Vientiane Restaurants

Discussion in 'Restaurants - Laos' started by DavidFL, May 1, 2012.

  1. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Le Provencal
    I'm not normally much of a farang food man, but one of the best pizzas I've ever had was at Le Provencal, French restaurant by the Nam Phu in Vientiane.
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    in fact I enjoyed it so much I went back for a 2nd, the very next night.
     
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  3. cdrw

    cdrw Ol'Timer

    The pizza looks delicious! What did it cost?
    OTOH, was it the beer Lao that made it taste so good?? ;-)
     
  4. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Another plug for Daniel's Le Provencal.

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    25 years ago Daniel had 1 of the first, if not the first, French restaurant in Chiang Mai: Le Rendezvous, in the soi beside the railway station.

    The restaurant situated by the Nam Phou fountain in Vientiane
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    "Mrs Daniel slaving away over a hot stove."
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    Yep that's a wood fired pizza oven:
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    GPS Waypoint: N17 57.902 E102 36.492
     
  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Khopchaideu Pub & Restaurant

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    Vientiane's # 1 Pub & Restaurant, the biggest Beer Lao seller in Vte.

    My favourite happy Pub & Restaurant, plus the place where the Lao Ducati guys hang out when in town

    Good food / music / service

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    The 3rd floor cocktail lounge with a view

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    WIND WEST
    Pub & Restaurant, the place where I usually end up at the end of the night.
    Good bands, service & adult crowd. No teenage disco music / dancing.

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    Felicia band with Miss Ning Nong singing

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    Tukta is the senational bartendee

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    Bartendee Tukta & singer Pat

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    Miss Pat

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    MIX PUB & RESTAURANT

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    by the fountain. Vientiane's new hot spot

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    but not as good as KCD.

    GALAXY PUB

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    Apple is the buxom singer with the big voice & very chirpy personality

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    She's also a long time GTR friend

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    Khopchaideu, Galaxy & Wind West are all on the GTR Vientiane city map, if you want to locate them.
     
  6. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Nice relaxed restaurant run by a lovely old Lao couple.

    They have OK food and 10,000 kip beers.

    Lovely garden setting right in town..

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    Check it out.. Felt like I was on an island a short walk to the beach.

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  7. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    A real little gem..

    You will get me coming back again and again..

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    Location - OSM
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    Cheers
    Brian
     
  8. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    This is a real ripper of a find.

    Instead of the not so good indian food closer to the main streets..
    Check out this gem down the back soi's

    The soi is opposite this mini-mart.

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    The Soi with a lovely nurse pointing the way to the clap clinic.

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    Pass the clinic on the right.

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    Then 30 or 40 metres on the right.

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    OSM GPS location

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    Cheers
    Brian
     
  9. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer Staff Member

    Didn't get to meet Ray.

    He use to have a similar set up in Bangkok.. But then moved to Vientiane some time back.

    Great food..

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    COLD Beer Lao

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    Just one page from the Menu

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    Cheers
    Brian
     
  10. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Daniel has moved after lease renewal complications.

    He is now located on the river upstream - at the Paris Cocktail

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    He shares the space with Paris Cocktail & there is no real pizza sign outside. You need to look for the Paris Cocktail sign.

    The cocktail section

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    Paris Cocktail Vientiane

    Location:: riverside, upstream. Diagonally opposite, very slightly downstream, the Vansana Riverside Hotel.

    GPS Waypoint: N17 57.977 E102 35.650
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2016
  11. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Highland Bar - Pub & Restaurant

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    A popular open air, expat, happy hour rendezvous spot on the Khong, upstream from the tourist hang outs down town.

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    GPS Waypoint: N17 57.989 E102 35.538
     
  12. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Chokdee Cafe - the Belgian Pub & Restaurant

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    a very popular expat + tourist pub & restaurant

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    exceptional service- very attentive, Confident, English speaking staff. No order stuff ups or misunderstandings.

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    ++a Belgian Beer Collection + well stocked bar

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    The well stocked Chokdee Bar

    good tasty food

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    Garlic bread - a la Chokdee

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    Duck breast - a la Chokdee

    Highly recommended.
    Location: Riverside just by Galaxy night club.
    GPS: N17 57.782 E102 36.355
     
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  13. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    The I-Beam

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    a smart aircon jazzy wine bar - pub

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    Monday, Wednesday & Friday nights they have an excellent singer with a superb voice.

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    I was very pleasantly shocked to hear a fine rendition of an Etta James song. Highly recommended if you're into some nice music & singing.

    Location just up the road - a couple of hundred metres - west - from the Samlor pub.

    Approximate GPS Waypoint: N17 57.966 E102 36.248
     
  14. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    LE BANNETON
    Arguably the best breakfast now is Le Banneton - a very popular smart aircon French cafe

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    Le Banneton - Vientiane

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    The brunch special at Le Banneton - Vientiane

    A bacon & eggs brekky for the GF

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    Le Banneton also has a shop in Luang Prabang, that I think is actually nicer & better. Check em both out & decide for yourself.
    Location: Nokeokoumman street, the same street as Douang Deune hotel.
    GPS Waypoint: N17 57.882 E102 36.337

    BENONI - PHIMPHONE MINI MART

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    another smart aircon cafe - wine shop - restaurant in the Phimphone Mini Mart (they've got it all covered).

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    Benoni - Vientiane

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    Benoni - coffee shop - Vientiane

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    The Benoni breakfast for two

    Highly recommended if there are two of you, but you will struggle to finish it if there is only one of you.
    The brekky includes 2 x 2 fried eggs + two cups of coffee / tea - take your pick.

    Location: Setthathirat street, opposite the Kopchaideu Pub & Restaurant.
    GPS Waypoint: N17 57.868 E102 36.434
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2016
  15. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Sun Tara
    The new Lao - Japanese fusion food, pub - restaurant

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    Sun Tara - Vientiane

    The Sun Tara, opened early Feb 2016 probably has the most stunning river views in Vientiane.

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    The Sun Tara - Vientiane

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    If you have a nice date, then this is the place to make a romantic happy hour - sunset impression.

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    The Sun Tara - Vientiane

    The guys who setup the Sun Tara menu are Inthy from Kopchaideu, "Air Na Dao" from the famous 5-star Na Dao restaurant & the guy who owns Tum Tum Cooking School in Luang Prabang.

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    Food tasting Sun Tara

    I was lucky enough to hook up with the guys pre-opening for some food tasting.

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    Food tasting - Sun Tara Vientiane

    & the verdict is you get some pretty interesting flavours - good food with exceptional service.

    One happy customer

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    Loadsa good food at the Sun Tara

    On cold & windy nights you can sit inside the Sun Tara & listen to some nice music
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    The Sun Tara Bar

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    The Sun Tara "Cellar"

    Location: Riverside on the new river front road. Downstream from the centre of town & the Mix Pub / Nam Phu fountain tourist area.
    GPS Waypoint: N17 57.477 E102 36.655
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2016
  16. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Downtown a nice cheap local restaurat for baguettes & fried rice
    The Fasai
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    Easy going family service
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    Location Samsenthai road.
    GPS: N17 57.920 E102 36.594
     
  17. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Highland Bar shows Motogp
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