu is great. The service can be a bit hit or miss and they often close early at lunch for training which can be frustrating. Very popular.

Reviewed 26 December 2012

Food was delicious and the service was delightful. A little more expensive but worth every kip. A welcome change to the Laos menu.

1  Thank Jason M
Reviewed 22 December 2012

I would not say this was my favorite restaurant in Vientiane or in Laos but it was a lot of fun, the outdoor seating is pleasant on a quiet street and the high point is the crafts store inside which sells fabulous hand-made stuffed animals...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 17 December 2012

This is a special place, a mix of charity and professional restaurant. There's teachers and students - easy to recognize from their shirts - and the food is yummy and spicy. The menu itself is a book to study. There's a shop inside the restaurant...More

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 17 December 2012

Daily specials plus menu: some can be half portions to increase variety! Most tender beef n great Lao salads. Cheerful student staff, gently guided.

1  Thank LimCCT
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I am a great fan of the friends-international concept and the super work it does in Cambodia and Laos. I have been to the restaurants in Phnom Peng and was keen to try Makphet, I tried to book a table before we left home but...More

1  Thank ptrcvd
Reviewed 9 December 2012

My husband & I have been to Vientiane about 3 times & discovered Makphet on our second visit. We enjoyed the food there so on our 3rd visit with friends, we just had to bring them there to have dinner. I liked the grilled eggplant...More

Thank Tansue1954
Reviewed 7 December 2012

Great food, great drinks and an attractive restaurant. The big bonus is that it also supports a lot of work with street kids in Lao.

1  Thank LLAK
Reviewed 6 December 2012

We have been to a number of restaurants in SE Asia that are part of this chain or have the same concept behind them so we went knowing to just go with the flow. The staff were great- better than any of the other restaurants...More

Thank Wilkie87
Reviewed 4 December 2012 via mobile

Quite simply some of the best food we've ever had on our extensive travels across Asia. Not a sophisticated venue but wonderful food and attention to detail. Oh! and of course all for a good cause. Need to book. We didn't so had to chance...More

1  Thank yanhLondon_England
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sethathirat Rd | Chanthabouly District, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Prefecture  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 21 260 587
Open Monday to Saturday from 11am to 10.30Pm (Kitchen closes at 9.30Pm) This award-winning restaurant (Miele Guide) is the culinary destination of choice in the Laotian capital, Vientiane. Makphet offers creative Lao cuisine, as well as great shakes and cocktails, all in beautiful surroundings. The restaurant also has a small gift shop attached to it, selling products made by families which will help keep their children in education.
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