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Lao Kitchen

Rue Hengboun | opposite KP Hotel, Vientiane 0100, Laos
+856 20 54 846 421
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“laab” (60 reviews)
“sticky rice” (52 reviews)
“fish cakes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Rue Hengboun | opposite KP Hotel, Vientiane 0100, Laos
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121 - 130 of 655 reviews

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Clientele was entirely western the night I went. Menu advertised both 'local' and 'tourist' versions of dishes, I pretty clearly asked for local but the laab had zero heat, not like normal Lao food. If you want to try Lao food but don't like spicy...More

Thank EB D
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Authentic, fresh food served by very professional staff. The building is bright with an open front which allows for people watching. The food is the highlight though - as it should be!

Thank Lamings
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

If you visit Vientiane, do try Laos food and Laos Kitchen is highly recommended. I love their spring rolls and fish cakes which came with dipping sauce. The salad is also nice and do give it a try. The coca cola came in glass bottles....More

Thank JUDYLEE2003
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The food here is reliable and tasty. A great way for tourists to eat Laos food. It is a bit pricey, but Vientiane prices are generally more expensive than comparable places in Thailand. The chicken laab is very tasty and can be as spicy as...More

Thank mmmharrington
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The beer is a little overpriced but the food was delicious. Nice to sample some real Lao food. Staff very nice and good location. Had the red curry stir fry, one of these with two rice would be plenty for two people!

Thank sdowney16
Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's a little pricey for what it is, and certainly aimed at the tourist market, but Lao Kitchen provides excellent quality food cooked using traditional methods and local ingredients. It's hard to find Lao restaurants in Laos - most cuisines for sale being Viet or...More

Thank LaosLife
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This restaurant is conveniently located and offers a good range of authentic Lao food. The service was good and prompt. They were happy to tone down the amount of Chilli for those diners who do not go huge amounts of spice. The food was served...More

Thank Shooternoel
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great way to try local cuisine with options if you are a bit nervous around chillies, fermented fish etc. Lots of veggie choices and staff who have great English if you want to discuss specifics. Try the fresh rice paper rolls and river weed if...More

Thank PhineasPhogg
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Proper local dishes, well presented and bursting with flavour. Very good descriptions on the menu. This place is rightly popular and is good value for money.

Thank LostInPyongyang
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Having lunch here with friend because located right in front of the hotel I stay. Nice food, reasonable price but quite slow service. Wait for food even not really fully book.

Thank phuongbui
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22 January 2017|
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Response from mmmharrington | Reviewed this property |
Probably not the place to go to if you are looking for a happy hour as it is about the food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Hengboun | opposite KP Hotel, Vientiane 0100, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Vientiane Province  >  Vientiane
  • Phone Number: +856 20 54 846 421
Opposite the KP Hotel near the National Cultural Hall. Open from 11am to 10pm everyday.
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