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Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar

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Number 73 Unit 5, Phonsavan 735, Laos (Formerly Bamboozle!)
+856 20 28 577 275
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17:00 - 22:30
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated on the main road, we visited on Christmas Night, Phonsavan does not celebrate Christmas so there were no decorations or the worry that it would be closed. Initially it was empty but soon filled with diners and had took on a cheery atmosphere. We ordered Pizza and chips, having become bored with noodles and sticky rice over the past... More 

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Thank Thecatsmum4
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really excellent in any aspect. The place is simple but offers a very good quality range of food, served with a smile. The staff and the new trainee are simply superb.

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Thank Paolo M
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Paulo, Thank you very much for the wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoyed your time at our restaurant and also the range of food on offer. I took the pleasure of reading out your review to our new trainee and he was very happy to hear your compliments for him it so thank you for that also. Safe... More 

Dirmstein, Germany
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I have been travelling for a little over a month now and tried to only have local foods but our lonely Planet guide suggested this restaurant so we had a burger for once:) nice little place, staff were very friendly and attentive, portion sizes were just right...not the cheapest place but still fine for backpackers...maybe not every... More 

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Thank chiaragloria
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Chiaragloria, Thanks very much for the review and glad you enjoyed your burger with us! Just a quick note to all customers that we will be closed over the New Year from the 29th December 2016 and reopening again on the 4th January 2017. Best wishes to all over the New Year! Safe travels, Bamboozle More 

Muswellbrook, Australia
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is the Place,plain,plentiful and good food,Lao,western,pizzas,staek etal.Choice of wines and beer,expat watering point,interesting people,teachers,bomb disposal people,travellers and bpackers.A must eat and drink in Phon

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Thank cavalryman
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Cavalryman, Thanks for the wonderfully succinct review! Glad you had a good time in our restaurant. Safe travels, Bamboozle More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Warm and friendly staff. A relaxed atmosphere. Great food that is reasonabley priced, as are the drinks. English speaking staff.

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Thank Dave J
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Dave J, Thank you very much for the very nice review! Glad you enjoyed your time at our restaurant. Safe travels, Bamboozle More 

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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I had a burger here for dinner one night. The burger itself is kinda small (but good) and it comes with some French fries. It was fine but it also wasn't spectacular, hence the 3 stars

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Thank Tim R
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Tim R, Thanks very much for the review. I'm glad that you found the burger to be good. Our burger patties are always 1/4 pounds but we use a burger press to make the patties compact (so it's more the weight than the size that should be a consideration). I would also suspect we are one of the only... More 

Cambodia
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This has to be the best restaurant in town. Great food, relaxed atmosphere, reasonable prices good service. What more could I say?

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Thank kiwikev45
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear kiwikev, Thank you so much for your great review! All the very best for your onward journey and hopefully see you again in the not-too-distant future! Best regards, Bamboozle More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Bamboozle definitely has the best pizza in Phonsavan. They also have great Asia specialties. The owner goes to the market daily so everything is really fresh and delicious. I highly recommend it!

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Thank Nancy R
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Nancy, Thank you so much for your wonderful view! It's been a pleasure to get to know you and Mark over the last year and you will be a big miss to Phonsavan! All the very best for your forthcoming adventures. Best regards, Bamboozle More 

Vientiane, Laos
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Friendly staff and an often lively atmosphere with a great play-list brings in all the local expats for good drinks and comfort food. The cocktails are good, especially the caiparoska!

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Thank umalemusan
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review - it's very much appreciated! Glad you found the staff to be friendly, the atmosphere to your liking and food and drink to be of a good standard. Thanks also for your compliments on our caiparoska - we are forever indebted to an experienced caiparoska drinker for helping us create that particular cocktail... More 

Hermsdorf, Germany
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158 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Food and service is excellent. The place is always packed around dinner time. Good location and easy to find.

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Thank oggse
Bamboozle10, Owner at Bamboozle Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear oggse, Thank you so much for the great review! Delighted that you enjoyed the food and service. Yes we're indeed getting busier again coming into a new visitor season! Safe travels, Bamboozle More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Asian, International, European, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Number 73 Unit 5, Phonsavan 735, Laos (Formerly Bamboozle!)
  • Location: Asia  >  Laos  >  Xiangkhouang Province  >  Phonsavan
  • Phone Number: +856 20 28 577 275
Description
Catering for both travellers and locals in Phonsavan, 'Bamboozle' is a bamboo-themed restaurant and bar, with a range of both International and Asian dishes, as well as a wide selection of drinks. Specialties at Bamboozle include goat cheese dishes, cream of pumpkin soup, vegetable tempura, tofu laab, homemade 12-inch pizzas and "The best burger around". Drinks include a range of ice cold beers, spirits, cocktails and house wines. In mulberry season, we have our popular mulberry shakes, mojitos, teas and wines. We have free and fast wifi, local gifts for sale, local info and occasional live acoustic music. Open daily from 5.00pm to 10.30pm.

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