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Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 253 489
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spring rolls” (2 reviews)
“dance show” (12 reviews)
“japanese set” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This unassuming restaurant tucked away on a side street is a wonderful find. They have managed to combine local ingredients and Lao dishes with a Japanese touch. Good size portions and excellent tasting set menus. A must try while in Luang Prabang.

Thank BAYRAT75
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Good and plentiful Laotian food in a casual atmosphere with friendly service. Patio dining available. Moderately priced.

Thank angelika711
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We each had the Laotian set meal at 60,000kip where we chose 3 of the 6 items. The set meal cane with dessert and a beverage. The pricing was decent and the food served was hygienic and alright. We particularly enjoyed the spring rolls and...More

1  Thank mel7155
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The food was really good and authentic! It is quite good value for what you get. I would say that the portion is big enough for 1 couple. The staff was nice and really attentive. The dance show was also nice, it was not too...More

Thank Veronique2007
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We were taken here as part of our Laos tour. The food came a a fixed menu platter with many different foods. All were different and very tasty. Later there were several dancing demonstrations with the dancers in traditional costume. We'll worth a visit for...More

1  Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 26 May 2017

It was nice to spend time here to have a quick lunch or dinner. If you are a traveler in town and looking for a nice experience on Laos food and Laos traditional, head to the second floor where they will have traditional performance.

Thank linktolinh
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant in old town first evening of our stay in Luang Prabang. Pleasant experience. Good service. Delicious nicely built Japanese set. We had small ones and was enough (65k). Upstaires was dance performance and it's music was entertaining background music for dinner

Thank Vesa A
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Even if we knew that it was a tourist trap, we decided to try it out. The pros: the Japanese owner friendly (business oriented), staff OK and the performance was OK too. The cons: location and the food. We tried both the japanese set and...More

1  Thank swede02
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a charming experience at Sonphao. The owner Shingo helped to ensure all my questions were answered as I asked numerous questions regard how different dishes were prepared. The staff are very friendly and are well trained in how to deal with guests. The...More

1  Thank Elaine F
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were taken to this restaurant by our guide. Lunch was a set meal. Absolutely delicious ; one of the best meals of our holiday. We went back on our own the next day. Charming, helpful and attentive proprietor.

1  Thank Lucy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 71 253 489
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Sonphao restaurant in front of Choumkhong temple specializes in Laotian and Japanese food. They also offer daily cultural dinner show.(Admission Fee : 40,000k)
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