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Ban Wat Sene, Old Town, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 213 128
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Ban Wat Sene, Old Town, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Reviewed yesterday

I cannot even begin to explain just how good the food here is! Flavourful, amazing presentation and truly authentic!! Do not know why this is not the No.1 rated restaurant, but it definitely should be!! The service is very very good as well. I would...More

Thank NikhilMahendra
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came for dinner, it was very quaint set up. They also have tables over looking the river, which was very nice. The menu had a little story of the starters of the restaurant. It was great local cuisine and the waiters were very informed...More

Thank Jordan F
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the second Lao restaurant we tried. Between the 5 of us we had vegetarian and non vegetarian food and everything was delicious. Run by a Lao man (with his extended family) and his Australian wife the staff were very happy and helpful and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant had the most amazing food! I ordered some sticky rice with 4 different sauces and it tasted amazing. The food was so unique to any other restaurant but had the best taste and flavour! I went to this restaurant with my family and...More

Thank apetrovski
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a real deal -- inventive and interesting Lao food in a city with often mediocre choices. We simply loved every dish we had, and even bought the cookbook. It's a small place so you likely need reservations. But you shouldn't miss an opportunity...More

Thank geldolphMcLeanVA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was try Some local food like Mok Pa with a sticky rice, it looks very nice but the taste is not big different from the street at the night market. the price is a bit high for what we get. The restaurant is located...More

Thank S-Cerdic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited three times during our stay. Excellent every time. Friendly, family run restaurant, traditional style food made with fresh ingredients and love. Every mouthful is a tasty treat of some of the best Loation flavours in LP. Also some different things here not on other...More

Thank elegantslklady
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and our tour guide and we'd read about it online so we're looking forward to the meal. Disappointed! We shared a taster plate to get started, but all the snack size serves but one were not to our...More

Thank Davo_T_B
TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We do appreciate your interest in learning about Lao cuisine. Tamarind has chosen to be a resource for those visitors willing to venture into a world of sometimes unfamiliar tastes and textures. And as your guide and many other sources will confirm, it can be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went with a large group for dinner. I had been looking forward to this visit as I had heard great things. It is possible that expectations were set too high, but I was unfortunately underwhelmed. I found the menu not as interesting as other...More

Thank Whac777
TamarindCaroline, Owner at Tamarind, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Whac 77, There is often confusion about what constitutes authentic Lao cuisine. And while curries and other dishes to which international palates may be accustomed are often presented as Lao, in fact they are not traditional. Tamarind's menu sticks to true Lao flavours; but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a place to eat every day, but it is worth a visit to try the variety of Laos Food. Very tasty and a good experience!

Thank Mil0ra
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22 February 2017|
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Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Sanfrankate. Sadly, you've missed the transport that takes people from the restaurant to our lakeside cooking school. So it's not really possible to join the class after it has started. It's unfortunate you didn't phone... More
Ryan N
18 February 2017|
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Response from TamarindCaroline | Property representative |
Hi Ryan, we have a number of dishes that are naturally gluten free, and several that can be customised to be prepared without soy sauce (which in a Lao menu is the main offender). Our Senior Staff should be able to guide you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ban Wat Sene, Old Town, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 213 128
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