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Utopia Restaurant and Bar

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Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
+856 20 23 881 771
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Wolfenbuettel
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I only came here because my daughter came here as a backpacker five years ago. She said she sometimes came for breakfast and stayed all day. There is a huge terrace overlooking the Nam Khan river and at midday it was crowded with youngsters lying on the day beds taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi and the view. The whole... More 

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Thank Hitchcock2
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I just drink Pina Colada in Utopia, It's not good at all, but It's so expensive, 35000 kip. But it's good place for friends and for relax after a hard day in Luang Prabang

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Thank Thuy P
Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went inside of this "young-travellers-drunk-bar just for a birthday of a friend of my friend, I was just waiting and the owner pushed me to go out, rude, bad polite and bad manners of him and the staff, I dont drink alcohol neither, so is not good idea for you if want to go out for club and enjoy... More 

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Thank David G
Chetwynd, Canada
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51 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't look too closely at the day beds or furniture cushions. They haven't been clean since the day they left the factory. Food is ok if a bit pricey, but you're paying for the views too.

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1 Thank sheri_connolly
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192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place, meet New people and drink through the evening. The food is good quality and not very very expensive. Staff is very friendly and really likes to practice their english on you. It can be very busy at 9ish PM but its just a cozy place. They also have yoga classes at sunrise and sunset which you... More 

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Thank SeanNL
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really like this bar, only checked it out in the evening but very relaxed and cool. Seems to be the place that everyone goes and you can easily get a tuk tuk from here to bowling if you want to carry on partying after the curfew (5,000k). There is happy hour with large beers at 15,000 but other than that... More 

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Thank Barbie182
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar is one of the only decent places in town that's open late, so is usually full of backpackers. It does get a little busy, but it's a fun, chilled atmosphere with cheap drinks. There's also a volleyball court which is pretty fun

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Thank Robert G
Singapore, Singapore
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch and a lounge on the daybeds enjoying the views. However, it suddenly started to rain so we had to move in under the thatched roof of the main part of the restaurant/bar. Not their fault of course. Food was beyond bad quality and service super slow with the staff obviously way too tuned in on the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere and music at Utopia bar. This is where most backpackers go in the evening. Worth a visit, but one visit was enough for me.

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Thank Reachingthesky
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little bar over looking the river. Has cocktails and music or can opt for a quieter table in the garden and sit by candlelight. Had a lovely cocktail. Only issue was the garden was pretty dark so I'd defiantly pay a visit during the day to see the river.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Cuisine
Asian, Bar, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Aphay | follow the signs on the UNESCO brick paths to the river, Luang Prabang, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 20 23 881 771
Description
Come and enjoy relaxing views overlooking the river. We have tropical gardens, river view yoga deck, tiki huts, beach volleyball courts, relaxing thai cushions, sofas, and bar stools. This is a place to come and relax. Enjoy food, drinks, and meet interesting people. Utopia is Zen by Day, Groovy by Night. Every evening we are by far the busiest place in the city. Utopia is a very special and unique place, and our typical customers will come back every day!! Don't wait until your last day to find Utopia.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?