Top 5 Must-try Restaurants in Vientiane

With a vibrant and diverse culinary art that is booming, the metropolis of Vientiane has proudly persuaded a wide range of gourmets to be satisfied with its cuisines. Obviously, while varying French and European restaurants reminds everyone of Lao colonization in the past, neighboring Thailand and Vietnam have also had a strong influence on the Lao cuisines. As a result, this charming capital boasts a huge variety of eating selections.

Actually, the following top 5 restaurants that you ought not to skip will successfully complete your Vientiane trip.

1. Kualao Restaurant

Kualao Restaurant is Vientiane's most well-known, internationally recognized, up-scale and authentic Lao food restaurant, where both local and visiting diners have chances to enjoy the classic atmosphere of early colonial French Indochina. 

In addition, the harmonious blend of East and West which makes a sense of professional style is typified by the beautiful female hostesses in their traditional, multi-colored Lao Sinh skirts along with the male in their western-style black trousers, white shirts and bow ties. 

In general, you cannot declare that you have experienced the best cuisines that Laos offers unless you have dined at Kualao Resturant.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:30 
Address: 141 Samsenthai Road (Centrally Located) 
Tel: +856 21 215 777 

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2. Doi Ka Noi Restaurant

Doi Ka Noi – a restaurant which is very familiar to everyone when it always guarantees to spice up their life with unique Lao cuisines. Impressively, this restaurant serves its customers with a daily – changing menu which mainly focuses on home recipes as well as seasonal ingredients. What is more, a variety of dishes here like yummy fish soup, crispy sun-dried pork, stir fried chicken with black pepper, spicy salad with comfit duck leg, and organic Lao wholegrain black rice and white sticky rice are all outstanding with many fresh ingredients from their own garden.

Opening Hours: 10:00 - 14.30 Tue-Thu, 10:00 – 21:00 Fri-Sun
Address: 242 Sapang Mor Road, Vientiane, Laos
Tel: +856 20 55 898 959

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3. I-Beam Bar

A swanky two-level restaurant which is near by the center of Vientiane named as I-Beam Bar, usually lures customers with its Spanish-style Tapas and European wine. Arriving at this restaurant in the evening, you will witness a bustling atmosphere filled with different conversations overlapped with various plates of tapas and bottles of wine on each table as well.

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Do you know that the tapas itself is delicately prepared and presented, which is only cooked from the finest imported ingredients like Palma Ham, Kalamata olives and salami? More interestingly, its price is affordable for everyone, which just starts at US $2-3 with small dishes.

Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00 
Address: 88 Setthathirath Road, Vientiane, Laos
Tel: +856 21 254 528

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4. Kong View Restaurant

Each time coming to Kong View Restaurant, everyone cannot forget its style of service which provides them excellent mix of Laotian, Thai and Western food as well as wonderful setting towards several stunning views of the Mekong River. In a little more details, the restaurant is divided in 2 parts, in which half of it is set outside in a garden overlooking the river, and those who tend to not look for awesome river sights can deeply feel enjoy the comfort of air conditioning inside the main old house building instead. What is more, this internal part is carefully equipped with wooden furnitures and mood lighting system with a view to welcoming everyone.

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Opening Hours: 12:00 - 23:00
Address: 183 Souphanouvong Road, Vientiane
Tel: +856 21 520 522

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5. Le Provencal French Restaurant

Le Provencal is inherently viewed as a longstanding French restaurant serving yummy bistro-type food, along with more tasty French delicacies in a comfortably farmhouse setting. Here, how fascinating it is when enjoying typically classic French dishes composing of escargot, ratatouille and steak tartare in stress-free feeling. The daily plat-du-jour is also worth paying attention as you can try a variety of choices at a discount. In addition, Le Provence also offers its dear consumers many famed wood-fired pizzas and thick-cut hearty bruschetta. Besides, the selection of the French wine, even the house wines here are excellent that rarely another restaurant can overpower.

Opening Hours: 11:30 - 14:00 for lunch, 17:30 - 22:00 for dinner
Address: 73/1 Pang Kham Road, Nam Pu Square, Vientiane
Tel: +856 21 219 685

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