Tamnak Lao Restaurant

Restaurant Tamnak Lao Sakkaline Rd Luang Prabang Laos Published on: 13-11-2015

11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
5.00 - 10.00 USD

Tamnak Lao 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
The Tamnak Lao Restaurant's quality assurance policy is to serve authentic Lao food at reasonable prices, to maintain an extremely clean environment and to provide excellent service.

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Why Tamnak Lao Restaurant is special ?

Popular with Lao and international tourists alike, Tamnak Lao Restaurant specializes in traditional unique Luang Prabang Lao cuisine. A taste sensation all on its own, Lao food combines texture with flavor, and many of the dishes served at Tamnak Lao Restaurant are prepared with bark, wood and vegetables collected from the local jungle.

Have fun learning more about Lao cuisine at the Tamnak Lao Cooking School. The school offers whole-day classes or evening classes to suit every travel schedule. Using the Cook Book provided during the class, it is guaranteed you will be able to cook the dishes at home.

Must try dishes:

Tam Mak Houng (Spicy Green Papaya Salad)

The dish combines the five main tastes of the local cuisine: sour lime, hot chili, salty, savory fish sauce, and sweetness added by palm sugar.


Beef or chicken casserole Luang Prabang style - with eggplants, Lao green leaf vegetables, onions, Lao fungus, crisp green beans and a small amount of chili and juniper wood – a favourite with Luang Prabang people

Oh Pa Daek

Luang Prabang pork casserole – delicious subtle flavours of shallot, garlic, chilli, lemongrass, galangal, basil and paedak (Lao fish sauce)

Tom Chaeow Pa

Luang Prabang style spicy fish casserole with eggplants, spring onions, coriander and a small amount of chili – unusual and very interesting mix of flavors

Source: http://www.visit-laos.com

Selling points

  • Great food and service
  • Quality Lao Food & Service
  • Tasty food and lovely location.
  • Excellent Menu - Nice Variety of Dishes
  • Excellent food in a great location


  • Noise level Normal
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol NO
  • Air condition YES
  • Had kid menu YES
  • Accept credit card NO
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian YES
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Tamnak Lao Sakkaline Rd Luang Prabang Laos

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Tips for you

  • There is hardly any traffic so its peaceful and quiet
  • There is a special menu for diabetics and vegetarians too.
  • This restaurant also has a cooking school upstairs and profits benefit a local Kid's program for education and health.
    What to know
  • It has a very good central location in the main street.
  • It's great place for a nice colonial experience without falling in the top-end luxury market.


TripAdvisor View more

We went to this place for lunch were very happy. Beer is very reasonable and I had local tamarind drink which was very refreshing. My husband had local Lao curry and sticky rice and really enjoyed. It's very reasonable by western standard but on expensive side for Laos Visited August 2015

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It's really difficult to chose a restaurant but we were very happy with our choice. The food was served hot and the portions were a good size. I had a spicy fish stew and prawn fried rice and my husband had deep fried bamboo shoots stuffed with pork and chicken fried rice. We both had a small beer. We paid in dollars as we didn't have any kip and it came to $22 which we thought was good value. The service was friendly and efficient and whilst it wasn't very busy there were a few other diners. As previously stated it is opposite the Villa Santi which looks very pretty at night. Visited August 2015

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After 4 days of trying disappointing Lao food at restaurants like Khaiphaen and Lao Lao Garden, we were finally saved by an excellent recommendation from a fellow traveller. She was an American Lao on a same tour as us. The Mok Ba (steamed fish in coconut sauce wrapped in banana leaves) was very good and tasted like the Otak you would find in Malaysia. The fried rice and fried noodles were to die for; so good that it had my friend sweeping it directly from plate to mouth. Thank you Tamnak Lao for saving the integrity of Lao cuisine. Visited July 2015

FourSquare View more

Everything is delicious and their vegetarian choices are healthy. Food for your soul in a great building.

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