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Why Lao Kitchen is special ?
There is a distinct European charm when dining out in Vientiane, where you can watch the locals and tourists go about their business; an experience sometimes lost in the more hectic and polluted cities of Hanoi and Bangkok.
The restaurants with river views that overlook the banks of bordering Thailand offer a decidedly unique and relaxed choice for an evening meal
This superb new Lao restaurant is contemporary, fresh and unfailingly creative in its execution of trad-Lao dishes. Colourful walls dotted with superior photography, Indy tunes and decent service complement a menu spanning stews to Luang Prabang sausage (full of vim), laap variations, stir fried Morning Glory, and various palate-friendly sorbets. Prepare to return again and again.
Must try dishes:
Larb is essentially a salad with a meat base, flavoured with lime, garlic, fish sauce, mint leaves, spring onion and ground toasted rice, which adds a subtle nutty flavour.
Stir fried Morning Glory
- “Tasty and local”
- “Very nice food”
- “Decent Laos food!”
- “Delicious authentic Laos food”
- “A good introduction to Lao food”
- Main cuisine Speciality
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu YES
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
KP Hotel, Vientiane, Laos
Tips for you
Best laab duck in town! Also try the sun dried beef.
Authentic Lao food. Don't forget to try "Kai" (or river weed), Duck Laab & Spicy Chicken Wings. So yummy!!
Be sure to try their sour soup and the dishes prepared with herbs. If you don't care for spicy, be sure to tell that to the waiter.
Laap duck very nice! :-) (35k)
Great lao food, nice staff
This was very busy when we ate there on a Friday night, but we managed to get a table upstairs. The food was good and didnâ€™t take too long to be served considering the number of customers. The staff were very friendly.Our one complaint is that my partner was served chicken curry instead of tofu curry (we are vegetarians). Luckily, the staff realised their mistake and changed it before any meat had been consumed!The restaurant is well styled, with beautiful photographs of Laos decorating the walls. I would recommend eating here to try Lao food.
Lao Kitchen will provide you with a good overview of Lao food you can find in Vientiane in an environment more suited to the average tourist that the street restaurants (which are amazing). The food is relatively authentic (but not nearly as spicy or hot) and is a great introduction to the type and nature of Lao food. Prices are very reasonable and the sticky rice is as good as most. Well worth a visit, then hit the streets for the real stuff.
I'm a local Vientiane resident, and this is the one of the best restaurants in town. Good value, delicious, good location! They manage to keep Lao food authentic and yet suited to foreigners tastes at the same time. Many Lao still find it authentic, but would probably add more chilli, which is easy to do!
This was very busy when we ate there on a Friday night, but we managed to get a table upstairs. The food was good and didn’t take too long to be served considering the number of customers. The staff were very friendly. Our one complaint is that my partner was served chicken curry instead of tofu curry (we are vegetarians). Luckily, the staff realised their mistake and changed it before any meat had been consumed! The restaurant is well styled, with beautiful photographs of Laos decorating the walls. I would recommend eating here to try Lao food.
At 2.30pm was the only place open and we had a nice surprise:quick service,nice tastes.We suggest chicken fried in banana leaves and a super Ice Lao Coffee at the end.