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Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 71 253 489
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sticky rice” (7 reviews)
“spring rolls” (2 reviews)
“dance show” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Japanese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Xatikhoumman Road | Lao P.D.R, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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11 - 20 of 70 reviews

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
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We were here with a big group, as part of a big Southeast-Asia roundtrip. The food in this restaurant was the best ever according to the group members.. and me :) Nice service, cute dancers, and delicious food!!!!

Thank Sz B
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

This visit was part of a pre arranged tour. The food we got was lovely in the form of a platter of mixed dishes. The portions were pretty large and the service was excellent. Well worth a visit and a Japanese couple were eating there...More

Thank leginxxAlsager
Reviewed 8 March 2016

We had a front row table and had a wonderful view of the show. Traditional Lao musicians played and there were about 6 different set pieces with costume changes. We had a set meal but you can eat A la Carte with a separate price...More

1  Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We were walking and heard the music coming from the windows and decided to check it out. The owner is Japanese and is very friendly and helpful. There is a choice of Lao ordinary, Lao vegetarian and Japanese set tasting menus as well as a...More

Thank Arunk45
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Great Japanese restaurant hidden just one block from main street. Lao or Japanese plates are both great.

Thank Mr_Pasi
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

This place was such a wonderful discovery, we were walking past and saw they have a performance of live music and dance every night at 7.30pm so decided to have a look. Many people also dine but we had eaten already so just had a...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

One of the best lunches we ever had with well cooked dishes of varieties that complimented each other as recommended by our waiter.

Thank Christof N
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Happened to be passing by and the staff outside seemed friendly and polite so we went in and ordered and pleased we did. We had a mix of local, Japanese and western, really nice food beautifully presented and the staff were attentive and good humoured....More

Thank maninasuitcase1905
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

We were craving some Japanese food and weren't disappointed by the Japanese run Sonphao. The choice isn't huge but everything we tried was very good. We've been back twice and on both occasions enjoyed the experience very much. Recommended. Haven't seen the floor show yet...More

Thank tlyons1951
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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