Tamarind restaurant

Restaurant : Sisavangvong Road - Luang Prabang – Laos Published on: 13-11-2015

11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10.00 - 20.00 USD

Tamarind restaurant is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Tamarind uses only the freshest, local ingredients and to provide a place where visitors can sample and learn about the special flavours and foods that comprise Lao cuisine.

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Why Tamarind restaurant is special ?

Tamarind Restaurant is an excellent place to discover Laotian cuisine, with authentic recipes and staff that are always willing to show diners the proper way to eat everything. The menu features healthy Laos dishes, including meuyang, which arewraps filled with noodles, veggies, herbs, and chilli paste; as well as larbs, and stir-fried dishes like young pumpkin with kaffir lime and ginger.

Thanks to the popularity of the restaurant and its associated cooking school, the atmosphere inside is always busy, however the views of Wat Nong temple provide a connection to Luang Prabang’s characteristically gentler pace

Must try dish:

Or Lam

The main ingredients of Or Lam are dried buffalo meat, beef, game meat or chicken, lemongrass, Sa Khan, chilies, mashed eggplants, wood ear mushrooms, and yard long bean. It’s a local stew in Laos, especially Luang Prabang.

Kaipen (Fried Seaweed) with Jaew Bong

A popular snack, Kaipen is made of freshwater green algae, peppered with sesame seeds and sundried into paper-thin sheets.

Selling points

  • Opening the door on Laos cooking
  • Great for Lao food
  • Reputation well deserved
  • Top quality, warm atmosphere, fine service
  • Excellent dinner


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition NO
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian YES
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Tips for you

  • There are a lot of things on the menu for the more adventurous ones
  • This place is popular so try to book in advance or on the night and then just wander off for a beer somewhere.
  • It is a meal culture where the food appears as it is ready, so no proper starters or mains.
    What to bring
  • Each dish is offered with an explanation about what it is and how to eat it.
    What to bring
  • If you are interested in trying well prepared Laotian food, this is the place to go.


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I arrived jet lagged from UK via a few hours to do some work in Vientiane. My hotel recommended this place and I got the last table through an urgent phone call . Really popular and for good reason. A menu which is a brilliant narrative on Lao cooking. Helpful staff to guide you through what is very unfamiliar food. Just remember -sticky rice to be eaten with fingers - there is simply no other way. It is a meal culture where the food appears as it is ready, so no proper starters or mains. I has the dipping taster - sticky rice is the mainstay of the poor so highly flavour sauces and dips relieve the monotony. All really full; citrus, lemongrass, garlic spices but none very hot. My main was lemon grass stuffed ( heaven knows how that is done but it was) with chicken, coriander, lemon, garlic - just scrummy. Had Lao coffee which with the blob of condensed milk in the bottom is interesting but not worth repeating. Drank ginger and lemon grass ( get my theme for the evening?) fresh cordial wit a Lao Lao chaser - I can feel a fairly solid night's sleep approaching. Splendid restaurant - a real credit to a cuisine that needs to be better known. Visited August 2015

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Our hotel was just down the road from this restaurant and we walked past it often. It finally drew us in and we elected to go for the set menu for 120,000 kip per person. Prior to eating here we had predominantly eaten at the smaller local restaurants along the river and wanted to try Lao food that used the local ingredients with the Laos flavours that offered something different to the other restaurants (which we also loved). The menu was really interesting - bamboo soup, a variety of dips with sticky rice, lemongrass wrapped chicken, bamboo steamed chicken, sweet sticky rice with tamarind for dessert. Each dish is offered with an explanation about what it is and how to eat it. Really delicious lunch and we were so pleased that we were drawn in. Expensive compared to where we had been eating but the quality is the reason why. Highly reccomend this one. Visited August 2015

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We decided to try the food here after walking around.in Luang Prabang. We shared a couple of the sharing platters and I'm glad we ordered them. It was a good introduction to Laos food. My children really enjoyed the dipping platter and were pleased to be taught how to roll the sticky rice and eat with your fingers. We only ate here once because it was beyond our daily budget but I'm glad we tried the food here. Ot was a good starting point to the rest of our gastronomic tour.

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The best restaurant we went in Luang Prabang! Food and drinks were delicious and had a good price! Try the Lao desserts

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