Restaurant L'Elephant Restaurant Vat Nong Luang Prabang Laos Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Coconut Garden is special ?
The Coconut Garden offers well-prepared Lao cuisine in a charming outdoor setting. The restaurant’s set menus, which each include five different Lao dishes, provide a wonderful introduction to the different flavours of Lao cuisine. The vegetarian set menu features dishes like fried glass noodles with bamboo shoots; and banana fritters in pineapple syrup for dessert.
Like many of the city’s restaurants, the menu also includes a few Western dishes to satisfy picky eaters. Coconut Garden mainly offers outdoor seating, including a courtyard located along the road in the front, and a shady back patio decorated with fountains.
Must try dish
There are many versions of Larb in Laos. Generally, this food is mainly made from chicken, beef, duck, fish, pork or mushrooms, flavored with fish sauce, lime juice, padaek, roasted ground rice and fresh herbs. The raw or cooked meat is mixed with mint, chili and vegetables. Roughly ground toasted rice (khao khua) is also a very important component of the dish. Larb is often served with sticky rice and vegetables.
Jaew Bong - Sun Dried Chili and Buffalo Skin Paste
Jeun Khai Saille Phaksea - Lao Omelet with Dill and Local Fresh Herbs
Kroua Moo Saille Kring - Sauteed of pork with ginger
Mok Pa Nin - Steamed Mekong Tiliapia Fish and a lot kind of herbs Cooked in a Banana Leaf
Smoked Duck Breast Salad - Onion, Tomato, French Dressing
Pizza Napolitaine - Tomato, Mozzarella and Anchovy
- Delicious Local Food
- Good First Night Dinner
- Great service, good food
- Lovely fresh and flavourful food
- Reliable quality restaurant
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Budget
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast YES
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
L'Elephant Restaurant Vat Nong Luang Prabang Laos
Tips for you
We were seated in the garden of this atmospheric restaurant on LP's Main Street. When it started to rain we were quickly seated elsewhere. I ordered the vegetarian set meal. This was delicious! Staff was professional and friendly but maybe a tad bored at times. To top it all off, they make s good dry martini, which is rarity in these parts.
This was the third time, on separate trips to Luang Prabang, that we have eaten at Coconut Garden. We did so on the recommendation of a local and we were glad to return. Our group of 4 chose a mixture of local and western dishes and everyone was happy with their meal. The Laap was excellent as was the marinated chicken and the two that chose pasta commented on how good it was. Coconut Garden is a large restaurant with local, Asian and western dishes. We have never eaten a poor meal here.It is located on the main street not far from the Night Market area. Visited July 2015
This restaurant was recommended to us by several local Lao people and it was a good choice for our first night in Luang Prabang. It provides enough choices to satisfy everyone and the drinks are cold. The setting is green and lush and very inviting. If you are looking for a simple, no frills meal this is the place to try.
Delicious food in a nice garden! If it rains, you can sit down at the bar to have a chat with the friendly staff! ?