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Dara Restaurant

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Ounkham Road | Mekong River Bank, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
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Bangkok, Thailand
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually, i went to another restaurant nearby but it was full. There are many restaurants on the riverbank suite for sunset view. So i chose here as they still have available seat. Although they don't get a good rating but Everything was very ok for me. Food was great, price was similar with other, view and atmosphere were also similar.... More 

Thank Alistitle
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I been this restaurant and food as Lao and Thai! Fresh ingredient and good price!!can enjoy beer Lao front Mekong river

Thank Tuy S
Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stopover for lunch here. Nice views as expected, as with most of the restaurants along this stretch of the river. Lunch was the staple basil fried rice, Lao vegetable fried noodle, fried pork spring roll and morning glory vegetables. Fried rice was ok. Fried noodle is tomato based so don't order of you don't like such.... Spring rolls was overly... More 

Thank terencemoo
Bowmanville, Canada
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

This place's main selling point is the view of the river. It is gorgeous here. While the food was typical and not very exciting, the location is what made this place special. I would recommend getting a table on the river side of the patio. Also this place would not be the best place to eat if it is raining.... More 

Thank thekirkby
Leitrim, Ireland
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165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Found this place by chance while strolling by the river on a chilly evening.it was pretty quiet at first and service was OK but then a large group arrived which slowed things up somewhat. The waiting staff were friendly and had reasonable English. Good selection on the menu both local and international dishes. Onion soup starter was excellent so much... More 

Thank NoelnGeraldine
Melbourne, Australia
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is a nice place if you want a view of the river, while you eat your meal. Service is slow when it is busy, but the food is decent. After eating only just rice for about a week, it was nice to have a burger. Considering I was in Lao, it was actually a really good burger. The restaurant... More 

Thank alice320
Ronneby, Sweden
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147 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

A nice spot with a wonderful view over Mekong. The food was well spiced and the fruit shakes was very good (thick and tasty). Recommended.

Thank dgjohansson
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Told to try this place by our guide. Well worth going at sunset, great for photos over the Mekong. Cocktails 4USD, and a good dish of Laos curry is about 5USD. Popular with locals.

Thank RJWR2013
Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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527 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 440 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stopped here for sunset drinks and it's a great location for that. Beer was 12,000 for a large Beer Lao and they pretty much left us in peace until we wanted another one. It's a great sunset view here, even though the sunset wasn't *that* good. Unsure as to whether I'd eat here as we sat at the front,... More 

Thank ASocialNomad
Singapore, null, Singapore
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242 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Friendly service staff and tasty food. But the main attraction here is the view of the Mekong River. It’s especially nice during sunset.

Thank Pak Soon L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ounkham Road | Mekong River Bank, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: 856205672888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?