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Joys Restaurant

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Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
+856 255166575
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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joys is a wonderful small restaurant basically Joy's home. It's a very simple looking place with amazing photographs on the walls that her husband, Paul took. We ate a wonderful fish and garlic dish and the pork larb. The food was special, so fresh and probably in the top of our list of all the dishes we tried. The mango... More 

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New York City
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time we were in Luang Prabang, two years ago, we found Joy's and loved it so much we ate there twice. We were only in LP one night this trip -- and an exhausted night at that, the end of a 32-hour travel day from New York -- but we headed straight to Joy's as soon as we... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Final day in Luang Prabang, I had lunch in this resto. The location is close to Mekong River and about 10 menit walks from traditional market. I ordered fried fish, stir fry morning glory and fried rice with cashew. The taste was good and the portion was more than enough. Good resto in Luang Prabang. I Like it.

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Thank TonnyPh
Ipoh, Malaysia
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380 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family restaurant style, small place with limited tables. Nice tomsome fish and shrimp fried pad Thai.

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Thank hckok77
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little place with quite an extensive menu. We ordered the crispy fried fish with garlic and it was the best thing ever. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside - it's a must try. The laab was also really refreshing. The stew was interesting but it wasn't a highlight. Overall it felt like an authentic homecooked meal... More 

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Thank nicoleowx
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Visited joys twice as the food was great. Large portions and very reasonable. Nice and quiet as well great ambiance. Well worth a visit or 3 to avoid the noise and madness of the main town. We're going to miss our hostess, she was great and chatty.

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Thank Laurence S
Laguna Hills, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

When in Luang Prabang, you must try the local food at Joy's restaurant. We went there for lunch and ordered beef laap, vegetable olam, sticky rice and pad thai. We didn't know what olam was so we had to try it. It was very tasty mixture of eggplant, green beans, squash, lemon grass and other vegetables with just enough spice... More 

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Thank Caliguy03
Singapore, Singapore
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A lovely restaurant with a few rooms for rent. The food was delicious, the restaurant was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were spacious enough and clean and near the night markets.

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Thank syberknight99
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We went there twice because the food was simply terrific! The place is small and cozy, nice pics on the walls, staff very helpful and the food amazing. Couldn't ask for more!

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Perth, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Went there on a recommendation and not disappointed - go with Joy's recommendations. The crispy skin fish was to die for. Joy very friendly and helpful. Must do.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turn Right at Nam Pho Fountain | Turn Right at the Fountain, Walk Toward the Mekong Riverand It's on Your Right, Luang Prabang 0600, Laos
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Luang Prabang Province  >  Luang Prabang
  • Phone Number: +856 255166575

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